Preparing For Life After A Dementia Diagnosis

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Your senior loved one has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. What happens next? A transition period often follows a dementia diagnosis where patients and their families have to adjust and prepare for the progression of this ugly disease. There are a number of physical, financial and mental preparations that your family will need to …

Activities For Alzheimer’s & Dementia Patients: What You Should Know

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A dementia diagnosis is devastating for not just the patients, but their families as well.  Watching a loved one slowly fade and withdraw from the person they once were is incredibly difficult. That is why it is so important to keep people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or other dementia type diseases engaged in activities or hobbies that once interested them.  According …

Minimize Stress, Maximize Life: Stress-Busting Solutions For Seniors

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April is Stress Awareness Month, a time in which medical experts in all fields band together to raise public awareness about the many negative and complex long-term effects stress can have on one’s mind, body, and overall heath. Stress is known as the “silent killer,” as it’s consistent presence in one’s life can open the door to a whole host of …

Happy Life, Healthy Life: Scientifically- Backed Reasons To Find Your Happy

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Recently, a critical mass of research has provided what might be the most basic and irrefutable argument in favor of that feeling we all chase, happiness: Happiness and good health go hand-in-hand. Several scientific studies suggest that happiness causes better health; others suggest that the two are most definitely correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness. Happiness and health may indeed be a …

Finding Your Inner Artist: Celebrating #NationalCraftingMonth For Seniors

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When it comes to offering up the ideal senior living experience, channeling and engaging our residents’ creativity through providing them with ample opportunities to spark new passions and interests in their lives plays a very important role in our daily activities program. From painting or sculpting to gardening or DIY projects, our residents are always encouraged to try something new …

Keeping the “Windows To The Soul” Clean & Clear: The Importance of Eye Health in Seniors

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Vision plays such a vital role in every aspect of our life; it is what makes the work we do, the places we go, and the leisure activities we enjoy a possibility. However, it’s also something that is easy to take for granted until it is compromised. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month, which seems like the perfect time …

We Are Family: Making Each Resident’s Family Feel Like Part of Our Community’s Family

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There are many things that we as people hold dear, but nothing more so than family, right? Family can be made by blood or by bond, but the people we make part of our innermost circle are counted as some of life’s most precious and enduring gifts. When a community welcomes a new resident to their family, it is very …

Show Your Heart Some Love During the Month of Love

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From Valentine’s Day to American Heart Month, February is a month that is all about showing your ticker the tender loving care it deserves. February was declared American Heart Month in 1963 after the American Heart Association led a major initiative calling for awareness that could lead to prevention of cardiovascular disease, the “silent killer” that is reported as the …

National Activity Professionals Week: Celebrating the Individuals Who Promote People, Purpose, & Passion Within Our Communities

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This week (January 21st-27th) is 2018 National Activity Professionals Week, which gives us the opportunity to celebrate the amazing, irreplaceable individuals that add an immeasurable amount of fun, excitement, vitality, and LIFE to our Schonberg communities- our beloved Activities Directors! This year’s theme is “People, Purpose, & Passion,” which could not be more appropriate for the individuals that this week …

Turning Health Into Financial Wealth: Budgeting Strategies for Seniors

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January is Financial Wellness Month, and the start of the new year is the perfect time to adopt an improved financial strategy that benefits our future. As we get older, it becomes more important than ever to save and spend wisely in order to be financially prepared for things like retirement and unforeseen health- related expenses. Here, we’ve compiled some …