WE ARE FAMILY: National Assisted Living Week Celebrates The Special Bonds Residents Form Within Their Communities

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We are always very excited for September to roll around at our communities, as it is the month that we officially celebrate NATIONAL ASSISTED LIVING WEEK, which kicks off on Grandparent’s Day Sunday, September 10th and goes through Saturday, September 16th.  This celebration was established by the National Center for Assisted Living in 1995, who has chosen “Family is Forever” as this …

Live Like You Were Dying: The Benefits of Building & Checking Items Off Your “Senior Bucket List”

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It’s probably safe to say that we all have a bit of a “bucket list” going in our heads, those far-fetched dreams or adventurous goals that we hope to accomplish during our time here on Earth: things that require courage (skydiving), money (a trip around the world), time (getting another degree) or some other factor that makes it more difficult …

Thank You For Being A Friend: The Important Role Close Connections Play In Senior Health

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Friendship Day falls in the month of August, and it is an apt reminder of the vital role that friendships play in our happiness, self-esteem, and emotional/physical wellbeing throughout every stage of our life. It has been scientifically proven through a myriad of social studies that people with strong connections to family, friends, and their community are happier, healthier, and …

Attention, Seniors: Being Up To Date On Your Immunizations Could Make Or Break Your Health

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It’s National Immunization Awareness Month, and it is especially important that seniors take note of the important immunizations that could be instrumental in protecting them from certain illnesses that can have a major impact on their health in their later years. When someone hears the word “immunization,” they tend to automatically think of babies and children, as immunizations play such …

Seniors Looking To Improve Your Memory- Stop & Smell the Rosemary!

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It is common knowledge that as we age, we tend to get a bit more forgetful. While all of us can fall victim to faulty memory issues (blanking on the name of the great new restaurant you tried last week, forgetting where you set down the keys), it becomes a more regular occurrence the older one gets. Our “future memory,” …

Summer Heat Waves Pose Danger For Seniors: How To Prevent Heat Exhaustion & Stroke

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Summer evokes images of bright sunshine, ice cold lemonade, juicy watermelon slices, and a hammock on a beautiful beach. However, the dangers of overheating in the summer heat aren’t quite so picturesque. Dangerously high temperatures can result in heat-related illnesses ranging from heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. When heat stroke is serious enough, it can be fatal- …

Celebrating Our Front Lines In Providing Exceptional Care- Our CNA’s

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This week marks the beginning of the 40th Annual National Nursing Assistants Week (June 15th – 22nd), a week that celebrates those too often unsung heroes who serve as the cornerstone of care at every assisted living & memory care community: Career Nursing Assistants (CNA’s). These loving, compassionate, & endlessly patient individuals are the ones that spend the most time …