Seniors and Depression

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Many people dismiss depression in the elderly as a normal part of aging and something seniors can just “snap out of.” However, this is not the case. Depression is a serious mood disorder that can be particularly dangerous in the elderly. If gone unchecked and untreated, depression can lead to serious consequences. What Causes Depression? Many factors can contribute to …

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 …

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 …

The Keys To Making Your 2018 Resolutions A Reality

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Everyone jokes that making a goal your “resolution” for the new year is the quickest way to ensure that it fails. It’s easy to approach every year with a “New Year, New Me” mentality, but it’s a lot harder to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to accomplishing lofty aspirations like losing 30 pounds, traveling to …

Kick the Flu & Cold Season Grinch This Holiday Season!

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While most of us are happily saying goodbye to a long, hot summer and welcoming the new winter season, we can’t forget that the cooler weather can oftentimes bring the dreaded “crud” along with it. Winter is often given a bad rap, as it marks the official arrival the cold & flu season. This time of year can be especially …

Too Blessed To Be Stressed: Reduce Stress Levels Through Kindness

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Did you know that November is the month that both World Kindness Day (13th) & Stress Awareness Day (Nov. 1st) occur in? People of all ages often suffer from physical and mental strain that stress can place on the body. However, chronic stress has proven to be most harmful to seniors, as it can cause inflammation that drastically lowers the aging …

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 …