Living Life on Purpose: John Shier’s Story

People often enter their senior years with the mindset that life is winding down. At New Perspective, we challenge that notion by helping people live life on purpose. Throughout our communities, our residents are uncovering how great the golden years can be. John Shier of our Howard, Wisconsin, community is a great example of someone who knows what it means

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How a Healthy Diet Supports Memory

As bodies age, bones get weaker, muscles lose flexibility, and short-term memory can falter. Many people implement preventative practices to keep their minds and bodies strong. Certain actions have been proven to help support memory, including implementing routines and structure, staying active, and maintaining a healthy diet.  Whether you want to improve your own brain health or support an aging

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A Typical Day in Assisted Living

Making the transition into assisted living can feel like a drastic change, especially if your loved one is unsure about a new daily schedule. If you have determined that assisted living would be helpful, you’re probably curious about how they will spend their time. You will be eager to discover all the different activities and healthy habits your aging loved

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How Assisted Living Builds Community for Your Loved One

It’s enjoyable to have dinner parties, sporting events, and movie nights scattered throughout your week. Socializing with coworkers, spending time with family, and catching up with friends are fantastic ways to fill our social needs. However, many are also aware of how lonely it can feel if most days are spent alone. Aging adults often struggle with loneliness after retirement,

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Helpful Resources for Managing Money After Retirement

Figurines of a Senior Couple Standing on a Stack of Quarters

Whether you’re still living in your long-term home or are considering moving into an independent living community, life after retirement is meant to be enjoyable. You’ve spent numerous years in your career, and now it’s time to enjoy the activities and hobbies you love most. However, effective money management is a necessary skill to master so you can live fully

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The Therapeutic Benefits of a Pet Companion

Dog Sitting Next to Senior

As your loved ones age, there are many things to consider. Is it time for them to join an independent or assisted living community? Where does your loved one find socialization and community? How can you help them improve their life?  You may be surprised at one of the most common things that gets prescribed for aging parents: animals. Aging

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How to Help Your Loved One Downsize for Their Move

Woman Sitting On Couch Surrounded by Packing Boxes

The move to assisted living can be a big adjustment for seniors, though often necessary for their health and well-being. Once your loved one has made the decision to move to assisted living, they will most likely need to downsize for their move. Helping them sort through their furniture and belongings will make the transition to assisted living that much

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Hydration Benefits for Aging Adults

Senior Woman Holding a Glass of Water

Did you know the human body is composed of almost 60% water? Because of this, staying hydrated is a crucial component that keeps our bodies functioning correctly. Aging adults are more susceptible to dehydration, and unfortunately, it’s one of the most frequent causes of hospitalization for those over the age of 65. As you age, your body’s water content decreases

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6 Simple Ways to Settle into Assisted Living

Like any significant life change, the transition from living independently to an assisted living community takes some getting used to. It’s not uncommon for you or your loved one to experience worry and anxiety throughout the process. However, you’ll need to play an active role in the transition, so your loved one feels supported. Including your loved one in the

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Why a Social Community is a Must for Seniors

Mother And Daughter Elbow Greeting during COVID

We all know the benefit of aging adults staying physically active, like assisting with chronic pain, helping recover from an injury, improving emotional well-being, and even delaying or preventing some illnesses. So, why do so many independent living communities and assisted living facilities place such a significant focus on social activities? Well, humans are social beings, and just because we

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