Why a Social Community is a Must for Seniors

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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Making Good Diet Choices

With all the diet and nutritional ads in the media these days, it’s difficult to know just exactly what you should and should not be eating to stay healthy.  Lining the grocery shelves are labels screaming gluten free, diary free, nut free, soy free, grain free …  all touting their individual benefits.  Just how do you decide what is right

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Finding New Hobbies

Any parent of a child who is stuck indoors during a rainy day knows the continual complaint “what’s there to do!” For those of us who enjoy crafty hobbies, we are equally as familiar with the pleads from our family and friends – “please, no more doilies!”  While the joy of exploring our hobbies can sometimes last a lifetime, there

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Walking to Wake Up the Brain

Remember in elementary school when kids got to choose who would be on their teams for sports?  I wasn’t high on anyone’s list, thanks to my limited athletic ability.  But there is one activity almost anyone can excel in—walking.  In an earlier post (Moving More in 2014) we noted that even 20 minutes of walking can benefit your brain.  But,

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Tips for Senior Dating

Dating in your senior years may sound scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether it’s been a few months or 50 years since you went on a date, here are a few pieces of advice every senior should think about before heading out into the dating scene. Know what you’re looking for (and establish that upfront!) Maybe you’re looking

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Staying Safe This Winter

The winter months are a great time to get together with family, spend time out in the snow, and participate in various holiday activities. That being said, it can also be a tricky time for the elderly to get around safely. Don’t fret – we’ve come up with a few ideas to keep everyone safe and happy this holiday season. Avoid

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5 Ways to Make Planning Your Summer Vacation Stress Free!

Five Tips to Plan a Relaxing and Enjoyable Summer Vacation for Both You and Your Loved One with Dementia! Summer is just around the corner! A perfect time to take that well deserved time off from work, to relax, have fun, and create special memories with friends and family. But how do you plan a vacation from work when part of

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Senior Living Straight Up

The facts on your continuum of housing and care options. It’s been said that two things in life are certain: death and taxes. But, a third ‘certainty’ we often hear is that ‘the old folks home’ is no place to end up. We can’t argue with the first two, but the third couldn’t be further from the truth today. Senior

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Making the Right Move

Tips to Finding Senior Care and Housing that Fits. It’s human nature to take the time to find the right fit. You don’t just try on one pair of jeans, test drive one car or tour just one house; you tirelessly explore all your options until you find the one. Why would you do anything less? It’s hard to truly

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Best Places to Eat in Minneapolis for Seniors and Special Diets

With so many options, it can be hard to agree on the best restaurant in Minneapolis. There’s no question that finding good food is easy if you plan to dine out. But how do you find local restaurants in Minneapolis with plenty of options for someone with dietary restrictions? Our residents love to go out to eat with loved ones

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