Lifestyle

Making Good Diet Choices

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 for you? The National Council on Aging has some great advice for maintaining a nutritious Read More »

Finding New Hobbies

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 are often stages of our life where we search for new ideas and new adventures. Retirement years Read More »

Walking to Wake Up the Brain

Posted in Brain Health, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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, baby it’s cold outside and at the rate we’re going here in Minnesota, we won’t Read More »

Tips for Senior Dating

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 for someone to see the world with post-retirement. Or someone to share your love of Read More »

Staying Safe This Winter

Posted in Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 icy terrains Be it in your car or on foot, ice is one of the Read More »

5 Ways to Make Planning Your Summer Vacation Stress Free!

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 your job is taking care of a loved with living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s?  Is Read More »

Senior Living Straight Up

Posted in Caregiving, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 living now offers a continuum of housing and care designed to help you age successfully. Read More »

Making the Right Move

Posted in Caregiving, Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 enjoy something or to be comfortable when it doesn’t quite suit you. So why then, Read More »

Best Places to Eat in Minneapolis for Seniors and Special Diets

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

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 and visitors, so we compiled a list of the best local restaurants in Minneapolis for Read More »

Get Out and Explore: Outdoor Activities in Minneapolis

Posted in Lifestyle on October 2, 2019

With warm weather and sunny skies, get out and enjoy outdoor activities in the Twin Cities. If you are coming in for a visit, find some outdoor activities to enjoy your stay and explore the city. Or if you are local and looking for something new to do with your loved ones, consider trying one of the many outdoor things to do in Minneapolis this summer. Take Them Out to the Ballpark Attend a game Read More »