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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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Exploring Common Nutrient Deficiencies in Seniors

As people age, they experience decreased appetite and activity levels. These circumstances cause aging adults to eat fewer calories, which, in turn, often results in reduced levels of essential nutrients. Whether your loved one lives on their own or in an independent or assisted living community, it is vital to be diligent about their nutritional intake.  Certain dietary deficiencies are

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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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Keeping Loved Ones Safe from Elder Financial Abuse

Losing money to scams and fraud is disheartening for anyone. Unfortunately, millions of aging adults experience financial abuse each year. This exploitation strips aging adults of their dignity, trust, and independence, so it’s important for family members to help when they can.  Often, elder financial abuse can slip under the radar. People often focus on managing finances before retirement, but

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How to Communicate with Your Loved One with Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, one of the most common types of dementia, affects people’s memories and communication abilities, and unfortunately, thousands of people in the United States are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s every year. Because of this, many people are left to figure out how to communicate with their loved ones as their symptoms develop. Thankfully, there are helpful strategies that family members

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Welcoming Island Shores to the New Perspective family

We take great pride in announcing that Island Shores, a bustling community located in Neenah, Wisconsin, has joined the New Perspective family of senior living communities. Offering independent and assisted living with waterside views, Island Shores is already helping older adults live life on purpose with amenities including a fitness center, raised gardens, and connected Riverwalk. Under the new name of New Perspective

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New Perspective Donates Masks to Family Clinics in Kenya

New Perspective teamed up with Minneapolis-based HealthStore Foundation to provide face masks for family clinics throughout Kenya and broader Africa. HealthStore Foundation operates Child and Family Wellness (CFW) Clinics, which not only provide accessible medical treatment in rural areas, but also training and support to run successful clinics and provide stable jobs for local community members. Mary Sitaka, a nurse

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Creative Activities to Help Your Loved One’s Memory

For those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, activities offer stimulation for cognition, social interaction, and relaxation. From simple, fun games to physical exercise, there’s no shortage of activities out there. However, it can be tough to find activities suited for those living with Alzheimer’s or dementia.  When your loved one is facing dementia, you’ll want to keep them involved and

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