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Updated Guidance on Face Masks from the CDC

Fox News reports that the CDC has expanded on their previous stance on mask wearing. Their original guidance focused on the benefit of wearing masks for those around the mask wearer—they have now updated this, saying that it is also a benefit to the person wearing a mask: “The CDC said early research supports community masking to lower virus spread,

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How Routines and Structure Helps Those Living with Dementia or Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s or another form of a dementia diagnosis can be devastating, with uncertainty about you or your loved one’s future. Whether it’s the fear of the unknown, worry about the loss of independence, or concern with how much control one may have going forward — there are ways to help and make life easier for someone struggling with any form

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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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Bourbon Brat Kabobs Recipe

We might not be able to tailgate as we used to, but that doesn’t mean we have to miss out on the fun! Chef Troy Benedict, Culinary Services Director at New Perspective Waconia, shares his Bourbon Brat recipe—perfect for a virtual tailgate—with KARE 11. Watch this video on Facebook or visit KARE 11’s website for the full recipe!

Independent vs. Assisted Living

Exploring new living arrangements for yourself or aging loved one can be a bit overwhelming. You want what’s best — which means you’re likely searching high and low to discover the best possible fit. You’re likely going to run into various types of senior care options, housing, and living situations that you may not fully understand. We’re going to help

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Kim's Story

Kim began to notice that her mother, Nancy, had become more forgetful and her kind heart made her an easy target for scammers. Kim was nervous about moving her mom into senior living during the pandemic, but soon realized she was much safer there than at home. Now, Nancy is living life to the fullest in her new senior living

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Kate's Story

When Kate and her brothers noticed their aunt, Marie, was struggling with everyday activities, they knew it was time to get help. Marie moved into a senior living community and soon became more alert, curious, and notably happier. View the video above for the full story.