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Top Gift Ideas for Senior Citizens & Elderly Family

We’re nearing the season of gift-giving, so it’s a good time to start thinking about Christmas and the best gifts for the elderly people in your life. If you’re curious about what are good gifts for seniors, or if you’re looking for some gift inspiration, our list of gift ideas for seniors will be a good place to start. We’ve

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U.S. News & World Report Spotlight: New Perspective in Waconia, MN

We’re continuing to recognize ten New Perspective locations across Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois named to U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 list of the nation’s best senior living communities. This award embodies the important work of everyone at these locations and our caring staff companywide who put our residents first daily. In this blog, we would like to introduce you

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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: What’s the Difference?

Senior Eating Breakfast While Woman Pours Cream in Coffee

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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Retirement Community vs. Independent Living

We understand that it can be difficult to find the right home for a senior. If you’re looking for senior citizen apartments or trying to determine the difference between a retirement community vs. independent living, we’re here to provide some clarification.  When trying to find the next place to call home, it can feel like you have endless options: retirement

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GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES: Elizabeth Potente, Executive Director at NP | Roseville

Elizabeth Potente, Executive Director at New Perspective—Roseville, finds inspiration in her interactions with residents and team members every day. She attributes her zest for life to her two greatest supporters: her mom and dad. Through example and encouragement, they showed her how to recognize potential in others and herself and find the motivation to fulfill it.  “I get my determination

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Memory Care Packing Checklist

If a family member or a loved one has dementia or other cognitive impairments, there are certainly challenges involved. A memory care community can improve not only the senior’s quality of life, but that of their family and friends as well. Thorough planning for the move to a memory care community is key to ensuring a smooth, stress-free, and comfortable

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Best Phone Apps for Seniors and Older Adults

The right technology can help the older adults in your life improve their own quality of life. The right technology has been linked to lower rates of depression, better self-rated health, fewer chronic conditions in seniors, and a reduction in the effects of loneliness. Smartphones in particular are a great way for older adults to find convenience, community, and creativity.

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What’s the Difference Between Independent Living vs. Assisted Living?

Exploring new living arrangements for yourself or for an aging loved one can be a bit overwhelming. You want what’s best, and you’re likely to run into various types of senior care options, housing, and living situations. And you might have some questions. A common one is the difference between assisted living and independent living. We’ll guide you through those

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Traveling with Seniors: How to Travel with Elderly Adults

Two Senior Couples Looking at a Map

Traveling for seniors is often a bigger challenge than it is for more young and middle-aged adults. That being said, traveling is a great way to stimulate a senior’s mind, allowing them to connect with a new community, explore a new environment, and try new things. Traveling with seniors is an amazing way to add to their quality of life,

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Easy & Creative Hobbies for Seniors

After retirement, it’s common for seniors to realize they have a lot more time on their hands than they’re used to. While a lot of seniors already know what they want to do with their free time, others might feel a bit awkward, unsure how to fill the time that used to be spent working, raising children, and handling their

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