Nominate an Outstanding Senior Volunteer

When my mother sold her business and retired, I assumed she would take some much-deserved time off. But not long after, she volunteered at the local cat shelter. During her 10 years there, she often took cats to nursing homes for ...

 
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Celebrating Birthdays in Senior Living

Problem: Grandma is turning 90, but since her assisted living move, travel isn’t so easy anymore. Solution: bring the party to her! Most senior living communities have space devoted for families to enjoy a private party, or a common area ...

 
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Who’s Who in Assisted Living (and Why It Matters)

When you’re a caregiver, your responsibilities don’t end after the person (or couple) moves to assisted living. Your daily grind may look different, but now you can be involved in a new way: getting to know the rest ...

 
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Assisted Living Activities for the Gents

The “typical” assisted living resident is an 83-year-old woman and assisted living communities are home to an average of 74% women and 26% men, according to figures from the National Center for Assisted Living. Though men are clearly outnumbered in these communities, ...

 
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Why Atria Senior Living Residents Are Reading with Children

There’s a wonderful photograph posted on the Atria Senior Living Facebook page today. An Atria resident in a Dr. Seuss-inspired hat is surrounded by children eager to hear his reading of the timeless tale, The Cat in the Hat. ...

 
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Visiting Assisted Living This Weekend? How to Do It Right

It’s a holiday weekend, so you may be planning to visit a parent, friend or relative in assisted living. Maybe it’s your first time doing so, maybe you’re a regular. Either way, do you know how to ...

 
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Tips for Spring Cleaning with Seniors

It’s the first day of spring, making this CaregiverStress.com post quite timely, Spring Cleaning a Senior’s Home: 5 Tips to Get It Done. As a caregiver, you may be overwhelmed by the thought of spring cleaning both your ...

 
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Tips for a Smooth Senior Living Moving Day

Getting ready for a senior living move-in day is logistically not much different from any other moving day. There are countless boxes of items and large pieces of furniture that need to be transported from point A to point B, ...

 
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Survey to Determine Online Opinion of Seniors and Boomers

Between new studies touting social media’s benefits for sharpening seniors’ minds and stats on the rapidly growing online boomer/senior cohort, it’s no surprise that more people in these age brackets are searching for care or a housing ...

 
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Searching for Senior Living, Wherever You Are

You live in Florida, you have a brother in Texas, a sister in Colorado, and senior parents in New Jersey. Finding a senior living community or home care help for Mom and Dad definitely requires some coordination.

Thankfully, senior living ...

 
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