Making Intergenerational Connections in Assisted Living

Interaction with peers may be the reason many seniors choose assisted living: after a spouse dies, after the family has moved away, after the neighborhood changes from old and dear friends to new couples or young families too busy to ...

 
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Alzheimer’s Changes Everything: Understand Your Care Options

A dementia or Alzheimer’s diagnosis changes everything. The person living with the disease will experience changes every day – some subtle, some dramatic. Friends and family members witnessing these changes will have to modify how they interact with their loved ...

 
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Financing Senior Care: Plan, Save & Know Your Benefits

Though a majority of Americans (AARP estimates 55%) believe the government pays the bills for senior care, this is not the case. Choose assisted living, home care, senior apartments, or skilled nursing: no matter which, all of these options come with ...

 
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Fall Activities at Assisted Living Residences

There’s a chill in the air, nights are getting longer, and many have woken to lawns and roofs glistening with the first frost: fall is almost here.

Though the season’s official start is September 23rd, stores are already ...

 
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Progressive Activity Programs Enhance Assisted Living Experience

Ditch the perception of seniors playing Bingo all afternoon in assisted living.

Bingo may still be a popular activity in some circles, but today’s assisted living homes have moved beyond the basics, weaving in activities that are progressive, exciting, ...

 
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Heartwarming Activities at Senior Living Communities

Senior living communities nationwide offer more than just three meals a day, laundry services, or medical care; a social calendar brimming with local and long-distance outings, in-house concerts, guest lectures, theme parties, game nights, holiday festivities, and other engaging activities is another great perk of choosing a senior living community for yourself or an elder loved one.

Many senior communities partner with area schools and colleges to provide inter-generational programs ...

 
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Why Activity Directors Need Respite Care

Two years ago, I wrote a blog post about activities in assisted living. The post took on a life of its own, with 44 comments and counting...

Clearly the topic of meaningful, age-appropriate activities for residents in assisted living communities (or any senior living community, for that matter) is one that provokes much discussion. New and seasoned activity professionals from across the country weighed in; they asked questions, sought advice, and ...

 
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Seniors Fear Losing Their “Lifeline”

With many state governments in fiscal crisis mode, seniors and their advocates are also in a state of panic. Funding cuts across the board could significantly impact vital programs and services for seniors. Often among the cuts are senior centers -- for many, that means losing their "lifeline." As a hub of senior services in the local community, seniors, particularly those isolated and alone, rely on these centers for nutritious ...

 
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