How to… Keep a Loved One’s Memories Alive

The heartbreak that follows the death of a loved one is not easily mended, but after the denial, numbness and shock wears off, perhaps the hardest part of grief is figuring out what comes next. How does one simply get ...

 
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The Year’s Biggest Senior Living Headlines

Aging in place and “granny pods.” Limited Medicaid expansion, Medicare cuts. Baby boomers turning the traditional assisted living model upside down. These are just a few of the top stories making senior living headlines this year, according to this Senior ...

 
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Book Review: “A Guide For Caregivers”

“How do you care for yourself when you feel you are taking care of the rest of the world?” This is the first line of Benjamin Pratt’s A Guide For Caregivers, in which he offers insights and tips on “...

 
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New Ways to Show Love on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is around the corner, and I imagine that boyfriends, partners and husbands everywhere are anxiously awaiting the end of those pesky jewelry and floral delivery ads bombarding them at every turn.

Commercialism aside, there is nothing wrong with ...

 
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The “Greatest Generation” Recording Stories Before They’re Gone

Atria Senior Living did it with recipes. Nationwide, retirement communities participating in the Spirit of '45 campaign are doing it with photos, letters, and stories. Seniors around the world do it every day -- in assisted living, around the dinner ...

 
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Sunrise Senior Living Marks Anniversary with Stories from Family, Staff and Residents

Inspired by visits to his grandparents in Netherlands assisted care homes (called verzorgingstehuizen) and witnessing her father’s struggle to care for her terminally ill mother at home, Sunrise Senior Living founders Paul & Terry Klaassen had a passion for ...

 
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Ideas for Celebrating Family History Month in Assisted Living

How did Grandma and Grandpa meet? Where does your great aunt keep all her wonderful recipes? Which of your uncles got into the most trouble?

October is Family History Month, the perfect time to get answers to all of these ...

 
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Brookdale Senior Living Helps Residents Create Life Stories

It’s all about being connected in today’s technology-focused world, so it’s no wonder that assisted living communities are keeping up with the latest trends.

Earlier this month, we shared a post on “Vizsit”, a program similar to ...

 
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A Mother’s Day Wrap-up: A Unique Blog Pays Tribute to Fabulous Moms

Cool blog alert - and just in time for a Mother's Day wrap-up: "My Mom is Fabulous." Blogger Ysolt Usigan wants your vintage Mom photos and fun/inspirational stories about the woman who gave you life.

Be sure to stop by the site to view currently posted photos (which are extraordinary - so much fun to see the fashions from the decades past), and stay tuned for the upcoming "My ...

 
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