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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Things to Do in Assisted Living

In assisted living communities across the country, activities directors are working hard to keep residents busy and happy, providing a wide variety of things to do, while also encouraging them to make friends and maintain vital social connections.
Most directors ...

 
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Making Time for Assisted Living Visits, Even If You Work Full Time

Long hours on the job, caring for your family, exercising, cooking, cleaning, and somewhere in the midst of that, taking “time for you.” Balance is an elusive goal for many working caregivers, and even if your senior family member resides ...

 
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Ideas for Honoring Grandparents Day in Assisted Living

Sunday is Grandparents Day, and also the kick off for National Assisted Living Week. Across the country and all over the web, community organizations, individuals, and senior care providers have been preparing for the day, encouraging people of all ages ...

 
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Ideas for Staying Healthy and Active in Assisted Living

An assisted living move can be traumatic, a jarring change that isn’t always welcome. This is likely an outcome of both a perceived and actual loss of independence that many seniors struggle deeply with after the transition; not surprisingly, ...

 
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How to Be Busier in Senior Living Than Before Retirement

Besides the great variety of things to do that many senior living communities already offer (senior proms, guest lectures, art workshops, fitness opportunities, Bridge tournaments, iPad classes, and many more activities), residents can opt to participate in volunteer projects on ...

 
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What to Do in Independent Living (Besides Bingo)

One of this year’s most notorious Super Bowl commercials featured seniors in a retirement home playing Bingo -- an image that likely comes to mind when we think of what happens there.

But everyone is different. Don’t assume ...

 
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Activities for Men in Assisted Living

When it’s time to visit a friend or relative in assisted living, do you find yourself putting it off or getting anxious about what to do and say when you arrive?

Your emotions about visiting in the new setting ...

 
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10 Things to Do During An Assisted Living Visit

Sometimes, guilt or sadness about a move to assisted living keeps family members and friends from visiting. Sometimes, it may just be an uncertainty about what to do after you arrive, a fear of sitting in silence in your loved ...

 
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Activities in Assisted Living: More Than Just “Things to Do”

We all have a morning routine. Maybe it’s reading the paper with a cup of coffee in hand, or a brisk walk with the dogs, or packing lunches for the kids before rushing them out the door to catch ...

 
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