On Giving Tuesday, Head to Assisted Living

A few years ago, Cyber Monday became an officially recognized day for catching online shopping deals similar to those of Black Friday fame. Now, Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday in Twitter-speak) joins the ranks, balancing out the two crazy days of shopping ...

 
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Loneliness Happens, and It’s Bad for Seniors’ Health

A recent article from the Assisted Living Federation of America shared the results of a new survey on loneliness in seniors. The study, which came out of the University of California, San Francisco, found that within a 6-year period, 22.8 percent ...

 
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Why Things Look Different on the Weekends in Assisted Living

Visit assisted living on a Sunday afternoon and you’ll get an entirely different perspective than a Monday morning visit.

Why?

Much like weekends at home, the schedule and dynamics are different. The hustle and bustle characteristic of the work ...

 
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How to Be a Good Visitor in Assisted Living

Family members and friends of assisted living residents may visit anytime, and some do so on a regular basis. There is really no limit to what visitors can do: they can have a meal in the community dining room, they ...

 
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Second Annual “Tour of Homes” Takes Place at Sunrise Senior Living

If we’ve said it once, we’ll say it again: visiting in person is still the best way to find the right assisted living community for yourself or a family member/friend. A unique event at Sunrise Senior Living ...

 
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In Assisted Living, Pet Therapy Benefits All

The integration of pet therapy beyond just monthly visits from local “pets on wheels” programs is one of the most positive senior living trends in recent years.

Several articles on our site point to the benefits of pet therapy; thousands ...

 
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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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Celebrating Special Occasions in Assisted Living

Grandparents Day is this Sunday, September 11th, and National Assisted Living Week kicks off then too. You can bet that assisted living communities across the country will be celebrating accordingly in the days ahead.

But nationally-headlined special occasions aside, moving ...

 
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