Senior Living Diet and Nutrition

March 30, 2018 developer Comments

“You are what you eat” is something that we have heard many times, but it is more meaningful as we get older. As we age, our metabolism slows down, and our caloric needs may decrease, which is why it is crucial that the food we consume should provide the proper nutrition to our bodies. Tips Read more

Independent living vs Assisted living-Know the difference

March 21, 2018 developer Comments

Do you know the difference between Independent Living and Assisted Living? Many people use the terms interchangeably, but there are distinct differences. The choice is made based on the amount of activities the individual can handle on his own. Whom it’s designed for: Independent Living communities are designed for individuals who can handle most chores Read more

Eight Ways to be creative in the Retirement Community

March 12, 2018 developer Comments

Why is being creative important and beneficial for the elderly? Studies show that staying creative not only keeps the mind sharp but also helps you to maintain a social lifestyle by participating in group classes or activities, or discussing and displaying your creation. There are many ways to be creative in retirement communities and many Read more

The Five Biggest Fears about Independent Senior Living

March 2, 2018 developer Comments

Many seniors who are in the process of researching living options may not consider independent senior living communities because they have certain fears. However, these fears are often unfounded, as we will see below. Fear #1: Losing independence Today’s retirees want to maintain their level of activity even when they move into an independent senior Read more

Senior Living: How to adopt new habits

February 19, 2018 developer Comments

If you were to take a survey of what retirement means, you might get answers like, “it means doing nothing”. However, as many residents of independent senior living communities can attest, in order to have a satisfying life, some things need to be done, even if you are retired. Experts say that it takes 21 Read more

How to handle change after retirement

February 7, 2018 developer Comments

The only thing that is constant is change, according to Greek philosopher Heraclitus. And it is true; we experience change in life constantly. Some of the changes are good – for example, your children graduating from college, getting married, and having families of their own. Or your business growing by leaps and bounds as a Read more

The Importance of Learning Something New For the Elderly People

January 23, 2018 developer Comments

It’s never too late to learn. Indeed, a surprising number of seniors get their high school or even college degrees well into their retirement. The benefit to these recent graduates is not only the knowledge gained and mental stimulation that comes with preparing for courses but the feeling of accomplishment after achieving a life-long goal. Read more

Activities for Loners and Introverted Seniors

January 16, 2018 developer Comments

According to Psychology today, introverts feel drained by social encounters and energized by solitary, creative pursuits. Their disposition is often misconstrued as shyness, social phobia. They may be able to socialize, but choose not to. Loners are people who avoid social interaction. Most retirement communities have some residents who are ‘loners’ or ‘introverts.’ They prefer Read more

Christmas activities in Retirement Communities

December 20, 2017 developer Comments

Life is just beginning for many who move to an independent living community. You have the luxury of time that was previously spent working, raising a family, taking care of a house. The advantages of residing in an independent living community are many, and certainly living a life of leisure and relaxation is one! And Read more

What do you know about ageism?

December 13, 2017 developer Comments

In many cultures, old age is respected and revered. And it is respected in America, as well, on an individual basis. However, in most of the Western world, we have become a youth-obsessed culture. Every time you open a magazine, there are articles about staying young, and dozens of advertisements for anti-wrinkle creams, or anti-aging Read more