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Author: Alissa Sauer

Alissa has been working in marketing and the senior living industry for over ten years. With a B.S. in advertising from the University of Illinois, Alissa has worked all over the world as a freelance communications strategist and writer. Published in Forbes, Senior Finance Advisor, and on other leading senior care blogs, she leverages her working knowledge of the senior care industry with leading research and best practices to create engaging content benefitting seniors and their caregivers. In her free time, Alissa loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with her family.

How to Cope with Difficult Dementia Behaviors

While one of the main symptoms of dementia is memory loss, dementia is more than forgetfulness. Dementia caregivers know all too well that dementia brings with it a number of other symptoms and side effects that can make caregiving a difficult journey. Take a closer look at what some of these symptoms are and how…

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Finding Happiness in Senior Living at Fairwinds – Brighton Court

Ski trips. Ballroom dancing. Photography. Fitness. Fashion. Are these activities ones that come to mind when you think of senior living? Leisure Care communities are intentional about building a strong sense of belonging among residents, and we do it by having Five Star Fun everyday. Meet two residents at Fairwinds – Brighton Court, an independent…

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6 Signs Your Senior Loved One Needs a Caregiver

For many family members, it can be hard to watch a senior loved one age and become unable to take care of their homes and themselves. In fact, when family members deny that their loved one needs care, the results can be downright dangerous causing in-home accidents, falls, fires, and more. Taking the step to…

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2018 February Fitness Frenzy: The Results Are In!

We are a company that believes in giving back to the communities where we live, work, and play. That’s the thought behind our annual February Fitness Frenzy – a challenge that raises money for philanthropies while also encouraging residents in our communities to get active – a win for everyone! Learn more about the challenge,…

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Mackenzie Place – Colorado Springs Celebrates 10 Years of Fun

Mackenzie Place – Colorado Springs recently celebrated 10 extraordinary years as one of the top senior living communities in the area. It’s been 10 years of loving care, of meaningful connections, and, of course of fun! Known throughout the area for their record of excellence, luxurious amenities, and award-winning dining program, Mackenzie Place – Colorado…

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Heritage Estates Hosts Fall Prevention and Safety Seminar

Falls can pose a huge threat to senior health and independence causing hospitalization, hip fractures, brain injuries, and more. Preventing falls in and around the home becomes increasingly important with age. That’s why Heritage Estates independent living and assisted living senior living community is partnering with a local physical therapist to host a fall prevention…

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