technology-improving-lives-seniors
It’s 2020 and while it feels like we are a long way from flying cars, tele-transportation, and the other futuristic ideals of the past, the truth is that we have come a long way. While every generation has benefited from technology, this generation of seniors may experience the greatest benefit. From virtual reality devices to...
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adjusting-senior-living
You’ve finally done it; you’ve made the move to senior living and now it is time to get settled into a new chapter of your life! For many seniors, living in a senior living community looks very different. It may be busier, the food may be different, it may just feel, well, different. If you’ve...
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#OKBoomer is seen across social media platforms, plastered on t-shirts, and will most likely be heard around family tables this holiday season. A rallying cry for younger generations challenging authority, ‘OK Boomer’ is meant to discredit people who think differently than the millennials and do not support the initiatives of a younger generation. But, it’s...
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Raised Flower Beds - Fairwinds - Redmond Retirement Community
Grandparents who live far from their grandchildren face a particularly difficult challenge when it comes to building and maintaining relationships. How can grandparents who see their grandchildren few and far between form a close bond? Quality Over Quantity in Bonding with Grandchildren The good news for long-distance grandparents is that psychological research indicates that, similar...
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Ageism in America
Even as the number of Americans 60 and older rises in the United States, seniors are still facing ageism. From fighting negative stereotype portrayed in the media to facing inequality in the workplace, many adults 60 and older are all too often the victims of ageism. Learn more about ageism, how it negatively affects seniors...
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Apartment - Kitchen - Fairwinds - Brighton Court
School is out for summer! For many grandparents that means regular visits from grandchildren or even extended periods of time together. With warmer weather, longer days, and fewer obligations make summer the perfect time to forge bonds with grandchildren. Here are some ideas to keep the fun going all summer long! 7 Ways to Enjoy...
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Senior Apartment Living Room - Fairwinds - Desert Point
There’s no doubt that the ability to drive represents independence and freedom. We want our senior loved ones to stay as independent as possible while ensuring their safety, but age can make driving more difficult. Arthritis can make gripping the steering wheel painful, medical conditions can affect the nerves in the feet and legs, and...
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Best Apps for Seniors
Technology has placed texting, emailing, games, and access to medical information right at our fingertips and seniors are taking full advantage of the benefits of a smartphone. Smartphone usage has surged among seniors with over half of adults between the ages of 50 to 64 and 42% of seniors over the age of 65 owning...
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Essentials Spa - Fairwinds - Brittany Park Retirement Community
It may be surprising for some seniors to learn that it does not matter how old you are, or how long you have been smoking, quitting at any time can drastically improve your health. When a senior quits smoking, it can increase longevity, improve breathing, increase energy, and even have a positive impact on financial...
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Celebrating Mother's Day in Senior Living
There’s no one like Mom and Mother’s Day is the perfect time to show her how much you appreciate her. The best way to do that is by spending time together. If you’re looking for meaningful ways to celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day here are six ways to spend the day together, making memories, having...
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