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The Benefits of a Full Activity Calendar in Senior Communities

Finding a senior living community with a truly dynamic and creative activity program isn’t as easy as you might think. Too many communities focus on the “same old, same old” activities. Residents should be able to enjoy new, stimulating activities that they don’t see every day. If you or your loved one are looking to […]

Plan a Happy Holiday in Your Senior Living Community

Holiday season can be a lonely and melancholy time for loved ones who have moved to a senior living community and miss their spouse, family home and family traditions. In fact, studies show that the holidays are, counterintuitively, a cause of increased depression for many seniors, who may be struggling with feelings of loss and loneliness. Don’t let […]

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Community Gardens Benefit Senior Living Residents

One of the most welcome trends in assisted living community design is the inclusion of edible community gardens as an integral part of the outdoor space. As a result, professional landscape design companies are increasingly including gardens in new senior living community design. Other communities are forming volunteer residence committees to create a vegetable/herb garden […]

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Questions for Senior Living Communities about Transportation

Giving up the car keys is one of the most significant life-changing events for seniors. You probably share some wonderful memories of cross-country trips taken together as a family. Losing that sense of freedom and mobility for the assisted living resident can lead to feelings of depression and isolation. That’s why you should take a […]

6 Creative Assisted Living Activities to Make Residents Smile

The best assisted living communities make it a priority to have an energetic and creative Activity Director on their staff. This individual is tasked with keeping residents busy and happy and stimulated. A good Activity Director will continually ask residents and their loved ones for input so that the calendar is filled with a well-rounded […]

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Excitement in Assisted Living: 10 Group Activity Ideas

Assisted living activity directors realize the need for excitement in the lives of their residents. The activity calendars at our communities always include fun group activities that go far beyond what many assume are available. It’s not just bingo nights and bridge games all the time–though these are fun, too! One of the biggest driving […]

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How Activities Can Help Assisted Living Residents

It’s estimated that more than one million seniors live in assisted living communities. As the U.S. population grows, the need for a good assisted living centers increases. When considering whether assisted living is the right choice for you or your loved one, look carefully at the range of activities available. One of the benefits of assisted […]

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8 Brain Fitness Activities to Help Your Loved One Stay Sharp

When we are mentally and physically stimulated, we are more engaged, energized, and enthused, regardless of age. As such, brain fitness activities are becoming a standard of care in senior residential communities. Research shows these activities improve memory, increase attention span, and strengthen information-processing skills that can deteriorate with aging. One study of more than 5,500 participants aged […]