Senior Housing Blog: "The Race"

Social Activities: Senior Solution's Active Approach to Senior Living

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Aug 3, 2015 3:23:35 PM

At Senior Solutions, we strive to make sure every day is overflowing with fun activities for our residents. Our activities are specifically designed to inspire our residents to remain active, and at the same time encourage and promote a strong sense of community.

Our Activities Directors are always looking for creative and entertaining ways to help our residents come together, and every day we work hard to ensure our activities are well-rounded. Our apprach to actitivites is just one of the ways Senior Solutions provides comprehensive and compassionate care for our residents.  

Below are just a few examples of how we integrate activities into everyday life in our communities.

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Topics: assisted living community, assisted living, assisted living activities, activities, activities for assisted living residents, Enriching

Connecting Your Loved Ones With The Greater Community

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Jul 27, 2015 10:37:15 AM

Recently, we brought you examples of how we try to engage our residents in many different types of activities. It is a lot of fun to listen to live music, participate in dances and socials, and even interact with animals! At Senior Solutions, we believe in the importance of keeping our residents connected with the greater community. 

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Topics: Tennessee, assisted living, social activities, activities for assisted living residents, Enriching

Hope Center in Fayetteville Celebrates Cow Appreciation Day

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Jul 22, 2015 12:55:17 PM

We love that our staff do everything they can to make sure all our residents are included in fun activities. At our Hope Center Memory Care community in Fayetteville, Georgia, Activities Director Karlie Calhoun wrote to the Chick-fil-A, Inc. Headquarters explaining that the residents at Hope had memory loss and could not come to their local restaurant to celebrate Cow Appreciation Day. 

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Topics: assisted living community, social activities, activities, positive retirement experience, Enriching

The Importance of FUN in our Senior Living Communities

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Jul 14, 2015 3:51:00 PM

In addition to many different activity options for your elderly loved one, our senior living communities are dedicated to providing special live events and entertainment when possible. Along with our daily activities we provide many entertaining events throughout the year to liven our residents' moods and give everyone a chance to come together in fellowship. 

We provide entertaining activities throughout the year for your loved one to enjoy not only with other community members, but other friends and family as well! Each community celebrates holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, and much more. 

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Topics: assisted living activities, social activities, benefits, activities for assisted living residents, Assisted Living Communities, senior adult communities, positive retirement experience

Grow Your Green Thumb With Us

Posted by Britny Lawhorn

Jul 6, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Transitioning to a senior living community is a major life change for your elderly loved one. At our communities, we provide many activities to help our residents feel right at home. Often, paying special attention to a loved one's hobbies can help associate this transition with positive feelings. 

Gardening is a hobby that many of our residents have enjoyed for most of their lives, so it is important to us to have gardening areas available where we can. Some of our residents have even found a new favorite pastime. We have been pleasantly surprised that our communities do not need a lot of encouragement to play in the dirt!

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Topics: senior living, assisted living activities, life enrichment, activities, activities for assisted living residents

What Wearable Technology Can Do for the Health of Seniors

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jun 16, 2015 8:00:00 AM

If you haven't heard much about "wearable technology" yet, you soon will. As the tech-savvy baby boomers are beginning to reach retirement/elderly status (but don’t tell them!), they are likely to embrace this technology. Briefly, wearable technology is a broad term describing devices that can monitor key health functions; they are typically worn on your body and are intended to enhance the health of seniors by improving their safety and monitoring chronic health conditions remotely so that their physicians can take faster action.

These innovative products offer a number of potential benefits for seniors, their family members and caregivers. For example, if family members don't live near their elderly loved ones, some of these products can help you to check in on them remotely and assess whether their daily routines have significantly changed. Seniors who use a caregiver, perhaps a family member or a paid health care worker, may see a reduced need for caregiver time with the use of a remote health monitor; this can provide peace of mind to both the caregiver and the care receiver and can help save money on outside caregiving costs. Even within a senior living community, when your loved one wears a sensor, health emergencies may be caught and acted upon sooner.

Here are a few promising wearable technology products:

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Topics: health of seniors

What Activities Can You Expect at a Senior Solutions Community?

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jun 9, 2015 11:00:00 AM

At Senior Solutions communities, our staff works very hard to customize activity programs based on what residents enjoy. We strive to provide an environment that gives residents an opportunity to feel engaged and maintain a sense of purpose.

If you and your loved one are considering one of Senior Solution’s communities, here are some activities you can look forward to:

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Topics: activities for assisted living residents

Where to Start When Finding Senior Living

Posted by Christina Trentham

Jun 2, 2015 8:00:00 AM

Decisions, decisions. When the time comes to search for a senior living community suited to your elder loved one's needs, you'll have lots of questions and many senior living options to consider. Here are a few pointers to help you on your search:

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Topics: senior living

3 Unique and Effective Therapies Used in Assisted Living

Posted by Christina Trentham

May 26, 2015 9:00:00 AM

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Topics: assisted living

What to Do When Caregiver Stress Reaches Its Limits

Posted by Christina Trentham

May 19, 2015 7:00:00 AM

As the number of aging adults in the U.S. increases, so too does the number of individuals looking after their aging loved one, most typically a spouse or parent. These caregivers are not usually health care professionals and are known as informal caregivers. The Mayo Clinic estimates that today, informal caregivers provide 80 percent of long-term care.

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Topics: senior care

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