Monthly Archives: November 2013

How to Make Downsizing Less Stressful for Seniors

November 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

How to Make Downsizing Less Stressful for Seniors, shared from CSA’s “Senior Spirit”. The kids are gone, the house is too big, the lawn takes too much work; or maybe you want to move closer to the center of town or be part of a community of older adults. For most older adults, there comes […]

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Staying Fit: A Routine Matter for Seniors

November 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

Staying fit doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated but it should be a routine matter for Seniors. You don’t have to join a gym where everyone is 20 years old and wears body-fitting shorts and tops, or join the kind of hiking club where the group starts at 6 a.m. to get to the […]

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How to Keep Someone With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Busy and Active

November 19th, 2013 (No Comments)

How to Keep Someone With Alzheimer’s or Other Dementia Busy and Active by Paula Spencer Scott, Caring.com senior editor Successful activities for someone with Alzheimer’s or other dementia Keeping busy stimulates the brains of people with dementia while boosting a sense of usefulness and accomplishment. But they lose the ability to select satisfying activities and follow […]

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Assisted Living Costs and the Recent Recession

November 12th, 2013 (No Comments)

Assisted Living Costs and the Recent Recession The Great Recession can be considered assisted living’s turning point, marking a pronounced shift from being primarily a lifestyle choice to primarily a needs-driven decision for consumers. “Ten to twelve years ago, assisted living was more lifestyle-driven,” says Allison Guthertz, Vice President, Quality Resident Services at Benchmark Senior […]

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Recommended Reading Provided by Choice Connections of Virginia

November 3rd, 2013 (No Comments)

Recommended Reading Provided by Choice Connections of Virginia: They’re Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their Parents’ Aging Without Driving Each Other Crazy  By Francine Russo Your parents are growing older and are getting forgetful, starting to slow down, or worse. Suddenly you find yourself at the cusp of one of the most important transitions […]

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