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How to Prevent Common Senior Scams

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jun 20, 2019 3:59:08 PM
Seniors are victims of fraud more and more in recent years. Unfortunately, seniors are more susceptible to scams, due to increased likelihood of boredom, expendable income, and dementia; not to mention, seniors who did not grow up with technology are easier to be thrown off their guard in the digital space, where many senior scams take place.
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Retirement Community Living in West Seattle: What Can I Afford?

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jun 3, 2019 8:17:00 AM
Originally published in October of 2018; updated and expanded in June of 2019. One of the most commonly asked questions we get is, “What retirement community can I afford in Seattle?” Your exact cost for living in a Seattle retirement community will of course vary depending on if you are going for Independent Living versus Assisted Living, the size and features of your apartment, and any added personal care services.
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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 18, 2019 1:07:00 PM
Originally published in June 2013; revised and expanded in May of 2019 Here’s the thing about low impact exercises: they can have high impact results, especially for seniors. At Daystar Retirement Village, we promote an active lifestyle because we know that movement has so many benefits. Researchers have shown that regular exercise can boost memory, metabolism and, of course, mobility.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, retirement community amenities

Elderly Nutrition Tips: Best Foods for Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 13, 2019 11:36:00 AM
Everyone these days hears about how we need to eat lots of healthy foods – what does that mean for us – and especially for our senior population?
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10 Benefits to Independent Living

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 6, 2019 3:36:40 PM
Are you wondering if an independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle? Once you're ready to downsize you may find your choices overwhelming, so here's a quick look at 10 benefits to independent living communities.
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Financial Planning for Long Term Senior Care

Posted by Marlene Williams on Apr 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM
Finances can be tough to manage in old age when there are so many unknowns. Running out of money is actually on the list of the Top 10 Senior Fears.  Even those who diligently saved can have unexpected expenses. This blog will help you or your loved ones with financial solutions for a variety of situations including:
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

The 7 Best Retirement Communities in Washington State

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Apr 10, 2019 7:00:00 AM
If you're planning to retire soon you may be overwhelmed trying to find the best retirement communities in Washington State. As one of the top retirement destinations in the country Washington has thousands of retirement destinations. That’s why we compiled a list of the 7 best senior living communities in the area.
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Understanding Elderly Parents: Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging

Posted by Melodee Morris on Apr 8, 2019 12:27:52 PM
One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living

How to Overcome Caregiver Guilt & Reduce Stress When Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 13, 2019 3:02:00 PM
As you care for a senior family member, you may begin to notice you don’t feel as energetic as you once did. The added work and stress of caring for aging parents and even spouses begins to take a toll on you. As a caregiver, you may be trying to manage two households and deal with your loved ones’ issues while neglecting your own needs. Taking care of yourself may seem like a luxury, but in reality, it’s essential that you implement self care so that you can be at your best as you continue caring for your loved one.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, finding a retirement community

Before Becoming Your Parent's Caregiver, Ask Yourself These Questions

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 11, 2019 4:35:46 PM
If you're faced with an elderly parent who is at the point of needing a consistent caregiver you're not alone. The Caregiver Action Network shares that nearly one-third of the U.S. population provides care for a family member. Although most will gladly step into the role of caring for their parent at their time of need it's important to understand the personal and financial repercussions that are part of the job. Here are 10 questions to ask yourself and to discuss with your family before deciding to care for mom and dad:          
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