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How to Choose a Retirement Community Near Seattle, WA

Posted by Marlene Williams on Aug 19, 2019 3:57:00 PM
With about 8,000 baby boomers in the United States reaching the age of 65 every day, you or someone you love is almost certainly nearing a stage of life when a retirement community is an appropriate option for maintaining your independence while receiving beneficial support.
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2019 Survey Concludes Several Benefits to Retirement Community Living

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 5, 2019 9:17:49 AM
As people age, they have different options to consider when selecting a place to live. The goal is finding somewhere they will feel supported physically, mentally, and emotionally during the later years of their lives. For some people, the decision may be heavily influenced by health needs and financial considerations. Others simply stick to what they know. When comparing life alone at home vs life at an senior living community, however, there are numerous benefits of living in a 55-and-over community that combines housing with optional care and support services, according to research recently published by ProMatura International. The move to a retirement community may initially be intimidating, but in the long run, community members feel happier, healthier and more secure.
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10 Benefits to Independent Living for Seniors

Posted by Marlene Williams on Aug 2, 2019 10:37:41 AM
Are you wondering if a senior independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle? Once you're ready to downsize, you may find your choices overwhelming. But to make the decision easier, consider what perks independent living has to offer. Here are the 10 benefits to independent living for seniors.  
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How to Fight the Flu in the Elderly

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 29, 2019 9:11:27 AM
When flu season is upon us, it may take more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Apples are just one option in a slew of foods and activities that work together to fight the flu.
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Tags: Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Senior Living 101, Senior Health

The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jun 27, 2019 10:01:24 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey results are in for 2018! Genworth has been a leader in long term care services for over 145 years and has produced the Cost of Care Survey for the past 15 years. The survey is designed to give you the financial big picture when planning for current or future retirement care needs. Within, you can see average costs as well as projected costs for care giving services in each state. We wanted to help you compare those costs with what it would cost for similar and better services at Daystar Retirement Village.
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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: Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Senior Living 101

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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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: Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Senior Living 101

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