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Understanding Different Levels of Care in Retirement Communities

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 10, 2022 9:00:00 AM
There comes a time when you know – either intrinsically or based on a recommendation from a healthcare provider – that your current housing situation is no longer fulfilling or supporting your physical, emotional, mental, and social needs.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Questions to Ask When Preparing to Tour an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM
If you're considering a move into an assisted living facility, you may already be looking at possible locations that are close to your home or loved ones in Washington State. While being near at hand is a convenient choice for visiting and socializing, make sure you vet each community thoroughly before making your choice. We have compiled the ultimate list of tips and questions to ask during your tour to help you find the perfect Washington assisted living community for your personal situation.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Assisted Living

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Which Is Best for You?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 6, 2022 9:58:00 AM
If you're ready to consider a change in your retirement lifestyle you might be getting confused by the options available. For most seniors, the most perplexing is figuring out the difference between different levels of senior care. To add to the confusion is the way some communities advertise their campus. Organizations may use different terms to mean the same thing, and the same term to describe different things. A brief rundown on the differences between independent retirement living and assisted living for seniors will help you understand different options while you research.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Assisted Living

The Most Important Legal Documents for Seniors to Have

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 3, 2022 2:34:00 PM
As you plan to grow older, it’s difficult to know just what to expect, what your individual journey will look like, and what unforeseen circumstances you will potentially face in the future. While you can’t mentally and emotionally prepare for everything that may come along, taking a few practical, proactive measures can help you be ready to handle the logistics as smoothly as possible.
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Tags: Senior Finances, Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips

Best Nature Trails & Parks for Seniors in the Seattle Area

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Aug 29, 2022 11:36:35 AM
Strap on your walking or hiking shoes and pack some snacks! It’s time to take a stroll through Seattle’s best senior-friendly parks! Lifelong fitness boosts mental health and reduces the risk of a variety of ailments that frequently appear in older adults. Hiking is an excellent low-impact physical activity for seniors and people of all ages because it can be customized to individual needs and tastes and requires few supplies to get started.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Things To Do, Senior Health

Life-Long Learning Tips for Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 28, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Have you thought about going back to college? Why not check out the new park in town? Everyone is looking for new things to do in retirement. The benefits of life-long learning are well researched. Learning new skills is the key to staying sharp because it trains our brain to expect to learn in the future. Daystar Village in Federal Way, Washington is happy to offer some of our insights that keep our residents engaged, connected, and enthusiastic lifelong learners. We understand the unique challenges of offering learning options for active seniors as well as seniors with limited mobility. Supporting and empowering this diverse and vibrant group of seniors is our privilege.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Things To Do, Assisted Living

Cruise Destinations for Seniors in Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 14, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Bill and Betty booked their third cruise of the year with excitement! They were cashing in some rewards points and splurging on a deluxe stateroom with a balcony, perfect for admiring the epic glaciers gently scrolling by as their ship approached the next Alaskan port. They couldn’t wait to take in the midnight sun and add another page to their growing scrapbook of adventures.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Assisted Living

7 Technologies Seniors Use to Improve Their Lives

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 6, 2022 9:00:00 AM
The technology in 2022 is unlike anything many of us experienced in our youth. We’re not The Jetsons yet, but we’re well on our way.  Advances in technology happen quickly and therefore can be intimidating and maybe even a bit scary.  There’s no reason to miss out on the convenience and opportunity of modern technology. Learn to safely and confidently navigate today’s tech-heavy world to take advantage of the benefits of technology for seniors.  
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Things To Do

What Seniors Should and Shouldn't Do on Facebook

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 30, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Facebook is a popular and valuable resource for connection, serving millions of users. However, the constant and unfiltered exchange of information can create a minefield of potential risks to note and navigate. Many people feel more comfortable connecting online when they know more about online safety and the platform they are using.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Assisted Living

Which Travel Destination Fits Your Active Senior Lifestyle?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on May 16, 2022 8:00:00 AM
You’ve weathered the worst of the pandemic. Now, your retirement vacation fund is burning a hole in your pocket. It’s time to feel the sun on your skin and take in some new scenery! Many retirees report that travel is an important priority, supporting a thriving travel industry that caters to a wide range of Active seniors' interests and needs. Take advantage of the many varied travel options available to assist seniors in planning the perfect adventure. 
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Tags: Things To Do

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