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 over 55 fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
When seniors talk about wanting to stay in their homes as long as possible—or aging in place, as it’s come to be known—the feeling is understandable. Homes are not simply physical structures. They are havens, spaces where people find comfort and rest, and where you have spent years creating memories.
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. (Not to mention, exercise helps combat depression in seniors.)
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.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices that America’s military personnel have made to protect this country from foreign aggression. In West Seattle, there are many ways to celebrate the holiday alongside your friends and family. Whether you’re looking to reverently honor veterans and fallen heroes or enjoy the life made possible by their sacrifice, there are numerous Memorial Day events in Seattle to consider.
Deciding if a 55 plus community is the right senior housing situation for you or your loved one is only the first step in fashioning an optimal plan for your future. From there, you also have to determine which active adult community in Washington State is the right fit for your budget and lifestyle preferences.
As you get older, certain responsibilities begin to fall away, such as work and raising children. This leaves more time for you to spend on the activities you enjoy, such as volunteering, pursuing your hobbies, or getting out on the town.
Many people consider independent living as the start of the senior living care continuum, but now adults who desire senior housing without necessarily needing healthcare services have the option to share their golden years with their peers at 55 plus communities.