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7 Things to Do with Grandma and Grandpa Online

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Sep 16, 2020 2:52:00 PM
With many retirement communities in the Seattle area still monitoring and, in some cases, restricting the presence of visitors on campus because of COVID-19, families continue relying on technology to stay connected.
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Prioritizing Resident & Staff Well-being Amid COVID-19

Posted by Jan Wieder on Aug 11, 2020 2:03:00 PM
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed enormous pressure and a variety of challenges on senior living communities, staff members and residents. During the past few months, the priority at Daystar Retirement Community has been protecting the safety and wellness of everyone on campus in accordance with our mission and values.
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Tips for Self-Isolating as a Senior in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on in Washington and around the nation, individuals of all ages are being encouraged to follow a variety of social practices to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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How to Improve Senior Mental Health During Times of Isolation

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jul 2, 2020 2:11:00 PM
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been challenging for all demographics. For seniors in the West Seattle area, however, the detrimental impact is twofold in that this demographic is particularly at-risk of the virus, as well as the self-isolation begat by the statewide Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.
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Dehydration Facts for Seniors in Washington

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jun 12, 2020 2:14:58 PM
Dehydration is a concern for people of all ages, but seniors and those with certain chronic illnesses are particularly at-risk, even during the more temperate summer months in Seattle.
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How We're Keeping Residents Engaged During COVID-19

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on May 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM
  Despite the additional precautionary measures Daystar staff and residents are taking for their health and safety, retirement campus life hasn't come to a complete standstill! We like to have fun while keeping it safe, and so do our residents. Here's just a bit of what we've been up to lately...
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Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging

Posted by Robyn Huetter on May 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM
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.
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How to Structure Your Day as a Caregiver

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 21, 2020 10:03:00 AM
Being a caregiver is stressful, and it's vital to your own well being that you structure your days to provide the best care with the least amount of stress on both you and your parent. 
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The Pros and Cons of Seniors Living Alone at Home

Posted by Marlene Williams on Apr 16, 2020 9:07:00 AM
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.
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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Apr 7, 2020 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. 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.)
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