Daystar Senior Living Blog

Walking Solutions For Seniors In West Seattle

Posted by Ed Carr RN on Dec 26, 2013 10:30:00 AM

With the Winter Solstice past us, the days will eventually be getting longer and warmer, but for now it’s still cold and dark. It’s tempting to hibernate, but getting outside for a walk might be just what you need to brighten your mood and boost your energy.

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Topics: Healthy Seniors in West Seattle, walking, exercise, West Seattle Assisted Living, West Seattle Independent Living

Connecting With Grandkids Online At Daystar Retirement Village

Posted by Alan Cranford on Dec 20, 2013 9:30:00 AM

If you became a parent in the 1950s, 60s, or 70s, you probably remember how expensive long distance calls were, and how hard it could be to get your child to say hello to a relative over the phone. Trying to cajole a 3-year-old into saying, “Hi Grandma,” while mentally calculating the cost of the call, made for some stressful conversations.

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Topics: videophones, video conference, Seniors and Technology, West Seattle Assisted Living, West Seattle Independent Living

How Do You Know If Your Parent Is Safe? Signs To Look For In Residential Care

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Dec 15, 2013 6:00:00 AM

The decision to move an aging parent into an assisted living facility is seldom an easy one. While the easiest path may be to leave Mom or Dad in their current home, that may not be the most responsible choice. At some point, the need for a safe and secure situation for an aging parent becomes the overriding consideration and assisted living might be the best option.

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Topics: West Seattle Assisted Living, Senior Living Advice, Senior Caregiver Resources, Healthy Seniors in Federal Way

5 Festive Films For Seniors In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Dec 11, 2013 10:30:00 AM

This is a great time of year to be a resident at Daystar Retirement Village—decorations are up, holiday music is in the air and the calendar is packed with fun and exciting seasonal activities. Our Daystar staff enjoys doing everything we can to create a joyful atmosphere for the winter festivities.

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Topics: movies, West Seattle Assisted Living, West Seattle Independent Living

7 Suggestions For Surviving the Holidays With Less Stress In West Seattle

Posted by Kemberli Greco on Dec 9, 2013 10:30:00 AM

As much as we might want the holidays to be happy, for many of us the more apt adjective is “stressful.” If you’re a caregiver and part of that sandwich generation where you have elderly parents to care for and children still at home, the holidays can be especially difficult.

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Topics: Senor Caregiver Resources, West Seattle Assisted Living, Senior Living Advice, West Seattle Independent Living

Paying For Assisted Living In West Seattle If the House Hasn’t Sold

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Dec 4, 2013 7:05:00 AM

For many seniors considering a move to assisted living, the question of how to pay for it all looms large.

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Topics: Retirement Living Options, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, Cost of Senior Living in West Seattle, West Seattle Assisted Living, Senior Living Advice, West Seattle Independent Living