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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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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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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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Things For Seniors To Do in the Seattle Area

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Feb 12, 2020 11:44:00 AM
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.
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Is Remodeling or Retirement Community the Best Senior Living Option?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Dec 17, 2019 9:13:00 AM
Seniors who are preparing for retirement are usually faced with a dilemma: is it better to remodel their existing house for aging in place or to move into a retirement community? Many seniors prefer to stay in their home, as leaving home is often one of seniors’ biggest fears, but they may want to consider remodeling in a way that makes aging in place more comfortable for them. On the other hand, they may want to consider what perks and added conveniences they will be missing out on by not moving into a retirement community instead.
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Tags: Senior Finances, Senior Living 101

Retirement Community Living: 10 Tips for Building Relationships

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on May 21, 2019 3:23:00 PM
If you are moving into a retirement community in Seattle (or someone you love is), there’s more involved than just changing locations. One of the biggest challenges for seniors who move is making new friends. And yet, those relationships are what make a retirement community a real community. Frankly, many of us find building relationships a little harder as we grow older. Senior isolation is unfortunately very common, especially for those who are shy and moving into a community where they don’t know anyone.
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Is It Time For a Professional Caregiver? 9 Signs To Watch For

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on May 18, 2018 3:53:00 PM
At Daystar Retirement Village, we talk with families all the time who are trying to make difficult decisions about how to best care for their loved one, or how to ensure that their loved one is getting the care he or she needs.
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Count Your Blessings With a Gratitude Jar

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jan 9, 2013 6:30:00 AM
When the weather turns cold in these winter months, many people often find ample time for reflection. Put that energy to good use and consider creating a place to record what you’re thankful for on a daily basis. Not only could the practice bring a way to lift your spirits or supply uplifting stories to share with your neighbors at Daystar, but research suggests that it could also increase your energy levels.
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