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Seniors In West Seattle Sing-Along To Get Happy

Posted by Heather McCallum on Sep 3, 2014 10:00:00 AM
I don't know of anything that can bring a room of people together faster than a sing-along. In the past couple weeks here at Daystar Retirement Village we've had sing-alongs of favorite hymns, favorite folk songs and popular classics. It seems like we have a sing-along just about once a week, and sometimes two or three.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Independent Living Choices, retirement community amenities

12 Reasons For Seniors To Exercise In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Jul 17, 2014 11:30:00 AM
Many of us grew up with the idea that exercise was work, and not very fun work, at that. Remember gym class when everyone had to line up and do jumping jacks and other calisthenics that seemed both pointless and humiliating? At some point in the semester someone was going to write down how many sit-ups you did, how fast you ran and whether you managed to find the strength for that one measly pull up. 
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

Tips For Making Friends After 60 In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Mar 19, 2014 10:30:00 AM
Unfortunately, losing friends is a part of growing older. Some friends will move away for personal or professional reasons, other friends may move into another phase of life with different interests, and still others will pass away.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

Assisted Living Residents Are Very Happy With Community Living

Posted by Heather McCallum on Sep 25, 2013 10:30:00 AM
Did you know that assisted living facilities have only been around for about 30 years? The biggest explosion in growth was between 1995 and 2000. According to the National Caregivers Library, there are now about 1.2 million residents living in nearly 30,000 assisted living facilities across the country.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Senor Living Advice

Farmer’s Market a Sunday Treat For Seniors In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Aug 14, 2013 10:30:00 AM
One of the joys of living in West Seattle is easy access to the West Seattle Farmer’s Market Started in 1999, this year-round market is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sundays and features more than 35 Washington State farmers and small food processors selling their own fresh-picked seasonal fruits and vegetables.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, West Seattle Community Events, Independent Living Choices

Discover the Benefits Of Seated Tai Chi In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Apr 18, 2013 1:16:00 PM
Building and maintaining endurance, strength, flexibility and balance is important for everyone, but they are particularly important for seniors who want to maintain their mobility. In 2012, the National Institutes of Health launched a program called Go4Life to help seniors focus on and track their progress in exactly those areas.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living

Growing Wheatgrass Easter Baskets In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Mar 12, 2013 8:35:00 AM
Nothing says springtime quite like a luscious, green, wheatgrass Easter Basket.
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Tags: Senor Living Advice, crafts, Active Senior Living

Walking a Garden Path Improves Focus

Posted by Heather McCallum on Jan 30, 2013 6:30:00 AM
By Heather McCallum - Activities Director
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Tags: Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living

Daystar Retirement Village: Upcoming events in Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Nov 28, 2012 6:30:00 AM
By Heather McCallum – Activities Director
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, West Seattle Community Events, Active Senior Living

Senior Exercise in Seattle: Is Tai Chi for You?

Posted by Heather McCallum on Jul 30, 2012 5:43:00 AM
by Heather McCallum – Activities Director
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living

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