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Creating New Traditions For Your New Life In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Dec 18, 2014 11:30:00 AM
Family traditions are important, but they can’t last forever. Even traditions that are handed down from generation to generation evolve and adapt to changing circumstances.
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10 Tips For Creating a Stress-Free Holiday In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Oct 16, 2014 10:00:00 AM
Autumn is one of my favorite seasons. Summer is over and fall routines have settled into place. There are no major holidays on the calendar, but there is plenty to appreciate, from abundant produce in the Farmers’ Market to spectacular tree-lined streets ablaze in red, yellow and orange. In some ways, October is the calm before the storm….of holiday expectations. As with so many things, when it comes to holiday stress and/or depression, the best cure is prevention. Once you are already stressed out, trying to regroup and recalibrate can be hard.
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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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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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Staying Young-At-Heart In West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Jun 11, 2014 11:30:00 AM
Did you see the news last month that when scientists gave “young blood” to old mice, the old mice were able to run on a treadmill longer and navigate mazes more quickly? According to the Washington Post, a trio of new studies has discovered that the blood of young mice appears to reverse some of the effects of aging when put into the circulatory systems of elderly mice.
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Using Music To Fight Dementia In West Seattle Seniors

Posted by Heather McCallum on May 7, 2014 11:30:00 AM
You’ve heard it before, and perhaps you’ve even read it in this blog. If you want to promote healthy aging it’s important to stay physically active, be socially engaged and do things you enjoy. Well, making music fits the bill on all accounts.
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When parents age in West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Apr 29, 2014 9:26:00 AM
It’s been called the Silver Tsunami. It’s the specter of Baby Boomers reaching retirement age and beyond. According to some estimates, about 45 percent of the population will be aged 50 or older by 2015. It’s an especially startling statistic when you realize that in 1914 the average life expectancy in the U.S. for women was 52 years old and for men was 56 years old.
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Acceptance is key to increased happiness for seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Heather McCallum on Apr 16, 2014 10:30:00 AM
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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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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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