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Five Senior Friendly Spring Activities in Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 28, 2019 12:07:00 PM
There's no place quite as glorious as Seattle in spring! If you're waiting impatiently for winter to end it's the perfect time to make plans for the warmer weather. Here are five senior friendly spring activities you can enjoy in and around Seattle, so start planning your next adventure now!
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

What to Do With Your Belongings When Moving to a Senior Community

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 12, 2019 9:14:00 AM
If you've made the decision to move to a senior community you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed as you prepare to move. You're probably downsizing from a larger home to an apartment, and it's hard to figure out what to do with decades of belongings. Here's a battle plan to help you through this challenge and make your move more enjoyable.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

Certified Aging in Place Remodel or Assisted Living - A Comparison

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 4, 2019 7:44:00 AM
If you're wondering whether you should remodel your home to make it more senior friendly and safe or to move to an assisted living campus you may be getting confused as to which option is the best. The truth of the matter is everyone's situation is different and you should weigh the pros and cons of each before making your decision. Here's a look at three key areas you should examine before you decide.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

Solo Activities for Seniors, Rain or Shine

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jan 28, 2019 3:01:00 PM
While socializing is an important part of life it's easy to forget that alone time is just as important. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely and bored; it can be a fulfilling and productive time. Here are some activities you can do solo whether it's raining or sunny outside.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, Active Senior Living

How to Decide if Independent Living in a Community is Right for You

Posted by Jim Fuller on Nov 29, 2018 11:38:00 AM
If you're like most people you've looked forward to retirement for a long time. Now that it's getting close or arrived though, you may begin to wonder just how you want to spend it. Independent living in a community is one option, so here's some help in deciding if it's a viable option for your lifestyle.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Selecting a Retirement Community, West Seattle Senior Retirement Options, Senor Living Advice, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Retirement Planning in West Seattle, West Seattle retirement community, Independent Living Choices, finding a retirement community

Seven Senior Friendly Activities to do in the Rain in Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 20, 2018 10:40:00 AM
Let's face it: Seattle has a lot of rainy days, especially when winter rolls around. Luckily, the city also has many inside things to do that will keep you occupied when it's too wet to go outside. Here's a list of seven senior friendly things to do on a rainy day in Seattle:
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Tags: Active Senior Living

Five Senior Friendly Activities to do Before Fall Arrives

Posted by Jim Fuller on Aug 13, 2018 10:39:00 AM
Summer is coming to a close and pretty soon it'll be time to pull out the umbrellas and sweaters before the rain and snow arrives. If you want to get some more fun in before the warm weather ends here are five things to do before autumn arrives!
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Tags: elderly parents, Active Senior Living

Musicians and Senior Living

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jul 23, 2018 9:32:00 AM
If you're a musician or would like to learn to play an instrument you may be wondering if assisted living is the right choice for your lifestyle. You may be surprised to learn there are many ways playing an instrument can help not just you but your neighbors, too!
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Tags: Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, West Seattle retirement community, retirement community amenities

12 Tips for Touring Independent Living Communities

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 24, 2018 7:44:00 AM
If you're thinking about an independent living community as your retirement home there's a good chance you'll quickly become overwhelmed by glossy brochures and overzealous sales pitches. Before you make appointments to tour the communities on your list it's important to have a good grasp of what to look for when you tour. Here are a dozen tips to help you do just that.
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7 Steps to Becoming Your Parent's Power of Attorney

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 20, 2018 9:19:00 AM
A power of attorney gives you the legal oversight of your parent's financial and medical decisions. The laws concerning power of attorney are clearly defined in order to prevent elder fraud: in order to grant you power of attorney your parent must be of sound mind. There are different types of power of attorney but the most common for seniors is a durable power of attorney, which grants you the right to manage all of your parent's affairs should they become unable to do so. If your parent is suffering from dementia you will probably need to have the court appoint you conservator of their estate. Here are the basic steps you'll need to take in order to become your parents' power of attorney:
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