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How to Prevent Common Senior Scams

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jun 20, 2019 3:59:08 PM
Seniors are victims of fraud more and more in recent years. Unfortunately, seniors are more susceptible to scams, due to increased likelihood of boredom, expendable income, and dementia; not to mention, seniors who did not grow up with technology are easier to be thrown off their guard in the digital space, where many senior scams take place.
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Retirement Community Living in West Seattle: What Can I Afford?

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jun 3, 2019 8:17:00 AM
Originally published in October of 2018; updated and expanded in June of 2019. One of the most commonly asked questions we get is, “What retirement community can I afford in Seattle?” Your exact cost for living in a Seattle retirement community will of course vary depending on if you are going for Independent Living versus Assisted Living, the size and features of your apartment, and any added personal care services.
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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 18, 2019 1:07:00 PM
Originally published in June 2013; revised and expanded in May of 2019 Here’s the thing about low impact exercises: they can have high impact results, especially for seniors. At Daystar Retirement Village, we promote an active lifestyle because we know that movement has so many benefits. Researchers have shown that regular exercise can boost memory, metabolism and, of course, mobility.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Active Senior Living, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, retirement community amenities

Elderly Nutrition Tips: Best Foods for Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 13, 2019 11:36:00 AM
Everyone these days hears about how we need to eat lots of healthy foods – what does that mean for us – and especially for our senior population?
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10 Benefits to Independent Living

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 6, 2019 3:36:40 PM
Are you wondering if an independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle? Once you're ready to downsize you may find your choices overwhelming, so here's a quick look at 10 benefits to independent living communities.
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Financial Planning for Long Term Senior Care

Posted by Marlene Williams on Apr 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM
Finances can be tough to manage in old age when there are so many unknowns. Running out of money is actually on the list of the Top 10 Senior Fears.  Even those who diligently saved can have unexpected expenses. This blog will help you or your loved ones with financial solutions for a variety of situations including:
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices

5 Questions to Ask About Staff at an Assisted Living Home

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jul 26, 2016 6:00:00 AM
If your parent is ready to move into an assisted living facility, you may already be looking at possible locations that are close to home. While being near at hand is a convenient choice for visiting and socializing, make sure you investigate each facility thoroughly before making your choice. While a lovely apartment, tons of activities and beautiful grounds certainly can sway your opinion between one assisted living community and another, the staff could make or break it. One of the most important parts of the due diligence you’ll do is on the staff who will take care of your parent, yet this is often overlooked. Here are five things to check about staff at an assisted living facility.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Levels of Care

On-Site Health Providers Keep Seniors Healthy and Happy in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 25, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Our goal at Daystar Retirement Village is to help our residents live healthy, happy lives and reduce the need, as far as possible, for medical interventions. Of course we all appreciate our doctors and medical professionals, but the less time spent in waiting rooms, the better.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Independent Living Choices

Helping a loved one adjust to assisted living in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on Dec 23, 2015 11:30:00 AM
So, your loved one has made the decision to move to assisted living, and you want to help make the adjustment period as smooth as possible. What can you do?
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Assisted Living in West Seattle, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Independent Living Choices

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