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The Best Dogs for Seniors: Which Breed Fits Your Lifestyle?

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Nov 17, 2020 11:54:00 AM
Dogs make good companions for people in all stages of life, as they provide numerous emotional and health benefits to their owners, regardless of age.
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Tips for Self-Isolating as a Senior in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 5, 2020 10:20:00 AM
As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on in Washington and around the nation, individuals of all ages are being encouraged to follow a variety of social practices to help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging: Senior Living 101

Posted by Robyn Huetter on May 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM
One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors over 55 fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Apr 7, 2020 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. Movement has so many benefits. Researchers have shown that regular exercise can boost memory, metabolism and, of course, mobility. (Not to mention, exercise helps combat depression in seniors.)
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Biggest Challenges with Independent Living Communities

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jan 7, 2020 7:09:00 AM
Not all senior living communities are the same: Each has its own unique atmosphere, amenities and policies designed to accommodate seniors who are ready for a new lifestyle.
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6 Reasons to Retire in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Nov 21, 2019 9:32:00 AM
If the time for your retirement is approaching, you are facing one very important and life-changing decision: Where will I retire? Proximity to family generally tops the list of determining factors for many retirees, but there are other things to consider as well when planning for your future. Ideally, the place you choose to live in retirement will possess a favorable climate, an abundance of human services, reasonable cost of living, cultural and recreational resources, and other benefits.
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2019 Survey Concludes Several Benefits to Retirement Community Living

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 5, 2019 9:17:49 AM
As people age, they have different options to consider when selecting a place to live. The goal is finding somewhere they will feel supported physically, mentally, and emotionally during the later years of their lives. For some people, the decision may be heavily influenced by health needs and financial considerations. Others stick to what they know.
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10 Benefits to Independent Living for Seniors

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Aug 2, 2019 10:37:41 AM
  Are you wondering if a senior independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle? Once you're ready to downsize, you may find your choices overwhelming. But to make the decision easier, consider what perks independent living has to offer. Here are the 10 benefits to independent living for seniors.  
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Discover the Benefits Of Seated Tai Chi In West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jul 18, 2019 10:31:00 AM
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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The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jun 27, 2019 10:01:24 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey results are in for 2018! Genworth has been a leader in long term care services for over 145 years and has produced the Cost of Care Survey for the past 15 years. The survey is designed to give you the financial big picture when planning for current or future retirement care needs. Within, you can see average costs as well as projected costs for care giving services in each state. We wanted to help you compare those costs with what it would cost for similar and better services at Daystar Retirement Village.
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