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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

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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The 7 Best Retirement Communities in Washington State

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 23, 2020 7:09:00 AM
If you're planning to retire soon you may be overwhelmed trying to find the best retirement communities in Washington State. As one of the top retirement destinations in the country Washington has thousands of retirement destinations. That’s why we compiled a list of the 7 best senior living communities in the area.
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5 Reasons to Consider 55 Plus Community Living in West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Jan 23, 2020 11:30:00 AM
Many people consider independent living as the start of the senior living care continuum, but now adults who desire senior housing without necessarily needing healthcare services have the option to share their golden years with their peers at 55 plus communities.
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Biggest Challenges with Over 55 Senior 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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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Which Is Best for You?

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Sep 5, 2019 9:58:00 AM
  If you're ready to consider a change in your retirement lifestyle you might be getting confused by the options available. For most seniors the most perplexing is figuring out the difference between different levels of senior care. To add to the confusion is the way some communities advertise their campus, so here's a brief rundown on the differences: 
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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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