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Depression Is Not a Normal Part of Aging in West Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on Sep 26, 2019 11:32:00 AM
Depression is an unsettling condition that can influence every facet of your life in a challenging way. While it is not a natural part of aging, it is common among seniors. As older adults undergo a variety of major life changes, they become more susceptible to depression.
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What Seniors Should and Shouldn't Do on Facebook

Posted by Marlene Williams on Sep 16, 2019 7:58:00 AM
Like many social media platforms, Facebook is a valuable resource for its millions of users. However, the online landscape is also a minefield of potential risks that must be conscientiously navigated.
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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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Vaccines for Seniors [A Complete Guide]

Posted by Marlene Williams on Aug 26, 2019 11:36:07 AM
  Contrary to popular belief, getting vaccinated is not just for children. Rather, adults over 65 can often benefit most from staying on top of their vaccinations. Vaccinations are just as important for seniors. 
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How to Choose a Retirement Community Near Seattle, WA

Posted by Marlene Williams on Aug 19, 2019 3:57:00 PM
With about 8,000 baby boomers in the United States reaching the age of 65 every day, you or someone you love is almost certainly nearing a stage of life when a retirement community is an appropriate option for maintaining your independence while receiving beneficial support.
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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 Marlene Williams 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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How to Fight the Flu in the Elderly

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 29, 2019 9:11:27 AM
When flu season is upon us, it may take more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Apples are just one option in a slough of foods and activities that work together to fight the flu.
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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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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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