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7 Ways to Make New Friends After Retirement

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Feb 1, 2022 9:00:00 AM
The challenge of making and keeping friends grows as we exit school, where our peers constantly surround us. Most adults make friends naturally as they move through the world. At work, during hobbies, in the neighborhood, familiarity, and common ground breed friendship. Retirement removes us from at least one of these connections, work, and possibly others if you are relocating or moving to a retirement community. It’s normal to feel at odds or a little socially awkward as these natural opportunities for friendship change. Luckily, the way into friendship and connection hasn’t changed. It is still based on common ground and shared experience.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Technologies for Seniors that Make Life Much Easier

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jan 20, 2022 8:00:00 AM
We all live in a technology-saturated world, and new developments in technology often aim to make our lives easier. Seniors deserve the benefits that can come with augmenting their daily routines with technology, but they may also be reluctant to learn about new devices or systems. Luckily, extra help, practice, the correct tech tools, and support can ensure that your senior becomes confident engaging with these products which are designed to make their lives easier.
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How to Help Aging Parents That Refuse Care

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jan 7, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Old age comes for us all if we’re lucky. Many older adults experience an eventual decline in their ability to take care of their daily living needs. For some adults, the feeling of lost independence triggers new and perhaps unexpected emotions that can make the conversation around care tricky for everyone involved. Whether your loved one is showing signs of dementia or needs help with personal care, admitting these things can be tough for everyone involved.
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Navigating the Holidays With Your Aging Parents

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Dec 13, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Regardless of whether you’re planning on a low-key holiday season or looking forward to throwing yourself into the myriad of holiday festivities, including senior family members can add a new dimension to your planning.
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The 7 Best Retirement Communities in Washington State

Posted by Jan Wieder on Dec 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM
If you or your senior loved one is approaching the need for greater support in daily living, you may be sorting through mountains of information about retirement community options in Washington State. As one of the top retirement destinations in the country, we are well aware that Washington has an excellent array of reputable communities with unique offerings and strengths.
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Questions to Ask Your Senior’s Caregiver

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 18, 2021 8:24:09 AM
Picking the person or people who will help you or your senior loved one on a regular basis can be a daunting task. Beyond verifying that this new individual is qualified for the job, finding the right fit for each senior’s needs and temperament makes such a difference.
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What is a Healthy Weight for Seniors and How Do You Maintain it?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 10, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Helping your senior loved one to achieve and maintain a healthy weight can be confusing and daunting!  As in any other overwhelming task, by measuring your current state and setting reasonable goals to reach a bigger target is the ticket to success.  We’re here to help you break it down and stay on track!
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

30 Questions to Ask Your Parent About Your Family Tree

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Our older loved ones are a treasure trove of family lore and important information!  Whether you are chatting from a distance or are able to meet in person, engaging them in conversation about the family tree is one great way to change up the topics of discussion and access fond memories!  It also provides vital information that may impact your health decisions or richen your sense of self with connections to people and places you hadn’t considered. Reminiscing with someone else can be a favorite pastime for many seniors. Because memories of routine or long-ago tasks are coded in the brain differently than events that have recently happened, many seniors are able to provide greater detail or engagement when asked about yesteryear!  When you walk with your loved ones through memory lane, you never know what you might discover! 
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4 Ways Senior Living Boosts Mental Health

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 20, 2021 1:22:14 PM
With the onset of the sunset years, comes the fears of aging, including concerns over declining physical health and mental well-being. You may find yourself trying to figure out how to cope with aging and dealing with feeling retired and depressed. There are many aspects of senior life that can negatively impact your mental health such as isolation, loneliness, medication, restricted mobility, and a lack of independence. Your life may have changed greatly from how it was when you were younger, and these changes can take a toll on your mental health.
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Which Indoor Plants Fit Your Senior Lifestyle?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM
No matter which type of senior housing you live in or are considering moving into, small indoor plants give you a way to decorate your space and connect with nature while you’re indoors. It’s important to have a space you can call your own, especially when you have lost some of your independence during the aging process. So, think of small ways to decorate and fill your space with colors and items that make you happy, such as living plants.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

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