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Top 7 Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Mar 22, 2021 3:11:29 PM
As people age, they experience changes and an overall decline to their physical strength, flexibility and mobility. Our bodies generally become stiffer, and we can develop problems balancing and walking. It can get hard to move and get around, which leads to a reduced quality of life and less independence.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Mistakes to Avoid After Pacemaker Surgery near Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Feb 25, 2021 3:20:48 PM
Recovering from any type of major surgery can be a bit stressful, even if the long-term benefits make it all worthwhile. If you are planning for a pacemaker implantation in the near future, it may help to know you’re not alone.
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Tags: Senior Health

Daystar's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic: Safe & Successful!

Posted by Jan Wieder on Feb 19, 2021 5:49:19 PM
As everyone knows, 2020 has been a tough year for retirement homes, and our residents and staff are not exempt. Whether it’s been cleaning, screening, or delivering meals to keep everyone safe, we have entered into a new normal. Any visits with families and friends have now been solely virtual, but even with all these challenges, I am happy to report our COVID free status!
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Tags: Senior Health

Journaling for Seniors: How to Get Started & How It Boosts Memory

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Feb 2, 2021 6:10:00 PM
While journaling is enjoyed by people of all ages, it can be a particularly beneficial activity for seniors. Regardless of what subjects are addressed, or even the quality of writing, journaling can contribute significantly to mental and emotional health.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Health

2021 Book Club Picks for Seniors near Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Jan 19, 2021 6:07:00 PM
Whenever you’re passionate about an activity or subject matter, it means a lot to be able to share it with other people. When you are part of a book club, you get to share both.
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Tags: Things To Do

Optimism in 2021: Better Things on the Horizon

Posted by Jan Wieder on Jan 6, 2021 7:32:00 AM
UPDATE: Since writing this post we now are allowing family visitors for residents with limited restrictions. We have also resumed in-person tours - schedule yours today!   As we look forward to the new year, I can’t help but feel optimistic. News of the vaccine certainly has given us hope that, in the not-too-distant future, there may be an end in sight to the hardships we have endured this last year.
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Your Questions Answered: Life at Daystar [& Video!]

Posted by Jan Wieder on Dec 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Here at Daystar Retirement Village, we believe transparency and honesty are integral parts of what makes our community so great for residents and staff alike. Whether you or a loved one are part of our resident family, or you're interested in life at Daystar, we're here to answer your questions.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

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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The Most Important Legal Documents to Have in Order for Aging Parents

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 9, 2020 2:34:00 PM
As your parent grows older, it’s difficult to know just what to expect, what their individual journey will look like and what unforeseen circumstances you will potentially face in the future. While you can’t mentally and emotionally prepare for everything that may come along, taking a few practical, proactive measures can help you be ready to handle the logistics.
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Gratitude Jars: Ideas for Counting Your Blessings as You Age

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 3, 2020 9:09:00 AM
Cab·in Fe·ver noun Irritability, lethargy, low moods, and similar symptoms resulting from long confinement or isolation indoors during the winter. When the weather turns cold in these winter months, many people often find themselves experiencing a 'grey' feeling. Others find this time ample for reflection. Put all of that energy to good use and consider creating a place to record what you’re thankful for on a daily basis. 
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