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Defeating the Anger of Aging

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jul 26, 2018 9:35:00 AM
We've all seen the stereotypes of the grouchy old man or the crabby old lady but in reality Americans are living longer and healthier than ever. If you or a loved one is experiencing the anger of aging you should become proactive: find the root of the problem and take steps to defeat it.
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Musicians and Senior Living

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jul 23, 2018 9:32:00 AM
If you're a musician or would like to learn to play an instrument you may be wondering if assisted living is the right choice for your lifestyle. You may be surprised to learn there are many ways playing an instrument can help not just you but your neighbors, too!
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Assisted Living for Couples

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jul 18, 2018 9:31:51 AM
Many couples spend decades as a happily married pair until one or the other faces failing health and their partner becomes overwhelmed by caregiving. Before you encourage your parents to separate due to medical issues take a look at assisted living communities that encourage partners to continue their lives together.
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Can Those Dance Classes Improve Your Health

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 26, 2018 12:53:00 PM
Dance classes can be fun and a great way to socialize, but did you know they can actually make you healthier too? That's right; according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) dancing can make a significant improvement in your muscle strength, endurance, and balance. It has many other benefits, too! 
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The Importance of Bathroom Handrails for Seniors

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Are your parents safe in their own home?
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POLST Ensures End-of-Life Choices for Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 24, 2016 11:30:00 AM
None of us like to think about it, but if something catastrophic happens to you and you cannot make decisions for yourself, someone else will have to make decisions for you. In most cases, that’s a spouse or child. 
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Great Movies for Grownups in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Mar 10, 2016 11:30:00 AM
In February, residents at Daystar Retirement Village enjoyed gathering for a pre-Oscars discussion of the Academy Award nominations with guest speaker Lance Rhoades. Then, we gathered again to watch the awards show itself on February 28. Many of our residents are regular movie goers, so they had seen quite a few of the nominated movies or performances. It made for a very fun evening.  
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Daystar Retirement Village supports new habits for seniors in 2016

Posted by Jim Fuller on Feb 4, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Having a hard time sticking with those new years resolutions? It’s the beginning of February and already 36% of have already dropped the resolution.
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Self-Compassion Necessary in Caregiving Decisions in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jan 27, 2016 11:30:00 AM
According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, about 44 million Americans provide 37 billion hours of unpaid care each year to family members who are ill, disabled or elderly. In many cases, those caregivers are providing 24/7 care, but the average is closer to about 25 hours per week.
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Selling a Home to Finance Senior Living May Make Sense in West Seattle

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jan 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Holding on to a house you no longer need makes as much sense as wearing a life vest to go for a walk. What’s the point?
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