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Can Life Insurance Help Pay For Long Term Senior Care?

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 8, 2018 11:48:00 AM
When you hear "long-term care" many people assume it refers to medical needs but that's not what the phrase means. Most long-term care is for basic personal needs, which are referred to as Activities of Daily Living (ADL) by medical professionals. ADL means the tasks of everyday living such as:
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Tags: Senior Education, Senior Finances, Retirement Planning in West Seattle

Going Online Can Boost Mental Health For Seniors In West Seattle

Posted by Vanessa Malo on Jun 9, 2014 9:05:00 AM
We all know the Information Superhighway can be a confusing, distracting road to travel but it can get us where we need to go. Scientists tell us that older Americans who spend time on the Internet are 30 percent less likely to experience depression than those who don’t. It’s an interesting finding, since much of what we read is about the dangers of the Internet. Well, it turns out that the dangers are real, too. Internet scams are a real concern, as is the threat of social isolation if someone goes online to the exclusion of face-to-face meetings.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Seniors and Technology, Senior Education, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living, Independent Living Choices, retirement community amenities

Preserving Memories And Telling Stories In West Seattle

Posted by Vanessa Malo on Jul 18, 2013 10:30:00 AM
Once you’ve reached the second half of a life well lived, you have decades worth of experiences—stories of travel and adventure; of struggles and triumphs; of births and weddings. One of the joys of being older having a lifetime’s worth of memories to enjoy and share with others. There are many ways that you can savor, celebrate, and preserve these memories, and many ways that Daystar Retirement Village can help you do it!
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Senior Education, West Seattle Senior Retirement Options, Senor Living Advice, Independent Living Choices

West Seattle Is a Great Place For Seniors To Get Creative And Express Themselves

Posted by Heather McCallum on Jul 11, 2013 3:55:00 PM
Earlier this year the National Endowment for the Arts released an interesting white paper titled, “The Arts and Aging: Building the Science.” The 40-page report considers the many health benefits of engaging older Americans in music, theater, creative writing, dance or nearly any other creative activity.
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Tags: Assisted Living in West Seattle, Senior Education, West Seattle Community Events, Senor Living Advice, Independent Living Choices

How To Acknowledge the Loss Of a Spouse

Posted by Ed Carr RN on May 1, 2013 4:06:00 PM
The death of a spouse is a life-altering experience. At Daystar Retirement Village in West Seattle, we know that losing a lifetime companion changes everything. Being part of a supportive community is essential, but our culture doesn’t always support open discussions of death and dying.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, elderly parents, Senior Education, Senor Living Advice, Healthy Seniors in West Seattle Living

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