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Summer Activities for Active Seniors to Enjoy

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on May 2, 2022 8:00:00 AM
The sun will be out soon so time to find meaningful ways to enjoy it! The approach of the spring and summer seasons is a great invitation to venture out and try new things offered in the area. There are plenty of seasonal activities and events in every region. Our extra-long days and comfortable summer temperatures are perfect for outdoor activities that aren’t available during the cooler months. The limited time availability makes them special and fun.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Things To Do, Senior Health

Top 9 Physical Activities for Seniors

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Balloon volleyball, anyone? Care for an afternoon stroll? Exercise evolves at every stage of life, and retirement is no exception. Physical activity supports mental health and guards against a host of physical ailments such as heart disease and diabetes. Everyone enters their golden years with different backgrounds, skill levels, and physical limitations, but many older adults search for new ways to stay physically active in retirement.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

7 Ways to Connect with Your Adult Parent

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Feb 28, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Adult child and parent relationships change with every season in a family’s life. It’s normal to talk to your parents daily, and it’s normal to have a strained relationship with your adult parent. Many people feel the pull to spend time with their parents and grandparents as they age. Not everyone is sure where to start. We’ve watched lots of families interact over the years and have compiled a list of some of our favorite ideas for spending time with your adult parent.
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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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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

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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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

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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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

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

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