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How to Fight the Flu in the Elderly

Posted by Melodee Morris on Jul 29, 2019 9:11:27 AM
When flu season is upon us, it may take more than an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Apples are just one option in a slew of foods and activities that work together to fight the flu.
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Balance and Low Impact Exercises for Seniors

Posted by Marlene Williams on May 18, 2019 1:07:00 PM
Originally published in June 2013; revised and expanded in May of 2019 Here’s the thing about low impact exercises: they can have high impact results, especially for seniors. At Daystar Retirement Village, we promote an active lifestyle because we know that movement has so many benefits. Researchers have shown that regular exercise can boost memory, metabolism and, of course, mobility.
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Financial Planning for Long Term Senior Care

Posted by Marlene Williams on Apr 23, 2019 11:30:00 AM
Finances can be tough to manage in old age when there are so many unknowns. Running out of money is actually on the list of the Top 10 Senior Fears.  Even those who diligently saved can have unexpected expenses. This blog will help you or your loved ones with financial solutions for a variety of situations including:
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Understanding Elderly Parents: Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging

Posted by Melodee Morris on Apr 8, 2019 12:27:52 PM
One of the keys to understanding our parents as they age is to get a grasp on the things that worry them. Our parents may not talk openly about these things, but you can be assured that they think about them—a lot. A recent study conducted for the Home Instead Senior Care network identified the top 10 things seniors fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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How to Overcome Caregiver Guilt & Reduce Stress When Caring for Aging Parents

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 13, 2019 3:02:00 PM
As you care for a senior family member, you may begin to notice you don’t feel as energetic as you once did. The added work and stress of caring for aging parents and even spouses begins to take a toll on you. As a caregiver, you may be trying to manage two households and deal with your loved ones’ issues while neglecting your own needs. Taking care of yourself may seem like a luxury, but in reality, it’s essential so that you can be at your best as you continue caring for your loved one.
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Assisted Living Or In-Home Care? Comparing Costs In West Seattle

Posted by Robyn Huetter on Mar 6, 2019 5:08:00 AM
Comparing Costs in West Seattle Deciding when to move from one’s own home into a community living arrangement can be difficult. For most people, cost is a significant factor in choosing a retirement community. In fact, the cost of senior care is significant, which is why it is important to make sure that you gather as much information as possible about the pros and cons of the various senior care options.
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Five Senior Friendly Spring Activities in Seattle

Posted by Marlene Williams on Feb 28, 2019 12:07:00 PM
There's no place quite as glorious as Seattle in spring! If you're waiting impatiently for winter to end it's the perfect time to make plans for the warmer weather. Here are five senior friendly spring activities you can enjoy in and around Seattle, so start planning your next adventure now!
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What to Do With Your Belongings When Moving to a Senior Community

Posted by Marlene Williams on Feb 12, 2019 9:14:00 AM
If you've made the decision to move to a senior community you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed as you prepare to move. You're probably downsizing from a larger home to an apartment, and it's hard to figure out what to do with decades of belongings. Here's a battle plan to help you through this challenge and make your move more enjoyable.
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Certified Aging in Place Remodel or Assisted Living - A Comparison

Posted by Marlene Williams on Feb 4, 2019 7:44:00 AM
If you're wondering whether you should remodel your home to make it more senior friendly and safe or to move to an assisted living campus you may be getting confused as to which option is the best. The truth of the matter is everyone's situation is different and you should weigh the pros and cons of each before making your decision. Here's a look at three key areas you should examine before you decide.
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Solo Activities for Seniors, Rain or Shine

Posted by Marlene Williams on Jan 28, 2019 3:01:00 PM
While socializing is an important part of life it's easy to forget that alone time is just as important. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean you're lonely and bored; it can be a fulfilling and productive time. Here are some activities you can do solo whether it's raining or sunny outside.
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