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How To Move Forward After Becoming a Widow or Widower

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 29, 2021 12:57:26 PM
A spouse is one of the hardest people to lose. You shared a life, leaned on one another and made decisions together. Some couples have been together for decades and are no longer used to a life without their other half or to living alone. How do you move forward after the death of a spouse? It is not easy, but it’s definitely possible to still find meaning, purpose and happiness in your life. Some actions can help with the transition and Daystar is here to help you find a new place in this difficult transition.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Apartment Living & Dining for 55+ Seniors in West Seattle

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 20, 2021 9:10:57 AM
If you’re living in a 55+ apartment in West Seattle, you’re not limited by the types of foods and meals you can enjoy (apart from potential COVID dining restrictions). You have numerous options available to you, whether you want to make a meal yourself or have someone else make it for you. And various options can take into account specialty dietary needs you may have while providing complete overall nutrition. Here at Daystar we want to share the variety of options that you may not even realize can make eating nutritious meals an easy and convenient task. Take a look at some meal options below for seniors in apartments in the West Seattle area.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

What’s the Right Time To Move To Assisted Living In West Seattle?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Apr 1, 2021 5:00:00 PM
Deciding to move into an assisted living community in West Seattle is a big decision—not to mention a highly personal and often emotional one.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

How Much Do Senior Apartments near Seattle Cost?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Mar 26, 2021 10:21:48 AM
As you prepare for the next chapter of your life, one of the first—and most important—things to figure out is your housing arrangement.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

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

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

How We're Keeping Residents Engaged During COVID-19

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 19, 2020 9:30:00 AM
  Despite the additional precautionary measures Daystar staff and residents are taking for their health and safety, retirement campus life hasn't come to a complete standstill! We like to have fun while keeping it safe, and so do our residents. Here's just a bit of what we've been up to lately...
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Questions to Ask When Preparing to Tour an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Sep 29, 2020 11:30:00 AM
If your parent is ready to move into an assisted living facility, you may already be looking at possible locations that are close to your home in Washington State. While being near at hand is a convenient choice for visiting and socializing, make sure you investigate each community thoroughly before making your choice. We have compiled the ultimate list of tips, tricks, and questions to ask during your tour to make this transition easier for you and your loved one.
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7 Things to Do with Grandparents Online

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Sep 16, 2020 2:52:00 PM
With many retirement communities in the Seattle area still monitoring and, in some cases, restricting the presence of visitors on campus because of COVID-19, families continue relying on technology to stay connected.
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Seniors' Top 10 Fears of Aging: Senior Living 101

Posted by Robyn Huetter on May 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM
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 over 55 fear most. Knowing the most common fears will help you open a discussion with your parents about their concerns.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

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