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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

30 Questions to Ask Your Parent About Your Family Tree

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Nov 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Our older loved ones are a treasure trove of family lore and important information!  Whether you are chatting from a distance or are able to meet in person, engaging them in conversation about the family tree is one great way to change up the topics of discussion and access fond memories!  It also provides vital information that may impact your health decisions or richen your sense of self with connections to people and places you hadn’t considered. Reminiscing with someone else can be a favorite pastime for many seniors. Because memories of routine or long-ago tasks are coded in the brain differently than events that have recently happened, many seniors are able to provide greater detail or engagement when asked about yesteryear!  When you walk with your loved ones through memory lane, you never know what you might discover! 
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

4 Ways Senior Living Boosts Mental Health

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 20, 2021 1:22:14 PM
With the onset of the sunset years, comes the fears of aging, including concerns over declining physical health and mental well-being. You may find yourself trying to figure out how to cope with aging and dealing with feeling retired and depressed. There are many aspects of senior life that can negatively impact your mental health such as isolation, loneliness, medication, restricted mobility, and a lack of independence. Your life may have changed greatly from how it was when you were younger, and these changes can take a toll on your mental health.
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Which Indoor Plants Fit Your Senior Lifestyle?

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Oct 6, 2021 8:00:00 AM
No matter which type of senior housing you live in or are considering moving into, small indoor plants give you a way to decorate your space and connect with nature while you’re indoors. It’s important to have a space you can call your own, especially when you have lost some of your independence during the aging process. So, think of small ways to decorate and fill your space with colors and items that make you happy, such as living plants.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Senior Health

Dementia & Your Parent: What You Need To Do Before It's Too Late

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Sep 23, 2021 5:00:00 PM
As your parent ages, it’s good to check for signs of dementia. While certain changes in your parent could be related to normal aging, it’s possible that some of them are experiencing early signs of dementia. Discovering dementia in its early phases helps you be proactive before the dementia gets worse.
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Be Sure to Steer Clear of These 7 Latest Senior Scams

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Sep 9, 2021 8:00:00 AM
If you’ve ever believed a scam, you’re not alone. Scammers are smart in their approach. They often mimic real government agencies or corporations, and they tend to play on fear to keep you from thinking straight. It’s not your fault if you believe them, but it’s good to be aware of them. Awareness helps you be ready, so you’re less likely to fall for the next scam.
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Doctor Recommended Anxiety Coping Strategies for Seniors

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Aug 26, 2021 9:30:00 AM
Isolation, lack of social support, health concerns, and other factors may contribute to feelings of anxiety in seniors. Although this feeling is normal, this is not something to keep secretive or should be handled on your own. It’s good to recognize and acknowledge anxiety, then find healthy ways to cope with that anxiety.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

How You Can Help Your Senior Loved-One Cope with Grief

Posted by Daystar Retirement Village on Aug 13, 2021 11:02:39 AM
Grief may become a more common part of life as a person gets older, especially since they are more likely to lose aging friends, family members, and even a spouse in time. But that doesn’t make the transition of losing someone any easier. If anything, it may mean your senior loved one could use some extra support managing the difficulties of grief.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Caregiver Tips, Senior Health

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