It’s important to think about how you feel after you eat. Do you feel sluggish and bloated, or energized and light? This is where the mindfulness of eating comes into play. By paying attention to how connected our stomach is to our brain, our bodies and our outlook on life, through small changes each day, we can reach our health goals in this new year.
The Journey of Moving to a Community
Searching for a retirement community may be filled with mixed emotions. We hope to ease this journey with providing you enough information to help guide your decision. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions as a preliminary guide or contact us through phone, email or form. We are here to help navigate this transition.
There are many reasons why pricing is not easy to find when you’re researching senior living communities without first sitting down with a representative. Part One of this Two-Part series will discuss the financial impact of senior living and ways to pay for it.
We understand that navigating a move to a senior living community can be difficult. Here are 10 tips to help you choose the best facility for you. We also strongly encourage on-site visits to get that "sense" of the environment you cannot pick up from a brochure, website or phone call.
Knowing when the time might be right to make the move to assisted living can be filled with emotion and conflict. By following a few guidelines, we hope to provide a clear path towards that personal decision.
For many, the holidays are a time of joy, but for some, this time of year can be especially difficult. Finding ways to cope with the heightened demands of holiday gatherings while providing care for loved ones, is key to surviving the season.
Aging in place can take a physical and emotional toll that can be anything but idyllic. Increasingly, adult children are caught choosing between taking on increasing care-giving duties, or convincing a parent to move. When searching for that “right place” to age in place, look for a community that promotes the physical and psychological well-being of its community residents on a daily basis.
Loneliness can be a killer — an array of studies have found that it leaves us more likely to die from heart disease and makes us more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, high blood pressure, suicide, even the common cold. So what can we do about feeling isolated as we age? Read on...
There is a growing body of impressive research showing that our attitudes toward aging affect our health, our resilience in the face of adversity, and our very survival. Positive attitudes about aging may be the secret to living long and healthy lives - an actual Fountain of Youth!
New studies shine a light on physical and mental fitness as it relates to the aging process, and the results are impressive. We see people not only living longer, but living healthier, longer.
Caring for your loved one at home, as long as possible, may be your goal. Not only does the guilt of moving mom or dad weigh heavy on caregivers, but the adult you’re caring for may be resisting the move. So, what does "for as long as possible" really mean? How do you know when it's time? What help is available?
When family becomes caregivers, then friendships take a new role with aging seniors, and those friends become more important to overall health and happiness.
Downsizing & Moving
With any move, you are leaving the comforts of your home that are familiar and comforting, and sometimes your known support network of people and places. These departures come with great uncertainty. Here are some tips we’ve learned while helping other residents of The Springs Living navigate their big move.
When it comes time to have “the talk” with your parents about assisted living, it can feel daunting. How will mom or dad respond? It’s human nature to avoid talking about things that make us uncomfortable, so how do you have this conversation? We've provided eight guidelines that may help facilitate and ease the conversation.
Having loads of “stuff” is nothing new to the American way of life, especially for adults who’ve raised families in a home for years. Eventually, you’ll need to go through all the things you've accumulated and downsize. We've included five tips to begin the downsizing process.
Tips to help your loved one make the transition from "home" to senior living
Leaving a home is always bittersweet, especially for seniors who may be downsizing or leaving a family home that holds many memories. At the same time, it can be liberating - with less stuff and chores, people can begin living a simpler life full of the activities they enjoy.
Finding your purpose in 2021 and making real, tangible goals is a way to start the year fresh and with renewed optimism about what the future can bring.
When we asked our residents and employees what they have resolved to do in 2020, the overwhelming majority of them said they would be spending more time volunteering. As it turns out, when you volunteer to help others, you help yourself as well. So during this season of New Year resolutions we ask you to look outside yourself and explore how you may help others more.
New Year's resolutions date back over 4,000 years and we continue to make them. Do they change over the course of our lives?
People living with dementia experience the same range of emotions as at any other time in their lives. Their experience includes periods of difficulty and unrest, but they also experience moments of great joy, moments of pleasure, and feelings of contentment. It’s important for both residents and their families to have the tools and support to walk this journey together.
Family-separation during this COVID-19 pandemic has become one of the most difficult challenges of sheltering in place for many Americans, especially those with fragile immune systems or those without family living under the same roof. For this reason, it’s incredibly important that we all do our best to stay in touch virtually until we can be together again in person. Here are some suggestions to make the most of your online get-togethers.
While the visitor restrictions for senior living communities are still in place, we are finding ways to keep families connected even during difficult times. We can come together with something that we feel springs eternal -- hope.