Christmas Games and Activities for Children and Their Grandparents

December 20, 2017 developer Comments

It’s Christmas, a wonderful time of the year, and the grandchildren are coming to visit you in your senior living community. It’s always good to see the kids, so let’s plan some fun activities for you with them. Address Christmas cards If the grandchildren are coming to visit early, and they have good handwriting, have Read more

Best Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Grandchildren

December 13, 2017 developer Comments

 Christmas is a wonderful time – we get together with our family and friends and celebrate the meaning of Christmas, and the love we share. It can also be a stressful time for many people, including those living in senior living communities. The stress can be related to holiday travel, cleaning, decorating and preparing your Read more

The Benefits of Pet Therapy for Senior People

December 6, 2017 developer Comments

Who wouldn’t enjoy the warm, unconditional love of a puppy? Owning a dog or cat can put a smile on your face and provide many benefits – physical, social and psychological. Physical benefits Lowered Blood Pressure. Studies have shown that senior citizens who own a dog or a cat have lower blood pressure, caused by Read more

Surviving and Thriving When You Lose a Spouse

November 29, 2017 developer Comments

You’ve been together a lifetime, raised a family and went through the highs and lows of everything life has to offer, together. You looked forward to retirement, visiting the children and grandchildren, and traveling the world. But now he’s gone, and you’re alone. We are all transient in this world, but knowing that does not Read more

The Main Benefits of Staying Social during Retirement

November 24, 2017 developer Comments

Those of us who are recently retired may miss the social interaction we had during our working life. Retirement offers freedom from having to work, but often loneliness may creep in. It is important to stay social, not only to prevent boredom but for your health as well. According to a study conducted at Brigham-Young Read more

Retiring in Houston: Pros and Cons for Space City Seniors

November 14, 2017 developer Comments

Looking for the best place to retire? Have you had enough of cold winters, icy sidewalks and below freezing temperatures? Do warm, sunny days in a culturally diverse city appeal to you? If so, you may want to consider Houston! Cultural diversity Houston is a large cosmopolitan city, home to over 2 million people! Here Read more

How to Promote Safe and Exciting Trips for Seniors

October 31, 2017 developer Comments

Travel, the allure of the unknown! Many seniors who live in independent living communities enjoy extensive travel, as something they have looked forward to for years. There are Senior Travel groups that offer opportunities to meet others within their age range with similar interests, whether those are fishing, sailing, horseback riding, hiking, city walking tours, Read more

How to Deal with Allergies

October 23, 2017 developer Comments

As you walk around your independent living facility, enjoying the weather, watch out for allergens.  Some people are affected by allergies worse than others, and those with a family history of allergies are at a higher risk of developing them.  Allergies are a major concern in the senior health space, as symptoms can go from Read more

Independent Senior Living: new technology trends

October 17, 2017 developer Comments

Technology has become a significant part of all of our lives. Although new technology trends are usually attributed to the younger generation, more and more seniors are finding that technology is not as difficult to master as they may have feared. In fact, age-65 plus is the fastest growing demographic for social networks. How seniors Read more

Elderly Insomnia: Causes and Treatment

October 10, 2017 developer Comments

Waking up tired occasionally is frustrating, but when it happens every night, you may be dealing with insomnia. Insomnia is a disorder where you have difficulty falling asleep or the inability to enjoy quality uninterrupted sleep. Most people need 7 or more hours of sleep a night. Sleeplessness can affect anyone at any age, however, Read more