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Luxury Adult Only Homes in Retirement Communities Are Selling

Posted on September 23, 2016 in In The News for All Communities

Retirement communities meeting these requirements are starting to pop up across the country. More so in the warmer climates where retirees don’t need to deal with the snow and cold of the winters. It’s not uncommon for these communities to have multiple homes that are worth $1 million or more.

Health & Wellness: A Four-Point Plan for Joint Health

Posted on September 23, 2016 in Health and Wellness for All Communities

Regular maintenance is an essential part of keeping a vehicle in tip-top shape. The same is true of the human body, particularly the joints

Breckenridge Village, Rockynol Take Top Spots at Culinary Competition

Posted on September 19, 2016 in Community Care for All Communities

Congratulations to all 12 teams from our retirement communities that turned up the heat at Saturday’s 4th annual OPRS Culinary Competition.

3 Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Facility for a Loved One

Posted on September 15, 2016 in In The News for All Communities

It’s a hard decision and the stakes are high. You want your loved one to be happy, and many seniors are resistant to the idea of leaving their home behind for assisted or senior living at first. If you take time to find the right facility however, the transition will be much easier and your loved one’s chances at long-term happiness should stay intact.

'Elder Orphans' Have A Harder Time Aging In Place

Posted on September 9, 2016 in In The News for All Communities

I am an elder orphan — on my own to decide where, and how, I age. And it’s the reason I launched the Elder Orphan Facebook group. In just a few months, it’s grown to over 1,100 members. Each person joined for different reasons, but primarily to find community, connection and support — my particular motives for starting the group. Here, we talk about what’s on our minds and state our doubts.

Dog Joins Staff at Ark. Assisted Living Facility

Posted on September 7, 2016 in In The News for All Communities

A new staff member is bringing a bit of joy to the lives of residents at Alma Health and Rehab. "It sure has helped me," resident Dwyla Sims said. "I think [she] has. She's a doll, let me tell you, everybody wants to pet her and have her in their lap."

How to Know When Downsizing Your Home Makes Sense

Posted on September 1, 2016 in In The News for All Communities

About 49 percent of pre-retirees didn't downsize in their last move, according to a joint survey by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave, with 30 percent of retirees actually buying bigger homes in retirement.

Social Media Use Linked to Less Chronic Illness, Loneliness in Seniors

Posted on August 29, 2016 in Active Aging for All Communities

Facebook, Skype and instant messaging are among technology applications that may lessen depression among seniors, a new study has found.

How Expanded Roles For Home Health Aides Can Improve The Health Of Older Americans

Posted on August 22, 2016 in Caregiving for All Communities

Millions of older Americans have a home health aide (HHA) come into their home on a daily basis to assist with essential activities such as bathing, dressing and preparing meals, and to help keep them connected in their communities.

10 Tips For Making Your Home Old-Age Friendly

Posted on August 15, 2016 in Home Care for All Communities

Two major issues to consider in creating your own long-term care plan are where you will live and how you will pay for the care you are likely to need.

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