How to Approach the Senior Living Community Conversation

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 23, 2017 9:45:39 AM

When important decisions must be made about a loved one’s living situation, family matters. While your family may feel apprehensive about starting the conversation about moving a loved one into a senior living community, it can be a very positive process. Like many important conversations, it's important to be prepared. We’ve put together a few suggestions on both how to begin the conversation and keep it moving forward.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Aging in Place: Choosing Where and How You Want to Live [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Mar 21, 2017 1:20:09 PM

Many people decide to make the move to a senior living community before they require personal care services. Perhaps day-to-day assistance isn’t needed, but the individual is looking for a safer environment, or simply a community where they no longer have to worry about cooking or housekeeping.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Food for Life™: The Importance of Locally-Grown Whole Foods [VIDEO]

Posted by Patrick Conway on Mar 9, 2017 11:20:20 AM

The farm-to-table food movement has gained popularity over the years due to its support of local farmers and using readily available, local high-quality produce. These fresh foods are also an important part of our Food for Life™ Program.

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Topics: Nutrition for Healthy Aging

The Benefits of Art Therapy for Seniors Living with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 3, 2017 11:09:00 AM

Art therapy has long been used as a therapeutic tool in many settings, including rehabilitation, educational, medical, mental health, and even forensics. More recently, it’s been shown to be effective working with seniors, especially those with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

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Topics: Memory Care

Sleep and Aging: The Importance of a Good Night's Rest

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 2, 2017 2:04:50 PM

March is Sleep Awareness Month and a good time to remind ourselves just how important a good night's sleep can be for our health and overall wellbeing. Making sure we’re getting enough quality sleep becomes even more important as we age because the aging process can produce changes in sleep patterns.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Consider Senior Living Options Before a Crisis [VIDEO]

Posted by Kristi Carlson on Feb 28, 2017 10:52:17 AM

Making the decision for yourself or for a loved one to move into an assisted living community can be a very difficult decision. It can feel additionally overwhelming trying to find the community that is right for you or your loved one’s care needs, preferences, and more.

Most incoming calls to senior living or health care communities come in the form of a crisis. Many people do not want to give up their autonomy or their home, but then find themselves in a situation when they begin needing more help than family or friends can provide.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Making a Successful Move to a Senior Living Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 23, 2017 4:03:30 PM

The move to a senior living community - whether for yourself, aging parents, or another loved one – can be easier and less stressful than many think. The key is taking as much time as possible to plan the transition, giving you time to make the right choices and ease into accepting the new life changes.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Celebrating National Senior Independence Month

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 21, 2017 3:11:41 PM

From a young age, we learn about the value of accomplishing tasks independently. February is National Senior Independence Month - the perfect time to celebrate the way you live life. Here are some ideas on how to maintain independence as we age.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

American Heart Month: Easy Heart Healthy Recipes for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 17, 2017 1:58:06 PM

American Heart Month is a time to remind ourselves that heart-healthy eating is especially important — at any age — but even more so for seniors. This month, we reviewed some online resources to find trusted websites that feature heart healthy, quick and easy recipes for seniors that are also delicious, but each of them has many more resources on healthy eating and other health topics for you to explore.

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Topics: Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Personalized Memory Care that Promotes Daily Success [VIDEO]

Posted by Kezia Wicklander on Feb 16, 2017 10:30:34 AM

When someone you love is experiencing memory loss and needs the support of a specialized community, we’re here with Pearls of Life®, our personalized memory care program. Pearls of Life recognizes the value of each individual and helps residents live dignified, well-rounded lives. Residents discover the treasures, or pearls, within.

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos