New Year's Resolution: Senior Health and Wellness

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 29, 2016 9:56:52 AM

Time to ring in the New Year! It’s a time of celebration, renewal, and goals for the year ahead. And what better resolution than maintaining or even improving your own overall wellbeing? Here are some of the ways to help keep your health — or that of a loved one — in tip-top shape for 2017.

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Topics: Insider

Spiritual Well-Being: The Importance of Living a Purposeful Life [VIDEO]

Posted by Hutch Walch on Dec 27, 2016 12:26:59 PM

As the 76-million person baby boomer generation crosses the over-65 threshold, many of our aging loved ones may feel alone in the crowd. One of the primary reasons for this is that social contact tends to decrease as one ages for a variety of reasons, including retirement, the death of friends and family, or lack of mobility. Many may discover themselves searching for renewed purposes. Our Spiritual Directors or Chaplains work to nurture and develop the spiritual needs of our residents. It's our goal to provide compassionate care and relevant, life-enriching experiences.

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Topics: Insider, Senior Living Communities, Videos

Fun Holiday Activities to Bring All Generations Together

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 22, 2016 9:36:49 AM

The holidays are here and what a wonderful time of year for families to gather and enjoy each other’s company. It can also be an extra special time for grandparents and grandchildren to enjoy activities together; a time to cross generations and learn from each other through fun activities. Holiday activities the whole family can enjoy together will make this holiday season one to remember for years to come.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

The Whole-Person Approach to Spiritual Well-Being [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 20, 2016 10:57:19 AM

We believe in caring for the whole person - mind, body and spirit. It's our goal to provide compassionate care and relevant, life-enriching experiences.

Hutch Walch, Director of Spirituality, discusses the importance of nurturing and developing the human spirit.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

The Goodman Group: Your Hub for Senior Living Resources

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 15, 2016 11:05:09 AM

The Goodman Group is committed to helping seniors and their families make informed decisions about senior living and health care. With over 50 years of experience, The Goodman Group has become a go-to source for information and resources. Whether considering a move for yourself or a loved one, or just looking for informed, compassionate recommendations, The Goodman Group can help. Here are some of the resources we offer to support you and your family. 

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Senior Nutrition: Components of the Food for Life™ Program [VIDEO]

Posted by Patrick Conway on Dec 13, 2016 10:34:04 AM

Research shows that eating nutritious foods can help lead to longer, healthier living. Smart food choices offer many benefits to aging adults, which is why we always strive to incorporate local, fresh, and sustainable ingredients into our meals. Including a broad spectrum of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, while avoiding high salt and processed ingredients helps ensure that residents are receiving the nutrition they need. 

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Topics: Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Fall Prevention: Don't Take Any Chances

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 9, 2016 3:02:46 PM

Many factors contribute to the risk of falling, including your general health, the medications you take, and your activity level. Yet a few simple fall prevention measures can go a long way to keeping you safe and secure on your feet. 

Here are three important factors to discuss with your doctor to help reduce your risk of falling. 

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Topics: Fall Prevention

The Impact Assisted Living Activities Have for Residents

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 8, 2016 9:14:46 AM

One of the great values of assisted living is the wide range of activities available for residents. While it might seem to some like a list of “nice to haves,” assisted living activities are actually a fundamental part of residents’ lives. They provide a wide range of benefits that positively impact both residents and their families.

Importance of Activities

The activities available to assisted living residents create a sense of purpose, fulfillment, and enjoyment. Activities are developed specifically to enrich residents’ well-being. They focus on the whole person and provide a range of options to fit each individual: the person-first approach.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

What to Expect When Transitioning to a Senior Living Community [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 6, 2016 11:49:01 AM

When moving into a senior living or health care community, there is naturally always an adjustment and acclimation phase. Transitioning from a home you’ve lived in for many years to a new environment can trigger difficult emotions. Regardless of whether you or your loved one is transitioning to an independent living, assisted living, memory care or care suite, it takes time for the entire family to grow comfortable with the natural changes that come with a new living arrangement. Each resident should be encouraged to adjust at his or her own pace.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Life-Improving Benefits to Look for at a Memory Care Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 2, 2016 11:09:59 AM

If a loved one is experiencing Alzheimer's disease, dementia. or another form of memory loss, be assured that quality of life is very much achievable. Memory care communities in particular offer specialized environments where your loved one can not only live, but thrive.  The best of these providing for all of the day-to-day needs residents require, specialized memory care communities maintain the dignity we all deserve. Here are just some of the life-improving benefits available from a top memory care community

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Topics: Memory Care

4 Easy Tips to Help You Find the Right Senior Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Dec 1, 2016 9:45:49 AM

Today it’s easier than ever to research and find the perfect senior community for yourself or your loved one. The amount of information that’s out there is incredible so much so, that it can understandably feel like an overwhelming task. Don't worry. Once you break it down, the search for senior living can become more straightforward. Here are four steps to follow as you start the journey.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities