A Resident’s Story: Finding Purpose Through Building Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 22, 2017 8:21:43 AM

Every day, there are millions of caregivers working hard to take care of the ones they love. Many of these caregivers share similar experiences and struggles and are in search of support and understanding. The sense of community that can be cultivated through caregiver support groups is so important. Many caregivers report that having the support of fellow caregivers  is one of their most valuable assets.a They provide the opportunity to be yourself, share your experiences, and find valuable and helpful resources.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Meditation in Motion: Tai Chi and Senior Fitness

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 18, 2017 11:36:41 AM

The ancient martial art of Tai Chi has become very popular in the west in recent years. Often described as meditation in motion, it is especially popular and effective for seniors because the gentle, flowing movements can be done by almost anyone. Today, more than 200 million people practice Tai Chi daily. In China, Tai Chi is the national health exercise.

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Memory Care Tips: 4 Things We Do to Alleviate Sundowning

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 17, 2017 9:25:35 AM

For the majority of our lives, we are bound by routines. We go to work, we make dinner, we wrangle the kids, etc. It’s no wonder that when we retire and stop this daily grind that we feel  we should be doing certain things at specific times of the day. For those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, this can often lead to a feeling of restlessness that manifests itself in the late stages of the afternoon and evening. It is referred to as sundowning.

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Topics: Memory Care

Finding the Right Senior Living Community Fit [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 15, 2017 11:52:22 AM

“It’s just a feeling of knowing that you belong,” says Ginny Sims, a resident at Terracina Grand in Naples, Florida. “I felt like I was going to be able to meet people who I would be comfortable with and who I could relate to here.”

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Support Groups for Caregivers: A Lifeline and Resource

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 11, 2017 10:26:20 AM

“What’s troubling you this week? What is your biggest challenge?” asks Margie Ratcliff, Director of Volunteer Services at The Palms of Largo multilevel senior living campus in Largo, Florida. “It may not be a good month, or a good day, but I always encourage the caregivers to come and we will work it out.”

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Topics: Caregiving

Healthy Aging: How Seniors Stay Fit Through Pedaling

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 10, 2017 3:18:28 PM

Visit any health club and you'll see plenty of pedaling. Whether it's spinning classes, stationary bikes, or people getting ready for a group ride, pedaling is a very popular way to stay fit. It's a low-impact way to exercise that's especially well-suited for seniors because it's gentle on the joints, easy to do, and enjoyable.

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Memory Care: Understanding the Caregiver's Journey [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 8, 2017 9:14:33 AM

“I love him and I don’t want to be lonely,” reflects Linda Walsh-Klein, the wife of memory care day care participant at Villa at Terracina, a memory care community in Florida. “I think I’m selfish because I know that he’s probably going to do just fine. It’s me who will struggle. I’m going to have to learn how to live without him and that’s the hardest thing, I think.”

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos, Moments Matter

Addressing Guilt When Your Loved One Has Dementia [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 1, 2017 9:03:17 AM

“I have been with Marcia for over 30 years, being as close as any two people could be,” said Garry Wright, husband of Marcia, a resident at Villa at Terracina in Naples, Florida. “It’s very difficult to suddenly say I am not going to be with you anymore. I think that anybody who puts their loved one into memory care feels guilt regardless of how nice the community is.”

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos, Moments Matter