How a Memory Café Benefits Those with Dementia

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 28, 2018 9:28:25 AM

Coffee shops and cafés are great gathering places to unwind and catch up with friends. In fact, they're usually less about coffee than conversation and community. And now, a certain type of café is providing a unique atmosphere and sense of community for both people with dementia and their caregivers.

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Topics: Memory Care

Senior Caregivers: Creating a Care Plan for Your Loved Ones

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 21, 2018 12:00:00 PM

In today’s world, you can’t be too prepared. We buy insurance for our homes, our cars, our businesses, and much more. As any insurance risk adjuster would tell you, preparation is key. For the same reasons that we buy insurance, it’s also a good idea for senior caregivers to piece together a care plan for our aging loved ones.

From anything like establishing an emergency contact number in case of an accident, to the steps taken if you notice a subtle change in their behavior, your loved one may need help overcoming challenges or reaching goals. This article walks you through the process of creating an effective care plan for someone you love.

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Topics: Caregiving

Meet Sylvia: I Will Keep on Giving [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 16, 2018 3:13:57 PM

In “one of the best darn communities in the country,” lives Sylvia, a resident at The Inn on Westport in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sylvia created the St. Patrick’s Day Extravaganza for Sioux Falls in 1980 that she continues to help out with to this day.

Of course, her parade isn’t just for the community which she holds so dearly. It’s for a cause greater than any one person.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Top Tips for Maintaining Heart Health as We Age

Posted by The Goodman Group on Mar 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM

A healthy heart is important for anybody. Yet, as we age, it’s even more important to be mindful of our daily habits and how they impact all aspects of our health. Heart healthy choices can improve energy, fitness, and overall well-being, so here are some tips for maintaining heart health as we age.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips