Memory Care Communities: Emphasis on Care [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 14, 2017 11:20:14 AM

“When you take care of somebody, you think no one is going to do it as well as you,” says Garry Wright, the husband of a Marcia who is a resident at Villa at Terracina memory care community in Naples, Florida. “The hard part is letting go and realizing that there are professionals that can actually do that.”

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Rock Steady: Creating Friendships and Fighting Parkinson's

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 12, 2017 10:57:58 AM

It may seem odd or even counter-intuitive to hear that someone with Parkinson’s disease is spending a lot of time at a boxing gym. Yet that’s exactly what members of the Rock Steady Boxing program do several times a week at Cypress Palms, an assisted living community at the Palms of Largo in Florida.

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Teaching Tech: Helping Seniors Learn Technology

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 7, 2017 12:28:20 PM

Keeping up with technology can be tough for anyone, even for the most tech-savvy. Yet it’s even harder for those who haven’t grown up with the amazing advancements in communication we see every day. Still, many seniors want to learn how to better use new technologies on the market.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Tips for Downsizing When Transitioning to a Senior Living Community

Posted by The Goodman Group on Sep 1, 2017 1:16:47 PM

The decision has been made. The apartment has been rented, and now it’s time to make the move. While it may be easy for some, it can also be difficult for many to decide what to take with and what to give to family or donate. “I loved the thought of being closer to my church and meeting new friends,” says Joanne, resident at The Palms of Largo, a senior living campus in Largo, Florida. “My real concern was how I was going to get ready to move.” That’s where a program like My Home Connections can help.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

For Betty, There's No Place Like Home [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 31, 2017 2:32:42 PM

Betty Becker has been living at Terracina Grand, a senior living community in Naples, Florida, since 2006. “I can’t find a better way of saying that I am just content here,” says Betty. “I am so happy.”

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

4 Tips for Maintaining a Balanced Senior Diet

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 29, 2017 4:54:24 PM

Maintaining a healthy diet is important for all of us. It’s doubly important for seniors. As we age, our ability to taste can change, staying hydrated can be a challenge, and convenience sometimes takes precedence over good nutrition. Here are a few simple tips to help seniors maintain a balanced diet.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips

Memory Care: How to Ease the Transition for Your Loved One

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 25, 2017 9:31:34 AM

Determining the appropriate time to move your loved one into a memory care community is a difficult decision. “You know it’s coming, but you don’t let yourself go there and you keep denying it,” says Garry Wright, whose wife Marcia now lives at Villa at Terracina, a memory care community in Naples, Florida. “I couldn’t do it physically or mentally anymore, so I had to make the hardest decision of my life.”  But once you decide that is best for the entire family, there are a number of proven ways to make the transition as smooth and easy as possible.

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Topics: Memory Care

Seniors, Youth and Theatre: A Unique Intergenerational Partnership

Posted by The Goodman Group on Aug 24, 2017 10:30:22 AM

Picture a popular play, presented by actors younger than eight and older than eighty. Fill the audience with their friends, family and the rest of the community and you have the unique learning experience that is an intergenerational theatre program.

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Moments Matter

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