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

What are the Emotional Benefits of Functional Fitness?

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 10, 2017 9:06:05 AM

Physical fitness is important for good health at just about any age, but what about the emotional benefits of physical fitness? Many know that functional fitness programs improve endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance. Regular exercise has many cardiac benefits as well, including lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and it can also improve circulation. The National Institute on Aging points out that, besides these more obvious physical benefits, there are also many emotional benefits to staying functionally fit. Here are four that stand out.

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Senior Care: The Importance of Regular Fitness

Posted by The Goodman Group on Feb 9, 2017 9:59:35 AM

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) advises seniors to stay as active and fit as possible. While that’s good advice for anyone, this advice is especially important for seniors. As we age, the body changes. We may see diminishing muscle mass, loss of flexibility, perhaps weight gain. But many changes can be offset by maintaining good fitness. That means it is important to participate in regular exercise and physical activities, even if moderate. Here are some of the benefits of maintaining fitness as we age.

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Topics: Functional Fitness

Senior Living: The Caregiver's Role in a Loved One's Journey [VIDEO]

Posted by Katie Westberg on Feb 7, 2017 1:00:40 PM

When you have a loved one living with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, providing care for them can become a large responsibility. Forty-three million people in the U.S. provide care to those 50 and older (according to AARP). Caregivers are husbands, wives, sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and friends. Fifty percent are working full time, yet many work an additional 30 hours a week providing care such as feeding, dressing, grooming, shopping, and housekeeping.

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos