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A Senior Living Resource Blog from The Goodman Group

Family Matters: How to Understand and Connect with Your Aging Parents

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 30, 2017

“I remember years ago my grandfather telling me things that were happening in his life and I kept telling him that I understood,” says Tina Vauthier, Executive D...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities

Healthy Aging: Tips for Seniors on How to Begin Practicing Meditation

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 27, 2017

How often do you take time in your day to just sit and be present?  Even setting aside just five minutes to meditate can offer many benefits for one’s wellbeing.

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips, Spiritual Wellbeing

Fall Prevention: Bathroom Safety Tips for Your Aging Parents

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 23, 2017

If you’re concerned about home safety for seniors, it makes sense to start with the bathroom. Loose rugs, water on the floor, and getting in and out of the tub or...

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Topics: Fall Prevention

Senior Living: Betty Shares Her Typical Day [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 22, 2017

Senior living communities provide ample opportunities to make a difference and get involved in life enriching activities on a daily basis. Betty, a resident at...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Videos

Senior Nutrition: Tips for Helping Loved Ones with Dementia Find Their Appetite

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 17, 2017

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one who has dementia or Alzheimer’s, mealtimes, like other daily activities, may take on unexpected changes or challenges. You may...

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Topics: Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Why You Should Consider Taking a Daily Walk

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 16, 2017

We know that exercise is good for us and it’s important to stay active. But it’s also easy for some activities to fall by the wayside as we age. Running, basketball...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Healthy Aging Tips

Innovations in Senior Living: The Importance of Spirituality for Seniors

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 13, 2017

The definition of spirituality can be expansive. At Goodman Group managed properties, we recognize the various ways individuals express faith and spirituality, and...

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Topics: Healthy Aging Tips, Spiritual Wellbeing

How Senior Living Residents Create Impact Through Volunteering

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 8, 2017

“Through serving others, these acts help raise our sense of purpose and meaning,” says Hutch, Director of Spirituality for The Goodman Group.

“Friendships and spirits...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Spiritual Wellbeing

How Memory Care Improved My Wife's Quality of Life [VIDEO]

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 6, 2017

“She has quality of life because I can see her smile. I can see her laugh.”

In this video, Garry reflects on the decision to transition his wife, Marcia, into Villa...

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Topics: Memory Care, Videos

Technology and Virtual Reality Make Senior Fitness Fun

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 2, 2017

Smartphones, WiFi-connected homes, self-parking — even driverless cars. Technology is making an impact on every part of our lives, including health and exercise. For...

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Topics: Functional Fitness, Technology

Grandma's Roundtable: Connecting Seniors with Young Adults

Posted by The Goodman Group on June 1, 2017

It all started with an extended conversation between Gretta Freeman and her 18-year-old granddaughter, Jenny. She was about to leave home for college and filled with...

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Topics: Senior Living Communities, Spiritual Wellbeing