Maybe you’re a senior thinking of making the transition into an assisted living facility. Or perhaps you have an elderly loved one who needs to make the change. No matter your position, change can be scary despite the numerous benefits that an assisted living facility can provide you or your loved one. In fact, a significant benefit of moving into an assisted living community is the opportunity for socialization.
You’ve been planning for your retirement for years, making sure to be financially prepared for this new stage in your life. With retirement comes many questions — what will I do if I have to go back to work? What do I have in my 401(k)? Will I have enough money?
As an adult, it may not be a problem if we forget about a checkup. For older adults, however, it can mean the potential for missing the beginning signs of a serious health issue. Simply put, older adults need more medical care than younger adults do. Aging presents unique challenges for our health, causing frequent doctor’s visits and an increased need for care. In fact, nearly a quarter of visits to family physicians and 60% of hospital visits are from older adults.
The fresh beginning of a new year is the perfect time to commit to a new routine. Incorporating simple strength training exercises into your daily schedule is a healthy way to get your year started on the right track. No matter your age, you are never too old to start exercising. In fact, exercising is more important the older you get.
Imagine this: your parent has moved back in with you after realizing that it wasn’t safe or healthy for them to continue living alone. Though you love your parent deeply, it’s difficult to go to work every day and take care of them on top of everything else in your life. It’s clear that your loved one needs more help than you can provide. What are you supposed to do when you can’t give as much care as they need?
The holiday season is magical, filled with giving and receiving gifts and spending quality time with your friends and family. Sometimes, buying holiday gifts can be challenging. You want to purchase something that shows the receiver that you care, that you know them, and is also something that they will enjoy.
As you or your loved one ages, deciding the type of senior living community that is best for you, is a big step into the rest of your life. There are several different types of senior living communities that fit with your or your loved one's needs and level of independence. Read more about the different types of senior living facilities to learn which community is right for you.

Unexpected forgetfulness can be frightening and embarrassing. You might be looking at the calendar when you realize your sister’s birthday was yesterday and you hadn’t even realized. What’s happening? Is something seriously wrong with you? Unfortunately, memory loss is a common part of aging. Some...

Young people tend to think that they are invincible, that their age makes it impossible for anything bad to happen to them. Part of becoming older is learning that this is not the case and that our bodies will inevitably start to wear down after a while.