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Senior living is a term that covers a broad range of topics, including senior health, active living for seniors, living options for seniors and much more. Below are a selection of articles that address a variety of topics on the subject of senior living.

Senior Centers: a Primer

Are you too young or active to attend a Senior Center? There’s no such thing! The Senior Centers of today are a lively, social, vibrant community hub. You will likely be amazed by the participants and pursuits you find at your local Senior Center. A wide range of ages, interests, services, hobbies and new life experiences await you. Read more about Senior Centers

The New Business of Senior Living

Senior Living is an evolving term today, encompassing both a place to live and a way to live. Today’s seniors, lead by the Baby Boomers, have the opportunity to live life on their terms. The way one intends to live will naturally determine where one will live. Learn more about Senior Living

Active Senior Living

It is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle option for senior citizens who are still highly independent and wish to enjoy the benefits of a community of their peers to live in retirement communities that offer active senior living, rather than nursing homes. Learn more about Active Senior Living

Residential Home Care for Seniors

When considering residential home care, the key word is “appropriate.” Which setting is most appropriate for an individual’s needs and desires? The range of choices is wide. There are approximately four major categories of residential home care, each designed to address the varying needs of seniors through the different stages of their lives. Learn more about the four types of Residental Home Care

An Active Retirement: How to Achieve It

How senior communities enhance an active retirement through fitness programs takes many forms. At Glenwood Place, for example, Renschler and his full-time assistant invite every new resident to take a fitness assessment and questionnaire that covers seven areas including cardio fitness, endurance and flexibility. Read more about maintaining an Active Retirement

Senior Living Facilities: The Hottest New Place for Fine Dining

With mountains of research describing the near-endless benefits of healthy eating, senior living facilities across the country have committed to offering the most attractive and nutritious meals possible. Read more about dining at Senior Living Facilities

Senior Citizens on the Move

As residents of Walnut Park, the Snells are encouraged to stay as long as two weeks with free overnight accommodations, meals and senior living amenities at any of Holiday’s 313 retirement communities in North America, including Hawaii and Canada. Read more about Senior Citizens and travel…

Active Adult Living: Not Your Grandpa’s Retirement

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, one of every five people in the world will be age 60 or older by 2050. As the demand for communities that cater to senior citizens continues to increase, so will the opportunities for an active adult retirement. Read more about housing options for Active Adults

A Senior Living Dilemma: To Move Or Not To Move with Fido

For senior citizens, pets provide companionship, unconditional love and a sense of feeling needed. Despite these positive attributes, as the country’s population ages, a dilemma is occurring—what happens to beloved pets when their owners move to retirement communities? Find out more about Senior Living and Pets

Finding Faith at a Senior Living Facility

Each fall, the air turns cold, leaves fall off the trees and many families cheerfully begin making plans for the upcoming holiday season. But for older adults contemplating a move to a senior living facility, the holidays bring mixed emotions. Thoughts of leaving one’s familiar surroundings, including one’s place of worship, may be scary. Learn more about the role religion plays at a Senior Living Facility

Senior Citizen Housing

From independent living to assisted living communities to care homes, senior citizens housing options are bigger than they have ever been.  Today, seniors have a large variety of choices for housing as they enter retirement age. Learn more about senior citizen housing

Senior Citizens on the Road: Tips for Safe Driving

here is no question that a person’s body gradually breaks down as he or she grows older. Many of the health concerns that plague our elderly loved ones in their day-to-day lives may also affect their ability to drive safely. Learn about senior citizens driving

Understanding the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale

The GAF Scale represents the fifth stage of the multi-axial assessment process that clinicians and physicians may use to determine an individual’s level of psychosocial functioning. Learn about Understanding the Global Assessment of Functioning Scale

State Resources

When it comes to caring for elderly parents, you are not alone. Promoting and encouraging the health, independence and dignity of America’s seniors is a mission of the federal government and the states. Learn more about the state resources available to seniors and their families…

Senior Advocacy and Volunteering

Volunteering can provide a job-like structure without the stress of working. Best of all, you know that your service is appreciated and needed. You may want to tutor children, serve as an advocate for other seniors in your state or work at a local animal shelter. Learn more about senior advocacy and volunteering…

Humor and Laughter: Health Benefits for Seniors & Resources

Researchers know that laughing lowers blood pressure while increasing blood flow and oxygen intake, all positive physiological effects that have been linked to a decreased risk of heart attack and stroke. Read more about the health benefits of laughter

Healthy Sleeping Habits and the Elderly

Every person needs sleep; not only does a good night’s sleep help you look and feel great, your basic survival depends on it. People who enjoy 7-9 hours of restful, uninterrupted sleep nightly have notably better physical and mental health than those who don’t. Learn more about healthy sleep habits for the elderly…

Grandparenting

Styles of grandparenting will vary depending on factors ranging from distance to custody. In all permutations of grandparent-grandchild relationships, the goal of the grandparent is the same: to connect with and care for their children’s children. Learn more about grandparenting styles…

Physical Activity Helps Older Adults vs. Adults Under 65

For adults over the age of 65, regular physical activity becomes one of the most important contributors towards a healthy and long life. However, those under 65 abide by a set of guidelines that may not be what older individuals with different needs desire. Learn more about physical activities for adults over 65 vs under 65…

Aging Issues - An Introduction to Elder Care

Elder Care is an umbrella term that encompasses care and services associated with the frail elderly. In some parts of the world it may be referred to as “Aged Care” and includes a wide range of services. Learn more about Aging Issues

What is a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist?

A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) is someone who understands the aging-in-place home remodeling market and the technology, tools and resources that are available to serve that market. Individuals with the CAPS designation are trained in the needs of the aging population, common remodeling projects and expenditures, codes and standards, product ideas and resources. Learn more about Certified Aging-in-Place…

Diabetes

Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is a disease that negatively impacts how the body processes glucose (sugar) from foods that are rich in carbohydrates such as fruits, dairy products, grains and highly refined items like soda, candy and sweets. Learn more about diabetes…

Health Assessment of Older Adults

Health assessments allow caretakers and healthcare providers to evaluate the overall health and well-being of their charges, with the overall goal of encouraging and promoting independent function and general wellness. Learn more about Health Assessment of Older Adults…

Preventing Falls and Brain Injury

For the elderly, falls certainly pose a great threat for traumatic injury. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that every year one out of three adults over the age of 65 will experience a fall. Learn more about preventing falls and brain injury.

Substance Abuse Among Seniors

Although it’s a topic not widely discussed, abuse of illicit and prescription drugs is a major issue for many older adults. It can also have a profound impact on any senior housing situation, but there are solutions. Learn more about substance abuse among seniors …

Coping with Older Adult Bullying in Senior Living Communities

Bullying is an increasingly common problem among seniors. While the communal-living nature of senior living communities can open the door for the formation of cliques and similar social behaviors, even seniors living in their own homes independently can be subject to bullying within their social circles. Learn more about coping with older adult bullying in senior living communities…

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