Author: Blakeford

Fun Fall Activities for Seniors in Nashville, TN

Senior couple strolling during Autumn

For Seniors, fall in the Nashville, Franklin, and Brentwood area brings a bounty of activity, filled with color. You don’t even have to love pumpkins (that much) to participate. Goodbye summer. Hello fall. The kids are heading back to school and communities are beginning new rhythms. While you may not be shopping for pencils and… Read more »

Seniors Can Improve Their Quality of Life in the Great Outdoors

Great Outdoors

Like many Seniors, you may have bumped up your time outside given that outdoor activities are one of the healthiest ways to socialize. Spending time outside can also positively impact your health in other ways, including reducing stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases. A large body of research backs up the health benefits… Read more »

Am I a Good Fit for the LiveWell Program?

couple at a family bbq

If you’re a senior in the greater Nashville TN area who wants a safe, flexibility plan for aging in place, Blakeford’s LiveWell program may be just the solution you’ve be looking for. LiveWell By Blakeford offers healthy, independent seniors a range of wellness and preventative services, and guarantees a full continuum of care services, delivered… Read more »

When Mom and Dad Have Different Senior Living Care Needs

Happy senior couple from behind looking at front of house and car

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from being one of the largest senior living providers in the Nashville area, it’s that people age at different rates. Yes, even couples. If you’re a child with senior parents, you may have noticed that your parents are aging differently. Mom may just have trouble walking up and down… Read more »

How to Safely Work Out During COVID-19

Couple looking at laptop

After four months away from the gym, you may be anxious to rid yourself of any extra pounds that have appeared while you sheltered in place. But, is it really safe to go back to the gym, even if they are partially open in Tennessee? Sadly, the answer is no, especially if you are over… Read more »

Aging in Place in Nashville: Understanding Blakeford’s LiveWell Program

life at plan home couple

Until a few years ago, the primary method of planning for future care needs – if an older adult wanted to retire and stay at home – involved purchasing a long-term care insurance policy, or waiting until a health need arose and relying on family to step in. For older adults interested in moving to… Read more »

How to Vacation Safely During COVID-19

Couple camping

There is no doubt about it—it’s a tricky time to travel. While we strongly recommend staying at home as much as possible, we understand you may not be able to stand another day of sticking close to home. So, what exactly are your options in a time when many countries and states have imposed travel… Read more »

Want a Doctor who Knows You Inside Out? Try Concierge Medicine

Doctor visit

Now that restrictions on medical visits are being lifted, you may eagerly await an eye-to-eye visit with your doctor where you can discuss everything from managing your diabetes and cholesterol to getting better sleep. The trouble is your primary care physician may be so rushed they can only address a few of your concerns–after all,… Read more »

How to Thank Senior Living Living Staff

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An attentive and compassionate staff makes all the difference to a senior living community and your loved one’s quality of life. Many times these superstars go unnoticed–don’t let that happen! If you’re looking for a way to praise and say thanks to the staff that cares for your loved one, there are several creative and… Read more »

Five Ways to Stay Emotionally Well While Staying at Home

Smiling middle aged woman

In these extraordinary times, when we are being urged to “go home and stay home,” it can be easy to slide into a gloomy mood. Fortunately, there are some tips and tricks you can take to help you stay serene and even upbeat while you socially distance. Look for Inspirational Stories Every day we’re bombarded… Read more »