Category: Senior LIving

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 »

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 »

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

Woman with hand on heart

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 »

Five Ways Seniors Can Stay Happy and Healthy While Self-Isolating

Senior woman on laptop

Everyone has a part to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the most vulnerable from the disease—which is why we must practice social distancing right now. Just because you have to stay home for your own good doesn’t mean you can’t have a front-row seat to life’s pleasures and inspirations. Here are… Read more »

Remote Medical Visits Can Protect Your Health and Help Flatten the COVID-19 Curve

Telehealth appointment

As COVID-19 spreads across the United States like wildfire, sitting in a doctor’s waiting room with other patients—some of whom may be infected with this novel coronavirus—can be dangerous to your health. Luckily, in this era of social distancing, you can get treated for mild and most moderate symptoms of COVID-19 without having to step… Read more »

Winter Activities Popular at Blakeford

senior woman in winter clothing in car

Winter is often a challenging time of year for people of all ages, but it can be particularly difficult for seniors. With limited daylight, colder temperatures and gray skies, winter is downright gloomy. Unfortunately, for people who suffer from depression, or those who are more susceptible to it – like seniors – this time of… Read more »

The Joys Grandchildren Bring to Seniors

grandchild and grandfather holding hands

One of the great joys of a grandparent’s life is spending time with their grandchildren. As children get older and family schedules become more complicated to balance, it’s important to carve out time and include the younger generation in family visits, whether grandparents live at home or in a senior living community. You may be… Read more »

How to Shed Light on the Holiday Blues

closeup of a notebook with the text holiday blues written in it on a rustic wooden table with some christmas ornaments, a cup of coffee and a globe

The holidays are a time of joy, bright lights, and celebrations. Family and friends gather for meals, shopping, religious observations, and other meaningful traditions. Yet, for many, these same activities can be painful reminders of grief and loss or illicit feelings of what is often referred to as the holiday blues. Good news! There are… Read more »