Tag: active seniors

A Checklist for Aging in Place

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If you or your loved one is considering aging in place, the best advice is this: Be honest and be prepared. A candid assessment of health (both physical and mental) and unique needs helps you determine if aging in place is truly the right choice. If it is, the next step is to prepare a… Read more »

Four Ways to Get Active After a Fall

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Falls aren’t just painful; they’re scary, too. Then, before we know it, our shaken confidence and fear of falling starts to change our lifestyle. Less gardening, less shopping, less movement. Before we know it, that new “lifestyle of less” snowballs into decline. The reduced amount of activity and mobility leads to muscle weakness and more… Read more »

Why Wait? The Benefits of Moving into a Life Plan Community in Your 70s

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Imagine what your life would be like if you broke your hip and could no longer do the things you take for granted…like shopping, cooking or driving a car. This subject might make you squirm, but it’s crucial to prepare for a future that might include health challenges, especially if you’re in your 70s. Otherwise,… Read more »

The Advantages of Care Coordination and LiveWell

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Have you had that discomforting thought that moving to an assisted living or nursing home will be inevitable someday? And when you grow older and need help, there won’t be other options? There is another way – one that is proving more and more successful each year at helping people live out the lives they… Read more »

Smart Home Technology for Seniors

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Today, smart technology makes continuing to live at home a viable solution for many senior adults. Take a look at this information provided by AllConnect.com and discover how automation may help you age in place. Smart home automation can make independent living comfortable and help with the everyday tasks of home management. From smart thermostats… Read more »

A New Way to Age in Place: Understanding Life Plan At Home Programs

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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 »

4 Ways to Make Friends in a Senior Living Community

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Unless you’re an extreme extrovert, moving from a well-loved neighborhood to a senior living community where you don’t know a soul can be anxiety-provoking. The good news is that you can develop meaningful relationships surprisingly quickly, especially if you move to a community of like-minded people. But, just in case you still have worries, we’ve… Read more »

Learning New Ways to Maintain Quality of Life

Our Blakeford Series Conversations: Exchanging Ideas Relevant to Today’s Older Adults kicked off March 29th. Our topic was “Understanding Complementary and Integrative Therapies.” Panelists discussed non-traditional ways to prevent and treat disease and other common health challenges. Topics included nutrition, Ayurveda, spirituality, and movement. With these topics, the panelists were able to introduce attendees to… Read more »

Complementary & Integrative Therapies: A Brief Introduction

When a group of us at Blakeford started talking about discussion topics for an upcoming series of events, the first topic we all agreed on was complementary and integrative therapies. Each of us know the value of these therapies. We also know that older adults are benefiting from them. But what are they? First, of… Read more »

After the Move: Transitioning into a Senior Community

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At some point in the last several months, you decided to move into a senior community. You signed the contract, put your home on the market, hired movers, and, possibly had a garage sale. You took advice on how to plan your move so as to have as little stress as possible. Now, you’re sitting in a… Read more »