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How to Safely Work Out During COVID-19

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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

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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 »

Holiday Light: The Beauty of Traditions

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I love seeing all the holiday lights come out. I love the brightly lit trees, the candles, streetlights, storefronts….well, all of it! The lights are especially a welcome sight this time of year. In this part of the world the daytime is short and the nighttime is at its longest. Darkness seems to dominate the… Read more »

How to Shed Light on the Holiday Blues

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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 »

There’s a Reason it’s Called “Independent Living”

With medical advances and a greater appreciation of the effect that diet and exercise have on health, many adults today are living considerably longer than their parents did. Given the sheer size of the baby boomer generation and the fact that an estimated 10,000 baby boomers will reach retirement age every day from now until… Read more »

Glossary of Terms

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While researching the senior living industry, you’ll come across unfamiliar or confusing terminology. We hope you’ll find this Glossary of Terms helpful. Activities of Daily Living (ADL) – Physical functions that an individual performs each day, including bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, walking or wheeling, and transferring into and out of bed. Advanced Directives – A… Read more »

Five Important Independent Living Skills for Aging in Place

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Ninety percent of seniors prefer to remain in their own homes during their golden years; however, the reality is that successful independent living requires certain skills. If just one of these vital skills is missing, self-care can be a serious problem, leading to safety, comfort and health issues. Like baking, these ingredients─these skills─combine to help… Read more »

A Checklist for Aging in Place in Nashville

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If you or your loved one is considering aging in place in Nashville, 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… 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 »

The Blakeford at Green Hills Difference: Waiting for the Right Place

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There are so many options when it comes to Community Living. After researching your options and making the decision, you discover the community you have chosen has a waiting list. You ask yourself, “Should I get on the waiting list and wait?” What would be the advantage of doing this rather than selecting another community… Read more »