Category Archives: Independent Living

4 Things You Can Do To Make Your Heart Healthier

Did you know that your heart beats over 100,000 times per day?  Since the most important muscle in your body is working that hard for you, don’t you think you owe it a little TLC?  Here are five things you can do to make your heart happy. Pay attention to your diet You’ve heard this… Read More »

Tips For Making Healthy Food Choices As You Age

As you grow older you may find that, even though your diet has not changed, you are gaining weight or feeling sluggish.  Part of this has to do with the fact that your metabolism slows as you age. This means that, while your body may require an increase in specific nutrients to keep things running… Read More »

5 Ways for Seniors to Build New Friendships

Retirement is a wonderful thing!  Being afforded the time to see and do things you always wanted to do but never had the time for is extremely enjoyable and rewarding.  Part of retirement involves meeting new people and making new friends – and this can be challenging for some seniors.  Here are five ways you… Read More »

Helping Your Loved Ones Leave a Legacy

As they age, seniors can find it a particularly difficult task to keep their lives in order.  Their possessions and memories increase over time and the desire to leave a legacy behind for loved ones can be a strong one.  In fact, when selling a home and relocating to a retirement community, the issue of… Read More »

Unpacking the True Costs of Home Maintenance

If you are a senior citizen trying to decide between downsizing to a smaller home and moving to a retirement community, you’ll want to be aware of the maintenance and repair costs associated with home ownership.  When these additional expenses are figured into your overall budget, you may be surprised at how affordable senior living… Read More »

Living Life Well in Your Retirement Years

There are many factors that go into choosing a retirement community.  Everything from financial planning to healthcare, apartment preferences, staff personalities, dining options, amenities – the list goes on and on.  While these are all important factors in making a final decision, one vital piece of the overall puzzle can often go overlooked: Will my… Read More »

Loneliness and Isolation – Enemies of Good Health

As seniors age, they inevitably begin seeing friends and loved ones they have known for decades decline in health and, in some cases, pass away.  It can be difficult to adjust to this new reality, and can have a negative impact on a person’s health. The negative effects of isolation In fact, Brigham Young University… Read More »

5 of the Biggest Senior Living Fears

For many seniors, the idea of a retirement community conjures up negative thoughts.  Cold, sterile environments, a disturbing lack of privacy, deep loneliness, fear of not being accepted, loss of independence – all misconceptions of what modern senior living is really all about.  In fact, most of the fears surrounding the world of senior living… Read More »

When is it Unsafe for Loved Ones to Live at Home?

We all want our loved ones to remain safe and healthy in their retirement years.  It should be a time for them to enjoy the freedom and independence that comes as a reward for a lifetime of hard work and dedication.  According to AARP, nearly 90% of people over age 65 want to enjoy their… Read More »