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Five Tips For Managing Arthritis Pain

June 26th, 2020

Are you looking for more ways to manage your arthritis pain? Many adults battle stiffness, inflammation and joint pain due to arthritis. As we explore some helpful tips, you may find the best relief options for you.

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Helpful Senior Living Resources

June 23rd, 2020

Finding a senior living community that best suits your needs can be a difficult decision. With many different options to choose from, be sure to inventory your wants and needs and select a community that best aligns with what you’re looking for.

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How Senior Living Communities Encourage New Friendships

June 8th, 2020

When moving to a senior living community, many seniors are worried about how or if they will make new friends. Often, some residents feel they may not fit in or be given the opportunity to start new relationships with other residents. To help ease your mind, here are some important reminders about making new friends, the benefits of relationships and more.

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Five Types Of Hobbies For After Retirement

June 4th, 2020

As you envision life without work, what to do after retirement may be an afterthought. At Independence Village, we encourage residents to start a new hobby, rekindle their childhood spirit and simply have fun.

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Tasty Triumph: Culinary Team Competes In Competition

June 2nd, 2020

Executive Chefs, sous chef and cooks from various Independence Village and StoryPoint Senior Living communities competed in the Annual Michigan Chef de Cuisine Winter Culinary Salon at the Dorsey Culinary Academy in Roseville, Michigan.

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How Our Sleep Changes As We Age

November 27th, 2019

Changes in sleep patterns are natural as we get older. But, some sleep issues could be tied to larger health risks. Here are a few ways our sleep changes.

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Ready To Retire? Here’s Why You Should Settle Down in Aurora, Ohio

October 29th, 2019

With beautiful seasonal changes, tight-knit community members and endless activities to enjoy, Aurora offers the perfect combination of peaceful relaxation and new experiences. Here are a few benefits of retiring in Aurora, Ohio.

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What Do People In Retirement Communities Do For Fun?

October 18th, 2019

Retirement is a time to rekindle passions and discover new hobbies. Here are a few ideas to make the most of your retirement years.

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Finding Your Purpose In Retirement

September 13th, 2019

Retirement can be viewed as a blessing and a curse. A much-awaited, planned time after a life-long career comes with the transition of finding what to do with your newfound freedom. Finding purpose in retirement can seem daunting, but soon you’ll find it provides more opportunities than ever imagined.

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What Not To Bring To Senior Living

August 21st, 2019

Deciding what to pack before moving into senior living can be a bit daunting for seniors. These tips will make the process feel much smoother and allow peace of mind.

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10 Ways To Celebrate National Grandparents Day With Your Loved Ones

August 16th, 2019

National Grandparents Day is September 8. From spending time with grandchildren and loved ones to doing something for yourself, this day is a time to celebrate you. Here are numerous ideas for enjoying National Grandparents Day.

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How Your Dietary Habits Can Help Prevent Gout

August 13th, 2019

As we age, our likelihood of developing various conditions tends to increase — and gout is no exception. Gout, a type of arthritis characterized by painful flare-up of the joints, is caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals. While gout occurs most often in the joints of the big toe, it can affect any joint.

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What Is Continuing Care?

July 15th, 2019

There are a multitude of options available when deciding on a senior community for you or your loved one. Finding a community that specializes in continuing care can be critical in your decision due to potential changes in health or living situations.

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Master Chef Reflects On Time In The Kitchen

April 19th, 2019

Leopold Schaeli is a resident at Independence Village of White Lake. But don’t be fooled by the small-town community — Leopold is a world-renowned chef.

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Understanding Different Types Of Senior Living

April 3rd, 2019

As you begin the search for the right community for you or someone you love, it’s helpful to know the differences in the various types of senior living communities and what to expect from each.

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What To Expect Celebrating The Holidays At A Senior Living Community

December 9th, 2018

If you or your family member are new to a senior living community, here’s what you can expect this holiday season.

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Common Winter Precautions For Seniors

December 4th, 2018

Winter is a high-risk time for senior accidents. Here’s some safety precautions you can take to help protect yourself during the winter.

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Things You Might Not Know About Senior Living

November 20th, 2018

Senior living communities have taken multiple steps to rid themselves of false stereotypes. Nowadays, senior living caters to people in a similar fashion as high-end hotels.

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Dietary Tips For People Over 60

November 2nd, 2018

As we age, our bodies are constantly changing, so of course, you can’t have the same diet at 60 as you had at 25. Luckily, there are a lot of ways older adults can maintain a healthy diet.

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Homecare Vs. Senior Living: What’s The Difference?

September 15th, 2018

When a family discovers that a loved one needs more care than they can provide, it can become stressful and sometimes confusing to sort through the options.

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Your Guide to Moving Into Independent Living: Yes You Can Keep Your Car

September 6th, 2018

Are you considering moving out of your home and still want to stay active? Independent living is perfect when you’re looking for a smaller space but still want to maintain your vivid social life. This means yes, you can keep your car! Learn all about independent living transportation and some of the amazing benefits that the communities offer.

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Why You Should Consider An Active Senior Community

August 23rd, 2018

Whether the you’re making the decision to downsize or you simply just want to move to community of like-minded peers, there are many benefits to moving into an active senior living community.

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Assisted Living

August 20th, 2018

Assisted living has evolved a lot over the years and continues to become more dynamic in its offerings.

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How Is Technology Changing Senior Living?

July 30th, 2018

We all know that technology seems to be a large driving force in the world we live in because of its ever-evolving nature.

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Budgeting For Retirement

July 17th, 2018

Studies show that as time goes on, more adults continue to work into “retirement years.”

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How To Afford Senior Living: Understanding The Costs

July 6th, 2018

Are you worried the cost of senior living may not fit into your budget? While the monthly cost may seem high, it is important to remember all that is included in the community rental fees. Understand the costs of senior living with this helpful breakdown.

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Apartments For Seniors: Choosing Your Community

June 5th, 2018

Deciding to move into a senior apartment can be both exciting and intimidating. It is important to find a community that fits both your needs and your personality.

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Spousal Caregiving Advice: Dottie & George

May 24th, 2018

As we age, memory impairments such as Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia begin to deeply affect the cognitive abilities of more people that we know and love.

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How Senior Living Communities Can Combat Senior Isolationism and Depression

May 10th, 2018

Depression can affect people of all ages at different junctions in their life.

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Senior Living Communities Vs. In-Home Care

March 28th, 2018

Deciding between senior living communities or hiring an in-home caregiver can be a tricky decision for seniors and their families.

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Staying Active While Having Fun

March 15th, 2018

Staying active in older age is not only good for your body, but it also does wonders for your attitude and mind.

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Get to Know Grand Ledge

September 18th, 2017

Grand Ledge is the perfect setting for people who love the idea of living in a small, quiet city.

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Staying Active After Age 55

July 25th, 2017

You don’t have to be lifting weights at the gym to be an active person. Simply getting your body moving every day is great for your health. If you want to get into physical activity, but don’t know where to start, try these helpful tips.

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Retirement Living & Keeping Your Independence

April 24th, 2017

Many seniors have the perception that a retirement community is equivalent to the dreaded “old folks home.” However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Today’s retirement communities are full of fun activities, services and amenities designed to promote the utmost independence and privacy for residents.

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Independent Senior Living: What to Bring With You

January 23rd, 2017

Once you’ve found a community to call home, it is important to bring what means the most to you, with you. Independence Village knows that moving can be stressful but we are here to help relieve the burden of that process. See our four tips on what you should bring to your new senior living community.

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