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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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Indoor Activities For Senior Residents

June 16th, 2020

As we all practice social distancing, it is essential to keep busy with some of your favorite hobbies or even take the time to learn a new skill. As we dive into indoor activities, it’s important to remember to find hobbies that stimulate the brain and encourage virtual connections until we can get back to some of our favorite group activities and social hours.

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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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5 Helpful Ways To Improve Your Loved One’s Nutrition

April 28th, 2020

Keeping a healthy weight and eating a balanced diet can be difficult for the seniors in your life. But, with your help, making the switch to a healthy lifestyle can be much easier with encouragement and these helpful tips.

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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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6 Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Senior Living

November 11th, 2019

As your parent or senior loved one begins to age, you may have growing concerns about him or her staying at home. While you know it’s time to move your loved one into a senior care community, it may be difficult to open up the discussion.

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Memory Care Decorating Tips

October 30th, 2019

Transitioning your loved one into a memory care community can be a difficult decision, especially if it is their first time moving into a senior living community and out of their home. While the move will mean leaving behind their familiar spaces, small touches can make their new community feel like home.

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How To Help Your Parents Move Into Assisted Living: A Full Checklist

October 9th, 2019

Moving your parents into assisted living can seem daunting. With so many new transitions and changes, it can be challenging to know where to start. Help your parents or loved one make their transition into an assisted living community with this helpful checklist.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Senior Living

July 11th, 2019

The world of senior living is vast, which can make finding a senior living community that checks all of the boxes an overwhelming task. Here are the answers to some common senior living-related questions to equip you with the knowledge you need before you even step foot into a community.

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Senior Living Staff: Why It Matters

June 4th, 2019

Choosing a senior living community for you or a loved one is an important decision. When deciding between which community is the best fit, it’s crucial to consider the staff that assists residents each day.

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Downsizing 101: Moving into Senior Living

May 13th, 2019

With spacious apartments and ample storage space, it may seem as if you could take everything to your new senior living community. However, while your apartment may be large, there’s just no way you can bring all the contents of your home into your new space. Check out these tips to help downsize your belongings.

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Top Tips for Caregivers

May 10th, 2019

The caregiving professionals at various Independence Village communities share their tips for being a successful caregiver, managing the day-to-day stresses of the job and what working with seniors means to them.

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How To Get Involved In A Senior Living Community

May 1st, 2019

While your loved one may feel uncomfortable at first, getting involved in the community’s daily activities and meeting fellow residents is helpful for navigating this new transition. Here are four tips for successfully taking part in everything senior living has to offer.

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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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How To Support A Parent In Senior Living

March 21st, 2019

When your parents make the move to a senior living community, they may feel overwhelmed and anxious about all the changes they’re facing. As their child — and even their advocate – you are the main support system for your parents as they transition into senior living. Here are some tips for being there for […]

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When To Transition From Assisted Living To Memory Care

March 15th, 2019

As your parent or loved one begins to progress in age, it may be time for them to go through the senior care spectrum. While assisted living communities offer great services and amenities, they may not be equipped to handle the growing needs of your loved one. Here’s how to tell if your loved one should transition from assisted living into memory care.

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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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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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How To Prevent Falls: Room-By-Room Guide

October 15th, 2018

An aging senior falling in their home when they are alone is one of the biggest fears a family can have. There are multiple preventative measures you can take in order to lower the risk of a loved one falling.

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Navigating Later Life Legal Matters

October 10th, 2018

Before enjoying carefree retirement, there are a lot of elder law questions that you’ll need answered. Here is how we suggest you navigate elder care legal matters.

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Tips For Transitioning Into Independent Living

October 4th, 2018

Are you thinking about moving into an independent senior living community? When considering moving into a new home, knowing where to start can be difficult. Here’s a convenient overview to help you know where to begin.

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Older Adult Kitchen Safety Checklist

September 28th, 2018

The kitchen is the most well-trafficked room in the home, but it is also the place where we are particularly susceptible to accident and injury. Here are a few quick points to help be cautious in the kitchen.

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The Quality Of Senior Dining In Senior Living Communities

September 24th, 2018

Dining used to be an overlooked aspect for many senior communities, but over the past couple of decades, the quality of food and dining within a senior community has greatly improved.

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Helpful Ways To Combat Caregiver Burnout

August 9th, 2018

The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, especially if you feel like you can’t control the situation. If you leave your stress unchecked, your health can be at risk.

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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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How To Care For A Loved One Remotely

June 29th, 2018

It isn’t easy being away from your loved one, but sometimes our careers or families dictate where we need to live.

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A Helping Family Is A Happy Family

June 26th, 2018

A transition into senior living can be a bit taxing and hectic.

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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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What to Ask When Moving into Assisted Living

February 20th, 2018

As your senior parent or loved one begins to age, it may become increasingly difficult for him or her to manage being at home alone. Assisted living communities are specially designed to help your senior with day to day activities while promoting independence and privacy.

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Signs It’s Time to Move

January 18th, 2018

It is always difficult to admit when we need more help or support. As we age, we require more help from those around us, but when living alone, sometimes it is difficult for us to get the assistance we need. Here are three signs that a move into a senior living community may be the best choice:

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What to Look for in a Senior Living Community

April 3rd, 2017

As your loved one begins to age, it may be necessary to make the transition into senior care. With so many options available, choosing the right community can be difficult. Here are a few things to look for in a senior living community to help make the decision a bit easier.

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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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Tips to Transitioning into Independent & Assisted Living

January 18th, 2017

Transitioning into an independent or assisted living community can be intimidating. With a new home, new community and new schedule to adjust to, it is completely understandable for your loved one to be a bit nervous. Which is why we’ve put together a few tips to help make it easier. Check out these tips on transitioning into senior living.

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