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Deciding on the best time to move to a supportive living community can be challenging. When is the right time, and what level of support will provide the benefits you want to make your life easier and more enjoyable? Even individuals who are already part of a supportive living community may struggle with transitions between […]

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Most people look forward to retirement, with society making it look like a carefree, easy time of life. But that’s not always the case. Aging and retirement can catch you off guard if you’re not prepared for the stressful situations that often come up alongside the good parts. There are many benefits to aging and […]

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What to Look For In A Retirement Community: 5 Considerations

Finding the right place to live is always tricky. Whether you’re trying to find an apartment or a house, there are a number of things you should be considering. Is the place near good restaurants, attractions, museums, or a park? What’s important to you, and how can you go about making sure that you’ll get […]

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When Should I Move to a CCRC?

Transitioning into your 50s is a major milestone for most. Couples with children get to enjoy an empty nest for the first time and relearn how to enjoy life with kid-like joy. You’ve lived the first phase of your life and are ready to enjoy the next stage, which will undoubtedly bring new and exciting […]

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Aging Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Lonely

People confuse the word “alone” with lonely. In a society where marriage has been held up as the ideal, they misunderstand how those who’ve never married, or who are widowed or divorced, experience living alone. Will you still need me when I’m 84? Loneliness is not tied to relationship status, and it’s a fallacy to assume that […]

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How to Cope with Sundown Syndrome

As day progresses into night, some people with Alzheimer’s disease experience confusion and other symptoms of sundown syndrome, also known as sundowning, sundowner’s syndrome or late-day confusion. About 20% of people with Alzheimer’s disease experience symptoms of sundowning, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Symptoms of sundowner’s syndrome can include confusion, restlessness, agitation or irritability that […]

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What is Alzheimer’s Like for My Parent?

If you have a parent with Alzheimer’s disease, you might sometimes wonder what life is like from his or her perspective. Does the person you have known and loved all of your life still exist behind those eyes? Do they still know and love you? You may have read all of the literature written by […]

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Baby boomers have changed the rules when it comes to working and living, and now they are reinventing retirement. This active and energetic generation embraces independence, growth and opportunity. To reflect the needs, desires and values of today’s older adults, many supportive living environments are changing their names from continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) to […]

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Winter Activities to Do with Your Grandchildren in Monterey, CA

Spending time with your beloved grandchildren is special enough on its own. However, occasionally, you may want to get out and explore the sights and sounds around beautiful Monterey Bay. The next time you have the opportunity to spend a day or weekend with your grandchildren, why not try one of the amazing activities listed […]

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What You Need to Know About Skilled Nursing vs. Assisted Living

Choosing the right living option for yourself or for someone you care about can be confusing. Several types of living options are now available for older adults, and each has its own benefits. Two of the most common living options are skilled nursing and assisted living. Skilled nursing and assisted living are similar in many […]

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