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Resident Testimonial About Our Wonderful Staff

Posted by Alison McCool on Jun 22, 2017 7:22:22 AM

Our residents, not only get to enjoy our many delicious dining options, they also enjoy our lovely staff as well. See what Paul had to say about his experience at one of our dining rooms.

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How Thunderbird Senior Living Allows You to Live the Life You've Earned [Video]

Posted by Alison McCool on Jun 7, 2017 8:21:28 AM

Thunderbird Senior Living is in Glendale, Arizona, and is a wonderful full-service retirement campus. That includes our recently opened Journeys Assisted Living and Memory Care. All the units there are rented, and you're not going to find much better value in terms of what we're able to offer for a very reasonable price in our community.

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Topics: senior living community, thunderbird senior living, make life easier

How Seniors Can Use Siri, Apple's Assistant, to Make Life Easier

Posted by Alison McCool on May 4, 2017 3:41:00 PM

Siri is Apple's personal assistant who is meant to make your life easier. Thanks to a simple user interface, Siri has become a best friend to many seniors. With a few common commands, seniors are discovering the comfort and convenience that comes when you have a friend you can always rely on.

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Topics: senior living phoenix az, senior living community, Siri, Siri makes life easier, make life easier

What are the Signs of Elderly Depression?

Posted by Alison McCool on Apr 20, 2017 8:01:30 AM


Signs of elderly depression often differ compared to that of younger adults. Elderly depression could be a common side effect of medications, or from more serious conditions, like dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

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Topics: assisted living community, Alzheimer's, retirement community, dementia, signs of elderly depression

What Causes Diabetes and How You Can Prevent It

Posted by Alison McCool on Apr 6, 2017 9:01:48 AM

More than 29 million Americans live with some form of diabetes. This condition is a leading cause of blindness, heart failure, stroke, kidney failure, and other health complications. Type 1 diabetes is the most serious of the various types and usually develops early in life, but it can develop at any time and is generally not preventable. Type 2 diabetes is the more common form of diabetes, and is referred to as “adult onset diabetes" because it usually develops after the age of 35.

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Topics: prevent diabetes, tips to avoid diabetes, avoid diabetes, cause of diabetes

What are the Most Common Health Issues for Elderly People?

Posted by Alison McCool on Mar 22, 2017 8:07:00 AM

Advances in medicine have lengthened the average life span so that people now live for longer than those in previous generations. It is estimated that it is possible for people today to live almost 20 years past the age of 65. Of course, this will require that they manage chronic age-related health issues. 

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Topics: senior living community, make life easier, common health issues

What Causes Arthritis and How You Can Prevent It

Posted by Alison McCool on Mar 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Arthritis is a generic term for joint pain and joint disease. It affects people of all races, genders and ages, including the elderly. With more than 350,000 affected people in the U.S., it is listed as the most common type of disability.

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Topics: senior living community, retirement community, types of arthritis, prevent arthritis

7 Tips for Staying Active in Your Senior Years

Posted by Alison McCool on Feb 14, 2017 1:15:00 PM

Staying active once you retire is important for to the health of your body and mind. Here are seven simple and fun ways for seniors to stay active:

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Topics: senior living community, retirement community

How Telemedicine and Telehealth Can Help You at Your Retirement Community in Glendale, Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Feb 7, 2017 12:30:00 PM

Technology can be intimidating, but it also opens opportunities for your retirement community options. Seniors are finding that, with new programs, they can remain in their retirement communities even when they have growing healthcare needs. While you are enjoying the independence of assisted living, you can still get the necessary medical care with simple telemedicine and telehealth technologies.

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Topics: senior living community, retirement community

When is the Best Time to Move to a Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Feb 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM

There is no specific time or age that requires moving into a senior community and this decision should be based on a person's unique circumstances. While there is no one-size-fits-all rule in deciding when to move into a senior living community, there are two main factors to be aware of. 

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Topics: senior living community, independent living

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