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Maintaining Your Independent Lifestyle in a Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Mar 22, 2018 1:16:00 PM

You might think that moving into a senior living community means abandoning your independence and individuality for a drab existence. Or if you're helping a parent or other loved one find a senior living community, you might be concerned about their independence. At Thunderbird Senior Living located in Glendale, AZ, that couldn't be further from the truth. We’ll help you how and when you’d like, according to your preferences, not ours.
These tips can help you maintain your independent lifestyle while retaining your unique sense of individuality.

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Am I Losing my Lifestyle When I Move to a Retirement Community?

Posted by Alison McCool on Mar 7, 2018 2:07:00 PM

For many seniors, retirement communities may be the best option for your elder years. The problem is, people have misconceptions about these communities, viewing them as a place where they will be alone and under the control of others. The truth is that independent living communities have a lot of benefits to offer.

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Topics: senior living community, independent living, healthy lifestyle, retirement, prepare to retire, preparing for retirement, transition to independent living, retirement community, choosing a retirement community, moving to a retirement community, independent living retirement community

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

Posted by Alison McCool on Feb 28, 2018 11:34:00 AM

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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How to Keep an Active Social Life in Your 70s and 80s

Posted by Alison McCool on Feb 14, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Studies have shown that maintaining an active social life can help prolong your life and improve your health. For many seniors in their 70s and 80s, this can seem like a difficult task. The loss of a spouse or close friends, children moving away, and reduced mobility can all make getting out harder. Senior living doesn’t have to be lonely and isolated. Here are some ideas to help you keep an active senior social life well into your 70s, 80s, and beyond.

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Tips for Seniors: 7 Ways to Improve Your Memory After 65

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 31, 2018 11:32:00 AM

Scientists estimate that slight memory impairment begins at age 45 and by age 80 most people will have lost about 40 percent of their memory. While part of this should feel natural, it still gets frustrating when day-to-day details get lost.

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Topics: independent living, thunderbird senior living, senior social life, social activities, memory loss, healthy senior living, healthy food for seniors, healthy diet, exercise your brain, healthy foods

Moving to a Retirement Community? Plan For These Five Details

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 25, 2018 8:52:44 AM

Moving to a retirement company is a big step - it starts with finding the right community in the right location, and ends with opening the last moving box. It can also be an extremely stressful situation, especially if you have not wanted to admit that you needed to leave. Once you have found your dream retirement home, consider these five details before starting the move.

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Topics: community living, retirement, prepare to retire, preparing for retirement, retired years at thunderbird, retirement community, choosing a retirement community, moving to a retirement community, rental retirement community options, independent living retirement community

Glendale, Arizona: A Growing Community for Your Retirement

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 17, 2018 11:29:03 AM

Though retirement marks the end of years of hard work, it also marks an exciting new chapter of your life. When you retire, you have time for the people and activities that are most important to you. You can explore new interests and hobbies, while embracing the life that you worked hard for.

An incredible retirement starts with the right community. You should have access to a variety of restaurants, classes, nature, and other conveniences, along with good weather to enjoy it all. When you retire, you can take advantage of the opportunity to socialize and make new friends. It doesn’t hurt to have some of the hassles of modern living taken care of for you, so you can spend more of your time doing the important things for yourself.

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Topics: senior living community, senior living, community living, independent living, thunderbird senior living, retirement, senior living activities, retirement community, choosing a retirement community, moving to a retirement community, independent living retirement community

5 Ways to Make the Most out of Your New Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 4, 2018 9:59:00 AM

Transitioning to a senior living community can be a challenging adjustment. Like most people, you have led a fully integrated life, enjoying your friends and family and sharing meals and activities with others. As we age, some of our basic routines, such as driving, preparing meals, or exercising, become more difficult. It may become necessary to move into a senior living community. 

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Topics: senior living community, senior living, community living, independent living, thunderbird senior living, transitioning into independent living, transition to independent living, senior living activities, retirement community, moving to a retirement community, make life easier

Renting vs Buying in a Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Dec 28, 2017 9:25:00 AM

Moving to a senior living community is a big life change for most people, involving dozens of questions to ask yourself before choosing a new home. Things like which recreational activities you'd like the most access to, whether you want an apartment or a cottage, and if you're going to bring a pet along with you, are all important concerns, but one decision stands somewhat more prominently than others. Should you rent a home in a senior living community or will you buy?

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Topics: senior living community, senior living, community living, retirement community, choosing a retirement community, rental retirement community options, independent living retirement community

Why It's Important for Seniors to Stay Hydrated in the Arizona Heat

Posted by Alison McCool on Dec 13, 2017 9:21:48 AM

Even though the summer heat in Arizona puts you at greater risk of dehydration, the truth is, the condition can happen at any time throughout the year. No matter the weather, if you're not consuming enough fluids, it's possible to become dehydrated.

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