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How to Help Your Parents Cope with the Changes Retirement Brings

Posted by Alison McCool on Nov 15, 2017 9:33:00 AM

There are many ways you can help your parents cope with the changes that happen as a result of retirement. Your parents will have more time to spend with friends and family, try out new hobbies, or get active with a new exercise routine. This is also a great time to sit down and discuss the details about their retirement, helping them manage their safety at home and elsewhere. Involving your loved ones in the planning process will help make it a more positive experience.

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Topics: healthy lifestyle, aging parents, retirement, prepare to retire, preparing for retirement, social activities, senior living activities, hobbies for seniors, retirement community, aging parent, easy hobbies for seniors, healthy senior living

5 Nutritional Tips For A Healthy Senior Lifestyle

Posted by Alison McCool on Nov 1, 2017 9:10:00 AM

Our bodies undergo numerous changes as we grow older. For example, our metabolism slows down and our digestive system may not function as well as it once did. The right food choices can reduce your risk of osteoporosis, high blood pressure, along with heart disease and other health conditions. Following the tips below can ensure that a senior gets the nutrients they need for optimal health.

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Topics: senior living, thunderbird senior living, healthy lifestyle, healthy senior living, healthy food for seniors, healthy diet, healthy foods

What Does Senior Housing Look Like At Thunderbird In Glendale, Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Oct 18, 2017 9:16:00 AM

Situated in the tranquil residential neighborhood in Northwest Glendale, Thunderbird Senior Living community is senior housing done differently. Going through life, our home becomes who we are - it shows off our style and personality as well the quirks that make us unique. Often times one of the most difficult things about moving to a senior residence is leaving some of that behind. At Thunderbird Senior Living, it became our goal to create, not just a new house for our residents, but a house that they can each uniquely call home.

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Topics: senior living community, senior living, community living, thunderbird senior living, visiting an assisted living community

How to Use Technology at Your Senior Housing in Glendale, Arizona to Stay in Touch with Your Loved Ones

Posted by Alison McCool on Oct 11, 2017 9:44:00 AM

When you and your loved ones are separated by distance, it can get hard to stay in touch. Settling for a physical visit a few times a year and manipulating busy schedules isn't always a viable option. Technology, however, provides an alternative way of connecting residents in retirement communities to their friends and family.

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Topics: senior living, thunderbird senior living, visiting an assisted living community, make life easier

Healthy Habits to Maintain When You Move to a Retirement Community in Glendale, Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Sep 27, 2017 8:22:29 AM

For seniors, creating healthy habits can make the difference between a life well lived and early aging. Many think that genes have everything to do with how well a person ages, but while genes do play a role, it’s also important to form healthy habits as you get older. People who grew up with good habits during their youth, tend to go on to be healthy seniors. However, thankfully it is not too late.

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Topics: healthy lifestyle, senior social life, retirement, preparing for retirement, social activities, retirement community, choosing a retirement community, moving to a retirement community, healthy senior living

5 Benefits of Living in a Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Sep 14, 2017 9:12:00 AM

Independent living offers a number of benefits that are well worth examining and if you or a loved one is considering making the move, here are just a few of the advantages that may make this lifestyle change so appealing.

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Topics: senior living phoenix az

Battle Depression at Your Senior Housing Community by Staying Active

Posted by Alison McCool on Aug 30, 2017 1:09:00 PM

There are studies that have determined that being stationary for long periods of time is linked to a greater risk of depression in seniors.

You can combat depression in senior housing communities by fostering an environment that encourages residents to exercise and stay active.

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Topics: active senior living phoenix, assisted living community, senior living activities, healthy senior living

5 Ways to Show Your Loved One the Freedom that Comes From an Independent Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Aug 16, 2017 10:30:53 AM

Moving to a secure living community has many advantages for seniors. The misconception of becoming isolated in these types of communities is far from accurate, as top-rated communities have many programs and activities designed exclusively to give residents the opportunity to remain active well into their golden years.

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Topics: independent living, transitioning into independent living, transition to independent living, independent living retirement community

Developing a New Sense of Home at a Retirement Community in Glendale, Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Aug 9, 2017 9:49:16 AM

When you or a loved one is moving into a retirement community it is important to maintain a sense of home in the new place. Since moving already involves so many changes all at once, it can feel less disruptive when you plan ahead, creating an environment that best reflects you or your loved one.

A great way to establish a sense of home in your retirement community in Glendale, Arizona is to create a comfortable space, staying active in social groups, and maintaining your favorite hobbies. Below are a few tips on how to accomplish all of this.

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Topics: retirement, retirement community, choosing a retirement community, moving to a retirement community

Understanding the Reservations Your Parents Might Have When Looking for an Independent Living Community in Glendale, Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Jul 26, 2017 8:41:26 AM

Many people desire to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Our homes are familiar places, they are full of our memories and belongings. But as people get older, staying in a home, alone, is not always the best option.

The baby boomer generation truly has reinvented the meaning of senior living in recent years. Today's communities offer a variety of housing options with a wealth of amenities designed to keep elderly residents active, happy, and healthy. Here, seniors can thrive without the responsibilities of maintaining a home or hiring help. Seniors can enjoy social outings and activities that will keep them happy and healthy long into their golden years.

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Topics: independent living, transitioning into independent living, retired years at thunderbird, make life easier

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