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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

A Quick Senior Safety Checklist for the House

Posted by Alison McCool on Jul 12, 2017 1:16:04 PM

A home safety checklist will help you and your loved ones determine what changes need to be made, if any, to prevent common injuries in their home. When you sit down to go over the list take it one room at a time. If you need to, go in each room with the checklist and make notes together.

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

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

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