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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

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

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 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

Top 5 Places to Get Your News Online

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 26, 2017 10:50:53 AM

Keeping up with the news is an important part of most people’s days, and it’s easier than ever to get quick access to the information you’re looking for. The following are five top places to get your news online:

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Topics: senior living community, retirement community

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

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 24, 2017 11:15:11 AM


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, retirement community

What to Look for in a Retirement Community in Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Dec 15, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Many retirees choose to live in Arizona for its climate, which is especially agreeable for those who suffer from breathing ailments or arthritis. This has led to an explosion in the number of retirement communities throughout the state. Choosing the right retirement community is a major decision. You want to make sure you are making the right choice for you and your significant other, or loved one.

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Topics: independent living, retirement community

5 Day Trips to Make from Your Retirement Community in Glendale

Posted by Alison McCool on Nov 17, 2016 1:15:00 PM

When you choose the perfect retirement community, you want there to be fun, sun, and just the right amount of adventure. Glendale provides the ideal mix of independent and assisted living, as well as enjoyable opportunities to create some memorable experiences. Glendale is an amazing city and centrally located for your enjoyment.

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Topics: independent living, retirement, retirement community

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