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How to Make the Most of Your Social Life at Thunderbird Senior Living

Posted by Alison McCool on May 31, 2016 11:30:00 AM

New residents to Thunderbird may wonder where to get started when it comes to social activities. If you have been isolated at home, or are not accustomed to having a myriad of options available to you when it comes to spending your time, you may be in for a surprise!

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Topics: senior living community, senior living az, senior social life, social activities, senior living activities

The Benefits of Having your Parents Live in a Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Apr 14, 2016 1:12:00 PM

Most seniors would rather stay at home for as long as possible rather than move to a senior living community. As a result, many families struggle with decisions regarding their elderly loved ones’ living conditions. Because the move to assisted living is often emotionally difficult, many caregivers find themselves dealing with guilt both before and after the move. It can be helpful to look at all of the benefits that come with placing your parent in a safe and caring environment. Consider the following advantages of moving your parents to the right senior living community:

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Topics: senior living community, independent senior living phoenix, senior living az, active senior living phoenix, moving parents into senior living

Ten Tips to Avoid Stroke in Your Senior Years

Posted by Alison McCool on Mar 10, 2016 2:55:30 PM

Contrary to common belief, a stroke occurs in the brain, not the heart. It can happen to anyone at any age, although the risk increases after age 55, according to the National Stroke Association. While there are different types of strokes, the main concept to remember for preventing this problem is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are ten tips to help seniors avoid stroke episodes.

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Topics: senior living community, senior living az, strokes, preventing stroke, avoid stroke

Choosing a Retirement Community Should be a Value-Driven Decision

Posted by Alison McCool on Feb 12, 2016 1:22:20 PM

When choosing a retirement community for yourself or for your loved one, there are many factors that most people consider, including location, care services, cost, range of activities, safety, quality of the food and accreditation. These are all crucial elements of the process, but I would urge you to also consider a retirement community for shared values.

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Topics: senior living community, senior living az, retirement community, choosing a retirement community

10 Tips For Visiting an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 27, 2016 9:45:55 AM

As you consider an assisted living community, you’ll want to find out as much information as you can by visiting it. Seeing a community first-hand is an invaluable part of determine whether it’s right for you or your loved one.

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Topics: assisted living arizona, senior living az, assisted living community, visiting an assisted living community

Tips for Seniors to Enjoy the Colder Season at Thunderbird

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 12, 2016 1:35:05 PM

Although our winters here in Arizona may not be as harsh as they are in most of the country, this time of year can still bring some pretty chilly temperatures to Phoenix.  Here are some tips to help you enjoy the colder season while we wait for spring to come back around:

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Topics: senior living community, independent senior living phoenix, senior living az, enjoy the colder season

How to Help Your Parent Make a Smooth Transition to Independent Living

Posted by Alison McCool on Jun 10, 2015 7:57:00 AM

If your parent has made the decision to move into an independent living facility, he or she will face an adjustment. These tips will enable you to help them make the transition smooth:

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Topics: senior living community, independent living, senior living az, transitioning into independent living

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