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The Best Books Coming Out This Fall (for You or Your Virtual Book Club)

Perhaps Dr. Seuss said it best: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” There’s simply nothing like a good book, especially when it’s hot off the press. Fall 2020 book releases are right around the corner. So we’ve curated a list …

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5 Tips for Safe Grocery Shopping

Protecting yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19 has turned normal daily tasks into unique challenges. Grocery shopping for seniors is one of those essential errands that’s become strangely different. Despite limiting the number of shoppers at a time and other safety measures stores put in place, it can be hard to practice social distancing …

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Why Now Is Not the Time to Stop Your Senior Living Search

Even with the challenges caused by COVID-19, you’re probably still thinking about future plans for yourself or your loved one. The pandemic has caused a lot of people to second guess their senior living search because continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are home to the most vulnerable population of the coronavirus — older adults with …

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Why You Should Start Focusing on Your Emotional Wellness

We now know that lifestyle, more than any other factor, is the key variable in how well we age. Adopting the habits and behaviors that promote positive well-being seems to be one of the best things older adults can do to increase longevity and independence. And these days, emotional wellness for seniors should be at …

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FaceTime Activities to Do with Grandchildren

If you haven’t noticed, distance isn’t what it used to be. Today, many people are able to work from home, or even from a foreign country, using video chat platforms like FaceTime. Even if friends or family members seem out of reach, it’s now completely possible to see and speak with them daily, if we …

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How to Celebrate Loved Ones When You Can’t Visit

Extended social distancing has been hard on us all, and it’s particularly difficult when missing major life celebrations. But in today’s highly connected world,  staying at home doesn’t mean you have to be completely isolated. Celebrating birthdays, graduations, and family get-togethers can easily be done from the comfort and safety of your home with a …

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3 Fort Worth Museums Offering Virtual Tours

Staying at home and social distancing during this time are the most important things you can do to stay healthy. And while your health should remain your highest priority, sheltering in place can begin to feel stifling. It’s more important than ever to keep your mind active. Luckily, there are plenty of opportunities to stimulate …

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How to Know When to Move to Assisted Living from Independent Living

If you or someone you love is currently a resident in an independent living community, you may wonder how to know if, and when, the time is right to make a move to assisted living. It’s not unusual for people to have some misconceptions about the transition. While some may think a move to assisted …

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The Best Pets for Independent Senior Living

Unconditional love. Boosted emotional well-being. Reduced stress. Constant companionship. Lower blood pressure. A sense of purpose. Increased movement. Elevated social interaction. The benefits of having a pet in your life – particularly the benefits of pets for seniors – are indisputable. Pets for seniors can range anywhere from a lap dog that craves nothing more …

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