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How Occupational Therapy Can Improve Chronic Pain

At The Stayton, our location in the West 7th Cultural District is not just a selling point for those who live here, but an integral part of daily life. Our residents relish the opportunity to walk the neighborhood, explore galleries and take in shows — it’s part of what makes our community so special. At …

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Making the Move to Senior Independent Living at The Stayton

Any time you’re considering a move it’s a big decision, but when you factor in your healthcare needs and long-term care preferences, the choice to move to a senior independent living community can feel especially daunting. We’re here to help. The better informed you feel, the easier it will be to make the decision that’s …

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Activities for Seniors With Dementia that Will Give Them a Sense of Purpose

What are the right activities for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Finding the best activities for family members with dementia can offer sensory stimulation and the opportunity to connect with others while helping older adults feel productive. The main obstacles to overcome for people living with dementia are depression and …

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Is High-Rise Senior Living Right for You?

When most of us think of senior living communities, we imagine 1- to 3-story buildings on a campus with other 1-to 3-story buildings. But that may be changing. High-rise senior living is becoming more and more popular as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs seek to enter more urban markets or maximize the acreage they have …

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What is a Cardiac LifeVest?

As the calendar turns to February, our nation turns its attention to our hearts. But not just for Valentine’s Day. In 1956, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared February American Heart Month to bring attention to heart health and heart disease – the number one killer of Americans each year. Heart health is especially important for …

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Exercises to Start in 2021: Water Aerobics

As we age, exercise becomes more difficult. Balance, joint pain, heart and lung issues, bone density, and even hearing can affect our ability to safely work out. But one form of exercise is at the top of the list when it comes to physical activity for seniors: water aerobics. Why? Because aquatic exercises can provide …

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7 Benefits You Can Only Get from a Life Care Community

Moving to a senior living community is one of the most difficult decisions older adults face as they age. For some, it’s a tough choice between remaining within the familiar surroundings of home and moving to enjoy all the benefits of a Life Care community. But research shows there is one group that knows exactly …

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Music’s Miraculous Effect on Memory

With today’s increased life expectancy comes the greater likelihood of decline in our cognitive functions. In fact, it’s estimated that by the year 2050, 114 million people will be diagnosed with dementia – one of the major causes of disability and dependence in older adults. As those with loved ones experiencing dementia know, it’s a …

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What Is Creative Aging?

It’s not easy getting older. Our bodies don’t seem to cooperate as easily and sadly, even our minds let us down from time to time. But there is a movement afoot that’s working to help seniors express, or even discover, their innate creativity as a means of continued growth and improved quality of life by …

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