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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Seniors

The holidays are often a time for indulging in favorite foods, but the short-term enjoyment can lead to long-term consequences. With so much temptation at every turn, it can be difficult to find the right balance. If you’re looking for ways to eat healthy this holiday season, consider these helpful tips. The Challenges of Eating …

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6 Ways to Show Support for a Family Caregiver

You might be surprised to learn that according to a recent study by the AARP and National Alliance for Caregiving, an estimated 53 million Americans act as caregivers. While they may not always be in the spotlight, they deserve our compassion and support. Continue reading to discover ways you can show your appreciation for the …

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Boost your Brain Health with These Simple Habits

At The Stayton, we take a holistic approach to successful aging. That means supporting the physical, spiritual and mental well-being of our residents. Mental well-being includes mental health and mental acuity, both of which can be a common concern for older adults. At the first sign of forgetfulness, it can be easy to worry about …

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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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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 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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