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    Senior Living Blog

    Happily Ever Aging
    ...a UMH Senior Living Blog

    Everything you need to know about caring for your loved one - at home or at a senior living community.

    Elizabeth Bemis

    In 1998, I drove past an assisted living community construction site, learned that it was part of United Methodist Homes and realized the next stop on my professional journey was to work for a mission driven organization. Soon after, I joined the team as Executive Director of our Middlewoods of Farmington community and later served as Regional Manager for the Middlewoods properties before accepting my current role as Vice President of Marketing, Promotions, and Assisted Living Operations. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, walking, and love working alongside our staff, residents, and families to build strong communities that reflect the mission, vision, and values of United Methodist Homes.

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    Aging & Caregiving  |  Independent Living Community  |  assisted living  |  assisted living community  |  assisted living in ct  |  independent living

    Safe Summertime Activities for Seniors Who Are Social Distancing

    As seniors look forward to summertime after the long, dreary months of winter’s chill, the idea of having to continue social distancing may feel incredibly disappointing. In the midst of a global pandemic, safety remains a primary concern for older adults who face increased risk in contracting the virus. But the cancellation of community gatherings and in-person events doesn’t have to be devastating.    There is still a host of fun and energizing summertime activities for seniors to enjoy even as they remain safely socially distant. It’s more important than ever for older adults to stay physically and mentally healthy. The change of season is a perfect time to capitalize on the socially distant activities—both indoors and out—that put a swing back in your step, or that of an aging loved one.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living communities in ct  |  dependent senior living

    Social Isolation Series, Part 3: The Role of Technology in Supporting Lonely Seniors

    If you’ve been keeping up with our latest series on social isolation, you understand that the senior population faces increased risk to their physical, mental and, emotional well-being during our current global health crisis. Part 1 of this series introduced some of the triggers that can cause an unhealthy level of loneliness for you or the senior in your life, while Part 2 offered specific ideas for prevention and mitigation. In this final installment, we’re delving into the critical role technology plays in fighting the isolation felt by so many seniors throughout this time of social distancing.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living communities in ct  |  dependent senior living

    Social Isolation Series, Part 2: Helping Seniors Stay Connected

    In our last post, Social Isolation Series, Part 1: Identifying Triggers for Loneliness in Seniors, we introduced the need to address some of the most pressing challenges facing seniors during the current global health crisis and widespread isolation measures. With acute loneliness endangering both the mental and physical health of older adults, it’s important to focus on getting the information you and your loved ones need to navigate this difficulty effectively.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living nutrition  |  winter activities for seniors

    10 Stimulating Activities for the Elderly

    Feeling like the senior in your life has slowly slumped into a daily rut? It’s certainly common for elderly adults to develop a routine that eventually dulls their spirit and negatively impacts their physical and mental health. But there’s good news: You can introduce a whole host of stimulating activities to help improve your aging loved one’s quality of life.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition

    What Every Senior Needs to Know about Heart Health

    People aged 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, have a stroke or develop coronary heart disease and heart failure, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute on Aging (NIH). Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in the United States, and the NIH indicates that it’s a major cause of disability, which can limit activity and erode quality of life for millions of seniors.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living nutrition  |  winter activities for seniors

    Expert Insights for Seniors Battling the Winter Blues

    It is all too common for seniors to experience feelings of sadness and loneliness during the cold and dark winter months. If you or an aging loved one are finding it difficult to overcome the winter blues this season, you are certainly not alone. With less daylight, declining temperatures and the dangers associated with getting out during periods of snow and ice, it’s no wonder so many seniors undergo the effects of cabin fever and other mood-depleting factors.

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    Cognitive Health  |  Retirement home  |  dependent senior living  |  senior brain health  |  senior living homes

    Top Cognitive Games and Mental Exercises for Seniors

    It is never too late to help your aging loved one focus on their cognitive health and improve their brain function. While it’s certainly true that age plays a major role in the decline of memory and other cognitive abilities, studies show there are proven ways to work on maintaining and enhancing these capabilities at any age.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition  |  senior winter sports  |  winter activities for seniors

    Winter Activities for Seniors: Embracing the Season - Indoors and Out

    As temperatures drop and colder weather settles in for the season, it can be easy to slip into a state of boredom. For seniors, in particular, it’s important to head off the winter blues with an array of enjoyable events and activities. Staying engaged and active is a critical component of maintaining positive health and well-being in the later years of life.

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    Retirement home  |  alzheimer's care  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  depression  |  senior living homes

    Supporting Seniors with Depression During the Holidays

    For lots of us, the holidays are a time of immense joy and excitement. From the sounds of spirited carols to the smells and sights of longstanding holiday traditions, there’s much to celebrate during this special season. 

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    Aging & Caregiving  |  Holidays  |  entertaining seniors

    Best Holiday Movies for Seniors

    The calendar doesn’t need to be turned to December for you to enjoy holiday or winter-themed movies! These feel-good flicks are great to put on any time, especially for seniors in assisted living communities. A movie marathon is one of many great winter activities. Here’s our list of favorite holiday movies for seniors.

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    Dementa Care  |  alzheimer's care  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  memory loss  |  senior living homes

    What to Look for in a Memory Care Community

    Do you or a senior loved one need to find a memory care community? Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia have specific needs that often can’t be met when they live at home. Fortunately, memory care communities are designed specifically for those seniors’ needs in mind.

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