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    ...a UMH Senior Living Blog

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

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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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    assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  independent living tour  |  memory loss  |  senior living homes  |  seniors and independence

    Why You Should Make the Move to Senior Living Sooner Rather than Later

    Are you considering making the move to a senior living community? For seniors who face memory or health challenges, it’s better to move to senior living now rather than putting the transition off. In fact, before you face physical challenges, you should consider making the move. Here are a few reasons it’s a smart decision to move to a senior living community as soon as possible.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition  |  senior nutrition  |  senior nutrition ct

    Wesley Village Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

    As Wesley Village celebrates 50 years of superb senior care, our community reflects on its people. From our courageous patients and residents, their families, our employees, community members and our volunteers. Each person makes a significant difference in continuing a legacy of people caring for people.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior nutrition ct

    Top 4 Local Activities for Seniors to Enjoy this Fall in Shelton

    The fall season brings changes. Changes in leaves, changes in weather and changes in activity. Many seniors get bogged down by the cooler weather and opt to stay inside during this time. Find out how to get outside with these local and affordable activities:

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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition  |  senior nutrition  |  senior nutrition ct

    Fun Fall Activities for Seniors to Enjoy in Central CT

    In the fall, leaves change color, temperatures get cooler, and pumpkins are harvested. The change of season offers new activities like apple and pumpkin picking, visits to local farms, delicious treats, and spending time outdoors with family and loved ones. Here are 5 activities for seniors to enjoy in Hartford County.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition  |  senior nutrition  |  senior nutrition ct

    Living Your Purpose

    Spirituality can be celebrated in many ways. In senior living communities, religious and spiritual services are included in campus calendars and are an important aspect of residents’ daily lives. Communities offer on-site church, prayer and reflection services that encourage many residents to get involved and meet others who share common beliefs. Memorial services honor those who have passed by praying, singing hymns, and offering words of comfort to family and loved ones. Wesley Village honors religious and spiritual wellness by offering on-site prayer and memorial services, rosary prayer groups, prayer shawl ministries, and a special campus Chaplain, Cathy Nickse.

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    Aging & Caregiving  |  Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  memory care

    Staying Hydrated - Not Just a Summer Problem

    With warm weather and time in the sun, staying hydrated is challenging for everyone, especially seniors but many don’t realize they can become dehydrated at any time during the year. Dehydration is a common cause of hospitalization, especially in the summer months. Although the warm season is a time to be on guard for dehydration, this could be a potential risk at any time of the year. That’s why it’s so important to keep an eye out for signs of dehydration in yourself if you’re a senior, or in a parent or senior loved one, if you’re a caregiver.

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