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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Should My Loved One Be in a Memory Care Community?

    Are you wondering what type of senior living community is right for your loved one? The choice between memory care and assisted living is one that many families struggle to make. Is your loved one simply forgetful or do they have a greater need for memory care and assistance? There are many signs to look out for and questions to ask yourself to determine if a memory care community is a right decision for your loved one.

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    Senior Living Chefs Share Perspectives on Mealtime

    Senior living communities thrive on providing residents with positive culinary experiences. Every detail down to the silverware and plating is taken into consideration when creating each dish. The residents in these communities receive three chef-prepared meals in comfortable dining rooms. On average, Wesley Village serves 12,000 meals a year to our resident and patient population.

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    7 Fun and Affordable Activities for Seniors This Summer

    Summer is a great season to spend time with family and friends, and there are plenty of fun and affordable activities seniors can enjoy. If you’re looking for fun ways to pass the time and make memories this summer, here are a few activities you should put on the calendar.

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    5 Best Ice Cream Shops for Seniors in Central Connecticut

    Summer is the perfect season to spend a little time outdoors. One of the best summer activities is visiting the wonderful local ice cream shops the Newington and Farmington, CT areas have to offer. This is a great option for seniors whose families are visiting or even those who want a nice day out to enjoy the fresh air.   Here are some of the must-visit ice cream shops seniors in central Connecticut should try.  

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    5 Best Ice Cream Shops for Seniors near Shelton, CT

    Summer is the perfect time to get some sun and have a tasty, frozen treat. Luckily, if you’re a senior living in the Shelton, Connecticut area, you have plenty of delicious ice cream spots to try! Here are five of the best ice cream shops seniors should visit in the Shelton, CT area.  

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    6 Common Unexpected Expenses When Moving to a Senior Community

    Cost is a major concern families consider when it’s time to move a senior loved one into assisted living. While you might be able to pinpoint upfront costs, like the monthly rent in a community, there are other costs that you may not anticipate. Here are some unexpected expenses your family should plan for before moving your senior loved one into an assisted living community.  

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    4 Questions Families are Asking Assisted Living Experts Right Now

    Moving your loved one to assisted living is a huge transition that comes with a lot of questions. If this is your first time searching for senior living options, you might not even know where to start. Fortunately, staff members at assisted living communities work with families every single day to ensure their parent or senior loved one is in the right environment for their needs. And, it’s likely that some of the questions you have are pretty common.    Here are a few of the most common questions senior living experts are commonly asked, along with the answers we’re happy to share.  

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