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

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Terrible Reasons to Not Consider Assisted Living

    You may have reasons you thought were smart at the time to NOT consider assisted living, but in retrospect, maybe you missed some of the simple facts about senior living communities that could help you as you search for options for your loved one. Here are seven terrible reasons from seniors and their caregivers that describe why they chose NOT to consider assisted living.

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    Assisted Living Communities in CT are Disaster Ready, are you?

    Depending on where you call home, your assisted living community may be prone to certain natural disasters. Storms, hurricanes, tornados or flooding may occur frequently in your “neck of the woods.”  Assisted living communities are required to have disaster plans in place.  If you are searching for a community for yourself or a loved one, find out what steps they take to keep residents safe and communicate with families.

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