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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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The Importance of Senior Caregiver Breaks

By: Elizabeth Bemis
February 4th, 2013

How many of you remember the old McDonald’s ad… “You deserve a break today”? Those caring for their elderly loved-ones need to take this advice to heart! Caregivers are the overlooked victim in any disease. Everyone relies on them for just about everything and to always know what to do. 

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Veteran Benefits and Senior Care Communities

By: Elizabeth Bemis
January 10th, 2013

Many Veterans and their spouses are at or are getting to the age where independent and assisted living options may need to be explored. While many Veterans already live in such communities, some may be in the process of making the decision to move into a senior care community and it is important to know what resources and veteran benefits may be available to them.

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Assisted Living Moving Preparation in CT

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 10th, 2012

Once a senior decides to move into an assisted living community, the next step is for them to start preparations to move. It is completely normal for both seniors and their loved ones to feel some apprehension and a sense of loss, which is common during all of life's transitions. With some preparation, as well as guidance from the staff at your assisted living of choice in CT, it is possible to make this move smoothly and without a significant degree of emotional distress. 

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National Hand Washing Awareness Week in Assisted Living Communities

By: Elizabeth Bemis
December 3rd, 2012

National Hand Washing Awareness Week December 2 through December 8, 2012 is National Hand Washing Week. National Hand Washing Awareness Week’s main purpose is to decrease the spread of infectious diseases by empowering individuals to educate and help protect their communities. Clean hands can prevent the spread of germs from one person to another throughout an entire assisted living or independent living community. Working together can help make a difference.

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Quality Activities Keep Assisted Living Residents Smiling

By: Elizabeth Bemis
November 27th, 2012

Assisted living communities are popular with older adults because they allow them to retain their independence within their own apartment in a dedicated purpose-built community, while having easy access to wide-ranging services, such as meals, health care, transportation and social and recreational activities. United Methodist Homes, a leader in assisted and independent care communities is known for its commitment to providing the highest quality of accommodations and care throughout the assisted living network. Assisted living in CT offers residents a variety of choices in accommodation and a multiplicity of programs and services to ensure that they can enjoy their retirement years to the fullest.

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