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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.

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7 Fulfilling Ways for Seniors to Reconnect This Summer

It’s been just about a year and a half since the pandemic first reared its ugly head and began reshaping the “normal” we’d been accustomed to living. Now, with vaccine distribution in full swing, as well as declining numbers of severe illnesses from COVID, we’re seeing the beginnings of recovery from such a challenging time in our lives.

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UMH Goes Tobacco Free

Did you know smoking cigarettes kills more than 480,000 Americans each year, with more than 41,000 of these deaths from exposure to secondhand smoke? It’s true. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.” It’s no wonder a large number of organizations around the United States have banned tobacco products from their locations. In the healthcare industry specifically, with so much evidence of the negative effects of tobacco use, there has been a huge push to go tobacco free. 

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Aging & Caregiving  |  Health Tips for Senior Citizens  |  assisted living  |  caregiver information  |  caregiver tips  |  healthy living  |  senior nutrition

Quick, Nutritious and Easy-to-Prepare Meals for Seniors

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition; in fact, many diseases common among older adults are a direct result of dietary insufficiencies. Making sure that your aging loved has access to balanced meals can be a real challenge for caregivers, especially if mom or dad is living alone.

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7 Reasons to Consider Assisted Living

There are many valid reasons to consider assisted living, with each holding a different value depending on your personal journey. Assisted living communities provide a broad range of services and your decision to consider making a move will depend on both your present and future needs and the timeline in which those needs must be met.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  Independent Living Community  |  assisted living  |  assisted living communities  |  assisted living pricing  |  caring for aging parents  |  healthy living  |  seniors and their children

Planning and Paying for Assisted Living

If you and your aging loved one are beginning to think about making a move to a senior living community, you have probably thought about the financial resources you will need for this investment. Most families have many questions about funding when they are searching for an assisted living community. How much will a monthly apartment rental cost? What is included? How much will additional care services cost? Are assisted living services included in the monthly rental or is there a separate fee? When touring an assisted living community, a senior living advisor can answer these questions and simplify the details of evaluating cost.

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Wesley Village Assisted Living Continues Healthy Living!

Kudos to the staff at Bishop Wicke Health Center, Crosby Common Assisted Living and Wesley Heights Independent and Assisted Living communities for maintaining their new year’s resolution all the way into June!  We are happy to share that as part of our wellness initiative, a core group of 19 staff have shed a total of 281.2 pounds in the last 12 weeks.

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