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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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Wesley Village Celebrates People Caring for People with 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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Top 4 local Activities for Seniors to Enjoy in the Fall Near Shelton, CT

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 this Season 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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A Culinary Experience: 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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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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FAQ’s: What You Should Know about Short-Term Rehab

If your parent or aging loved one has recently experienced an injury, illness, or major surgery, you suddenly have all these worries about where they will live and how you will care for them. Selecting the best housing option for a parent in this situation can feel complicated or confusing. When you’re starting out your search for senior living, you’ll find that there are a number of options, making your decision even harder.

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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living vs. Memory Care

Moving out of your home and into a senior living community comes with a lot of big changes and adjustments. However this can be an exciting time if you choose a community that’s a good fit for your needs.

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Should Your Aging Loved One Move in with You?

 As your loved one gets older, the risks and downsides of them living on their own increase. Your first thought may be to ask them to move into your home, but this isn’t always the best senior care option for every family. Before you make any decisions about moving your parent or senior loved one into your home, consider the pros and cons of this option first.

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