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Senior Living Blog

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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Aging & Caregiving  |  Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living

Social Isolation Series, P. 1: Identifying Triggers for Loneliness in Seniors

In this unprecedented time of concern that stems from a global health crisis, the need (and, in many cases, the mandate) to self-isolate and practice strict social distancing has taken a major toll on mental health for people in every category of age, gender, social status and geography.  We’ve all been impacted by the pandemic in one way or another, and for many, the most prominent effect has been an overwhelming feeling of loneliness.

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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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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living communities in ct  |  dependent senior living  |  indpendent living ct  |  senior living

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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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living communities in ct  |  dependent senior living  |  indpendent living ct  |  senior living

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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assisted living  |  senior living  |  umh

Behind the Scenes of a UMH Photo Shoot

When we think of the phrase “professional photo shoot”, we think of beautiful models, groomed to perfection and picture perfect. It seems high quality photography paired with flawless models is the key to a great picture. But is it really?

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  aging seniors  |  assisted living  |  caregiver information  |  exercise tips for seniors  |  senior living

4 Daily Exercises Every Senior Should be Doing

Exercising, for seniors, helps maintain flexibility, endurance and strength, all while improving heart health, which is important for older adults. Exercising, when chosen carefully and found to be in line with what the senior body can handle, helps improve overall quality of life, lessen problems from balance and coordination issues and aids in maintaining strength.

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Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  internet  |  senior living  |  social seniors

Senior Living and Staying Connected Through the Internet

If you are caring for an aging love one and considering ways to make your parents' life more convenient, while maintaining vital connections with family, remember to consider the tools available through the Internet.

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  healthy senior living  |  senior living  |  umh  |  united methodist homes

Promoting Healthy Senior Living at our UMH Communities

At each of our UMH communities, we are proud to offer health and wellness programs that promote independence, dignity, and choice for our residents. Healthy senior living is a goal that can be reached….our staff work hard to support and encourage residents to create and meet goals that will help them to live strong and well for as long as they possibly can.

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  assisted living in ct  |  friendship  |  senior living  |  senior living community

The Secret to Selecting a Senior Living Community

By: Reverend Jim Stinson, Director of Spiritual Life for United Methodist Homes A Familiar Story I’ve made more friends here now than I have in years.  My world was shrinking as I aged. Friends and family members were moving to be near family members.

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  active seniors  |  assisted living  |  senior living

Practical Benefits of Our 60-Day Trial Stay

Our unique 60-day trial stay provides prospective residents with the opportunity to try out the lifestyle, services, and amenities of assisted living, with no long-term commitment! A 60-day trial stay offers your loved one the perfect chance to “try it out” before making a decision to move from their home.

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  caregiver information  |  caring for aging parents  |  senior living

An Investigation into the Benefits of Assisted Living Vs. Hiring a Caregiver

At some point your aging loved one is probably going to need more care than you can provide as their caregiver. You may need to make a decision to hire a caregiver for your loved one or explore some senior living options together. It is important to consider the cost and benefits of both options before ruling out any of the options. Here is a quick summary to help get you started: The cost- benefits of these senior care services are detailed here:

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