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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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Behind the Scenes of a UMH Photo Shoot

By: Chelsea Sayegh
January 17th, 2017

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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4 Daily Exercises Every Senior Should be Doing

By: Marissa Salvesen
February 6th, 2014

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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Senior Living and Staying Connected Through the Internet

By: Marissa Salvesen
February 3rd, 2014

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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Promoting Healthy Senior Living at our UMH Communities

By: Marissa Salvesen
January 22nd, 2014

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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The Secret to Selecting a Senior Living Community

By: Jim Stinson
January 17th, 2014

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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Practical Benefits of Our 60-Day Trial Stay

By: Marissa Salvesen
January 14th, 2014

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

By: Marissa Salvesen
November 27th, 2013

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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7 Reasons to Consider Assisted Living

By: Marissa Salvesen
October 2nd, 2013

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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Senior Living Options for Couples

By: Elizabeth Bemis
September 2nd, 2013

One of the most frequently asked questions about senior living is whether communities cater to couples who have opposing senior care needs; the answer is yes, most do!

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How Seniors Can Avoid Scams: Internet, Charities, Etc.

By: Elizabeth Bemis
July 12th, 2013

A new study conducted by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College shows that senior citizens are one of the most preyed upon users of the internet. Scammers are known to routinely advertise in an effort to fleece older investors. This type of financial fraud can happen over the web, through unscrupulous advertising on the television and in the newspapers, from illegal charity outfits and right within the home.

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Global Forgiveness Day – What it Means to Seniors and their Families

By: Elizabeth Bemis
July 7th, 2013

Global Forgiveness Day, July 7, began with a Canadian based philanthropic organization, CECA, whose mission is to address local, national and global needs for forgiveness and whose mission can be applied to most people on a personal level. The organization has its own mediation center, where disparate groups meet to hear each other and to come together even when they disagree. Behind the philosophy of mediation is the recognition that disagreements often lead to name-calling and other hurtful and excluding behaviors.

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