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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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Why Consider a 60-Day Trial Stay?

It is important that you feel at home in your new senior living home. But how do you know if you're actually going to be comfortable and happy in this new space? Whether it be our Middlewoods Assisted and Independent Living Community in Farmington or Newington, we have your comfort in mind. We invite you to try out maintenance-free living with our unique 60-day trial stay....with no long term commitment!

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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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Questions to Ask When Evaluating an Assisted Living Community

As you begin the search for an assisted living community for your aging loved one, you will find that these communities come in all shapes and sizes, which may or may not suit you and your loved one’s goals. Therefore, the first thing you need to consider is the needs of your loved one and how they might change in a month, three months or even a year from now. Ask each provider how he or she might accommodate these changing needs as time rolls on.

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The Secrets to Staying Fit in a Senior Living Community

What’s the secret to staying fit at any age? Motivation! Finding that champion spirit that inspires you—to stay active--regardless of your age or abilities. Senior living communities can offer that extra inspiration and motivation to help you in reaching your fitness goals.

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Assisted Living Communities Celebrate World Environment Day

Tis the season to support your local farmer’s market! This is one easy way to celebrate the environment on World Environment Day, June 5th. Awareness of your habits is key to making a difference every day.  Do you find yourself throwing out rotting food from the refrigerator? “Think Before You Eat and Help Save the Environment” is this year’s insightful theme to honor World Environment Day.Think about what you eat and manage portion sizes for your health and for the environment. Many assisted living communities do this every day! They take the lead from their residents who become involved in the selection of menu items, grow fruits, vegetables and spices that are used by the chef, and sometimes the residents even get involved in food preparation!

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  assisted living ct  |  senior living  |  senior living community  |  tips for caregivers

5 Tips for Caregivers: How to Reduce Stress for Your Aging Parents

As a caregiver and child of aging parents, one of the most difficult things you must do is confront the fact that at some point you will need to have “the talk” with your loved one about their future.  This is a challenging time for you and your parents as you both begin to acknowledge and discuss their diminishing abilities. Your parents are probably aware of their physical and cognitive changes and they may be anxious and reluctant to speak with you.  Here are five steps to help you make sense of the changes and work with your parents to plan for the future:

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60-day stay trial  |  Aging & Caregiving  |  assisted living  |  independent living  |  senior living  |  senior living community  |  senior living tours

The Essential Guide to Touring a Senior Living Community [Free Offer]

As one ages, the thought of moving into a new home can be daunting. This needn’t be the case. These days senior living communities offer activities, trips, transportation, on-site health services and medical staff, nutrition and dining services, and varied design options to cater to one’s needs and much more.

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