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

    Self-Care for the Caregiver: Why and How to Prioritize Your Own Well-Being

    Caregivers are called upon to do so much, continually giving of themselves in any number of ways. Many are sandwiched between the needs of their elderly, dependent parents and the responsibilities of tending to their children who haven’t yet left the nest. In the midst of balancing this complex family life with a potential career, there’s often very little time and energy devoted to caring for themselves.  But when the caregiver neglects their own needs, they risk some highly detrimental outcomes, not the least of which is physical, mental and emotional burnout. According to the most recent Caregiving in the U.S. study, conducted by the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the AARP Public Policy Institute:

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition

    Tech Review: 14 of the Best Free Apps for Seniors

    It goes without saying that, on the whole, technology is more readily adopted and easily navigated by younger generations—those who were born into the computer age and grew up with smartphones at their fingertips. But it’s also true that, now more than ever, technology has emerged as essential to people spanning every age group, in one way or another. Thanks to ongoing advancements in mobile technology and user-friendly interfaces, seniors are quickly becoming a much larger demographic of users.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition

    Senior Caregiver Burnout: Is the Burden Taking a Toll on You?

    As a primary caregiver for an aging parent or loved one, it’s easy to get so caught up in meeting their needs and managing all of the responsibilities that you neglect your own mental and physical well-being. The demands of being a caregiver can become extremely overwhelming, taking a toll on your mind, body and emotional state. Without proper awareness and a balanced approach to this lifestyle, you may find yourself suffering the effects of caregiver burnout.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition

    What Every Senior Needs to Know about Heart Health

    People aged 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer a heart attack, have a stroke or develop coronary heart disease and heart failure, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institute on Aging (NIH). Heart disease is the number-one cause of death in the United States, and the NIH indicates that it’s a major cause of disability, which can limit activity and erode quality of life for millions of seniors.

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    Cognitive Health  |  Retirement home  |  dependent senior living  |  senior brain health  |  senior living homes

    Top Cognitive Games and Mental Exercises for Seniors

    It is never too late to help your aging loved one focus on their cognitive health and improve their brain function. While it’s certainly true that age plays a major role in the decline of memory and other cognitive abilities, studies show there are proven ways to work on maintaining and enhancing these capabilities at any age.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition  |  senior winter sports  |  winter activities for seniors

    Winter Activities for Seniors: Embracing the Season - Indoors and Out

    As temperatures drop and colder weather settles in for the season, it can be easy to slip into a state of boredom. For seniors, in particular, it’s important to head off the winter blues with an array of enjoyable events and activities. Staying engaged and active is a critical component of maintaining positive health and well-being in the later years of life.

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    Retirement home  |  alzheimer's care  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  depression  |  senior living homes

    Supporting Seniors with Depression During the Holidays

    For lots of us, the holidays are a time of immense joy and excitement. From the sounds of spirited carols to the smells and sights of longstanding holiday traditions, there’s much to celebrate during this special season. 

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    Dementa Care  |  alzheimer's care  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  memory loss  |  senior living homes

    What to Look for in a Memory Care Community

    Do you or a senior loved one need to find a memory care community? Seniors with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia have specific needs that often can’t be met when they live at home. Fortunately, memory care communities are designed specifically for those seniors’ needs in mind.

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    assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  independent living tour  |  memory loss  |  senior living homes  |  seniors and independence

    Why You Should Make the Move to Senior Living Sooner Rather than Later

    Are you considering making the move to a senior living community? For seniors who face memory or health challenges, it’s better to move to senior living now rather than putting the transition off. In fact, before you face physical challenges, you should consider making the move. Here are a few reasons it’s a smart decision to move to a senior living community as soon as possible.

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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior living nutrition  |  senior nutrition  |  senior nutrition ct

    Wesley Village Celebrates 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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    Independent Senior Living  |  assisted living expenses  |  dependent senior living  |  senior living homes  |  senior nutrition ct

    Top 4 Local Activities for Seniors to Enjoy this Fall in Shelton

    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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