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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 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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Fun Fall Activities for Seniors to Enjoy 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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Your Guide to Senior Care Options

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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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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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The Importance of Eye Health for Seniors

 You’ve heard of the Ides of March, but have you heard about the Eyes of March? March is “Save Your Vision Month” (named by the American Optometric Association) and a great time to evaluate and improve your eye health. The American Optometric Association created "Save Your Vision Month" to bring awareness to eye health and important practices to maintain throughout the year. Although eye health is extremely important to everyone, seniors must take extra precautions to have optimum eye health.

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Quick, Nutritious and Easy-to-Prepare Meals for Seniors

Seniors are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition; in fact, many diseases common among older adults are a direct result of dietary insufficiencies. Making sure that your aging loved has access to balanced meals can be a real challenge for caregivers, especially if mom or dad is living alone.

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World Health Day: Control Your Blood Pressure

Every year, The World Health Organization declares a day to be World Health Day, to bring awareness to health issues faced by many people around the world. Millions of people are affected by the same disease everyday, and the World Health Organization wants to bring awareness that no one is alone.

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6 Sleep Tips for Seniors

Are you getting your ZZZZs?  Sleep is important for everyone's health! A good night's rest can lower stress, help maintain a healthy weight, and overall increase happiness. Even with all of these wonderful benefits of sleep, the average American gets less than 7 hours a night, which is less than the recommended amount of 7-9 hours a night.

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Diabetes Tips for Seniors

Diabetes is the sixth leading cause of death and the number one cause of blindness in America. Often caused by obesity or being overweight, diabetes affects the body’s ability to use the sugar produced from breaking down carbohydrates. An estimated 18 million people in the United States have diabetes and the numbers keep increasing. Risk factors include being obese and overweight, age, immediate family member with diabetes, ethnic background, history of gestational diabetes, and physical inactivity.

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Nutrition Benefits at Senior Living Communities

At UMH communities, meal time is not just a time to eat.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner are major highlights in the day!  These are times when residents gather together to eat and visit with other residents and staff.  Our dining areas are designed to be conducive for conversation and easy to navigate around.  Our menus are planned using input from our residents and staff.  We encourage residents to complete food comment cards and speak with any of our food service staff to share any compliments or concerns they have. 

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Healthy Living in Senior Care Communities

Healthy living is essential for everyone, especially aging individuals. As one ages it becomes increasingly necessary to take care of your health and pay attention to the food being consumed. Nutritional needs vary and some may have restricted diets. It is important to consult with physicians to stay on top of these health requirements.

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