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Fraud Awareness for Seniors

November 23, 2020

Aviva is committed to the health and wellbeing of seniors, and one area where we want to raise awareness is senior fraud or scams that target older adults. Fraud usually involves stealing, cheating or coercing a senior citizen out of money. Financial abuse is the most common form of elder abuse. According to the Senate […]

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A senior woman holding her debit card while making an online payment.

Holiday Decorating for Senior Apartments

November 11, 2020

At Aviva — as in many independent living and assisted living communities — residents are encouraged to make their space their own. A great way to do that is to decorate your apartment for the holidays. Forget any misconceptions that senior apartments are uniform and boring. With all the major fall and winter holidays on […]

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Closeup of a senior woman creating a holiday wreath.

4 Misconceptions About Skilled Nursing

October 22, 2020

Skilled nursing encompasses medical care and other round-the-clock support that someone may need following a surgery, heart attack, stroke, fracture, or other medical setback. A skilled nursing provider often manages post-surgical rehabilitation or acute illnesses. The provider combines recreational activities and other amenities and services that help to create a sense of home and community […]

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Senior man in wheelchair in skilled nursing being attended to by female nurse.

Why Choose a Nonprofit Senior Living Community vs. a For-Profit Community?

October 12, 2020

Selecting a senior living community for yourself or your loved one is a highly personal choice. Whether you’re exploring independent living, assisted living or memory care, one of the factors you may wish to consider is whether the community operates as a for-profit or not-for-profit (nonprofit) organization. While both may look similar at first glance, […]

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Male and female senior residents of Aviva in Sarasota playing cards in the game room.

What Makes Dance a Great Form of Exercise for Seniors?

September 24, 2020

Exercise is important for optimizing physical and mental health, especially as we age. Each person needs to find the form of exercise they enjoy and can engage in regularly later in life. A great aerobic exercise option for seniors is dance. Dancing provides multiple health benefits for seniors, including improving your cardio, balance, and mood, […]

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Senior woman posing in an aerobic group dance class.

Helpful Activities for Seniors with Memory Loss

September 18, 2020

In a senior community, residents and their caregivers navigate the challenges of a wide range of issues related to memory. While a certain amount of forgetfulness is fairly common starting in middle-age, some seniors will experience what is termed a memory disorder. The loss of memory, along with other cognitive symptoms like difficulty concentrating, can […]

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A senior with memory care needs looking at photos with a family member.

Guide to Cleaning and Disinfecting Senior Apartments Effectively

August 14, 2020

By now, most people have learned that the risk of developing severe symptoms of COVID-19 increases with age, according to the CDC. Underlying health conditions also increase the risk of severe illness. So, seniors should take care to be protected from contagious illnesses, including using extra precautions for keeping their homes clean and sanitized to prevent the spread of germs.

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Female Home Help Cleaning House For Senior Man

Eating Well: 5 Facts About Senior Nutrition

August 5, 2020

Good nutrition is important throughout your life, but it’s important to understand how nutritional needs change in your senior years. You may need to adjust your eating habits to give your body its proper nutrition. As you get older, keep in mind these five factors to maintain a healthy diet.

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Aviva CEO and Others Call on Florida Legislators for COVID-19 Help for Senior Communities

July 22, 2020

On July 20, 2020, Jay Solomon, CEO of Aviva — A Campus for Senior Life, took part in a teleconference with local and national media representatives, organized by the professional association LeadingAge Florida. Solomon, joined by the President & CEO of LeadingAge Florida and President & CEO of LeadingAge National pleaded for assistance in light […]

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Nurse comforting a COVID-19 senior patient in her home.

Streaming TV Series That Seniors Will Enjoy

July 15, 2020

Getting swept up on a great television series can make us laugh, provide a shared interest with others, or simply forget our worries for a little while. Streaming services, like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and Disney+, offer an enormous variety of options for television (as well as movies) but it might seem like these services target […]

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Senior man streaming a comedy on a tablet at home.

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