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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.

Why a Good Night’s Sleep is Important for Memory Care

July 10, 2020

Everyone forgets things sometimes, often more frequently with age. However, as someone gets older and begins to struggle with memory, they may find that memory loss is tied to a medical condition, not just normal cognitive decline. Some causes are reversible, such as mild head trauma or hypothyroidism. Others, like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, bring […]

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Senior woman waking up from a restful sleep in her bed.

5 Reasons Fall is the Perfect Time to Move Into Senior Living

June 22, 2020

After you’ve retired from a career or raised a family or seen the world, you deserve to spend your days how you wish. We sometimes refer to this time as the autumn of your life, and autumn is, in many ways, the most beautiful of the seasons. It’s also a great time of year to […]

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Retirement Planning for Senior Living: It’s Always A Good Time

June 16, 2020

For some reason, we like the concept of planning, but making time for it — especially when it involves finances — is easy to delay. If you’re asking yourself, “When is it time to plan for retirement?” … then the time is now. Whether you’re thinking about where you will live as you get older, […]

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Senior woman planning a budget for her retirement in her living room on a laptop.

How Seniors Can Exercise with Limited Space

June 3, 2020

As a senior living community, we see first hand how regular exercise helps seniors live fuller lives and enjoy better mental health, among other benefits. But don’t take our word for it. The National Council on Aging says, “Regular exercise can help older adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age.” […]

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