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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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New Guidelines for Visiting Reopening Senior Living Communities

May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic caused a lot of change and hardship, especially for families with older adults who were separated by stay-at-home orders and social distancing guidelines. With older populations being at higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, according to the CDC, keeping our beloved senior citizens safe from illness was everyone’s imperative. Unfortunately, safety […]

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Senior mother and adult daughter walking outdoors and social distancing while wearing masks.

Recognizing and Responding to Depression in Older Adults

May 11, 2020

Depression affects people of all ages, but adults over 65 can be especially vulnerable due to  multiple potential risk factors. Depression also tends to go unrecognized or misdiagnosed in seniors, especially when they are managing other physical or mental health challenges. Even though being apart from family can be its own risk factor, living in […]

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Senior man with depression sitting with his face on his fist.

Social Media for Seniors: Yes, Seniors Can Learn and Enjoy Social Media!

May 1, 2020

It’s easy to feel left out when everyone is talking about a funny video they saw on Facebook or keeping up with each other’s life milestones through their social feeds. And what’s a hashtag, anyway? As an older adult, you might feel like social media is not for you. However, you might just discover that […]

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Male senior living resident using social media on his smartphone.

How to Keep Seniors Safe in Their Own Homes

April 22, 2020

In light of COVID-19, many seniors are social distancing at home, sometimes living alone. In advanced age, sometimes the most simple, everyday activities become more challenging.  For seniors who live in their own home, especially by themselves, potential risks lurk in the most mundane places. Whether you’re a senior living comfortably in your own home, […]

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Senior woman decorating flowers in her home.

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