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Awesome Apps for Seniors

It was a beautiful April day in Arvada, Colorado. Gerald lived in an assisted living care community. He was very fortunate to receive the assistance he needed by staff who provided him with nurturing care. In fact, they had just made sure he was able to spend some time outdoors in the sunshine. He loved...

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Spring: adding a splash of color

March is the transition from Winter to Spring. The warmer weather, birds singing and flowers popping up bring joy to many seniors in Colorado and across the nation. Even though retirement is well under way, many seniors still remember looking forward to fun summer days. That excitement is still in the air. Now, their kids...

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Winter Activities for Seniors

Winter can be as magical as impractical. The cold calls for hot cups of coffee or cocoa, and the shorter days can mean more rest and quiet. If you have a loved one in an assisted living community or nursing home here in the Arvada or Denver area, you might wonder how you can help...

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3 Goals for the New Year

Christmas is over and all the excitement of the holidays and seeing loved ones. It’s a new year for many in senior living communities, assisted living or nursing homes here in Arvada, Colorado and across the nation. If you have a loved one, it’s the time to help them transition into the new year with...

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Christmas Joys: what to get your senior for Christmas

Seniors across the country have been awaiting this holiday season with anticipation for months. In fact, for many, it was a hope that kept them going this year. For those in their retirement age to parents and children alike, it is the magic of the season that brings families together and builds inspiration for the...

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Thanksgiving with Aunt Suzi

Today was a very special day for Suzi. She lived in an assisted living home and had the opportunity to participate in the home’s memory care program. She began having some issues with memory several years back, and her loving family had ensured she had all the resources necessary to continue living life to the...

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Assisted Living: why they’ll love it

It was a brisk October day in Colorado. The leaves were colorful and the holidays right around the corner. Ray Solero enjoyed the fall season. Although he lived in an assisted living community, his children lived close by and often visited him and took him for outings. He especially enjoyed it when they picked him...

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Memory Care: solutions for your elderly loved one

Karl was approaching his mid 70’s when his family noticed he was having memory deficiencies. He was having trouble remembering simple things, like which month of the year it was, or which street he lived on. Karl’s family made sure he received extensive medical care and it was determined that Karl suffered from dementia. As...

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A Visit With Grandma

It was a beautiful August day. Jean Perry was anxiously awaiting the arrival of her granddaughter. At age 19, Emma was able to drive to see her grandmother in her assisted living community. Ever since she had obtained her drivers license, she would make the trip to the community every Friday after school. And now...

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Brain Games

What’s going on? An elderly friend kept asking. “I am forgetful. I lost my keys. I can’t remember if I took my medications today. Is this a sign of something terrible?” If you are still at a young age, you might be thinking this sounds a lot like your life. Not a big deal. But for someone in their senior years, there is always the nagging thought that it could signal something more significant. Perhaps dementia or Alzheimer’s disease slowly catching up? It is important to have the proper health care professionals involved to ensure that nothing is missed. In the meantime, it’s important to keep mentally vital. There are so many ways to keep an engaged and active mind. Here are some activities that may keep you or a senior family member interested and mentally stimulated.

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