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Assisted Living Packing List

Assisted Living Packing List

Packing for a move to a retirement community can be tricky. Will your new home be similar to an apartment? Can you bring everything in your house to your new abode? Will you need to move your furniture as well? Although retirement communities vary in their size and accommodations, today we’re discussing what you generally need …

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Visiting a Retirement Home with Kids

visiting a retirement home

Too often, parents decide to leave their children at home when they visit a loved one in a retirement community, fearing that the children will be ill-behaved, impolite, or bored. Other parents worry that the residents and staff at the facility will be bothered by their children’s behavior. It is true, of course, that young children can …

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Best Places to Retire in the Midwest

best places to retire in the midwest

Would you like to retire in a city that is beautiful, charming, and affordable? We’ve got just the list for you. From the Ozark Mountains to the Great Lakes, the Midwest is filled with natural beauty. Plus, in many areas, the cost of living is far lower than on the coasts. To help you get started, today we’ve …

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Voting in Assisted Living Facilities

Voting in Assisted Living Facilities

How many times have you voted in an election? Which presidents, senators, and represenatives did you help elect? To which propositions did you cast your vote? After so many years of participating in American democracy, seniors should know better than anyone the importance of casting a ballot on election day. Luckily, voting in assisted living …

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Making Friends in Assisted Living

How to Make New Friends in Retirement

Remember how easy it was to make friends as a kid? All you had to do was ask, “Want to play baseball with us?” or “Can I play hide-and-go-seek with you?” or the sincere, direct classic: “Do you want to be friends?” As we grow older, social interactions become laden with politeness, judgment, and anxiety. …

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Visiting Retirement Communities

Visiting Retirement Communities

It’s always a bit nerve-racking to explore a new place, especially when you don’t know what to expect. Visiting your loved one in their retirement community is a great way to foster your relationship, so don’t let any discomfort you have about visiting retirement communities prevent you from bringing a smile to your loved one’s …

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Retirement Community Activities

Retirement Community Activities

Retirement communities combine two of life’s greatest joys: friendship and free time.  So as you research and tour facilities, be sure to ask about the retirement community activities they offer. Look for a full schedule of varied activities, enthusiastic staff members, and friendly residents who are active in the facility’s social scene. So what sorts …

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Home Safety for Seniors

home safety for seniors

Home sweet home! Our homes are the places we go to relax and unwind. They provide us with essential features that we need for safety and comfort: roofs over our heads, warmth in the winter, air conditioning in the summer, protection from intruders and wild animals. They also house personal and fun elements that make us smile: …

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