Home for the Holidays? A Checklist to Keep Aging Parents Safe!

If you’ll be home for the holidays, it’s an ideal time to ensure your parents are healthy, safe and able to live on their own. What should you look for during your visit? We’ve put together a  checklist to help you determine if they need more help. Look for fall hazards around the house. As …

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4 Delicious Ideas for a Healthier Holiday Season

Decadent pies, buttery mashed potatoes and turkey sandwiches for days… If the Thanksgiving feast has left you craving a more health-conscious celebration this December, it is possible without sacrificing flavor or a sense of occasion. The award-winning dining program at Fellowship Village, helmed by executive chef Arthur Marston, showcases fresh, local ingredients in vitality-boosting recipes …

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Independent Living: 5 Reasons to Choose Fellowship Village

Whether it’s our caring community, maintenance-free homes or outstanding amenities, there are numerous reasons to choose independent living at Fellowship Village. Here are our top five reasons: 1. You’ll Enjoy a Strong Sense of Community Fellowship Village is more than simply a place to live. It’s a community. As we grow older, we often lose …

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Self-Storage Can Make Downsizing and Moving to Senior Living Easier

With the onset of one of the hottest seller’s markets in recent history, many seniors have been experiencing what kids call FOMO, which translates to Fear Of Missing Out. In this case, it means fear of missing out on a home-selling windfall and following their dream of moving into senior living. With experts predicting it …

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How to Find a Geriatrician for Your Loved One

Many older adults are healthy, vigorous and mentally sharp, with no need to change doctors. But for adults with multiple chronic health conditions that make day-to-day activities a challenge, a geriatrician might be the best choice. What is a geriatrician? Geriatricians are doctors who are trained to care for older people. They focus on quality …

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Understanding Stroke and Minimizing Risks

May is National Stroke Awareness month. According to Medicare.gov, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and a major contributor to disability afterwards. Those 65 and over are at greatest risk; however, stroke can occur at a younger age. Fortunately, through advancements in treatment, overall survival has improved as well …

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5 Safe and Engaging Summer Activities for People with Dementia

Navigating a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can be extremely challenging. It’s unfamiliar territory, and you’re left trying to understand what is and isn’t OK to do with your loved one. Each new day brings new questions and new concerns. This is completely normal. As summer quickly approaches, you might be wondering …

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Cancer Screenings Help Save Lives

According to the American Cancer Society, elective procedures including cancer screenings were often placed on-hold during the pandemic to help prevent the spread of infection.   Regular cancer screenings, however, remain very important for both disease prevention and early detection and treatment.  Many healthcare providers have re-initiated cancer screenings now that the incidence of COVID-19 is …

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Decluttering and Mental Health: What You Need to Know

It’s easy to get into the habit of holding onto things you don’t need anymore. Maybe you no longer have the time or patience to clean the spacious house you’ve lived in for decades. Or perhaps you started a postcard collection a few years back and currently find yourself with hundreds of postcards without a …

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Simple Changes to Help Reduce Springtime Allergies

Springtime is approaching rapidly and with the new season comes beautiful flowers, blooming trees and freshly cut grass. Unfortunately, these amazing seasonal changes bring about pesky springtime allergies. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re someone that’s dealt with seasonal allergies before – from minor sneezing and congestion caused by tree pollen to severe …

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