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February 11, 2022
5 Ways to Combat Senior Loneliness and Isolation—and Stay Connected
We all know what it feels like to be lonely. It makes our world a little grayer, and happy moments a little duller since we can’t share them with someone. COVID has only made loneliness more prevalent due to the need for isolation, but even beyond the current pandemic landscape, seniors are particularly vulnerable to […]
July 29, 2021
Four Reasons to Choose an Established Senior Living Community
In recent years, glamorous senior living buildings have popped up in cities nationwide promising to freshen up the senior living formula with flashy new features. When it comes to choosing the right senior living community for you or your loved one, though, “new” isn’t necessarily “better.”
April 26, 2021
How Much Does Independent Living Cost? And is it Worth it?
Retirement is something most people look forward to for years. Trips abroad, seeing the country, rediscovering hobbies and reawakening passions long submerged during the childrearing and working years is a vivid image for many.
July 25, 2022
Up, up, and away
Maria Armstrong knows a thing or two about travel. Originally from Wisconsin, Maria has lived in North Carolina, California, and Honduras. She lived in Michigan where she earned a Masters degree before moving to Colorado. She now lives at Five Star Senior Residences of Dayton Place in Denver. Having traveled so much on land, Maria […]
July 14, 2022
A lifetime of love
Seventy years ago Dwight D. Eisenhower won the U.S. presidential election, the average cost of a house was $9,000, and Don and Charlene Hietman got married. The Heitman’s, who are in their late 80s, celebrated their 70th anniversary last month at their home at Five Star Residences of Dayton Place in Denver, Colo.
May 20, 2022
How to Know if it’s Time to Move to a Retirement Community
Retirement is your reward after a lifetime of hard work and planning. It’s your time to have fun and pursue your passions both familiar and new, like writing that novel or spending an entire day as a couch potato watching movies. No matter what it is, you’ve earned it. Some older adults always knew downsizing […]
April 29, 2022
7 Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for Seniors
Whether it was fixing you chicken noodle soup on sick days as a kid, being your biggest cheerleader at your college graduation or volunteering to take the grandkids for ice cream over the holidays, you’ve always been able to rely on your mom for love and support. You may appreciate it even more Mother’s Day […]
April 12, 2022
How Seniors Can Find Purpose After Losing a Loved One
Chances are if you’re an older adult, you’ve had to cope with the loss of someone close to you. It may be the loss of a parent, the death of a spouse or the loss of dear friends. From graduations to honeymoons to nights full of joy and laughter, each left an indelible mark on […]
April 1, 2022
5 Ways Senior Transportation Empowers Older Adults
You’ve always taken great pride in being able to get yourself to where you want to go, whether it’s picking up the grandkids from school or walking to the grocery store with your neighbor. When needs change and it’s harder to access reliable transportation, though, it’s important to find new ways to get around so […]
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