Category Archives: Senior Living

Stay Sharp, Healthy, and Connected in Your Senior Years With Digital Technology

There’s a persistent stereotype that older adults are resistant to using or learning new technology. Well, if it were true at one time, it’s certainly not true anymore. A recent survey of older adults concluded that today’s seniors are able to navigate smart devices, streaming apps and gaming systems just as well as younger generations.…

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Tips for Downsizing Your Belongings Before Moving to a Senior Living Community

If you are making a move that requires some downsizing of your belongings — like transitioning into a beautiful and fun senior living community, for example — you may wonder where to begin. The prospect of downsizing may initially feel overwhelming. But it doesn’t have to stay that way for long. Here are some tips…

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The Big Impact of Little Sips: The Importance of Hydration for Older Adults

The importance of staying hydrated isn’t breaking news, but there are factors that make it especially necessary for older adults to stay vigilant about their water intake. For example, older adults are more prone to becoming dehydrated because the sense of thirst can diminish over time. Additionally dehydration can lead to changes in mood, a…

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What to Understand About Elder Fraud

The FBI recently released a special and very personal warning regarding elder fraud, or as they define it, a financial fraud scheme which targets or disproportionately affects seniors. This special announcement was given by former director of the FBI and the CIA, William Webster. In addition to his distinguished career in special intelligence, Mr. Webster…

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Cogir Senior Living announces partnership with Eldergrow

Cogir Senior Living is excited to announce a partnership with Eldergrow, a Seattle-based company that brings nature indoors to elders through therapeutic gardening programs. The partnership launched this month where residents designed and planted their new indoor sensory garden. Eldergrow describes their original Therapeutic Horticulture Program as a full-service initiative with a host of beneficial…

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Understanding Parkinson’s Disease

Approximately 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year in the United States. The diagnosis of a progressive disease can be an overwhelming change for a family to face, but there are steps that can help improve the quality of life for someone living with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system…

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Come Eat!: Social Connection and Nutrition in Senior Living

Laughter is brightest where food is best. -Irish Proverb One of the joys of life is gathering and eating together. Even the most committed introvert can be persuaded to surface with the promise of homemade salsa and warmed tortilla chips. As we age, the need for both social connection and good nutrition only increase in…

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