Category Archives: Senior Living

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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Seniors and Pets: A Perfect Partnership

Cogir Senior Living prides itself on our pet-friendly communities. Pets bring joy and so much fun to our lives. And the benefits of pet ownership don’t stop there. Here are just some of the ways pet ownership impacts senior living for the better. ● Routine and responsibility The senior years bring lots of changes, including…

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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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The Secret is Togetherness

Last fall Ralph, age 104, and Dorothy Kohler, age 103, celebrated their 86th wedding anniversary, continuing strong as the “Longest Married Couple in America.” Ralph said the secret to a long marriage is simple. Togetherness. Like most couples, Ralph and Dorothy had individual interests that the other did not initially share. But instead of letting…

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