Your Role in Retirement Planning: Guiding Prospective Senior Living Residents

Posted by Brad Breeding on March 6, 2020

 

If you are a member of the sales and marketing team at your [independent living or life plan] retirement community, did you know that you are in the retirement planning business? You may not think so because, for most people, the phrase “retirement planning” translates to “financial planning." But I would encourage you to broaden your scope of what retirement planning includes.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Financial Wellness Life Plan senior wellness aging wellzesta marketing senior care retirement mylifesite


What Do Seniors Want Your Retirement Community to Be?

Posted by Jeremiah Treacy on February 25, 2020

 

“What’s old is new again,” or so the saying goes. With senior living or retirement communities, whichever term you prefer, the model is shifting ever so slightly depending on what your community is, or what you offer the senior today. It may even depend on where your senior community is located; after all, geography can often play a part in the senior community profile.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors life plan community senior wellness wellzesta continuing care retirement



The Value of Finding Your Life Purpose

Posted by Patricia Faust, MGS on February 12, 2020

 

“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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Topics: Seniors senior wellness brain health mindfulness senior care brain function purposeful life purpose


Benefits of Working with a Senior Care Manager

 

The phone rings - it’s the hospital on the other line. Your mother fell and is injured. They also mention they believe she may have had a stroke. You leave your job and head to the hospital. If you aren’t close by, maybe you head to the airport or embark on a long drive. All of a sudden, you are in the middle of a situation you weren’t prepared for. The hospital staff is asking you what you want to do with your mom. She can’t live alone for awhile, or maybe ever again. Where do you want her to go? Where should she go for rehabilitation therapy? You have no idea where to start.

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Topics: Seniors senior wellness aging eldercare senior care continuing care at home care manager healthcare


Continuing Care at Home by the Numbers: Plan Ahead for Peace of Mind

Posted by Carol Barbour on December 19, 2019

 

It’s no secret that long-term care is expensive, especially as you get older. Whether you’re injured or diagnosed with a serious illness or chronic condition, an unexpected health change can drain your savings. Many people believe that Medicare will pay for long-term care, but that is simply not the case. 

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Topics: Seniors senior wellness senior care home care continuing care at home retirement


Social Isolation, Transportation Access, and Optimism

Posted by David Sax on December 10, 2019

The impact of social isolation and loneliness on populations of older adults and people with disabilities has received a great deal of attention in the news and from institutions in recent years.

Currently, one quarter of our aging population and one half of those living with physical and cognitive disabilities report living lives in unwanted isolation.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellness life plan community senior wellness health & wellness social connection social wellness transportation senior care


Sometimes Wellness Involves Screen Time

Posted by Bridgewater Retirement Community on November 22, 2019

In this article, Bridgewater's Director of Well-being & Engagement explains her holistic understanding of wellness.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Technology Digital senior wellness bridgewater


Making Wellness a Habit

Posted by Evangeline Wilds on July 3, 2019

 

Author Will Durant once wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Habits define us, and as we pursue better health and wellness, our habits can make or break us. Often it’s not the big changes, but the small, daily choices, that lead to a healthier life. In the pursuit of better wellness, here are some of the most effective ways to track your wellness progress and make the most of your daily habits.

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellness Wellbeing Emotional Wellness senior wellness wellzesta bullet journaling gratitude journaling habit tracking


Taking the Time to Walk

Posted by Patricia Faust, MGS on May 30, 2019

 

One of the crazy things about aging is that so much happens to our bodies and our brains that we can’t see. We realize that we just can’t move as well as before, that it is hard to get out of a chair, or our balance just isn’t what it used to be - it can be daunting. How did this even happen?

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Topics: Senior Living Seniors Wellbeing Physical Wellness life plan community senior wellness health & wellness aging walking exercise heart health brain health