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March 9, 2023
packing boxes for a move

Downsizing and Decluttering Tips for Seniors

Moving to a new senior living residence is a big change, but it can also be an exciting opportunity to start a new chapter. One of the biggest steps toward your dream retirement lifestyle is decluttering and downsizing your current home. But if you’re like many older adults, it’s difficult to know where to start and how to maintain motivation throughout the process. In this guide, we’ll offer practical downsizing tips for seniors and helpful advice to make moving to a smaller space less stressful. Consider Your Needs and Routines […]
February 16, 2023
A senior woman exercising on an elliptical.

How to Prevent Falls in Older Adults

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults over age 65. Falls result in more than 3 million emergency room visits and almost 300,000 hip fractures a year. And 95% of hip fractures and most traumatic brain injuries are the result of a fall. Even if a fall doesn’t result in a major injury, it can cause you to become fearful or depressed, making it difficult for you to stay active. But the good news is […]
February 13, 2023
senior couple standing in kitchen togehter

Life Care Is an Appealing Option for Senior Couples

After enjoying a full life together, many couples see retirement as a way to deepen their connection while also pursuing their own interests. If that describes you and your spouse, now’s a good time to think about how the two of you can continue to grow and support each other. That’s why more and more seniors are exploring senior living options for couples. One of the questions we often hear from touring couples is, “Will there be enough for both of us to do here?” To which we give an […]
February 9, 2023
Resident friends talking over a bridge outside

What are 5 Dimensions of Wellness for Seniors

When you hear the word “health” what do you think? If you’re like most people, images of exercise and eating right probably come to mind. But your health, just like your lifestyle, is multifaceted. And your well-being is about more than fitness and nutrition. Yes, those are two important components of living a longer, happier life, but they’re not the only ones. At Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills we take a holistic approach to health and wellness. Through the years, we’ve found our comprehensive offering of health […]
January 27, 2023
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What Are the Early Signs of Dementia?

You may have noticed your mom or dad getting more forgetful with the passing years, repeating a story they told you last time you talked, or forgetting what day of the week it is. Moments of forgetfulness happen to all of us, and can become increasingly common with age. Dementia is different, however. Dementia is a term that refers to changes in the brain that can interfere with daily life, such as diminished focus, loss of language skills, or difficulty with problem-solving. Knowing the difference between occasional forgetfulness and the […]
January 19, 2023
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 4 Ways for Seniors to Stay Active This Winter

With colder temperatures and shorter days, it can be tempting to hibernate during the winter months. But finding ways to keep moving all year long is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. Regular physical activity plays a significant role in healthy aging, helping older adults live independently longer, reducing the risk of falls, and protecting against disease. While even a little bit of physical activity offers health benefits, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that older adults get at least 150 minutes a week […]
January 12, 2023
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Technology for Seniors at Friendship Village

From your pet’s microchip to the minicomputer in your hip pocket, technology is everywhere, and older adults are making the most of it. At Friendship Village, we’re finding new ways to use technology for seniors, with an innovative approach that supports residents’ health, safety and overall well-being. Improve Balance, Prevent Falls Through Technology Falls are a leading cause of injury for adults over age 65, with 3 million seniors receiving emergency treatment for fall-related injuries every year. To address this concern, Friendship Village has adopted a new technology — VSTBalance […]
December 28, 2022
A senior woman sits on a park bench with her small white and brown dog on her lap.

Helping Your Aging Parents Stay Independent Longer

Your parents have worked hard to teach you the skills it takes to be a successful adult, so it’s safe to say they know a thing or two about remaining independent. However, when it’s time to consider where to live during retirement, they might not see the big picture when it comes to the benefits of senior living communities. Look at these four ways senior living can help your aging parents maintain their independence and achieve a healthy, happy and long retirement: 1. Senior living helps older adults stay active […]
December 14, 2022
happy independent senior in a senior apartment

How Independent Living Can Save You Time and Money

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend almost two hours a day on household activities. That’s 56 hours a month dedicated to things like cooking, food clean-up, yardwork, home maintenance and repair, laundry, cleaning and everything else in between. Besides maintaining your home, you need to pay for it. Mortgage payments, homeowner’s insurance, property tax, HOA dues, routine and unexpected maintenance costs, appliances, security systems and more can take a big bite out of your retirement budget. If you’re ready to save time and money for pursuing […]

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