Our Insights, Opinions and Observations on Timely Topics in the Senior Living Space

May 16, 2023
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How Older Adults Can Live a Stress-Free Lifestyle

While people who are still working may think of retirement as a stress-free time for seniors, that’s not always the case. Just because older adults no longer have to work or raise a family doesn’t mean they don’t still have concerns. However, there are some things you can do to reduce your stress that also come with health benefits. Ways to Reduce Stress Stress and anxiety can be caused by worrying about the future. If you find yourself preoccupied with thoughts about the what-ifs of tomorrow, here are some things […]
May 11, 2023
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Best Parks and Walking Trails for Seniors

With longer days, warmer spring temperatures and flowers in bloom, now’s a great time to get outside. Whether you already enjoy going for walks or are looking to add walking to your outdoor activities, we’ll discuss some of the best senior-friendly parks in Chesterfield and Sunset Hills,as well as the benefits of visiting a park and taking a walk. Of course, some parks are better for older adults than others, which is why we’ll suggest a few of the best parks for seniors that are close to our senior living […]
May 8, 2023
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What are Life Care at Home and Early Advantages Programs

There are certain choices in life for which you need to make sure you do all the necessary research before making a decision. This is especially true when you’re considering senior living communities. Friendship Village Chesterfield and Friendship Village Sunset Hills are the area’s only two Life Plan Communities (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities) offering Life Care programs. What Are the Benefits of a Life Plan Community with Life Care? In addition to all the services and amenities you’ll find at our Chesterfield community and Sunset Hills community, […]
April 20, 2023
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How to Make an Easy Move to Senior Living

You’ve done your research, taken your tours, and finally found the best Independent Living community for your retirement lifestyle. Now it’s time to get ready to move into your new home. If you’re like most people, you know moving includes much more than simply packing and unpacking boxes. It takes time, energy, and a positive attitude to get through the process as smoothly as possible. However, many older adults face certain challenges that can make adjusting to new surroundings a little more stressful. Read these 6 tips on how to […]
April 14, 2023
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5 Signs You’re Ready for Independent Living

Though you’ve spent many years making memories and maintaining your current home, retirement is the perfect time to shift gears and focus more on yourself. And there’s no better way to invest in yourself and your future than Independent Living. However, it’s difficult to truly know when you’re ready for independent living. While there’s no one-size-fits all for when you’re ready to start a new chapter in a new home, there are clear signs it’s time for a new lifestyle. Here are 5 signs you’re ready to move to a […]
April 7, 2023
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Top 5 Reasons to Retire to St. Louis, Missouri

When it comes to finding the perfect place to retire, St. Louis is a hidden gem. As soon as you step foot through the Gateway to the West, you’ll instantly fall in love with its friendly community vibe and Midwestern charm. But that’s not all this big city with a small-town atmosphere offers older adults. From a low cost of When it comes to finding the perfect place to retire, St. Louis is a hidden gem. As soon as you step foot through the Gateway to the West, you’ll instantly […]
March 17, 2023
A senior couple stand together in their beautiful senior living apartment kitchen.

How to Make Assisted Living Feel Like Home

Moving to an Assisted Living community is a big step for an aging loved one, and it can bring on a lot of emotions that make settling into a new atmosphere difficult. Even though this is a tough transition for both you and your family member, there are a few steps you can take to help them feel more at home in a senior living community. From starting the process with patience and positivity to encouraging them to explore their new community, read these 5 tips to ease the transition […]
March 14, 2023
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What Makes Apartments for Seniors Appealing

Even though you’re retired, your home still has years of hard work ahead of it, and it’s up to you to keep things running smoothly. That means preparing for emergency repairs, scheduling routine maintenance, replacing broken appliances, spending free time cleaning a large space … and the list goes on. Senior apartments are designed for older adults who want to keep an active lifestyle, but don’t want the responsibilities of maintaining a home to impede their retirement goals — and they could be the ticket to send your long to-do […]
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 […]

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