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November 28, 2022
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10 Exciting Things to Do with Your Grandkids Near St. Louis, MO

You know you love to spend time with your grandkids. How could you not? They’re so darn cute! As it turns out, hanging out with your grandchildren is also good for you — and for them. Studies show that it supports your cognitive health and their emotional well-being. If you’re looking for ways to spend more time together, here are some fun things to do in St. Louis, Missouri: 1. Grant’s Farm Owned by the Busch family and home to the world-renowned Budweiser Clydesdales, this 281-acre estate is a refuge […]
November 14, 2022
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How to Create an Emergency Caregiver Plan

If you’re a caregiver for an older loved one, you likely have a lot of responsibilities — and a lot on your mind. One of the things you may worry about is who will take care of your loved one if you become ill or incapacitated. While it may be tempting to tuck those concerns away in the back of your mind, creating an emergency caregiver plan can ensure your loved one gets the support they need if you experience a health setback, and it will give you some much-needed […]
October 31, 2022
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Why Tour Senior Living Communities During the Holiday Season?

The holidays are that special time when we gather with family from near and far, exchange gifts and holiday cards, and fill our homes with cheerful decorations. But what about adding another holiday activity to your list of festivities? If you have a loved one who’s considering a move to a senior living community — or if your holiday visit has made you realize that your loved one may need the extra support available in a senior living community — this is the perfect time of year to tour communities […]
October 21, 2022
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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Moving into Independent Living

Many older adults are moving into Independent Living communities, and you’ve been wondering if you should do the same. You don’t need help with daily activities, so is this senior living option right for you? Absolutely! There are many reasons to consider moving into Independent Living before you need assistance with daily activities. Look at these five reasons to stop putting off your dream retirement and start living the life you want with Independent Living at Friendship Village. 1. Healthy and delicious food at your fingertips Whether you’re trying out […]
October 19, 2022
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When Do Seniors with Dementia Need 24-Hour Care?

One of the toughest decisions you can make as a family caregiver is knowing when your loved one requires 24-hour dementia care. Memory Care neighborhoods in retirement communities like Friendship Village provide comfort and support for seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, while also giving you peace of mind knowing your loved one’s needs are in expert hands. How do you know when your family member needs more support? Read these five signs it’s time for 24-hour dementia care, and find out how your loved one can flourish […]
October 3, 2022
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Signs You’ve Found the Right Assisted Living Community

Assisted Living communities are designed for older adults who need additional support for daily activities like dressing, bathing or housekeeping, and the right one can make a world of difference in your aging loved one’s retirement. However, finding the right Assisted Living community can be difficult. Look at these four signs you’ve found the perfect match for your loved one, and discover they can thrive at retirement communities like ours at Friendship Village:  1. It’s the right location Choosing the location for an Assisted Living community depends on your loved […]
September 28, 2022
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Memory Care vs. In-Home Care for Dementia

Older adults with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia require specialized care tailored to meet their needs. When you’re navigating your options, it’s difficult to choose between a Memory Care community and in-home care for dementia, because both come with unique benefits.  Read this guide on dementia care and find out how you can confidently choose the right path to helping your loved one live a happy and healthy life.  What Is a Memory Care Community? A Memory Care community is a warm, enriching environment where your loved one […]
September 14, 2022
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Why Retire in St. Louis, MO?

If you’re looking for all the perks of a big city, but still want small-town charm, it’s time to retire in St. Louis, MO. Not only is it filled with plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure, but it’s also easy on your wallet. From senior-friendly attractions to a low cost of living, see these 6 reasons why St. Louis is the only place to thrive through retirement. 1. Missouri has a low cost of living. Missouri is often ranked as one of the most affordable states in the nation, […]
August 31, 2022
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The Ultimate Checklist for Moving into Assisted Living

If it’s time to move your parent or other loved one into Assisted Living,, preparation is your best friend. Making the move can be a difficult time not just for the person moving, but also for you and your whole family. Your parent might be concerned they’re giving up their independence or won’t be comfortable with their lifestyle in their new community home. Use these expert transitioning tips to help put them at ease and make their move an exciting event, rather than a stressful burden. What to Expect Moving […]

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