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Fall Festivities in Orlando to Celebrate Autumn

What does the fall season mean to you? Autumn may look a bit different in Florida than it does in the Midwest or elsewhere across the United States, but that does not mean Floridians don’t recognize what makes fall a season worth celebrating. Looking around Longwood and the surrounding Orlando area, you’ll find that there …

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8 Signs of Caregiver Burnout & How Respite Care Can Help

Taking care of a loved one can be a rewarding experience. That said, being a caregiver is also very stressful at times. Those who care for others are more likely to put the needs of loved ones over their own. They may also be juggling full-time jobs and other priorities and demands. Unlike nurses and …

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What Does Village on the Green’s 5-Star Medicare Rating Mean for You?

At Village on the Green, we strongly recommend prospective residents visit our senior living community, whether in-person or virtually, before committing to a contract. However, there are some other online resources available that provide insight into the quality of care we provide. Nursing Home Compare is one such tool. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and …

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Benefits of a Life Care Community

Planning for life after retirement — or simply planning for life after you reach a certain age — can be intimidating. Aging in place may sound like an ideal option at first, but it presents plenty of unknowns. What if your health or the health of a loved one suddenly takes a turn for the …

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Is Respite Care Right for You?

As the name suggests, respite care is supplemental care that offers a brief reprieve for weary caregivers. Caregiving, even for those we love, can often result in putting your own needs and priorities on the back burner, and in some cases leads to caregiver burnout. The best time for respite care? Before burnout sets in. …

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Is Memory Care at Village on the Green Right for Your Loved One?

Cognitive health is a measurement of how well a person thinks, learns and remembers. Aging is often accompanied by mild changes in cognition. For instance, misplacing things from time to time, such as your phone, glasses or keys, is considered a normal part of aging. While this can be frustrating at times, most people are …

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It’s Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month at Village on the Green

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month takes place annually each June. It provides an opportunity to join the Alzheimer’s Association in conversation and education about the brain, brain health, Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia. Typically there are events, fundraisers and other special activities held throughout the month. The Longest Day is the single largest …

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Planning for Retirement in Central Florida

There’s always a certain level of uncertainty that accompanies planning for retirement. Even if you started saving early and are on track to retire at the average retirement age of 64 in the U.S., or maybe even earlier, there still may be lingering worries that you haven’t saved enough. And then there’s the other big …

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Can You Identify the Warning Signs of Stroke?

How should you react if someone is having a stroke? Could you even identify the warning signs? If you hesitated when thinking about how to respond to these questions, you are not alone. In one survey conducted by the CDC only 38 percent of respondents were aware of all major stroke symptoms and knew to …

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