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How to Plan a Move to Memory Care for Your Loved One

The CDC currently estimates that 5.6 million people in the United States over the age of 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. It’s not uncommon for families to contend with the fraught question of when it’s time to move an aging parent or loved one from their home to a dedicated memory …

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Managing the Emotions of a Senior Living Move

Oftentimes the reality of moving into a retirement community like Village on the Green doesn’t fully set in until you start packing things up ahead of your move-in date. Just like any other major life event, the move to senior living can be an emotional experience. It’s important to take a step back and assess …

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10 Key Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

If you are feeling both excited and overwhelmed by the number of sophisticated senior living options available, you’re not alone. Over one fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 years of age or older by 2050, and this demographic shift has led to an increasing number of senior communities.   The key to choosing a …

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How to Make Friends Later in Life—And Why It’s Good For You

Why does it feel more difficult to make friendships later in life? More than two-thirds of adults over 45 say they feel lonely, and nearly a quarter of those 65 and older report feelings of social isolation.   There are many reasons that we seem to have fewer friendships later in life. Our social networks are …

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Village on the Green and THW Design Receive Design Awards

Village on the Green and THW Design received a top design award in the Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute category as part of the 2021 Senior Housing News Award Competition for the community’s recent expansion and redevelopment project. The second-place recognition comes following the May 2021 completion of a two-year construction project and includes a new …

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What it’s Like to Live in Orlando, Florida During the Winter

When winter weather smothers us in a chilly embrace, many find themselves dreaming of warmer climates. This yearning can lead to seeking a change of scenery, especially as we get older. One popular destination for relocation and retirement is Orlando, Florida and surrounding communities like Longwood.  Central Florida and the senior living communities here, like …

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Living in a Community vs. Staying at Home

Retirement is the time of our lives we all work so hard to reach. It’s our chance to chase our wildest dreams or just kick back and relax. Passions are no longer resigned to side projects and the world is your oyster. But even the hard-earned victories come with some difficult choices to be made, …

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7 Easy Holiday Recipes for Seniors

You don’t have to be a professional chef or baker to whip up delectable dishes around the holidays. In fact, we have a handful of recipes — from sweet treats to mouth-watering meals — that might help you expand your holiday menu, no matter your culinary skills. Benefits of Baking and Cooking with Family During …

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Tips for Reducing Loneliness for Seniors During the Holidays

The media we consume portrays the holiday season as a time of joy. A time to gather with family and friends, reflecting on all the good things in life. However, the holidays can be difficult for many of us, especially as we grow older. In fact, all of the emphasis on how great of a …

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4 Ways You Can Show Appreciation for a Family Caregiver

A family caregiver is someone who helps care for a loved one who is often sick, has a disability, or simply needs extra support throughout the day as they age. This may be a son or daughter caring for a parent or a spouse caring for their partner. Oftentimes the person needing care is an …

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