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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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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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Village on the Green Celebrates Veterans Day

Each year our community honors our veterans by celebrating those who have put their lives at risk to protect our country, ensuring our nation remains safe and free for generations. In this article, we’ll highlight how the Village on the Green retirement community is honoring our veterans, as well as how the greater Orlando, Florida …

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What Does Assisted Living Look Like at Village on the Green?

Growing older can be a rewarding experience. Most people who reach retirement age have more time to enjoy the hobbies and activities that they love. However, if your health situation changes at any point in time, it can make it harder to enjoy all that life after retirement has to offer. A senior living community …

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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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