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Families can help seniors communicate with health professionals

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
NOVEMBER 28, 2016
At some point during the retirement years, seniors may find that conversing with physicians and other health care personnel is becoming difficult. This is particularly common with those who have hearing difficulties or a cognitive impairment. Another obstacle for some older retirees is that they view physicians as authority figures who should not be questioned. ...

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Retirement home communities do much to nurture spiritual life

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
NOVEMBER 21, 2016
Studies increasingly indicate that spiritual practices are linked with better individual health and well-being. For example, many seniors engage in regular prayer, finding it a source of inner comfort and support. They are among the 76 percent of Americans who report praying daily, weekly or monthly, according to a 2014 Pew Research Center survey. Today, ...

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Coping with a loved one’s dementia: Get our free guide on memory support for families

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
NOVEMBER 9, 2016
When those we love begin to experience symptoms of dementia and memory loss, they are likely frustrated, anxious and fearful. Their family members and friends will share those feelings while, at the same time, doing what they can to guide their senior loved ones through this difficult process. It is an emotional time for everyone ...

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Nine tips for communicating with parents in their senior living years

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
OCTOBER 31, 2016
As children, our parents took care of us. As adults, we may now find ourselves caring for them. The dynamics of this gradually reversing relationship between parent and child can be awkward and, at times, uncomfortable. Steven Zarit, a professor of human development and family studies at Penn State, says that many older persons face ...

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Photographs, old and new, can enrich the senior living experience

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
OCTOBER 24, 2016
As seniors downsize, often to prepare for moving to a senior living community, they likely will come across an accumulation of family photos. Often the pictures will already be nicely organized, labeled and stored. But if not, now is the time to preserve them in a way that family members can enjoy and learn from ...

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Genealogy is a hobby well-suited to retirees in senior communities

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
OCTOBER 17, 2016
“Family—like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, yet our roots remain as one.” (Anonymous) In retirement, many people become more interested in their family backgrounds and, with more free time, begin exploring their genealogy. As they discover information to fill in gaps in their family trees, they become keepers of family ...

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Smart financial planning for senior living

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
“We all make mistakes.” It’s a truism that comforts all of us at one time or another. And nearly all of us, at some point, make financial mistakes. Julia Valentine, author of Joy Compass: How to Make Your Retirement the Treasure of Your Life, says retirees make a lot of the same errors regarding financial ...

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Joint problems don’t have to hinder independent senior living

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
SEPTEMBER 19, 2016
People of all ages experience chronic joint pain. Even young people, particularly athletes, may deal with serious joint issues that some of their elders haven’t yet encountered. But as we get older, the likelihood of such problems increases. Just as active young people aren’t content to live with joint pain, neither should those intent on ...

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It’s Grandparents Day—help kids connect to seniors with memory loss

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
National Grandparents Day was signed into law in 1978, and since then, the first Sunday of September after Labor Day has been designated as a day to honor grandparents and their contributions. In observance of Grandparents Day, Country Meadows Retirement Communities encourages families to express their gratitude to grandparents and, where possible, use it as ...

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New recipes for seniors can add zest and nutrition to senior living

THE SENIOR CARE EXPERTS AT COUNTRY MEADOWS
AUGUST 29, 2016
“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavor.” As English poet William Cowper looked back on a half century of living, he discovered a truth he wished to share. As we get older, we may settle into monotonous routines when we could benefit socially, psychologically and physically from fresh approaches to ...

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