Making the transition to community living for seniors can be both exciting and challenging. The move brings ease to aging adults’ lives, but also the challenge of building new relationships. Many older adults live alone or with just their partners or family for years. Then, their new home suddenly brings them in close proximity to neighboring residents. If you or someone you love recently moved or plans to transition to a senior living community, you may be worried about getting settled. Take into account these six tips to help first-time residents adapt to and thrive in community living.
Whether for you or a loved one, moving into a senior community can be an exciting opportunity to expand your social circle, enjoy new experiences and thrive in the next phase of life. When it comes to picking out the perfect home, it’s essential to search for and create an environment of security. Below are four important factors to keep in mind when talking safety for seniors.
With COVID-19 still surging throughout much of the world, it’s vital now more than ever to focus on healthy, immune-boosting foods. While a healthy diet won’t promise protection from COVID-19, having a strong, healthy immune system can help people recover from illnesses more quickly or completely. This is especially important for senior health and wellness, since the immune system becomes less robust as we age.
Nestled just a few miles from the scenic coastal region of Hilton Head Island, not only is Bluffton, South Carolina, a choice travel destination but also, an excellent place to retire. Forbes named it among the top retirement locations in the U.S., and it doesn’t take much effort to see why. Given this town’s affordable cost of living, access to healthcare, low crime rate, walkable layout and favorable tax laws, Bluffton lends itself to a relaxed and downsized retirement life.
When providing care for a loved one, you must first take care of your own physical and mental health. Your capacity to support and address another’s needs is directly correlated to your time spent recharging and renewing yourself. Recent research shows that an estimated 17 to 35 percent of family caregivers place their health in a fair to poor range. To combat this and maintain wellness for you and your loved one, it’s important to talk about the value of self-care for caregivers.
Maybe you’ve never heard the term “sandwich generation,” or perhaps you’re currently a part of this unique group. No matter the case, read on to learn more about the sandwich generation and how to cope with its challenges.
The aging process can be full of happiness, joy, and enjoyable new experiences. However, it’s also a process that can involve many complex changes and new challenges—such as memory issues, like dementia.
Everyone deserves love and companionship in their lives— and seniors are no exception. But meeting potential partners as an older person can be particularly tricky. Thankfully, online dating for seniors is a great way to make connections, start relationships, and add more possibilities to your life!
As we grow older, many of us lose the ability to manage our own affairs. It often becomes the responsibility of adult children to make decisions for their parents and to ensure they receive the best care possible.
When you’re helping aging parents plan their future, many complicated factors come into play. At Vineyard, we encounter family scenarios and backgrounds that require in-depth communication and planning to ensure the older adult receives the best long-term care.
Moms are the rocks of many households. The support and love that mothers give to their families and loved ones should be celebrated every day but particularly on Mother’s Day.
In the senior living space, Mother’s Day is always a unique and meaningful holiday. Especially as you get older, and perhaps start a family of your own—more and more, you understand the strength and sacrifice that comes with being a mom. To recognize all the amazing mothers out there as well as spread a little joy, we asked our tribe to share a favorite memory about their mom or being a mom.