Helping Your Senior Loved Ones Remain Independent

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Helping Your Senior Loved Ones Remain Independent

Seniors who live alone can often struggle to maintain a balanced social life. This is especially true for seniors with disability and mobility issues or for those who live far from friends and family. While a little alone time can be nice, isolation can lead to severe loneliness, and a rapid decline in overall health and cognitive function. Thankfully, independent living communities can help to combat senior isolation. By moving into a community, seniors can regularly engage with other like-minded individuals and participate in an array of activities that help support their social lives. From weekly classes to events to social functions and even off-site trips, seniors have numerous opportunities to participate in the things they love and make lasting friendships right at home. Learn more about the benefits of independent living for seniors below.

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How to Improve Cognitive Health in Seniors 6 Tips

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How to Improve Cognitive Health in Seniors 6 Tips

As we get older, it’s not just our body that begins to change. Our brain changes too. In fact, it starts to shrink in volume, most notably around the prefrontal cortex, which plays a key role in our overall cognitive development. Thankfully, our brain has the ability to adapt and grow new cells and neural connections as we alter and improve our daily habits. Here are some key tips on how to improve cognitive health for seniors. 

 

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5 Signs it's Time to Downsize

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5 Signs it's Time to Downsize

Seniors are living longer than ever before. If you have elderly parents who are still living in the family home, you’re likely already starting to feel a little nervous about their safety and health. Helping elderly parents downsize into a smaller, more manageable and accessible unit at an independent living community can help ease your concerns and give them a better quality of life. If you’re feeling uneasy about a parent living at home, here are the most common signs that will indicate when it’s time to consider downsizing.

 

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The Importance of Living In a Community as You Age

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The Importance of Living In a Community as You Age

As you enter your golden years, many things begin to change, from your health and mobility to your family and social connections. With so many challenges to face, it can eventually take a toll on the mental and physical health of seniors. That’s why being surrounded by peers is such a crucial part of maintaining a healthy quality of life as we age. Read on to learn more about the importance of living in a community as you age and how it can benefit you.

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Activities at The Waterford

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We provide access to a variety of regularly scheduled activities.
Here are just a few:

Wii Bowling
Daily Tea Time
Happy Hour
Live Music Events
Exercise Classes
Bingo
Knitting Club
Mental Aerobics
Horse Racing
Arm Chair Travel
Meditation Class
Painting Class

 

Greenland Garden Centre

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Outing to Greenland Garden Centre

Residents had a great time during their visit to Greenland Garden Centre at Christmas.  Greenland transforms every Christmas into a wintry wonderland.