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Peachtree Senior Prom

Did you attend your Junior or Senior prom? Well, for some of the seniors that call Peachtree Senior Living in Alabama home, the teenage experience never came to fruition. The team at Peachtree took the extra step to hold a “Senior Prom” for the community and everyone had a blast! […]
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Traditions of Athens Grand Opening

Traditions of Athens: Open House – September 21st, 2017

You’re Invited Join us on Thursday, September 21st from 6:30pm until 9:00pm for the Traditions of Athens open house as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our newest assisted living community and independent living patio homes! Traditions of Athens is located at 22171 Traditions Way, Athens, AL Located near Highway 72 […]
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What is Memory Care (Memory Support)?

What is Memory Care (or Memory Support)? Memory loss caused by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease can lead to personality changes, irritability, and wandering.  These changes can be difficult to cope with and create a sense of fear and frustration.  However, senior living communities are expertly designed with the overall goal of reducing […]
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USDA Pyramid and 2011 MyPlate

A Rainbow of Benefits

You’ve been told to eat fruits and vegetables because they’re good for you.  The United States Department of Agriculture changed the food pyramid to a plate in 2011 and recommends that half of  the plate be filled with fruits and vegetables.  Why this change?  Why do we need to eat so […]
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6 Steps for Controlling Blood Sugar

Our bodies use energy from food in order to carry out everyday functions.  Once digested, this energy is in the form of glucose or blood sugar.  Blood sugar levels dip and peak in relation to eating patterns and types of foods eaten.  This cycle is maintained by the hormone insulin.  […]
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6 Steps to Minimize Falls

Injuries resulting from falls in older adults are a major public-health concern. They represent one of the main causes of longstanding pain, functional impairment, disability, and death in this population. The rate of these injuries is steadily increasing as the number of adults 65+ continues to grow. Many recommendations and […]
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Caregiver with parent, stressed

Understanding Caregiver Burnout and How to Address It

In North America, more than 65 million adults are classified as caregivers, taking care of an elderly, chronically ill, or disabled loved one. Family caretakers average 20 hours of unpaid in-home care per week. This often places a burden on personal lives and finances. Caregiving can also lead to increased stress, […]
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Don’t let marketers tell you how to age in place

By By Stacy Canan – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau July 26, 2017 | Original Post: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/blog/dont-let-marketers-tell-you-how-age-place/ With over ten thousand people turning age 62 every day, and with a majority of them homeowners, a growing number of businesses are increasingly using the phrase aging in place to market financial products […]
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Traditions Senior Living to Open New Senior Housing Community in Smyrna, Tennessee in Late 2018

Press Release – For Immediate Release July 6, 2017   Traditions Senior Living to Open New Senior Housing Community in Smyrna, Tennessee in Late 2018   Traditions of Smyrna, a 111-apartment senior housing community consisting of Independent, Assisted and Memory Support units, is scheduled to break ground in late 2017 […]
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Eat These 9 Foods to Protect Your Brain

It’s important to protect and nourish our brains as we age.  This article focuses on specific foods that can have a positive impact on our brain health throughout our lifetime. These foods help protect against inflammatory cytokines that are released in response to stress.  Cytokines are chemicals produced by the […]
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