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Grandparents with babies

Senior Assisted Living Communities: A Typical Day

Often times we’re asked about what a typical day might look like at Traditions Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities. We’d love to share with you what that looks like.  While nothing is mandatory, our Program and Activities Calendar is filled with something for everyone.  Our focus is total wellness – physical, emotional, psychological, spiritual, and […]
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Selecting a Senior Community

The Benefits of Socialization

Spending more time alone and less time engaging in social situations tends to increase with age. This happens gradually as family members may become too busy and close friends experience similar restrictive conditions, such as a lack of energy, mobility limitations, and decreased health conditions. A diminishing social life for […]
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Heart health and heart disease

Celebrate American Heart Month by Adopting Heart-Healthy Habits!

February is American Heart Month! As many Americans vowed to improve their health at the start of the year, this is an ideal time to remind everyone to focus on their heart and adopt better lifestyle habits to improve their health. Declared by then-President Lyndon B. Johnson, the first American […]
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dealing with winter weather

Staying Safe in the Cold: Tips to Protect Yourself During Winter

For many, winter is a wonderland filled with fresh snowfall, a chance to hit the slopes and an excuse to curl up by the fire. On the other hand, cold temperatures, snow and ice can present many challenges, especially for seniors. Taking the necessary precautions and following these tips can […]
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A Simple Act of Heart Makes a Huge Impact

by Julie Podewitz, Chief Marketing Officer Traditions Senior Living My 87-year-old father was alone on Christmas.  He lives in Florida and until he moves to Tennessee to be closer to us next month, he is, by all accounts, alone.  My brothers and I call him regularly and have asked friends […]
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Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+ – AARP

by G. Oscar Anderson, AARP Research, September 2010 In order to better understand loneliness and social isolation among older adults, AARP commissioned a national survey of the 45+ population to examine these issues.  In addition to examining prevalence rates among older Americans, the study provides a descriptive profile of lonely […]
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Senior Couple in Sun Room

The Crisis of Caring for an Aging Loved One

The following data is from AARP (www.AARP.com) and addresses the crisis adult children face in caring for an older relative or friend.  Caring for an older relative or friend is now the “new normal” of family caregiving in the United States. Today, the “average” family caregiver in the United States […]
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Selecting a Senior Community

Determining When Assisted Living is Right for You

Throughout November, we celebrated National Long-term Care Awareness Month.  This holiday shines a light on the various living and care options available to our aging population. Typically, the phrase long-term care is associated with nursing homes.  However, a nursing home is just one example of a senior care community.  Long-term […]
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Nursing Home Resident with Nurse

Cheers to National Assisted Living Week!

This year, National Assisted Living Week was recognized during the second full week of September, from the 11th to the 17th.  The Traditions Senior Living community was busy celebrating all the joys and benefits that assisted living provides its residents and those who surround them.  This year’s theme was “Family […]
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Classical music and Alzheimer's / Dementia treatment

The Association between Music and Memory

September marks the celebration of Classical Music Month.  From Medieval times until the early 1900’s, legendary composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Brahms created masterpieces that are still enjoyed today.  Music, especially classical, has been linked to the reconnection with memories in patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s, […]
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