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Senior isolating and alone

Emotional Wellness: How to Fight Loneliness

In today’s world, catching up with your friends and family is simple–in a heartbeat, with just the click of a mouse, we connect. We can “be” with just about anyone with little effort. But for older adults, keeping in touch with loved ones or old friends online just isn’t enough. […]
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Financial management

7 Questions to Ask Your Aging Parents About Their Finances

“Let’s talk about your finances.” Just hearing that can cause your parents’ wall to come up.  It can be a difficult conversation to have at any age or with anyone, especially when that conversation is with your aging parents in preparation for long-term care. When it comes time to have […]
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Tips from Traditions Video Mini-Series: Initial Steps for Residency

We’re thrilled to introduce our mini-series: Tips from Traditions. We hope that this series will help you navigate the maze of senior living options. We understand this can be a trying time, but hope to make it as easy as possible for you. This first part addresses the initial steps […]
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staying sharp with age

Staying Sharp: Why Online Courses Are Ideal for Seniors

 Article by Annie Coop The future of education is changing, thanks to online learning. Issues such as accessibility and distance have long put educational rights on the back burner, but online learning addresses all these. A common misconception, however, is that it remains too selective with its students, particularly with […]
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Seniors socializing on computers

5 Ways Socialization Benefits Older Adults

Have you ever noticed that the happiest, most confident young people are those with meaningful relationships with their family and friends? For most kids, and even young adults, this social interaction is easy breezy and comes naturally. But as we age, making friends and building relationships with other people gets […]
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Dehydration in Older Adults

Dehydration. It’s something we often hear about during the hot summer southern months. So much so, that you may even stop taking the warnings seriously. But be careful to stay vigilant! Staying hydrated is critical to overall health, and could mean life or death to you or a loved one. […]
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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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