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The latest on senior living trends, tips and news!

Winter Weather and Senior Safety

Winter weather is here, bringing with it a wide array of challenges and safety considerations for seniors. Snow and cold weather are nothing new if you’ve lived in New England a long time, but there are still many ways to prepare for the season.

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Celebrating the Holidays with Loved Ones in Senior Living

  With the holidays on the horizon, many of us are already planning our family get-togethers and celebrations. Regardless of which holidays we observe, unique family traditions can make this time of year special. Maybe someone you love cooks a special dish—a secret...

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Importance of Self-Care for Seniors

The concept of self-care for seniors is about reinforcing healthy habits and routines across communities, families and generations. However, self-care doesn’t mean you have to take care of yourself by yourself, though—sometimes the best option is to ask for the assistance you need.

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5 Easy Fall Prevention Tips

As summer winds down, many of us are eager to welcome fall—leaves are changing colors, the weather starts to cool and some of our favorite comfort foods are back in season. Another thing to celebrate at the start of fall is National Fall Prevention Day on September 23.

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Therapeutic Lying and Why Caregivers Do It

  Most of us learn from a young age that lying has consequences. As children, we are told all kinds of stories—from “Pinocchio” to “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”—making it clear why we should tell the truth. What these stories leave out is that there are some instances when...

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10 things to do in Merrimack Valley this summer

  Summer is in full swing, which means plenty of fun in the sun all around New England. The Merrimack Valley is already bustling with more people finding ways to enjoy the warm weather and get involved in community events. There are so many summertime activities...

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Preparing Children to Visit a Loved One with Memory Loss

  Watching a loved one assimilate, flourish and thrive in memory care, knowing they have the support and guidance they need on difficult days, is comforting. And for those who are familiar with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, helping a loved one relocate to...

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