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New Things to Learn As You Age

Posted by Betsy Fradd on Oct 20, 2016 7:53:00 AM

Scientists believe the key to memory retention is to learn new and challenging activities as you age. These ideas will help you get started.

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How to Treat Your Aging Parent

Posted by Betsy Fradd on Oct 12, 2016 5:00:00 AM

One of the most challenging aspects of growing older is how to continue being seen and treated as an adult. As the person loses their ability to do certain tasks and even their hearing and sight, people begin to treat them differently. If they become forgetful, others start to handle them like a child.

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Helpful Apps for Caregivers

Posted by Betsy Fradd on Oct 2, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Technology has changed many different characteristics of people’s lives, and it can be helpful in caring for an elderly loved one. With numerous apps available on the market today, you’re likely to find at least one or more to help make your job easier.

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Meet our Resident: Peggy Ewanoski

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Sep 30, 2016 7:02:00 AM

Conviction, clarity, and commitment are words that well define Peggy Ewanoski. As a feminist, she’s delighted women have many more opportunities today than she did growing up in the 30’s and 40’s. “The Women’s Movement is by far the most positive thing that has impacted my sense of self worth,” said 94-year-old Ewanoski. “The assumption of equality was like the opening of a door to a new and better world.”

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Why Gardening is Beneficial for Seniors and How to Make It Work

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Sep 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Many seniors look forward to spring and digging in the earth, planting flowers or vegetables and caring for them all summer or even all year long. Gardening provides several benefits for older people, but you may need to make some adaptions for it to work.

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Risks to Seniors Living Alone

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Sep 20, 2016 6:00:00 AM

No one wants to get a dreaded phone call that you’re loved one has fell and broke their hip, but one in three seniors over the age of 65 will fall each year, and falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries to the elderly. If you have an elderly parent who lives alone, it’s wise to understand the risks so you can be proactive in helping them live safely at home as well as encouraging them to move to an assisted living campus if you feel they are no longer safe in their own home.

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Meet our Residents: Nancy and Elwin Hart

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Sep 15, 2016 6:04:00 AM

Nature is very special to Nancy and Elwin Hart. The couple, who live in a Village Green cottage, see all types of wildlife about 30 feet away in the nearby “Froggy Bottom” pond.

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A Day in the Life of Federal Way Independent Living

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Sep 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

As you and your senior family member make the decision to move them from their own home into an independent living facility, you must decide where to go. Not all facilities are the same, and it’s important to become familiar with your options for assisted living. One of the important questions to ask is what life will be like for the resident when they move. Here is a look at a typical day for residents at Federal Way.

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Meet Our Resident: Dick Caster

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Sep 9, 2016 12:00:00 AM

You might find Dick Caster researching and writing for the Federal Way Historical Society, taking a trip to Ocean Shores, or learning the latest line dance. At 78, Dick likes to keep active and living at Village Green fills the bill perfectly. “I really enjoy keeping fit so the yoga, exercise classes, and walking with my Miniature Schnauzer, Katie, on these beautiful grounds is wonderful for me,” said Dick. Growing up in Seattle, Dick earned a Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering from Seattle University and went on to get his Master's in the same field at the University of Washington. Another Master's in Biblical Studies at Faith Seminary in Tacoma rounded out his education. After two years in the Army, Dick was at Weyerhaueser for 35 years where he worked with structural gluing of wood products.

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September is Healthy Aging Month!

Posted by Lisa Valdes on Sep 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

September is healthy aging month, so what better time is there to take stock of your lifestyle and look for ways to improve your wellbeing?

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