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Downsizing in Your 60s: What to Do With Sentimental Items

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Nov 6, 2020 9:04:00 AM
Often the most daunting thing about moving into a retirement community is fitting a whole life's worth of things into a smaller home. You have chosen your floor plan, you are ready to start a new life in retirement living, but you still have to figure out how to downsize and fit the things you need into your new home.
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Tags: Making the Move

How to Protect Your Loved One Against Senior Scams [UPDATED]

Posted by Village Green Team on Nov 2, 2020 2:47:00 PM
While anyone can be the target of various scams and fraudulent activity, seniors are preyed on—and fall victim—at a higher rate than younger individuals because they are typically perceived as more trusting, willing to listen, and sometimes just lonely.
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Tags: Caregiver Tips

7 Gifts Ideas for Your Aging Parent

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 22, 2020 8:11:00 AM
It can be difficult to figure out what to purchase for your older parents for their birthdays and the holidays, especially when they are financially able to buy whatever comes to mind, or if they continually insist they don’t want anything. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect holiday, birthday, or just-because present, here are a few gift ideas for older parents to make the process easier:  
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Tags: Caregiver Tips

Best 2020 Black Friday Deals Around Federal Way, WA

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 14, 2020 1:19:00 PM
With fall officially underway, it is time to start looking forward to the wonderful activities and events the holiday season has to offer, from strolls through autumn foliage and fall festivals to Halloween and Thanksgiving. Not to mention, the fun activities you could do in Federal Way this winter.
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Tags: Things To Do

Identifying & Overcoming Common Sleep Problems in Seniors

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 8, 2020 12:55:53 PM
Sleep disorders can affect people of all ages, but they become more prevalent during your senior years, putting you at risk for a range of other mental and physical health issues.
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Tags: Senior Health

[INFOGRAPHIC] Downsizing Tips for Moving Senior Parents in Washington

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 6, 2020 9:04:00 AM
For many people, the hardest part about moving is figuring out what to take with them and what to leave behind. If you’ve been living in one home for many years, you know how easy it is for things to accumulate, from mementos and holiday decorations to wall ornaments and other knickknacks.
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Tags: Making the Move

5 Gratitude Tips to Brighten the Holidays

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 29, 2020 1:33:00 PM
As the days shorten and temperatures drop, what better way to spread warmth and cheer than to acknowledge those who make your life a little brighter, a little less lonely, and a lot more pleasant?
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Tags: Senior Health

Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 24, 2020 7:30:00 AM
There is a saying in dementia care that if you know one person with Alzheimer’s disease, you know one person with Alzheimer’s disease. In a sense, the same thing can be said of assisted living facilities. Every establishment bears similarities to the others, but simultaneously, each can be very different. At Village Green Retirement Campus, we work hard to be exceptional.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

How to Prevent Loss of Appetite in Elderly in Washington

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 14, 2020 11:30:00 AM
It can be hard to muster much enthusiasm for cooking when you’re making meals for one. Why go to the trouble and expense of a three-course meal when a can of soup will do? It’s 6 p.m. and nothing sounds good, so you might as well settle for a cheese sandwich and a cookie – the same thing you had the night before.
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Tags: Senior Health

The 7 Best Independent Living Communities Near Des Moines, WA

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 8, 2020 4:03:00 PM
Independent living communities are generally centered around the same premise: Offering comfortable housing where older adults can live near their peers, as well as have access to a variety of services and amenities that enhance their quality of life for years to come.
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Tags: Senior Living 101