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

Posted by Village Green Team on Jan 16, 2022 9:04:00 AM
You've done it! You have committed to a new, smaller place and you're ready to start moving your things. For many people who have recently retired and decided to downsize, the most daunting thing about moving into a retirement community is sorting through the physical stuff. Deciding what goes with you will depend on where you're going, but everyone who downsizes is challenged to sort through and part with the items they will no longer need.
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Tags: Making the Move, Retirement Tips

Top Senior New Year’s Resolutions: It’s Never Too Late

Posted by Jan Wieder on Jan 3, 2022 7:41:00 AM
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to take stock of what is working well and what can be improved, no matter your age. New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition that more people observe than skip. In 2020, more than 65 percent of American adults set a New Year’s resolution. The great part about personal goals is that they are just that, personal. There is always something to improve, no matter how fabulous you currently are!
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101

Safety Dos & Don'ts for Vaccinated Seniors In Seattle

Posted by Jan Wieder on Dec 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM
You’ve been vaccinated and you’re ready to get back out into the community again.  Even so, navigating the community in 2021 and beyond comes with some changes that nobody loves.  Though community spaces are a little different than we left them, there is still lots of fun to be had out in the world!  It is important to note that guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety practices depend greatly on whether or not an individual is vaccinated.  Even then, tips and requirements for safety change depending on the amount of community spread present and may continue to change as more science about the virus and vaccine become available. 
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101

Symptoms of Dehydration in Seniors & How to Help Them Recover

Posted by Village Green Team on Dec 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Dehydration can negatively affect people of all ages, but seniors and children are particularly at risk. In fact, adults 65 and older have the highest rates of hospital admission for dehydration.
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Tags: Senior Health

POAs and Senior Retirement: Getting Your Affairs in Order

Posted by Jan Wieder on Nov 29, 2021 8:00:00 AM
As seniors age, it is always a wise idea to have legal and financial plans in order long before the need to have them managed by another arises.  Tackling these important estate planning decisions and tough conversations doesn’t have to be stressful.  Gathering information and good tools can help demystify the legal processes and be sure that everyone understands and agrees with the plan and their roles in it.  Power of Attorney encompasses a range of duties that an appointed agent might make on behalf of a person who cannot do so for themselves.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

How to Teach Your Senior to Use a Tablet

Posted by Jan Wieder on Nov 16, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Technology has brought limitless options to improve our lives and provide new opportunities for engagement.  Because of their easy-to-use, intuitive design, tablets are often the most recommended tool for seniors with a wide variety of needs and skills.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Tips for You or Your Senior to Adjust to Retirement and Downsizing

Posted by Jan Wieder on Nov 3, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Downsizing can be an inevitable stop on the ride of life.  Though change can be scary, it doesn’t have to be painful and it doesn’t have to be negative.  Planning with good resources can make all the difference in the transition to a new phase of life.  Even though it may not seem like it at face value, this can truly be an exciting time and can bring new connections and opportunities!
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Release Your Inner-Artist: 5 Creative Outlets for Seniors

Posted by Jan Wieder on Oct 20, 2021 8:00:00 AM
Research has found that people tend to be the most creative when they are children, and then the decline begins as the responsibilities of adulthood begin to weigh in. This trend is unfortunate, as creativity actually brings numerous health and wellness benefits to our lives. And though it might seem like we lose the sense of creative wonder we had as children, it is not as hard as one might think to get that back.
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Tags: Senior Health

The Top Senior Wellness Trends You Can Actually Benefit From

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 6, 2021 8:30:00 AM
As we all know, wellness trends come and go. That’s why they’re considered trends rather than becoming consistent lifestyle habits. It’s no different in senior wellness than it is in the broader health industry overall. Yet, just because something is a trend, that doesn’t mean you should avoid it altogether. Sure, some trends are worth skipping, but others may be worth your while.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Microbiome & Senior Health: How Microbiome Affects & Changes with Age

Posted by Jan Wieder on Sep 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM
Your microbiome has to do with the state of your gut health, which is an important part of overall health for seniors. Your microbiome goes through changes as we age, yet it’s possible to take steps to improve its balance and health level.
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Tags: Senior Health