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Challenges of Aging in Place in Washington

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 23, 2020 1:31:00 PM
As people age, there is a natural tendency to want to remain in their current home for as long as possible. This is due to several reasons: the comfort of familiar surroundings, the difficulty in leaving behind a place full of memories, and the tangible effort required to move to a new home.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

Effective Communication Tips for Talking to Older Parents

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 23, 2020 10:29:00 AM
There’s an interesting role reversal that transpires as parents age. Instead of them taking care of you and attending to your needs as they did in your youth, you may gradually find yourself in the position where you are the one looking out for them.
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Protecting Retirement Community Residents & Employees During COVID-19

Posted by Jan Wieder on Jul 14, 2020 12:06:00 PM
Never in my entire career have I or my team felt this amount of compelling need to keep residents, families, and employees safe.  We all know that working with seniors is a calling.  We hire our team members not only for a specific skill set but for a heart to serve and a passion to maintain our residents’ wellness.
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Practical Ways to Combat Loneliness in Seniors

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jun 23, 2020 3:48:00 PM
Occasional loneliness is a natural part of the human condition and a common challenge of aging. You can expect it to hit you every now and then before fading away without leaving any sort of mark. Pervasive and chronic loneliness, however, can take a significant toll on your mental, emotional, and physical health and diminish your quality of life over time.
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Fact or Fiction? 10 Independent Living Myths in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team on Jun 1, 2020 12:19:00 PM
The idea of moving to an independent living facility may be nerve-wracking, daunting, or even undesirable for you or your loved one. It’s a big transition that requires careful planning, preparation and execution, and even after you’ve moved, there may be an adjustment period.
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How We Are Staying Positive During Difficult Times

Posted by Village Green Team on Jun 1, 2020 11:09:50 AM
It's important that we all remain positive during hard times and that we foster environments that encourage other to do the same. To do our part, the Village Green team has been working hard to bring joy to our residents are are less together right now than they would like to be. Here's a bit of what we've been up to...
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Symptoms of Dehydration in Elderly & How to Help Them Recover

Posted by Village Green Team on May 11, 2020 4:18:00 PM
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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A Day in the Life of Federal Way Independent Living

Posted by Village Green Team on Apr 24, 2020 9:06:00 AM
As you and your senior family member make the decision to move them from their own home into an independent living community, you must decide where to go. Not all facilities are the same, and it’s important to become familiar with your options for independent living. One of the important questions to ask is what life will be like for the resident when they move. In a moment, we will take a look at what could be involved in a typical day for residents at Federal Way.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

Benefits of Writing: Improve Senior Memory & Overall Health

Posted by Kerren Williams on Apr 12, 2020 3:46:00 PM
Many a wall hanging has been embroidered with the words, “Sing like no one’s listening, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like nobody’s watching.” Well, there is another expressive, creative activity that anyone can do, and it also will boost your spirits: writing.
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Cottage or Apartment? Comparing Independent Living Floor Plans near Des Moines, WA

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Apr 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM
Picking the right independent living community is just the first step in planning your retirement. Once you’ve selected the facility that will support the lifestyle you desire, you get to choose your specific accommodations.
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