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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.