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Jason Kitchel

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8 Reasons to Move to an Active Adult Community in Washington

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Feb 18, 2020 3:10:29 PM
Although retirement communities have existed for nearly a century, the concept has continually changed and expanded in recent years. Retirement communities are no longer associated primarily with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or spaces to move when you require dedicated support and assistance.
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Memory Notebooks: How to 'Remember to Remember'

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jan 16, 2020 7:11:00 AM
Memory loss can be frustrating and disheartening, not only for the person experiencing it firsthand, but also for their loved ones and caregivers. While the cure for dementia and other memory problems remains elusive, research has demonstrated how education, support, and simple tools, like memory notebooks, can help those on the memory-loss continuum maintain a sense of control and prolong their independence.
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5 Gratitude Tips to Brighten the Holidays

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Nov 13, 2019 2:52:00 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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10 Things to Do in Federal Way this Winter

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Nov 6, 2019 2:06:00 PM
Winter is notorious for its dreary, wet weather in Federal Way, but you don’t have to let that stop you from getting out and enjoying the season to the fullest.
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Practical Ways to Combat Loneliness in Seniors

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 28, 2019 10:14:11 AM
Occasional loneliness is a natural part of the human condition. 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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Elderly Friendly Home Design: Senior Living vs. Aging in Place

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 23, 2019 3:35:26 PM
Making suitable living arrangements is a decision all people have to address at some point as they age. Loss of mobility, safety and security, and comfort level can all come into play as you consider the housing options available to you or your loved one.
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How Do You Pay for Independent Living During Retirement?

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 10, 2019 8:18:33 AM
Retirement is built up to be a wonderful time of life when you can relax after spending decades on a career and enjoy the fruits of your labor. In order for retirement to be the idyllic period it should be, however, you must be diligent in planning and saving to ensure you have established the sustainable income to move into a quality independent living community while still being able to comfortably afford other items and experiences.
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The Inquiry and Move-in Process for Village Green

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 30, 2019 10:29:00 AM
Once you have made the decision to move yourself or a loved one into a retirement community, you likely want to conduct the move as promptly and efficiently as possible while still handling the process in a thoughtful and deliberate way.
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Cottage or Apartment? Comparing Independent Living Floor Plans in Federal Way

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 23, 2019 1:30:00 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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7 Gifts Ideas for Your Aging Parent

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Sep 10, 2019 9:29:35 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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