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The Genworth 2018 Cost of Care Survey

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 21, 2019 10:37:00 AM
The Genworth Cost of Care Survey has been providing valuable information about the cost of senior care for 15 years. It has become the main point of referral for long-term care planning. The latest Cost of Care Survey provides some eye-opening information for seniors and their loved ones as the cost of in-home care and aging in place is typically more than the cost of assisted or independent living.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Healthy Seniors in Federal Way, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources

Flu-Fighting Foods For Seniors In Federal Way

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 13, 2019 10:36:00 AM
Winter is upon us which means flu season is in full force. While the flu is unpleasant for anyone, it can be especially dangerous for seniors who have weakened immune systems.
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Tags: Healthy Seniors in Federal Way, Federal Way Independent Living, Assisted Living Federal Way

Village Green Wins Best of Federal Way 2019 - 8th Consecutive Year!

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 8, 2019 3:10:00 PM
 
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A Day in the Life of Federal Way Independent Living

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 6, 2019 9:06:32 AM
Updated on March 5th, 2019 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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6 Questions to Help Guide Your Search for Assisted Living in Federal Way

Posted by Kim Salas on Mar 4, 2019 11:30:00 AM
If you are just beginning your search for an assisted living community, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here is a list of six questions to consider when researching assisted living communities.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Caregiving Resources

What to Do with Your Belongings When Moving to a Senior Community

Posted by Kim Salas on Feb 4, 2019 9:04:00 AM
When you move from your home to a senior community, often a lot of downsizing must take place. You may have accumulated years’ worth of stuff if you have owned your home for a long time. One of the biggest challenges for seniors is to know what to do with those items they can’t take with them.
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Lifestyle, Active Aging Adults

Old Age Doesn't Mean Old Vibrance

Posted by Kim Salas on Jan 15, 2019 8:17:00 AM
Sit in a park one sunny afternoon and watch the kids. Notice the youngest ones, how excited they get over a butterfly or even a worm. Their face lights up and they jump up and down with each new discover of things that most of us take for granted.
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way, Senior Lifestyle, Active Aging Adults

6 Great Ideas for New Activity Directors in Retirement Communities

Posted by Kim Salas on Jan 1, 2019 8:17:00 AM
As a new activity director, you may wonder how to appeal to the residents in the retirement community. It can be difficult to get everyone involved when they have such different interests, schedules and levels of ability. However, participating in group activities is one of the reasons people are happy in these communities, so making it relevant and interesting is essential.
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Tags: Federal Way Independent Living, Senor Living Amenities, Assisted Living Federal Way

Self-improvement Never Stops: Continued Personal Growth Even in Your Golden Years

Posted by Kim Salas on Nov 29, 2018 11:33:00 AM
A person should never stop growing. Even as bodies fail and you aren’t able to do all the things you once did, your mind and spirit can continue to grow and develop. There are several benefits to seeking personal growth after retirement and many ways to accomplish this goal. Benefits to Personal Growth Before you can make the decision to improve yourself, you must understand the benefits to personal growth. One benefit is that it improves your physical and mental health. When someone has something to look forward to or a goal to achieve, they have a purpose in life. It gives them a reason to get up in the morning, to work through pain and problems and a satisfaction at the end of the day. Engaging in activities that help you grow also keeps your mind and body active, which can prevent or slow down the aging process. Studies have shown that people who have a focus or purpose in life have more energy and feel better. People are always changing. When you work on your personal growth, you are learning something new about yourself. You’re stretching your limits, getting out of your comfort zone. While you may feel uncomfortable, you also feel more alive. And when you achieve your goal, it makes you feel good about yourself. Ways to Achieve Personal Growth as a Senior If you want to continue to develop who you are, you can find many ways to accomplish this goal as a senior. In fact, it may be even easier for retirees than for those who still have jobs and families to raise. Instead of focusing on the needs of other people, you can concentrate on yourself. One of the best ways to achieve personal growth is to volunteer. So many worthwhile organizations need volunteers and seniors often have more time to give. Get involved in your community. You’ll learn about other people which will help you learn more about yourself. Work at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Volunteer to read to school children or join programs like Big Brother or Big Sister. Even people with limited mobility can find ways to help others. They may make special crafts designed for sick children or newborns. They can make phone calls or send out letters on behalf of charitable organizations. Another way to see growth in your life is by learning a new skill. What is the one thing you always wanted to learn when you were young but never had time? Now is the time to take that class, pick up a book or watch a YouTube how-to video. Look at areas in your life where you would like to improve. Perhaps it’s in developing a skill or improving a weakness. Maybe you want to make new friends or find a way to give back. Set a goal and decide it’s never too late in life to work to improve yourself. As you develop your ability in this new skill, it will give you a sense of accomplishment. It also sharpens your mind as you work to remember steps or rules. You will feel pride as you show others what you can do.  
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senior Lifestyle, Keeping Seniors Active, Active Aging Adults

Senior-Friendly Holiday Activities You Can Do With a Group

Posted by Kim Salas on Nov 15, 2018 11:27:00 AM
With the holidays upon everyone, it’s a festive time of year. However, you may not be as busy as you once were when you had kids or a full-time job. If you would like to fill your calendar with fun activities you can do with others, consider one of the following ideas. Attend a Holiday Concert You can get a group together and make plans to attend a holiday concert or play. Many schools and local theaters put on special productions this time of year. You can enjoy a school band concert or see a new version of The Christmas Carol or The Nutcracker. Since many of these performances have multiple shows, you can often get a group of tickets for the afternoon showing or even a weeknight. You’ll want to buy tickets early to make sure everyone can sit together. Go Caroling The holidays are the time of year when you don’t need to have the best voice to sing your favorite Christmas carols. Get a group together and go caroling. You might want to visit an assisted living center or other community for seniors who can’t get out and enjoy the festivities. It will make you feel good to bring some holiday spirit to those who can’t go out and find it on their own. While caroling is traditionally done after dark in the evenings, you can plan an afternoon caroling session. Have everyone get together on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. If the weather is cold or rainy, you can take your caroling inside at senior centers or assisted living communities. Just contact someone to ask first and make sure you aren’t interrupting another event. Volunteer The holidays aren’t fun for everyone. There are some people who struggle this time of year, especially if they are unemployed and homeless. You can get a group of seniors together and volunteer at the local soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Find out from the coordinator if you can cook and bring in food as well as help with serving. Many places welcome volunteers to cook, and it’s one way people can get involved even if they aren’t mobile enough to assist with serving. During this busy holiday season, it’s good to feel useful and to help those who are less fortunate. Look at Holiday Lights You’re sure to find a few neighborhoods and light displays around Federal Way worth seeing. You can get someone with a van or even rent a bus to take a group around to look at spectacular light displays. This is an activity that you can plan far ahead or just a few days. If the weather causes you to cancel the trip, it’s easy enough to reschedule because the light displays run every night through the season. This is another wonderful activity for those who have limited mobility since they can sit in the van or bus and enjoy the sights. Get your friends or a group together and share the spirit of the holiday season with them this year. Try one or more of these activities and see if it gets everyone in the holiday mood.
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Tags: Senior Living Advice, Retirement Living in Federal Way, Senior Lifestyle, Keeping Seniors Active, Active Aging Adults

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