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Village Green Team

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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

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

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

Weight Loss or Gain for Seniors: What Is Healthy for Seniors?

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 6, 2021 4:00:00 PM
Now that you’re in the senior life stage, you may notice that your weight is different than when you were younger. Maybe you have a harder time keeping the weight off, or perhaps you’re losing weight. It’s natural to wonder what kind of weight loss or gain is normal for seniors. The answer is that the experience can differ depending on the person.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

7 Tips To Make Your Senior Living Move Easier

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 30, 2021 9:00:00 AM
When you’re moving from your home to a senior retirement community, you are most likely going through a time of stress and emotion from the life transition. Any move requires preparation and adjustment, and this is a big change, and it makes sense that the process will be difficult until you are fully settled into your new home.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Avoiding Isolation & Finding Community for 55+ Seniors

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM
In the sunset years, isolation becomes more commonplace as people lose many of the social connections they had throughout their lives. This is actually something to take seriously, as isolation can have many consequences to your physical and mental health and well-being. It’s important to take steps to avoid isolation and find social interaction during this stage of life.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

How To Convince Your Senior To Move into a Retirement Community

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 5, 2021 9:04:27 AM
Moving your parents or another senior to a retirement community is a difficult decision for everyone involved, yet there comes a time when you know the move will help your loved one be well cared for in all the ways they truly need. It could even be the right decision for your whole family. When a move like this seems like the best option, the next step is to figure out how to convince your senior parent to move.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

How To Make a Successful Move into a Retirement Community in 2021

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 28, 2021 6:35:08 AM
We understand that moving from a home to a retirement community is not always easy. While you may know it to be the right step forward, there's often a host of reasons that make moving into a retirement community feel otherwise.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Why Village Green Is One of the Best Retirement Communities in Seattle

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 16, 2021 10:18:54 AM
Washington State offers a wonderful area to retire, as does the Seattle area in particular. Once you have decided on retiring in Seattle, the next step is to choose from the various retirement communities in the area. If you’re asking yourself where should I retire in Seattle, consider Village Green, a senior living retirement campus that includes a range of housing options and care services. Let’s take a look at why it is one of the best retirement communities Seattle has to offer.  
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

10 Hobbies for Aging Seniors in 2021: Which Hobby Fits Your Lifestyle?

Posted by Village Green Team on Jun 10, 2021 1:26:13 PM
Finally having the time and energy to pursue a new hobby is one of the biggest benefits of retirement. Unfortunately for anyone looking to start a new hobby last year or now in 2021, your options are going to be a bit limited.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips