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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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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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Varied Menus Prevent Loss of Appetite in Elderly

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Jun 28, 2019 11:30:00 AM
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 settle for a cheese sandwich and a cookie – the same thing you had the night before.
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Dealing with Dementia: Common Symptoms and Prevention Tips

Posted by Kerren Williams on May 30, 2019 11:18:00 AM
Coping with dementia and other forms of memory loss can be confusing and frustrating for both elderly individuals and their loved ones. One of the first obstacles to overcome is accurately identifying the signs of dementia and taking whatever preventative measures are available to deal with it.  
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Flu-Fighting Foods for Seniors in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team 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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6 Great Ideas for New Activity Directors in Retirement Communities

Posted by Village Green Team 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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It's Never Too Late to Track Nutrition: Here's How to Start

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 24, 2018 10:55:00 AM
It’s important to get the right nutrients no matter how old you are. Nutrition plays a key role in how much energy you have and how well you feel overall. You may think that “at your age” you don’t need to worry about what you eat or how much. However, it’s never too late to start eating healthy, and the best way to do that is to track your nutrition.
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5 Benefits Of Writing For Active Seniors In Federal Way

Posted by Kerren Williams on Sep 19, 2018 3:45:00 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, here’s another expressive, creative activity that anyone can do and it really will boost your spirits: writing.
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Seven Surprising Benefits of Walking Everyday

Posted by Village Green Team on May 24, 2017 6:52:00 AM
Going for a walk is one of the simplest exercises you can do, yet it has surprising benefits. If you want to get healthier but dread the idea of a gym workout adding a 30-minute walk to your daily routine will give you great results without putting a lot of strain on your body. Don't worry if you can't do a full half hour to start with because walking is something you can easily build up over a week or two. Here are seven amazing benefits of walking every day:
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Memory Notebooks: the More You Write, the More You Remember

Posted by Kimberly Vickers on Dec 6, 2012 6:30:00 AM
A cure for dementia continues to be elusive. But researchers at Washington State University say education and support, along with a simple tool—a memory notebook—could be key to giving those with memory loss a sense of control and prolonged independence.
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