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Questions to Ask an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Village Green Team on Feb 1, 2023 8:00:00 AM
In the United States, more than 800,000 older adults reside in an assisted living community. So if you’ve started to think about planning your senior living journey, you’re not alone.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

What to Look for in a Senior Living Community in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team on Dec 15, 2022 8:00:00 AM
Are you tired of keeping up with the maintenance, yard work, and never-ending repairs of your current home? Are you looking for ways to enhance your retirement lifestyle? If you or someone you love wants to maintain an active lifestyle, downsize, and enjoy maintenance-free living, a senior living community in Federal Way is the answer!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Assisted Living in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 10, 2022 7:30:00 AM
It's time to talk about the details of our assisted living offerings. If you've been to a few senior living communities before, you might think you know all there is to know about assisted living. True, every establishment bears similarities to the others, but simultaneously, each has its own culture, climate, and special offerings. At Village Green Retirement Campus, we work hard to be exceptional.
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Downsizing Tips for Moving into Senior Living

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 6, 2022 9:04:00 AM
INFOGRAPHIC BELOW 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.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Making the Move, Retirement Tips

8 Reasons You Belong in a Senior Living Community in Washington

Posted by Village Green Team on Oct 4, 2022 10:23:00 AM
Although retirement communities have existed for nearly a century, the concept has continually changed and expand in recent years. Many retirement communities have developed unique specialties, niches, and offerings. They are not one-size-fits-all. Retirement communities offer surprising options and opportunities to their residents. They are vibrant places where people enjoy common interests, make connections, and receive the individualized support they need to retain their autonomy and enjoy their retirement.
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Tags: Senior Living 101

Top Senior Travel Destinations

Posted by Village Green Team on Sep 3, 2022 7:00:00 AM
Are you ready to lay on the beach? Is a jungle safari more your style? Now that your schedule is clear, it’s time to fill it with new adventures. Almost every bucket list for retirees includes travel. Everyone deserves a vacation after the last few years on earth. Take care of yourself and feed your own well-being by planning your next trip. Where do you want to go? What do you want to see? It’s time to go.
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Tags: Things To Do, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Assisted Living v. Independent Living: What Are the Differences?

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 29, 2022 12:00:14 PM
When it’s time to move out of your family home and into a retirement community, many people find themselves navigating a new sea of terms, acronyms, and services. Are you in the market for an independent living community? Does assisted living better meet your needs? We’re happy to help you understand the differences between assisted and independent senior living.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Top 10 Exercising Options for Seniors & Why You Need Them

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 27, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Greta does water aerobics on Thursday afternoons. Celeste meets her friends for nature walks most mornings. Ernie prefers guided yoga at home. Everyone’s exercise routine looks a little different because everyone has different goals, preferences, and starting points. Most experts recommend 2.5-5 hours of dedicated exercise each week for seniors, but few experts are picky about how you go about it. If you exercise half an hour a day, you’ll be well on your way to building a healthy and active lifestyle, no matter what activities you choose. Remember, anything that gets you moving counts as exercise. You can get your steps in doing housework or yard chores!
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

Top 7 Myths About Senior Living

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 20, 2022 9:00:00 AM
“This isn’t anything like I thought it would be.” If we had a dollar for every time we heard someone says that to us after moving in.  We’re all susceptible to negative stereotypes about unfamiliar things. Many people expect all sorts of unpleasantries when considering a senior living community, and are shocked to find a home that adds value to their daily life.
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Tags: Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips

7 Mental Health Tips for Seniors in Seattle

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 7, 2022 9:00:00 AM
Pamela knew it was time to retire. Where she once joyfully juggled mothering three young children and a bustling teaching career, she now came home to an empty home and felt overwhelmed by the chaos of her classroom. Many older adults increasingly report loneliness, mental stress, and depression. As circumstances and seasons change, it is normal to feel disoriented. Retirement and old age bring a new string of challenges and losses. We all know how much humans typically like change. Making choices to support your mental health may look different in your senior years than it ever has before. Permitting yourself to take good care of your mental health and arming yourself with knowledge are great first steps to staying well.
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Tags: Senior Health, Senior Living 101, Retirement Tips