Independent Living: Making the Decision Sooner Rather Than Later

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 15, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

Many adults believe that as long as they’re healthy, active, and mobile, they can—and should—continue to live in their own homes. Many are under the impression that senior living options, including independent living, are for those who are no longer independent, who need assistance, and who are older than themselves. They think that moving into a senior living community means they will surrender their dignity and independence.

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Topics: Independent Living, Franklin Park Communities

How Decluttering & Downsizing Your Home Can Benefit Your Health

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

The new year is a fresh start, a new beginning, and an excellent opportunity to take the plunge and finally declutter your home. It’s the daunting project that you keep putting off, and every time you delay it, it seems as though the clutter just keeps piling up.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Moving

Holiday Check-In: Is It Time to Consider Senior Care?

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

The holiday season is something that most of us look forward to—spending time with family and friends, savoring good food, reminiscing on old memories, and creating new ones. For many adult children, going home for the holidays means reconnecting with aging parents or other older family members. 

In some cases, the last time they may have seen their parents was the previous holiday season, so visiting presents an opportunity for a “holiday check-in.” Sometimes these visits can bring about the realization that it may be time to consider senior care options.

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Topics: Senior Living, Holidays

Assisted Living Communities & Nursing Homes Are Not The Same: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 6 minute read

There may come a time when we realize that our aging parents can no longer live independently—either they no longer want to live alone, or they are beginning to require more daily assistance. If you find yourself in this situation, you and your family now face the task of determining what senior living option is right for you.

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Topics: Assisted Living, Franklin Park Communities

Franklin Park's Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 26 minute read

As news and concerns increase surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Franklin Park Senior Living is striving to keep our residents, employees, family members, and guests up-to-date.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Culture and Community: Discover Senior Living in San Antonio, Texas

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

With its rich history, deep Mexican influence, and family-friendly activities, it’s no surprise that San Antonio, Texas, is the most visited city in Texas, and one of the top-visited cities in America every year.

Among the southwestern charm and deep Hispanic roots, San Antonio offers something for everyone, young and old alike. While family-friendly attractions like SeaWorld and Six Flags draw young visitors, historical and cultural sites like The Alamo and The Riverwalk compel many older adults to call The River City home.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

Stress-Free Zone: Managing Stress and Anxiety

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Everyone experiences stress throughout their lives. Between work, relationships, health, and just about anything else, there are plenty of things in our lives that can cause stress. For most people, occasional stressors are common, and even to be expected. However, when you find yourself constantly stressed or anxious, it can be harmful to your mental and physical health.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

Life After COVID-19: What Will Be the New “Normal”?

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of our society. From shaking hands and hugging to economic shifts, our lives have been disrupted like never before. These changes have raised a lot of questions about the future: 

What will things be like moving forward? 

When will life go back to “normal”? 

Are other changes here to stay?

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety

Active Seniors Find Now is the Right Time for Independent Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 7, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

In 2016, Russ and Millie Woda moved into Franklin Park Sonterra's Independent Living Community in San Antonio, Texas. They never imagined that four years later they would be living safely with their neighbors in the middle of a global health pandemic. But they are and they are thriving.

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Topics: Independent Living, Franklin Park Communities, Resident Highlight

Balancing Care: Are You Experiencing Sandwich Generation Stress?

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

Raising and caring for children can be hectic. Between helping with homework, transportation to soccer games and dance rehearsals, and meal preparation, it can seem like you hardly have time for yourself. 

Now imagine caring for an aging parent, as well. On top of homework, soccer, and meals, you also have transportation to doctor appointments, help with housework, and your parent’s physical well-being to navigate. Welcome to the sandwich generation.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving, Respite Care

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