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

Working Into Retirement? Consider the Benefits of Independent Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Now more than ever, Americans are delaying—or working into—retirement. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, adults past the traditional retirement age of 60-70 will soon be the fastest-growing segment of the workforce. Whether these adults choose to continue their long-time career or start over with something new after retirement, it’s clear that people are continuing to work later in life.

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Topics: Retirement, Independent Living

Stress Management and Preventing Chronic Disease

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Everyone experiences moments of stress. Whether it’s work, money, or relationships, our lives are full of factors that can cause stress. While it can be inconvenient or annoying, it can also be bad for your short and long-term health.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

The Comprehensive Guide to Managing Your Aging Parents’ Finances

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 6 minute read

At some point, the time may come when your parents are no longer able to manage their money. Depending on the situation, it may be sudden or gradual, but we know this is a significant transition for a family.

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Topics: Finances & Budgeting, Family & Caregiving

Alzheimer’s Disease and Genetics: Does it Run in the Family?

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

When a family member receives an Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis, it has an emotional impact on the whole family. It can bring forth a lot of difficult emotions, decisions, and questions. As your parent or loved one starts facing the challenges that come with memory loss, you might start asking yourself important questions regarding their diagnosis.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Alzheimer's & Dementia

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