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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.