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The Impact of Technology on Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

A common misconception is for people to believe that seniors don't use technology because they simply don't want to, which is not always the case. Many older adults don't use technologies because they have not been explained adequately or introduced to them.

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A Day in the Life of Independent Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Senior living communities have a wide array of options available to residents that are looking to move-in. Independent living communities are one of the most popular options for seniors that are looking to make the transition. With so many options available to choose from, it can be confusing to decide which experience is best for your lifestyle. 

Because the world of senior living is so vast and full of ever-expanding options, it can be difficult to discern one community from another. Franklin Park would like to dive further into independent living and what each resident receives in their experience with a quality senior living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Independent Living

4 Anxiety Management Tips for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that weighs on you daily. With the increased stressors in today's society, many Americans live with anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 40 million adults suffer from anxiety.

For seniors, anxiety can be especially harmful because many of them lack proper treatment for mental health conditions. Seniors also need a secure support network to schedule and travel to appointments to get the professional help they need.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

Understanding Memory Impairment in Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Memory impairment conditions are becoming increasingly prevalent in the United States. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, “About 40% of people aged 65 or older have age-associated memory impairment—in the United States, about 16 million people.”

With the growing number of older adults experiencing memory impairment, there is an increased need for recognition and treatment of the condition. Whether your loved one already has a diagnosis, or they are starting to exhibit the symptoms of memory impairment, it is essential to closely monitor them to ensure they are receiving the care they need.

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Topics: Memory Care, Franklin Park Communities, Alzheimer's & Dementia

What is Independent Living?

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

When older adults start to consider their senior living options, they tend to focus on assisted living communities or retirement homes. However, there is another option – independent living communities. Independent living is ideal for seniors who can still live independently but enjoy having access to assistance when needed. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

How to Downsize the Right Way

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At Franklin Park, we know that downsizing is not something many people look forward to doing. It can be complicated, emotional and time-consuming. The home that you’ve lived in for years, maybe even decades, is now becoming too big for you to manage. Once the kids have moved out, the house seems to grow very quiet, and it may be time to consider transitioning to an independent living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

The senior population is growing to larger numbers more than ever before. According to the United States Census Bureau, by the year 2060, one-fourth of the American population will be seniors. With the senior population drastically growing, the industry is continuously searching for new methods of providing efficient care and ensuring the highest quality of life. One of these growing sectors is therapy dogs and how they positively impact seniors.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Pet Therapy, Activities

How to Dine Out as a Senior with Diabetes

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

One of the most crucial factors in managing diabetes is sticking to an adequate meal plan. A strict diet can be tricky enough, but it can become even more challenging when dining out at a restaurant. If you reside in an independent senior living community and are living with diabetes, you can generally trust the dining menu to be diabetic-friendly. However, if you do want to go out, then follow this how-to guide for your next dinner date!

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Topics: Senior Living, Health, Franklin Park Communities

Traveling with a Senior in the Family

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Exploration is a natural instinct that many adults crave. Just because you have an older loved one residing in independent senior living, it does not mean they have given up their thirst for adventure! In fact, the senior aged population is traveling now more than ever! This means that planning a family trip should include the whole family, not just your children!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Independent Living, Activities

Show Love in Assisted Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Loving yourself can be a little challenging for most individuals. If you have older loved ones relying on assisted living care, it can be even more of a feat. Grandparents or parents who were raised during the Great Depression era may not have had the luxury of practicing self-love and may still be living in a survival-first mindset. When negative connotations float around your own thoughts, practicing self-love is even more challenging.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Assisted Living

  

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