Why a Senior Living Community Could Be the Best Place to be During a Health Crisis

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

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) began to spread globally in early 2020, people started to raise questions about the safety and health of their family members in senior living communities, as the senior population were those at a higher risk of contracting the illness.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

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

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 21 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

Benefits of Family Caregiver Support Groups

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

Family caregivers have a tough job. Caring for another person’s health while caring for your own can be overwhelming as much as it is rewarding. Many times, caregiving for someone living with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia is unknown, and while other family members may help, it usually falls to one person in particular. Finding yourself in this uncharted territory may bring on a variety of emotions, including fear, guilt, sadness, and even anger.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving

Transitioning a Parent to Senior Living: Overcoming Feelings of “Guilt”

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

Placing a parent in an assisted living or senior living community is never an easy decision to make. However, there may come a time when the level of care he or she needs is above what you can offer.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving

Stay Connected & Stay Safe on Social Media

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

Seniors and older adults are the fastest-growing age demographic on Facebook—with 46% of Americans over 65 on the site. Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with family, reconnect with old friends, and be entertained with videos, recipes, and articles. There are also stimulating games like Words with Friends and chess that enhance cognitive skills.

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Topics: Safety, Social Wellness

Physical and Mental Benefits of Golf

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

“The modern game of golf originated in 15th century Scotland,” and its first major, The Open Championship, or British Open, is considered “the world’s oldest tournament in existence (Wikipedia).”

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

Helping Seniors Share Their Life Story

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

Helping your loved one share their life story is a meaningful task. It is a task that can help bring you and your loved one closer together while allowing him or her to reap the mental benefits that come along with reminiscing and storytelling.

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Topics: Senior Living, Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

The Benefits of Independent Senior Living

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

The goal of retirement is to step away from actively working while maintaining your lifestyle. To be able to use your time to enjoy hobbies, visit with friends and family, or simply to relax. However, if you are a homeowner, you may find that you are spending more of your time mowing the lawn, fixing the sink, or trying to uphold the value of your house.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Health & Wellness, Independent Living

4 Tips New Family Caregivers Need to Know

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

Becoming the primary caregiver for a senior parent or loved one can be overwhelming. Where do you start? There is so much information that you will need to learn regarding safety and health, along with discovering the extent of the tasks your loved one may need assistance in his or her daily life.

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Topics: Senior Living, Family & Caregiving

3 Common Types of Dementia

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

Dementia itself is not a disease; it is an overall term that describes significant changes in the brain characterized by cognitive decline and memory loss. While Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60-80 percent of dementia cases, it is not the only form.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Alzheimer's & Dementia

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