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

Navigating Family Conflicts While Caring for Aging Parents

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

Providing care for aging parents can be an emotional and challenging experience. When siblings, spouses, or other family members get involved, it can get even more complicated. While having extra support can ease some of your responsibilities, it can also add more stress to the mix as everyone will likely have their own opinions on how to handle the situation.

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Topics: Family & Caregiving

Why Senior Living Could Be the Best Place 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

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

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