Importance of Hydration for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

With the summer season comes a list of outdoor activities for those of all ages to enjoy! While exploring the great outdoors, for the most part, can be fantastic, it can also be dangerous when it comes to your body’s needs. Exploring outside and participating in activities is key to a healthy and happy lifestyle, so it’s important to find ways to best prepare your body for an outdoor adventure. Did you know, as you age, your sense of thirst will decrease? That does not mean you need less water! 

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety, Retirement, Aging, Health, Activities

Health Benefits for Seniors at Franklin Park

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Health benefits for seniors is a widely talked about subject with a lot to discuss. Senior living communities are growing and including physical and mental activities that provide many health benefits for seniors. With communities like Franklin Park expanding and evolving to better their community members. There are many activities that provide health benefits for seniors, mental and physical. Franklin Park would like to provide a few tips to improve your health and quality of life!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health, Activities

Franklin Park: Creating Value in Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

When considering a loved one’s living situation, it's essential to analyze the value that living at home provides them against the value that is received in a senior living community such as Franklin Park. Although senior apartments may be viewed as expensive, they can be quite affordable when you factor in the collection of additional benefits they receive in a community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities, Activities

Helpful Ways Seniors Can Make Spring Cleaning Easier

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Are you or a loved one looking to make your spring-cleaning routine less stressful this year? Look no further! At Franklin Park, we know that spring cleaning is something that most people don’t look forward to. Here a few tips to help you and your loved one tackle your annual cleaning routine with less frustration:

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Topics: Assisted Living, Activities

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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

Traveling with a Senior in the Family

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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

The Beauty of Cosmetic Therapy

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

The Landing at Stone Oaks offers residents a fun, social event, Cosmetic Therapy! This activity includes pampering, relaxation, and socialization with make-up. Cosmetic Therapy is believed to help halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Other benefits include decreasing the risk of depression and assisting seniors to build self-esteem. This event encourages residents feel beautiful on the outside, even though they are also beautiful on the inside.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities, Activities

Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience

Posted by Franklin Park on Jul 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

At Franklin Park, we love to highlight activities that our residents enjoy and that make a difference in their lives. This month, we’re delighted to spotlight Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience program provided by The Landing at Stone Oak. This program is led by Rebecca, Life Experiences Director, and Rachel, Activity Assistant, on Fridays at 2:00 PM in the Activity Dining Room. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Activities

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