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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

Natural Sleep Aids by Franklin Park

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

Sleep can be elusive and as we get older, it can become more difficult to follow a regular sleeping schedule. At Franklin Park, we encourage using natural methods to help you fall asleep more quickly and stay asleep longer. You may think you’re getting enough sleep, but did you know, there may be subtle signs that are indicating you’re not getting enough? 

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Topics: Aging, Health

Ways to Stay Positive in Caregiving

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

At Franklin Park, we take extra efforts to protect the state of our caregivers to ensure our residents receive the best treatment. In all of our communities, such as Franklin Park Senior Living Round Rock, we take measures to avoid caregiver burnout. If you are taking care of an elderly parent by yourself, it can be hard to remember to nurture yourself. It is just like that saying, to helps someone, you first must help yourself. Fortunately, we also know 6 ways to stay positive in caregiving actively.

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Topics: Caregiving, Social Wellness, Health

5 Natural Immune Boosters for Seniors

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

Your immune system and its ability to respond reduces as you age. When this happens, you can become more vulnerable to infections and even certain cancers. Franklin Park takes measures to reduce the spreading of germs within our communities, and also encourages you to take your own actions to prevent sickness and disease. If you are similar to our residents, your medication regimen may already be stringent, which is why we have created this list of natural immune boosters. 

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Topics: Health, Franklin Park Communities

Old People Smell... What is It?

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

What Causes that 'Old People' Smell

When you walk through the doors of even the cleanest and best-maintained senior living community or nursing home, you may detect a slightly musty or grassy odor. Depending on whom you're talking to, this might be deemed "old people smell” and associated with uncleanliness. But is there really a common odor to senior living communities, and if so, what causes it?

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Topics: Aging, Health

  

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