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Importance of Hydration for Seniors

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

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

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

Making Senior Health Appointments Convenient for older adults

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

Managing your loved one’s health can be an overwhelming task, but staying positive and maintaining a positive attitude is essential. Getting involved in your loved one’s health care shows support and can decrease health risks. At Franklin Park, we believe in providing the best health care options for seniors and would like to share some tips on how to make doctor visits more efficient and less stressful for you and the senior in your life.

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Topics: Aging, Health

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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