How Decluttering & Downsizing Your Home Can Benefit Your Health

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2021 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

The new year is a fresh start, a new beginning, and an excellent opportunity to take the plunge and finally declutter your home. It’s the daunting project that you keep putting off, and every time you delay it, it seems as though the clutter just keeps piling up.

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Topics: Health & Wellness, Moving

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

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 26 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

Stress-Free Zone: Managing Stress and Anxiety

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

Everyone experiences stress throughout their lives. Between work, relationships, health, and just about anything else, there are plenty of things in our lives that can cause stress. For most people, occasional stressors are common, and even to be expected. However, when you find yourself constantly stressed or anxious, it can be harmful to your mental and physical health.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

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

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

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

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

"Old People Smell"... What is It?

Posted by Franklin Park on Feb 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 5 minute read

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: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

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