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

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

"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

4 Tips to Improve Senior Mental Wellness

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Mental wellness is a staple of our health, and the older we get, the more important it becomes. Of course, evaluating your mental health isn’t necessarily easy to do as it doesn’t have as many noticeable signs as your physical well being.

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Topics: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

Importance of Hydration for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 15, 2019 7:00:00 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, Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

Making Senior Health Appointments Convenient for Older Adults

Posted by Franklin Park on May 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

Traveling with a Senior in the Family

Posted by Franklin Park on Nov 15, 2018 7:00:00 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: Safety, Healthy Aging

Franklin Park Offers Seasonal Maintenance

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Having aging parents who still live at home can pose certain risks. You may start worrying that housework and landscaping are becoming too much for your older loved one(s), and seasonal home maintenance can be dangerous for those without secure balance and strength. Fortunately, senior services are available if these concerns begin bubbling up.

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Topics: Safety, Healthy Aging, Franklin Park Communities

Natural Sleep Aids by Franklin Park

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 15, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

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: Healthy Aging, Health & Wellness

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