Life After COVID-19: What Will Be the New “Normal”?

Posted by Franklin Park on Oct 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 4 minute read

COVID-19 has impacted almost every aspect of our society. From shaking hands and hugging to economic shifts, our lives have been disrupted like never before. These changes have raised a lot of questions about the future: 

What will things be like moving forward? 

When will life go back to “normal”? 

Are other changes here to stay?

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety

Stay Connected & Stay Safe on Social Media

Posted by Franklin Park on May 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Seniors and older adults are the fastest-growing age demographic on Facebook—with 46% of Americans over 65 on the site. Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with family, reconnect with old friends, and be entertained with videos, recipes, and articles. There are also stimulating games like Words with Friends and chess that enhance cognitive skills.

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Topics: Safety, Social Wellness

Promoting Senior Care and Resident Safety Through Technology

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 15, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Technology is advancing, and that includes the technology used in the realm of senior care. While you may not think of a senior living community as a tech-savvy space, you may be surprised to discover the amount of technology used today in communities, such as Franklin Park Senior Living. Franklin Park operations are evolving and adapting to new technology as it is pushed out and properly tested.

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Topics: Safety, Franklin Park Communities

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

3 Steps to Help Your Loved One Avoid Scams

Posted by Franklin Park on Apr 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Are your parents targets for scammers? While all scams are terrible, ones that target senior citizens can be the worst. Oftentimes the adult children are the ones left to evaluate and determine precisely what happened.

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Topics: Safety, Finances & Budgeting

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

Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Sep 1, 2018 7:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Has your older loved one recently gotten more involved with online social media? As stated in 5 Reasons Your Parents Should Be On Social Media, it can be a great thing that they have been showing more interest in the internet. This helps mom or dad improve their social life and build a universal sense of community. Unfortunately, there is a downside. If your parent is spending more time on the internet, they could be increasing their chances of identity theft or being scammed. That is why we have created the internet safety tips for seniors.

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Topics: Senior Living, Safety

7 Tips for Summer Safety for Seniors

Posted by Franklin Park on Jun 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

While summertime often means fun in the sun, and beautiful warm weather, it is not without its share of dangers for the senior population. Let’s look at some tips on how to beat the Texas heat and make sure you stay safe throughout this summer!

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Topics: Safety

15 Signs Your Parents Need Assistance

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 15, 2017 6:30:00 AM | 2 minute read


During the holiday season, many families spend extended time together – often gathering at a parents’ home to celebrate. It’s a time of families coming together, experiencing joy and celebration, but it's also during this season that it is common to notice changes taking place with your parents. Maybe the house is not as clean as it used to be, or the refrigerator is full of expired food. These are just a couple of signs that it may be time to explore senior living options with your loved one, such as assisted living.

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Topics: Safety, Family & Caregiving

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