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A Day in the Life of Independent Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Mar 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Senior living communities have a wide array of options available to residents that are looking to move-in. Independent living communities are one of the most popular options for seniors that are looking to make the transition. With so many options available to choose from, it can be confusing to decide which experience is best for your lifestyle. 

Because the world of senior living is so vast and full of ever-expanding options, it can be difficult to discern one community from another. Franklin Park would like to dive further into independent living and what each resident receives in their experience with a quality senior living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Independent Living

4 Anxiety Management Tips for Seniors

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

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that weighs on you daily. With the increased stressors in today's society, many Americans live with anxiety. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, as many as 40 million adults suffer from anxiety.

For seniors, anxiety can be especially harmful because many of them lack proper treatment for mental health conditions. Seniors also need a secure support network to schedule and travel to appointments to get the professional help they need.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Franklin Park Communities

What is Independent Living?

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

When older adults start to consider their senior living options, they tend to focus on assisted living communities or retirement homes. However, there is another option – independent living communities. Independent living is ideal for seniors who can still live independently but enjoy having access to assistance when needed. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities

How to Downsize the Right Way

Posted by Franklin Park on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

At Franklin Park, we know that downsizing is not something many people look forward to doing. It can be complicated, emotional and time-consuming. The home that you’ve lived in for years, maybe even decades, is now becoming too big for you to manage. Once the kids have moved out, the house seems to grow very quiet, and it may be time to consider transitioning to an independent living community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

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

Franklin Park Moms Share Their Words of Wisdom

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

When it comes to life advice, mother knows best, right? Throughout our lives, moms are our inspiration, role models, and biggest cheerleaders. From teaching us how to tie our shoes to showing us what it means to be compassionate, moms are the master of it all. Here are 20 pieces of advice from some of our moms in the Franklin Park community. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Family, Franklin Park Communities

Internet Safety Tips for Seniors

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

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

Franklin Park’s Solo Senior Guide

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

Adult Orphan, “Solo Ager,” and now Solo Senior, each of these terms can be used to describe the same thing. What does it mean? Are you prepared? How does a Solo Senior plan for the future? Here at Franklin Park, we break down all these questions and more in our guide for Solo Seniors.

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Topics: Senior Living, Retirement, Aging

Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience

Posted by Franklin Park on Jul 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

At Franklin Park, we love to highlight activities that our residents enjoy and that make a difference in their lives. This month, we’re delighted to spotlight Armchair Travel: A Sensory Experience program provided by The Landing at Stone Oak. This program is led by Rebecca, Life Experiences Director, and Rachel, Activity Assistant, on Fridays at 2:00 PM in the Activity Dining Room. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Activities

5 Steps to Help Your Parent Transition to Assisted Living

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

Every adult son wants a stress-free life transition for his elderly parent, whether it is into assisted living in San Antonio or memory care in Austin. At Franklin Park, we encourage all adult children to help ease their parents into this transition, address all their concerns, and be sure to make them as comfortable as possible. We have staff that is highly trained for senior transitioning, but there are also steps that you can do for your loved one as well. The following are the five steps to guide you and your parent into a smooth and stress-free transition.

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Topics: Senior Living, Assisted Living, Franklin Park Communities

  

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