Senior Living News & Articles

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: History & Facts

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

Alzheimer's disease has become recognized as a condition that a growing number of seniors and their caregivers face every day. It can be hard to understand Alzheimer's disease, which is why Franklin Park Senior Living wants to help our readers and share some general information and historical facts that can be helpful to you and your loved one.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities, Alzheimer's & Dementia

Exceptional Dining Services Offered at Franklin Park Senior Living

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

Unfortunately, senior dining services have been an overlooked aspect in some senior communities and have created many negative rumors considering the quality of food served to residents. In spite of this, dining in senior living communities has greatly improved, and some communities even offer a fine dining experience.  At Franklin Park Senior Living, we understand the importance of seniors maintaining a healthy diet as they age. Our team wants to make your loved one’s overall dining experience wonderful.

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Topics: Senior Living, Social Wellness, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

Franklin Park: Creating Value in Senior Living

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

When considering a loved one’s living situation, it's essential to analyze the value that living at home provides them against the value that is received in a senior living community such as Franklin Park. Although senior apartments may be viewed as expensive, they can be quite affordable when you factor in the collection of additional benefits they receive in a community.

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Topics: Senior Living, Franklin Park Communities, Activities

Downsizing to a One-Bedroom Senior Apartment

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

As loved ones age, it may be common for them to begin to realize that the home they’re living in is becoming a significant burden. A large house can not only create an extensive list of chores, but it can also be costly and lonely. Many seniors living at home can become overwhelmed with the work required to maintain the house, causing them unwanted stress.

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Topics: Senior Living, Moving, Franklin Park Communities

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

  

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