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

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

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

Recognizing Signs of Depression in a Loved One this Holiday Season

Posted by Franklin Park on Dec 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM | 3 minute read

Despite what some may think, depression is not a normal part of aging. However, it is estimated that 6 million older adults have late-life depression. Of these 6 million, less than 10% are receiving treatment as the symptoms of depression can often be overlooked or confused with the side effects of certain medications.

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

Tips for Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

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

Being a caregiver, especially for a parent or loved one, is no easy task and requires a lot of hard work and perseverance. With over 34 million unpaid caregivers caring for aging adults, it is important to remember that you are not alone. 

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Topics: Senior Living, Family & Caregiving, Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

Health Benefits for Seniors at Franklin Park

Posted by Franklin Park on Aug 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

Health benefits for seniors is a widely talked about subject with a lot to discuss. Senior living communities are growing and including physical and mental activities that provide many health benefits for seniors. With communities like Franklin Park expanding and evolving to better their community members. There are many activities that provide health benefits for seniors, mental and physical. Franklin Park would like to provide a few tips to improve your health and quality of life!

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Topics: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness

Exceptional Dining Services Offered at Franklin Park Senior Living

Posted by Franklin Park on Jul 1, 2019 7:00:00 AM | 2 minute read

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

4 Anxiety Management Tips for Seniors

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

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

The Benefits of Therapy Dogs for Seniors

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

The senior population is growing to larger numbers more than ever before. According to the United States Census Bureau, by the year 2060, one-fourth of the American population will be seniors. With the senior population drastically growing, the industry is continuously searching for new methods of providing efficient care and ensuring the highest quality of life. One of these growing sectors is therapy dogs and how they positively impact seniors.

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Topics: Social Wellness, 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: Social Wellness, Health & Wellness, Independent Living

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