Senior Home is Mixing Children and Seniors Care with Awesome Results

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The Bethlehem Intergenerational Center has a unique approach to senior and child care: combine them! The center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is home to day care and senior care facilities, and when these two age groups get together there are benefits to both groups — not to mention heart-warming interactions. “We live in a mobile society, so kids do…

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Let’s Talk About Dementia

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When a loved one starts to lose his or her memory, it can be a struggle for the entire family. The person who has been the head of the family may soon fade from the person they once were, leaving their loved ones to wonder what will come next. Making this time even harder to handle…

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New to Assisted Living? Tips on How to Help a Senior Adjust

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Helping a senior adjust to assisted living can be tricky, but it is definitely doable. It’s a much “easier” transition if from day one family members have accepted the decision to move and stay involved in some meaningful way. For many older adults, this next chapter of life may be something they are looking forward…

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Tips for Seniors Infographic

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1. Keep soap bar in the stocking and knotted to the handle in shower. Easy to grab stocking if they drop soap. 2. Foam tubes to grip things better, silverware, toothbrushes, doorknobs. 3. Clip on napkin holder. Less humiliating than using a bib. Small alligators clips hold the napkin. 4. Silicone rubber bumps helps people…

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Fantastic Ways to Adapt Traditional 4th of July Activities for Seniors

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Make 4th of July activities fun for seniors When older adults are included in group celebrations like 4th of July, they feel engaged in life and connected with family and friends. But some traditional activities might not be well-suited for seniors. We’ve rounded up over a dozen ideas for adapting those traditional activities so older adults can join in…

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