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10 Great Ways Seniors Can Volunteer in the Community

A senior woman teaching a young child how to draw.

Volunteering has numerous benefits, including improved physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The best part is that you can volunteer and see benefits from doing so at any age. Some of the great programs and organizations older adults can volunteer for in their community include:  Charities State and national parks Animal shelters Food delivery services Foster […]

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What Is The Compass Memory Care?

A senior woman with short grey hair is smiling and resting her hands on a cane as she looks directly at the camera.

When it comes to memory impairment, it can be difficult to manage alone. Typically, conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other forms of memory impairment can lead to the need for specialized care. This is when memory care communities come into play—residential communities specifically set up to combat the complications caused by memory impairment. Here at […]

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10 Physical Activities for Seniors in Memory Care

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Being physically active is not only good for the body, but it’s also great for our brain and mental wellness. For seniors in memory care, maintaining an active lifestyle is essential to maintain their physical and mental well-being. Some physical activities seniors in memory care can participate in include yoga, tai chi, dancing, walking, swimming, […]

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The Benefits of Faith for Happiness

A senior man sitting at a table holding a book and engaged in conversation with an elderly woman in a wheelchair.

Faith can significantly impact our happiness and overall quality of life. For seniors, embracing and engaging in spiritual practices can help provide a sense of purpose, cultivate supportive relationships, foster hope and optimism, encourage a healthy lifestyle, and develop mindfulness. We can help you explore the numerous benefits of faith on one’s mental and emotional […]

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How to Calm an Elderly Person with Dementia

A grandmother with dementia is going for a walk in the senior living community with her loved one while holding arms.

It’s a sad fact, but many older adults with dementia have an impaired ability to think, remember, and make decisions. Besides these cognitive changes, loved ones with dementia can also present psychological changes.  Anxiety, agitation, paranoia, and mood swings are common behavioral and personality changes in dementia. Memory care in senior living communities offers research-based […]

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How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living

A lady in a white collared blouse sits on a chair face to face with his elderly father in a blue shirt. Her right hand is touching her father's left shoulder while they are talking about assisted living.

When your parents can benefit from extra care and support, assisted living can help. However, your parents may have questions, concerns, or problems about moving into a new community. If you’re talking with your parents about assisted living, how can you make this conversation go smoothly?  Continue reading to learn more about how to talk […]

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5 Benefits of Music for Seniors Dealing With Alzheimer’s

Group of seniors playing percussion instruments during music class.

Caring for a loved one with memory loss can be challenging, especially if you start noticing them lose interest in their surroundings. Thankfully there are tools, such as music, that can help improve their mood and create an atmosphere for social connections. Music, according to researchers, stimulates many parts of the brain at the same […]

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