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Pioneering a New Path in Senior Living – Part 2

Good looking senior woman smiling and using tablet

In Part 1 of this series, I talked about what a great time it was to live at the Cascades, and I stand by that. Many of the things that we discussed in that first letter have already been implemented. Part of the kitchen remodel has been completed, and we’re waiting on the City for permits for […]

Pioneering a New Path in Senior Living – Part 1

Happy elderly woman on a swing

The Cascades is the best it’s been in years. In all my years at Cascades, since I was a boy, this may just be the best I’ve ever seen it. It truly is a great time to live at the Cascades. Part of that is the energy in the community right now. If you haven’t […]

3 Things Experts Look for in Senior Living

Health care professional with elderly lady

A couple of months ago I got a call from a buddy of mine from High School. His mother was helping her parents find a senior living community. She was concerned. She didn’t know anything about senior living or retirement homes, and she didn’t want to make a mistake. It was her parents, after all. […]

What Makes an Exceptional Professional Caregiver?

Assisted living nurse wears a mask and tends to a patient

Many certified caregivers within senior living communities, in addition to monitoring an array of health and safety concerns, today are responsible for working directly with those who have contracted the virus. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, certified caregivers, many of whom were themselves afraid of catching the virus, have summoned deep wells of […]

Peace of Mind in Uncertain Times

Elderly woman smiling at phone

Selecting the right senior living facility takes faith whether you are a potential resident or the resident’s family. After doing your research and taking the facility tours, you make a decision on the place that appears to meet your unique and evolving needs. However, “what if” questions may linger.  Especially during the COVID-19 crisis, the […]

When is it Right to Bring Mom or Dad Home?

Nurse with assisted living resident

Retirement Homes and Senior Living facilities have been in the news a lot lately, with the Life Care Center Nursing Home in Kirkland, Washington being linked to dozens of Corona virus deaths. While what happened in Washington was as much about how the facility responded to exposure, as the exposure itself, the uncomfortable truth is […]

We’re Better Together: Combating Senior Depression

Depressed elderly man looking out the window

We’re meant to be together A recent study by the geriatric neuro psychiatrists at University of California San Diego’s school of medicine confirmed that social interaction is a key contributor to personal happiness in older adults. Humans are communal by nature, and this only becomes more important as we age. It comes down to this […]

The Elephant In The Room

Multi-generational family smiles for the camera

Whether you are looking for yourself or on behalf of a loved one, the decision to move into senior housing is difficult. Perhaps we feel embarrassed to have reached a stage in life where we need help. Or we feel guilty about being the one who has to tell a loved one “it’s time.” Yet […]

Resolve To Have More Fun Next Year!

smiling elderly woman standing near yellow flowers

It’s no secret that we’re living longer. According to the Alliance for Aging, between 1900 and 2000, the average life expectancy in the United States rose by nearly 30 years, making adults 60 and older the fastest-growing segment of our population. Indeed, through advances in health care and technology, older Americans are the pioneers of […]

Your New Tucson Holiday Traditions

Christmas nutcrackers lined up laying down

The wonderful thing about life in Tucson is that you can enjoy our city year-round thanks to the mild winters. Here’s a list of some of the great things to do between now and the end of the year. All of these events are fun for everyone in the family! Enchanted Snow Fall – Nov. […]

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