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Could The Holidays Be The Best Time For “The Talk?”

Table with Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you are a child, parent, or concerned caregiver, “the talk” about the need for elder care or assisted living is never easy. Yet it’s best for all involved to have a compassionate conversation before a health crisis that might result in costly and difficult decisions. The holiday season with everyone together may be the […]

The Dangers of Loneliness for Older Adults

Black and white photo of an elderly woman looking at the sky

Is loneliness impacting your health and quality of life? According to the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) website,, shrinking social circles, poor health, life changes, and even transportation challenges contribute to isolation for older adults. The article warns that isolation can contribute to loneliness, which impacts health and quality of life. New research by […]

National Assisted Living Week

A Spark of Creativity promotional graphic for September 2019

There’s no better time to begin thinking about senior living than during National Assisted Living Week Sept. 8 through Sept. 14. The week was created by the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) in 1995 to recognize the role of assisted living in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. The annual observance offers […]

How much does it cost to age?

elderly hands holding a pink piggy bank

It’s understandable that in living life to the fullest, we put off thinking about our needs as we age. Most of us believe there will be plenty of time later to plan for senior living. The reality is that we need to take off our rose-colored glasses, grab a pencil and paper, and start crunching […]

5 Reasons to Find a Senior Lifestyle Community Soon

Two elderly men sitting together and talking on a bench

More baby boomers are considering moving to a senior lifestyle community earlier than ever before, and all indications are that this trend is here to stay. It makes sense. Many boomers have had to deal with aging parents and so they want to plan ahead and avoid burdening their spouse, partner or children. But there’s […]

Feeling Great Through Fitness

senior residents exercising at Cascades of Tucson

It’s Never Too Late to Feel Great Through Fitness! Exercise at any age is being hailed more and more as a “miracle drug.” Working out has been shown to reduce the risk of many forms of cancer, and depression, dementia, diabetes, falls, and heart disease. Some people even say that if exercise were a pill, […]

5 Ways to Stay Hydrated in the Arizona Heat

Elderly athletic man, drinking a bottle of water sitting down

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, on average, 1400+ residents will end up in the hospital this summer due to heat-related illnesses. Let’s make sure you are not one of them! Staying hydrated during the summer is critical. Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you take in, which can seriously impact […]

Memory Support and Care Best Practices

Elderly adult lady smiling

An Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis is heartbreaking for both the patient and their loved ones. It’s a confirmation that life is going to change in expected, unexpected and irreversible ways. It’s unsettling and frightening. And as the condition progresses, most individuals are going to require special assistance within their home or a memory support residence. […]

Assisted Living? Active Living? Memory Care?

Happy elderly couple pushing each other in a wheel barrow

There is an infinite number of very good reasons why you or a family member might be considering moving to a senior living community. Everything from the cost of living, to the effort of keeping up a home, to a simple desire for more socialization are all a part of the equation for making the […]

10 Tips for Finding a Senior Lifestyle Community

Group of Elderly people smiling and laughing at a table

For most of us, retiring in a luxury villa with a terraced garden overlooking the French Riviera isn’t going to happen. It is possible, however, to find an excellent senior lifestyle community that aligns with your values, life stage, budget and within a beautiful setting. Finding the right place takes time and perseverance. And if […]

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