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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 Tips for Finding a Senior Lifestyle Community

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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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