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Caring For Aging Parents Checklist

Caring for an aging parent is incredibly rewarding. It also can be stressful, expensive, and time-consuming. So we've put together a checklist to...

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August 14, 2018

The Benefits of Technology for Seniors and How to Help Set Up Their Tablet

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A growing number of seniors are using tablets to stay connected with their children, grandchildren, and friends. Easier to use than a computer or smartphone, tablets are enabling seniors to share experiences on social media, find stories and games that interest them, and even to learn new skills and keep track of their medications.

Even so, it can be difficult to both learn to use a tablet for the first time and optimize it for your needs and uses. In this post, we’ll walk you through how to set up a tablet for your loved one so they can stay engaged with your family and with their community. 

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July 19, 2018

Budgeting For Your Senior Parents | Tips and Apps for Planning

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Managing your own budget can be hard enough, but managing a parent’s budget as well can begin to feel like a full-time job. In this post, we’ll share tips and recommended tools to help you simplify the process for everyone, from getting organized and exploring options to keeping your parents informed and with agency. We’ll cover the basics to get you started on managing budgets and planning together for their future financial health.

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June 05, 2018

Did you know these interesting facts about senior citizens?

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It’s no secret that the world’s population is growing older. Increased access to healthcare, a better understanding of hygiene, and a stable supply of nutritious food, have created a world where people are living longer lives than ever before.

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May 22, 2018

Overcoming the fears and misconceptions of senior living

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Seniors today are living healthier and longer lives. The number of Americans living in senior communities is expected to double by 2030. The increase in popularity of senior living communities is no coincidence. Along with the growing population of seniors, senior living communities have challenged themselves to meet growing expectations for vibrant environments with freedom of choice, companionship, excellent care, enriching activities, and purposeful programs.

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April 03, 2018

The Changing Language Of Senior Living

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“Language is power, in ways more literal than most people think. When we speak, we exercise the power of language to transform reality.” This quote from American linguist Julia Penelope rings true, as the words we use can affect the way people think and act and can easily alter one’s perception.

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March 08, 2018

Decision-making resources for a successful transition to senior living

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It's a big move when it's time for a loved one to make the transition to senior living, and there are a lot of important decisions to make such as when to move and how much to spend.

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November 21, 2017

Meet Blaise: Weatherly Inn’s Chaplain Like No Other

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His name is Frank Feeney, yet folks who know him around Weatherly Inn call him “Blaise.” It was a name given during his tenure in a Benedictine monastery back in the mid-1960s. When asked why he kept it, Blaise replies, “When I call someone, I simply say, ‘This is Blaise,’ and they know instantly who I am. Just like Ichiro, no one asks my last name.” Blaise is the resident chaplain at Weatherly Inn, and his background, education and experience make him a champion for residents with dementia and end of life needs.

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October 05, 2017

Food Makes All the Difference at Weatherly Inn

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When you think of assisted living communities, food is not always what comes to mind, but it is a vital part of the quality of life for seniors. Food is nutrition and comfort. It is a necessary component of health at any age, but it can also be a topic of conversation, connecting people across the table—if it’s done right. Weatherly Inn puts a lot of thought into its food and, as a result, has some of the tastiest meals you’ll find in Tacoma-area assisted living communities.

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September 08, 2017

National Grandparents Day

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National Grandparents Day is celebrated each year on the Sunday that follows Labor Day. The day serves three purposes:

  1. To honor grandparents.
  2. To give grandparents the opportunity to show love for their children's children.
  3. To help children become aware of the strength, information, and guidance elders can offer.
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