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Making the Move to Friendship Village of Bloomington Senior Independent Living

If you’re considering making the move to an independent senior living community, don’t wait. Making the decision to move is big, and one that requires careful consideration of many tangible and intangible factors. You’ll likely want to consult with friends, family and your financial advisor and weigh the cost of future expenses, your long-term care …

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8 Health Benefits of Golf

1. Golf gets you outside. A golf course may be as large as 200 acres. Just being in nature provides health benefits for the mind and body. Research has shown regular exposure to green spaces relaxes the body, reduces stress and lowers anxiety. Exposure to sunlight provides vitamin D that promotes bone growth and reduces …

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How Moving to a Community Can Help You Stick to a Fitness Routine

You likely know how important physical fitness is to maintaining your vitality, mobility and independence as you age. But sticking to a fitness routine is easier said than done — especially when you’re doing it on your own. Among the plethora of benefits of moving to a senior living community, senior fitness programs are an …

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Tips to Decorate a One-Bedroom Senior Apartment

If you’re getting ready to move to a senior living community, it’s a good idea to do some pre-planning on what you’ll need and what will fit best in your new place.  Chances are, it will be smaller than what you’re used to. But the good news is, modern one-bedroom senior apartments are filled with …

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The Difference Between Assisted Living and Memory Care

As our parents and other loved ones age, it’s inevitable that concerns about living arrangements and care needs arise. While in-home care seems appealing, the fact is a trained team of caregivers can provide a far greater range of care for your loved one, giving you peace of mind and freeing you to enjoy just …

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Senior Living Benefit: Enjoying a Maintenance-Free Winter

Does it seem like the older you get, the less magical winters become? You’re not alone. As we age, it’s not just the cold temperatures that seem unbearable. If you’re still living in a house, you’re also forced to contend with winter home maintenance. The frozen pipes. Shelling out money to prevent ice dams on …

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Signs Your Parent (or Loved One) May Need Assisted Living

It’s the little things you might notice at first. Bills piling up on Dad’s kitchen table. Mom’s excuses for not showering as often as she used to. The aunt you’ve been caring for begins to have continence issues. These missteps can be upsetting to witness, but they can also be helpful signs in determining when …

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