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Independent Living or Assisted Living: Which is Right for You?

If you’ve been considering a move to a senior living community, there’s a lot of information to process. Two common terms you may have come across in your research are independent living and assisted living. While they have their similarities, there are also important differences. Read on to learn about which living option might be …

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Bloomington Summer Activities for Seniors

The sun’s out longer, the weather is warming up, and Minnesotans are ready for summer. Active seniors looking for summer activities near Bloomington have plenty of options to choose from this year. Get your calendar ready, because here are some of the best summer activities for seniors. Summer Outdoor Activities for Seniors One of the …

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5 Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy This Summer

Summer brings with it a sense of growth and excitement. Flowers are blooming, grass is growing and the days become warmer and longer. However, as temperatures rise, the intense heat that the season brings can pose risks for many older adults. Read on to learn more about potential health risks, and get tips for staying …

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5 Signs that it’s Time to Transition a Loved One to Memory Care

Deciding when it is time to move a loved one to a memory care community like Friendship Village of Bloomington can be one of the most difficult decisions you ever make. The emotions that the idea of this transition can generate often lead us to put off making this decision. However, for many older adults, …

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5 Tips for Staging Your Home for Sale

If you’re ready to invest in a more relaxing and leisurely lifestyle, you may be considering a move to a sophisticated retirement community like Friendship Village of Bloomington. Communities like ours offer an enriching social environment, refined amenities, elegant floor plans, and the chance to live an independent and fulfilling life.  t’s exciting to start …

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Questions to Ask During Your Retirement Community Tour

Maybe you’ve decided you want to move into a retirement community or maybe you’re still deciding whether community life is right for you. Regardless, it’s key that you include a community tour on your list when evaluating your retirement choices.  Why is touring a senior living community so important? And what questions should you have …

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How Friendships Later in Life Impact Our Well-Being

When most of us talk about health and well-being, we discuss the importance of making healthier food choices and getting in regular physical activity. We may not immediately think of the impact developing and maintaining friendships can have on our physical and mental health. Yet, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Adults with strong social connections …

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Friendship Village of Bloomington Recognized as one of the “Top 5 Best in Wellness” Senior Living Communities in North America

Friendship Village of Bloomington, one of 14 Continuing Care Retirement Communities of Lifespace Communities, has won the 2021 ICAA NuStep Pinnacle Award, which recognizes the Top 5 “Best in Wellness” senior living communities in North America. The annual award honors best-in-class, wellness-centered environments that benefit all who live and work in the community. “Friendship Village …

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How Community Living Can Eliminate the Need for Winter Home Maintenance

While viewing a snow-covered lawn from your kitchen window may be among the benefits of home ownership, the prospect of dealing with home maintenance during this time of year isn’t.  As we get older, the everyday tasks associated with owning a home during the winter become increasingly labor-intensive, which can take a toll on us …

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4 Ways Community Living Leads to a More Active Lifestyle

It can be a challenge to get motivated to exercise and stay active when we’re in peak health, let alone as we get older. Health problems, new or persistent pain and worries about injury can lead to a more sedentary lifestyle in older adults. However, exercise is important for people of all ages. According to …

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