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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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8 Easy Holiday Recipes for Seniors

Cooking during the holidays is an enjoyable experience. However, we don’t all have the dexterity or patience to pull off impressive culinary feats in the kitchen. We’ve gathered some recommendations for holiday recipes that are relatively simple to whip up, even on short notice. No matter if you’re a cooking pro or just learning the …

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Tips to Reduce Holiday Loneliness for Seniors

The holiday season is typically a time of year reserved for fun and festivities. However, for many older adults it can create feelings of isolation and loneliness. If you’re concerned about a senior in your life who might be experiencing loneliness or depression during the holidays, there are a number of simple ways you can …

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How to Support Alzheimer’s Family Caregivers

Being a family caregiver is tough work, regardless of the situation. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia presents its own set of challenges. Caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s often end up providing care for a longer period of time, and as the disease progresses, the daily challenges begin to …

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