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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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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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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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How to Show Support on Veterans Day

Veterans Day is a celebration to honor America’s military veterans and service members. It takes place each year on Nov. 11 and there are many ways to commemorate the occasion. At Friendship Village of Bloomington, we proudly recognize the patriotism and love of country displayed by our residents and team members who have served in …

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Fall Festivities in Bloomington, Minnesota

Minnesota may have a reputation for winter weather, but the beautiful fall season is often overlooked. With Friendship Village of Bloomington’s close proximity to Minneapolis, there’s no shortage of options when it comes to celebrating fall. Fall in Bloomington, Minnesota Whether you want to enjoy the brilliant colors of the fall foliage or find a …

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Signs of Caregiver Burnout & How Respite Care Can Help

Caregivers need to take care of themselves, too. Thirty-six percent of caregivers describe their situation as “highly stressful” according to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). Stress, if left unchecked, can wreak havoc on your life and health. When it becomes overwhelming to the point …

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