Senior Living Blog

4 Ways to Help a Senior Struggling with Depression or Isolation

Although major depression and isolation are common among seniors, they are far from normal. If you are an adult child providing care for your senior parent, you could play a pivotal role in helping your parent cope with these issues. What is depression? Major depression, according to, “is a period of sadness, irritability or … Continue reading “4 Ways to Help a Senior Struggling with Depression or Isolation”

Aging Shouldn’t Be Boring!

Just because you’re older, it doesn’t mean you have to act your age. But we all know that staying active can grow more difficult as the years go by. It can be tough to stay engaged and part of the community when family members and friends have moved away or passed on. With aging sometimes … Continue reading “Aging Shouldn’t Be Boring!”

6 Most Important Things to Look for in a Senior Community

What should you consider when embarking on a search for a senior living community? Start by exploring these six crucial elements: 1. Reputation Local media coverage about a senior community is one of the best ways to gauge the facility’s reputation in your town. Be sure to check the websites and archives of area TV … Continue reading “6 Most Important Things to Look for in a Senior Community”

Online Companionship and Friendship for Seniors

If Martha Stewart can find potential companions online, why can’t you? In 2013, the septuagenarian lifestyle mogul logged on to in search of prospective dates – two of whom met her for the first time on an episode of the “Today Show.” Seniors are increasingly turning to the Internet to find love interests as … Continue reading “Online Companionship and Friendship for Seniors”

Staying Involved with Your Community

With age comes wisdom, as well as challenges. Seniors face a litany of physical and other impediments that threaten to hamper their ability to remain involved in the community. However, those challenges – no matter how insurmountable they may seem – are the very reasons that seniors need to remain a part of the community.  … Continue reading “Staying Involved with Your Community”

How to Stay Active After Giving Up Your Driver’s License

As teenagers, most of us couldn’t wait to get our driver’s licenses. We longed to possess that all-important document, that symbol of independence and freedom. Now that many of us have earned the status of “seasoned driver,” it’s tough to think of giving up our prized licenses. But for a growing number of seniors, it’s … Continue reading “How to Stay Active After Giving Up Your Driver’s License”

Facebook: Why and How Seniors Should Log On

If you’re looking for a reason to use Facebook, consider a report from All Assisted Living Homes about why seniors are logging on to the social media site: 40 percent connect with family and friends. 30 percent share photos. 20 percent participate in social gaming. 10 percent participate in contests and games. When it comes to … Continue reading “Facebook: Why and How Seniors Should Log On”

Using Skype to Stay Connected with Friends & Family

How long has it been since you’ve read a bedtime story to your precious grandchild in Tampa? When did you last touch base with your favorite, funny fraternity brother on the West Coast? And are you having a tough time keeping up with your Midwest childhood pals and “partners in crime”? These days, there’s no … Continue reading “Using Skype to Stay Connected with Friends & Family”

Aging in Place: Staying Safe at Home

Be it humble or haute, there’s no place like home. A home is a sanctuary filled with history and memories. A home provides just about everything, from shelter to solace. If a home provides even a fraction of those things, it often becomes the ultimate object of affection. Many people find that as they age, … Continue reading “Aging in Place: Staying Safe at Home”

Senior Living: When should you consider a lifestyle change?

Many of us are lucky to inhabit homes filled with treasures and memories that we cherish. We revel in the comfort and joy of our personal surroundings and find it hard to imagine that we’ll ever leave. The reality is that many of us will need to leave our longtime abodes, whether due to illness, … Continue reading “Senior Living: When should you consider a lifestyle change?”