As we grow older, we begin to lose the strength and stamina of our youth. Still, we should do our best to remain active in our older years. There are many key benefits of exercise for older adults. As the saying goes, motion is lotion. Low-impact cardio, strength training, and range of motion exercises can… Continue reading 3 Key Approaches to Physical Exercise for Seniors
Designing spaces for people experiencing dementia comes with specific and unique challenges. But before we start re-organizing, we need to think about how people with memory loss experience the world. Understanding this is the foundation for every design choice we make. First and foremost, dementia impairs our memory. The severity of memory loss depends on… Continue reading Designing for Dementia: What to Think about When Creating Spaces for People With Memory Loss
Some Things to Consider Is it time to downsize and move to a retirement community? It depends on your individual situation. If you feel ready to downsize and move to a retirement community, there is no right or wrong answer. Consider evaluating your finances and lifestyle to determine whether this is a good option for… Continue reading Thinking About a Move to a Senior Living Community?
Helping Our Elders Avoid Seasonal Depression All of us at Aldersly Retirement Community would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year’s. I’m Ruth Vosmek, Secretary of the Aldersley Board, though prior to working in my current role as Coordination of Care Service Director at Kaiser Permanente, I was… Continue reading Keep the Holidays Happy
By Gilbert Carrasco, Executive Director From the time you set up your first home, life is a steady stream of acquiring possessions. It starts with household goods, furniture and lawn tools. Then along comes kids, and all the gear that goes with every growth stage. Somewhere along the line, you receive items from your parents.… Continue reading 5 practical tips to help you get started on downsizing
By Rosanne Angel, Director of Sales and Marketing Recently, I asked Douglas, a 101-year-old Aldersly resident who walks without a cane or other mobility aid, what his “secret” is for staying so mobile. He immediately responded with one word: “Exercise!” Douglas starts his day doing floor exercises—giving him the boost he needs to get up… Continue reading Stay fit & stay mobile: How the two go hand-in-hand
For most of us, driving is second nature. We’ve been doing it for many years. But have you ever stopped to think about all the skills that come into play every time you get behind the wheel? Driving requires you to coordinate the movements of your hands, feet, eyes and ears. Plus, it requires constant… Continue reading To drive or not to drive: How seniors can stay active without a car
What kind of community is Aldersly? If you’ve done any research about older adult senior living communities, you know that there are certain terms used to describe the various plans available. While you might have a general understanding of terminology such as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), it’s a challenge to keep all the… Continue reading Get a clear view of your options: Choose a retirement plan that suits you
By Rosanne Angel, Director of Sales and Marketing I can tell you that the decision to move out of the family home and into either independent or assisted living is one of the biggest decisions of a person’s life. In fact, it’s the last of the five major lifetime decisions that most people make: choosing… Continue reading As parents age, when should they leave the family home?