Planning for Your Parent’s Future: The Advantages of Independent Living

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As our parents age, we often find ourselves faced with the challenging task of ensuring their well-being and comfort in their later years. One of the primary considerations when planning for your parent’s future is deciding on their living arrangements. Independent living is a popular and highly advantageous option for many seniors. In this comprehensive […]

Your Retirement Can Be Perfect

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You have earned your retirement. It’s a special time in your life. It’s time to relax, experience new things, and have lots of fun. It’s time to do whatever you want to do. Retirement is better at Bonaventure Senior Living. It’s that simple. For some people, however, living in a house can make retirement more […]

Retirement Living: What You Should Know

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It’s here! You’ve reached your retirement and you’re ready to settle down and enjoy life on your terms. But, how do you start? What do you do? More importantly, how are you going to enjoy your retirement? With Retirement Living, that’s how! Many seniors find themselves in a predicament that they may have not expected. […]

2019 Bonaventure Senior Gift Guide

2019 Bonaventure Senior Gift Guide

Buying a gift for your loved one can be a difficult process. Figuring out what they want, if it’s available, and if it’s affordable can be enough to drive you mad during the holiday season. Then do that for everyone on your Christmas list and it’s enough to induce a sense of panic that can […]

Getting the Most Out of Fall

Getting the Most Out of Fall

With fall right around the corner, it’s almost time to pull out the sweaters and cuddle up with a warm cup of hot cocoa or apple cider. However, there’s quite a lot more to do during the fall months that can bring seniors great happiness and pleasure. Harvest Festivals All around the country harvest festivals […]

What Makes a Good Retirement?

What Makes a Good Retirement

It’s here! Your retirement. You have worked your whole life and now you’re ready for some relaxation, fun, and spending time with family and friends. But, it’s a lot to take in. What makes a good retirement? We have the answer for you! Facts Let’s begin with some facts: Did you know that nearly one-third […]

5 Unique Senior Spring Activities

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Spring is in the air. This is the best time of year to get outside and do something before the heat of the summer takes over. If you’re one of the people that likes to take advantage of spring, then you probably already have the regular activities covered, like: gardening, a trip to a park, […]

Creating a Succulent Garden

Creating a Succulent Garden

Gardening is one of the great pastimes. There’s something calming about tending to a garden, watching it grow, and reveling in its beauty. This time of year, the spring, gardening is something that many do because of the ideal weather. But, there are also types of gardening that can be done indoors that can bring […]

Unique Ways Senior Can Exercise This Winter

Unique Ways Senior Can Exercise This Winter

The winter months are generally a great time to spend indoors, enjoying the company of family and friends and indulging in large amounts of food. A lot of people tend not to exercise as much during the winter months because of the weather and their busy holiday schedules. There are many reasons for seniors to […]

When is it Time to Give Up the Keys?

Time to Give Up the Keys

Time to Give Up the Keys? Driving gives a sense of freedom. It allows you to go wherever you want without having to worry about how you’ll get there. Unfortunately, as we age our senses can diminish, making driving rather unsafe. So when is it time to stop driving? Unusual Driving Indicators When you drive […]

7 Products to Make the Lives of Seniors Easier

7 Products to Make the Lives of Seniors Easier

Making Senior Life Easier It’s common knowledge that as we get older things can become harder to accomplish. While not always the case, most seniors find that what used to be a simple task, now lends a little more effort. Some things can even be a downright struggle. Finding solutions to make the everyday tasks […]

5 Unique Ways to Exercise

5 Unique Ways to Exercise

Staying Fit in Your Senior Years Is Essential Staying fit in your senior years is essential to having a healthy, active lifestyle. Adding fitness into your daily life has never been easier. Below you’ll find a list of a few different ways to have a lot of fun while sneaking some exercise in. Dancing Lessons […]

10 Summertime Activities for Seniors

10 Summertime Activities for Seniors

Fun Summertime Activities Even though the summer may be getting close to being over, there’s still plenty of time for every senior to take part in some fun summertime activities. These are not your everyday summertime activities. This list is something a little more unexpected, for those with an adventurous spirit. Outdoor Summer Movies A […]

Why You Should Tour a Senior Living Community

Why You Should Tour a Senior Living Community

Should I Tour a Senior Living Community? The decision to move from your home into a senior living community may be a difficult one, but the difficulties can be eased by doing one simple thing: taking a tour. A tour is important no matter what type of senior living you’re looking for: independent living, assisted […]

Gardening: Plant a Seed For Your Health

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“We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us,” – Jenny Uglow. If you’ve ever had a garden then you know this quote to be true. Spending time outside with the soil, seeds, plants, and the beauty it entails can be one of the most […]

Spring Volunteering: An Exercise for the Soul

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Volunteering Has So Many Benefits Can there be anything more selfless than volunteering? Now that the temperature is getting warmer and the sun is shining for longer, it’s the perfect time to consider volunteering. Volunteering can help provide a meaningful and rewarding experience for both the one doing the volunteering and the one receiving the […]

Diversify Your Fitness Routine

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NOTE: This is a guest article from Bonaventure Senior Living’s new Fitness Coordinator, Sherry Summerville. Sherry has been in the fitness industry since 1983. Sherry has been a force in the fitness industry for 25 years, presenting, coaching, and was also managing full fitness programs for Eastside Athletic clubs in the Portland Metro area. She […]

5 Springtime Activities Seniors Enjoy

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Spring is a beautiful time that typically allows people to spend more time outdoors. The issue can be, although, what to do? We’ve come up with five great activities for seniors to enjoy this springtime. Activities Number 1 –Picnicking There’s something about spring that just begs for a picnic. Planning for a picnic is a […]

Walking: A Breath of Fresh Air

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The Perks of Walking Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and the sun is showing more and more of itself with each passing day. Yes, it’s true. Spring is in the air. This is one of the best times to take the opportunity to get outside, walk a little, and enjoy the fresh air. The […]

Dementia Tech: One Memory At A Time

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How Technology Can Effect Dementia Technology is a powerful thing. It has the power to connect, transform, and make life a little more comfortable. Technology is also being used to help those suffering from dementia or other related cognitive impairments—one memory at a time. Futuristic VR Can Take People Back In Time Recently, virtual reality, […]

4 Myths About Senior Living

4 myths about senior living

So, you’re thinking it’s time to move out of your house and into a senior living community? Of course, you’re probably feeling a bit nervous from this thought, and that’s okay. Chances are, your fears and hesitations stem from an earlier concept of what senior living was like years ago. The way things used to […]

Elderspeak: A Hurtful Way to Communicate

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Communication is one of the ways that set humans apart from mere animals. The way that we speak to another person, whether it is the words we choose, inflection, or tone, is vital in making sure that what we’re trying to convey is received and understood. Unfortunately, too often seniors get spoken to in a […]

Supplements: The Good, The Bad, and The Fish Oil

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Supplements for Seniors More and more seniors are taking supplements as a part of their daily dietary regiment. Of course, supplements can never replace the benefits of a healthy and balanced diet. One of the most important things to remember about supplements is this: talk to your doctor. Certain supplements could cause adverse side effects […]

Senior Loneliness: A Serious Problem

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43% of Seniors Have Felt Lonely A staggering 43 percent of seniors have reported feeling lonely on a frequent basis. Surprisingly, loneliness is not only a condition that is felt mentally, it can also affect the physical health of an individual. Having feelings of loneliness does not necessarily mean that one is alone. In fact, […]

Dementia: The Silent Disease

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Worldwide Dementia Affects Around 50 Million People Worldwide dementia affects around 50 million people, with nearly 10 million new cases every year. Of the varying types of dementia, 70% of people have Alzheimer’s disease. Compare this with HIV/AIDS, which affects around 35 million people. It is an epidemic of global proportions. What is Dementia? In […]