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 […]

The Beginner’s Guide to Senior Living

Understanding Senior Living With all the different types of senior living communities out there, as well as the different types of living and care options, we understand that it can be inordinate task to navigate your way to retirement and relaxation. At Bonaventure Senior Living, we provide choice, dignity, and peace of mind. We want things […]

7 Ways To Conserve Money In Your Senior Years


Helping Seniors Save Being frugal, especially in your senior years, has a lot of benefits. It allows you to spend your money over a longer time-frame. Retirement allows you to do more of the things that you want to do, but without a steady income, it could mean a dwindling bank account. Being frugal doesn’t […]

Dining at a Bonaventure Senior Living Community

When you or your loved one are searching for a senior living community, the last thing you want on your plate is, well, bad food. At Bonaventure senior living, we understand the importance of good, quality food that’s not only healthy, but also tastes really good. We also understand that having the freedom of choice when […]

The Different Types of Senior Living

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Types of Senior Living When it comes time to choose a senior living community, there can be a lot of different types. To say nothing of different companies, the various kinds of senior living are designed to suit the needs that you have at any stage of your retirement. It can be an overwhelming experience. […]

7 Ideas to Make Your Life Better

Better Life for Seniors There’s something inspiring about a person who is always looking for ways to improve the quality and meaningfulness of their life. Just because you’re now in your senior years, doesn’t mean you have to stop learning. In fact, those in a senior living community tend to have more time and opportunities […]

What is Sleep Apnea?

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Do I have sleep apnea? According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, more than 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. With that number, 80 percent of the cases go undiagnosed. In seniors, 11.3% of adults age 61-100 have sleep apnea. That’s quite a large number, considering there are over 46 million adults over 60 in America. In assisted […]

The Healing Science of Music


Benefits of Listening to Music for Seniors Music. Often considered the language of the soul, or of the heart, or known as the language of love. However you classify it, music is powerful. It can evoke emotions on a very deep and personal level. It has the ability to ignite memories and fuel the spirit. […]

Seniors and Their Pets: Why Owning One is Good for You

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Can Owning a Pet be Good for Your Heath? Owning a pet can be one of life’s greatest rewards. This is certainly truer in your retirement, when you have more time to enjoy your pets. From slobbery kisses to purring cuddles, pets can be a wonderful companion and a welcomed addition to any individual or […]

5 Reasons Technology is Great For Seniors

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When it comes to seniors and technology, there tends to be quite a few stereotypes. The main one is how seniors don’t use, or don’t want to use, technology because it’s too confusing. This day and age, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Seniors are using technology, like smart phones, tablets, e-readers, computers, and […]

Meditation: Mindfulness for Seniors

When meditation is thought of, often people think of a dimly lit room with flickering candles, excessive amounts of ornate pillows, smoke billowing up from incense, and someone sitting cross-legged and gently humming some sort of strange chant. According to Google, mindfulness, a form of meditation, is the quality of having a mental state achieved […]

Healthy Eating For A Healthier You

Eating Healthy Does Not Have to Taste Bad Many people often equate eating healthy with eating food that’s bland, tough, boring, and expensive. While this can be true for certain diets that require the elimination of specific foods and the addition of other foods, this doesn’t have to be true for every diet. Being healthy […]

The Ageless Senior

Aging Seniors Should Never Stop Having Fun Just because we grow old doesn’t mean we should stop having fun. Quite the opposite, in fact. As you age you should be having more fun as a senior than you did when you were younger. If there was one quote you should always live by, it should […]

Why Family Traditions Are Important

Traditions. They can be a beautiful thing. Families are kept strong and meaning is given to everyday life. They give a sense of inclusion between people, and more notably, family members. Tradition is a word that’s thrown around a lot, but what is it? Susan Lieberman, author, once said, “Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. […]

2017 Bonaventure Senior Gift-Buying 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 […]

Love the Skin You’re In

Skin Care for Seniors Skin is the largest organ of our bodies and probably the one we take most for granted as we carry on in our daily lives. We focus so heavily on keeping organs like our hearts and lungs healthy that we tend to neglect our skin and forget that it’s even a […]

Planning Ahead for Senior Living with Bonaventure Senior Living

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With busy schedules, family obligations, and everything else that life sometimes throws your way, you may not be able to visit or care for your parents as much as you would like, but there’s one thing that will never change – you want the best for them and the rest of your family. As your […]

Independent Living: How do I know if it’s right for me or my loved ones?

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This month, we offer the third and final part in our series on senior living options. Over the last two months, we have discussed Assisted Living and Memory Care and, most importantly, how to recognize whether you or your loved ones need those levels of care. The final part of our series will highlight the […]

Senior Fitness: Exercise May Help Ward Off Alzheimer’s

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If you or a loved one are worried about developing Alzheimer’s, the variety of preventative therapies and memory care practices that are available may be overwhelming. It can seem as though there is constantly a new drug, or dietary routine that claims to prevent the disease. What if lowering your risk didn’t involve any supplements […]

Senior Fitness: A Healthy Lifestyle at Bonaventure

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Bonaventure Senior Living uses expert advice to craft a healthy lifestyle for our residents. Experts agree that the key to longevity is practicing a healthy lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly forty percent of deaths in America are related to physical inactivity and poor diet. You can maintain a healthy […]

Depression in Retirement: Monitoring Mental Health in Our Seniors

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Depression is Not a Normal Part of Aging Depression is a serious, but treatable, condition that affects millions of Americans of all ages. According to the CDC, “seniors are often misdiagnosed and undertreated because healthcare providers, family and friends may mistake their symptoms of depression as just a natural reaction to illness or life changes […]

Retirement Planning: Managing Finances and Retiring on a Budget at Bonaventure Senior Living

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Smart Budgeting for Seniors Every stage of our lives requires smart budgeting, based on several important factors such as income, housing, food, clothing, transportation costs, dependents, utilities, healthcare, etc. Though we need budgets at every stage of our lives, seniors have a new set of considerations. As we age, our healthcare costs climb significantly, and […]

When seniors help other seniors

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Seniors Helping Seniors Doesn’t it feel good to help others in need? Inspiring senior Yolanda Tagliaferri thinks so. The 92-year-old from North Babylon, New York, affectionately known as “Bunny,” has been lending a helping hand to her fellow seniors for over 30 years, and now, she’s being recognized in a big way. Tagliaferri was recently […]

Create a Family Health History

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Being surrounded by loved ones is an invaluable element of happiness, so you want to do all you can to keep your family members healthy. Seniors have the ability to pass on a unique gift to their kids and grandchildren – their family history. Beyond stories of Grandma’s farm and how times have changed, the […]