How to Downsize: A Guide for Seniors

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Feb 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Having trouble planning your loved one's move? Don't worry, it's common to be stressed when helping your parents downsize. The moving process can be long and complicated, causing you and your loved one frustration.

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4 Exercises That Help Seniors Stay in Shape

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Jan 15, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Exercise is an excellent way for older adults to stay healthy and maintain their strength. It is common for many seniors to give up on exercising because it can be difficult and painful if not done correctly. Many of the exercises your parents may have done when they were younger are not as beneficial for them to do now. Whoever knew that going for a run could be a bad thing?

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The Key to Helping Your Loved One with Anxiety

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Jan 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorder in the United States. With so many Americans affected by this disorder, it is common for most people to think that anxiety is easy to treat.

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Home Care for Senior Safety

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Dec 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some seniors may find it emotionally challenging to move from their home to a senior living community. However, strenuous home care and maintenance can have a negative impact on an older loved one’s health. Maintaining a safe, clean home can be tedious work. Fortunately, there are many ways to manage a loved one’s home while helping them stay there.

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Words of Wisdom for Parents at The Pavilion

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Dec 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Our parents are our first teachers. They teach us how to tie our shoes and ride a bike, and eventually provide us with all the skills we need to live on our own as adults. They led by example and hopefully showed us how to be kind, well-rounded individuals.

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How to Raise Self-Esteem with Self-Love

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Nov 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

When caring for a loved one, you can often overlook what you need to truly take care of yourself. If you stop paying attention to your personal needs and wants, other things can follow shortly after. Usually, when one neglects themselves, they can experience a lack of confidence, and their self-esteem can drop tremendously. Obviously, it is essential for your loved ones to be cared for but it is also vital for you to take care of yourself along the way.

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Tags: Healthy Habits, Social Wellness

Benefits of Therapy Dogs in Senior Care

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Nov 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Do you know that feeling you get when you see an excited puppy wagging its tail, rushing to lick you? For most individuals, it is a feeling of excitement and uncontrollable love. Fortunately, even as we age, this feeling never fades. As can be seen in the various forms of service animals, pets such as dogs can help relieve distress and anxiety, much like the symptoms of PTSD. The benefits of therapy dogs can also be useful in the everyday care of seniors.

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Managing Diabetes When Dining Out

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Oct 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Learning about a diagnosis of diabetes can be very frustrating, and furthermore, frightening. While fear may be your first initial response, questions and concerns may quickly consume you. You might wonder: Do I have to adjust my diet? Can I still go out to eat? If you are in senior care and managing diabetes, this new diagnosis may be very overwhelming. The Pavilion Senior Living is here to let you know that you can still enjoy an exciting culinary life - you just need to be more cautious.

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Traveling Tips for Seniors

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Oct 1, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Looking to get away this season, but worried traveling may be a challenge, especially because of your age? Even for those residing in an assisted living facility, travel can still be and should be an option for you. Traveling can be an enjoyable, rewarding experience that can be made even better with friends or family. Here are a few ways to make travel more accessible, especially if you or a friend are of senior age.

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Alzheimer’s Care and Prevention

Posted by The Pavilion Senior Living Team on Sep 15, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Did you know that 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s? This startling number can make anyone anxious. If you have an older loved one who has expressed early signs of the disease or if your own parent has Alzheimer’s, it can be even more intimidating. That is precisely why The Pavilion is increasing education efforts for dementia-related illnesses. Fortunately, there are options for Alzheimer’s care and even steps for prevention!

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