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Whether you're researching for yourself or a family member, knowing what steps you need to take begins with understanding your options.

The expert resources we've compiled are designed to help you navigate the ins and outs, no matter where you are in your journey. Find inspiration to continue living an empowered life, guidance for whether it's time to make a move, and help understanding finance options, among other support and resources.

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Study: An Active Senior Lifestyle Adds 5 Years to Your Life

For the most part, when it comes to health basics, we know what is bad for us, and we know the implications. But do we know what’s good for us?

Most of us have seen the Surgeon General’s warning on the side of a pack of cigarettes. Older adults have been around long enough to know that smoking, heavy drinking, and overindulging in the wrong foods take a toll on one’s health.

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Vital Body Research

6 Tips for Caring for a Senior (Who Is Also Your Parent)

It’s a fact of life that those who once cared for us will likely someday need to be taken care of themselves. More than 65 million people provide care for a family member, often an aging parent. Caregivers spend an average of 20 hours a week at the effort, according to the same report by Caregiver Action Network.

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Vital Connections Research

Senior Living and Loving in Victoria, Texas

It’s never too late to begin a new chapter of life. If you’re weighing the benefits of Victoria senior living communities for yourself or a parent, know that the move to senior living isn’t the end of a story. It’s the beginning of something new. Many older adults find new purpose and meaning in their golden years. Consider the recent viral story of a retired teacher who makes cards for soldiers at her Idaho retirement community. Or the many seniors who find love for the first—or second or third—time at a senior living facility.

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Vital Brain Research

Thank You for Being a Friend: The Real Benefit of Senior Living Communities

In elementary school, making a new friend was as simple as sharing a snack at lunch or a ball on the playground. By high school, the politics of friendship—, requiring shared interests, the right attitude, and probably the right clothes—become decidedly more challenging. Even though it might be tough to fit in during adolescence, at least you’re surrounded by potential friends. In adulthood, making new friends may feel downright impossible. Fortunately, senior living communities can help.

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The Caregivers Checklist: Supporting an Aging Parent

Everything you need to know about caring for an older adult or loved one.

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Not sure where you are on your journey?

Everyone’s journey is different. We’ve partnered with Roobrik to offer online decision tools that help you understand care needs, learn more about options, and get ready to take the next step.

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Learn whether the changes you’re noticing are signs of dementia or part of normal aging, and find out what you can do next.

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Is it still safe to drive?

See how risky driving is for you or your family member, plus find out what you can do now and in the future.

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Ready to Plan Your Move?

Just like moving out of Mom and Dad’s house for the first time or across the country for a new job, moving for a new lifestyle can feel as though it comes with a lot of unknowns. Take the stress out of the next step with resources that eliminate guesswork.

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When you’re ready to move, finding a community that fits your lifestyle is important. See how our communities empower you to find your vitality.

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