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Knowing what steps to take starts with understanding the senior living options best-suited to your loved one.

Our comprehensive list of resources will help you navigate the ins and outs of senior living, no matter where your loved one is in their journey. Inspire them to live an empowered life, offer guidance when you think it’s time for them to make the move, and help them understand the financial options and implications. With you as their steadfast support, they’ll be able to live their golden years with vitality and independence.

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What Does It Mean to Age Successfully?

Seventy percent of Americans over 30 think the country is “a little or not at all prepared” to address the health and social needs of older adults, according to a study by West Health Institute. And just 10 percent of professionals who work with older Americans feel seniors are “very prepared” to age well, according to the National Institute of Senior Centers.

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Senior Resources for Staying Active, Healthy, and Happy

Parents await patiently for a baby’s first step and teenage boys brim with excitement and pride at the first signs of facial hair. In fact, there are many physical changes that we experience throughout our life. As we age, however, the changes are not always as welcome.

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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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Yoga for Seniors: Mindful Chair Yoga Poses and Coherent Breathing

These are short chair yoga poses and exercises that can be easily completed at home or in a group setting. They combine breathing awareness with yoga exercises that can be done while sitting in a chair or lying down. If possible, you should wear loose clothing, shirt untucked, but any type of clothing is fine. If you experience any pain, simply skip that exercise. All yoga exercises are gentle, never pushing the body. The goal is to feel relaxed and peaceful.

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Home Care vs Senior Living

For insights and information, and to help you decide the next steps, view our new guide, In-Home Care vs. Senior Living.

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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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Are these memory issues serious?

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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Is it time to get help?

Learn what level of care you or your family member needs and find the best fit.

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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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