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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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Vital Connections Research

Rediscovering Purpose: How Senior Living Makes Life Better

For many older Americans, a senior housing community is more than just a place to live: It’s a place to be alive. For older adults living on their own, a time often comes when they feel they are simply “treading water.” Life may have occasional social engagements, a certain daily rhythm, but it can often lack direction. This is when individuals often seek or wish for a different mode of living that gives life a greater sense of meaning again.

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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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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.


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.


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.

Time: 3-5 minutes



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.

Time: 3-5 minutes



Is it time to get help?

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

Time: 4-6 minutes


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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