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Some Fun for Elders Living in Assisted Living in Kansas City

With so many negative things surrounding us these days, it is a good time to focus on some good memories and fun for elders living in assisted living. Since conversations and activities are still a part of senior living, it helps to guide communication in a positive direction. Shared memories…

Dealing with the Guilt of Separation

Senior communities in Kansas City are in a full lockdown from visitors. Not being able to see your loved one in a senior living community magnifies feelings of shame and guilt. The new normal of senior housing has been completely redesigned with the advent of COVID-19. Because of a great…

Fall Risk in Assisted Living vs. Home

It would not be accurate to say that falls are eliminated when you live in an Assisted Living community, but they may be minimized. A recent study by the National Institute on Aging states that one out of three individuals 65 years and older will experience a fall. The fall…

When Christmas Isn’t Merry – Holiday Depression In Seniors

Tis’ the season to be merry…right? According to media advertising, everyone is happy, excited and shopping nonstop. Traditionally we think of the holidays as a time of love, happiness, and gatherings with friends and families, but for some this is simply not true. Holiday depression is a real phenomenon and…

Thanksgiving should be a way of life, but is it?

Thanksgiving Day is an excellent reminder that we have so many blessings in our lives. But the truth is that we ought to be practicing thankfulness every day of the year! Gratefulness is a cure for many things, including depression, neurosis, anger, irritation, etc. The world would be a different…