Elbert Hubbard once said, “Happiness is a habit. Cultivate it.” As time passes, it’s important to not only put your health but also your happiness first. Seniors oftentimes feel isolated and can get down when they live away from their friends and their families. Nevertheless, there are many different ways to stay healthy and happy in a senior living community like Vista Prairie Communities.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 47 million people live with Alzheimer’s and other dementias worldwide. June is a month dedicated to raising awareness of Alzheimer’s.
Sundowning. Mood changes. Bath wars. When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, everyone—caregivers and family members—feels the impact of the disease. Why do they do what they do? And what can you do about it? Understanding why certain behaviors happen—and how best to approach the situation—will relieve frustration all-around. Education is key. Continue reading “Free Lunch & Learn Dementia Education Programs Offered at Vista Prairie this Spring” »
Today’s seniors grew up playing games fueled by their athleticism and imagination—a stark contrast from today’s youth who know how to use a touch screen before they can talk. And whether or not we’re “born digital,” technology has become an integral part of life, helping people at every age and stage of life. Continue reading “Five Ways Technology Benefits Seniors” »
Settling into a senior living community can be an emotional time—it’s a new environment filled with new faces and new activities. That’s a whole lot of new. No matter your age, you might feel a little anxious, sad, or awkward being the “new kid,” but it’s also important to remember that change can be exciting. Think about the many possibilities for new adventures and friends, think about the ease of a maintenance-free lifestyle, think about how safe you’ll feel in a secure environment.