Couples Glove Up to Fight Parkinson’s Disease

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Intense activity has shown to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. For couples with one person managing a Parkinson’s diagnosis, like Dr. Richard Fellows and Lew Ketcham, the introduction of Rock Steady Boxing at Masonic Homes Kentucky…

Tipping the Scales of Life in Our Favor

How would you spend 30 Bonus Years™? Comedian George Burns was once quoted as saying, “If you live to be one hundred, you’ve got it made. Very few people die past that age.” While Burns’ quip is funny, the phenomenon of longer life…

Why Assisted Living Jobs Should Be at the Top of Your List

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There are many professions that are needed to help an assisted living community run smoothly. While some people might be familiar with assisted living, most people don’t know the diversity of roles available at senior living communities. From…

Hold the mail: Maintenance-free living makes life easier for snowbirds

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Maintenance-free living makes enjoying life easier. Active lifestyle communities work with seniors to upgrade their days. Dennis and Christel Spetz knew exactly what they wanted when they decided to move to a retirement community. As snowbirds,…

How to Find a Job in Senior Living Near You

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Working with seniors is a thriving field with plenty of opportunities. Long-term care including assisted living and memory care communities bode well for continued job stability and growth. According to Statista, the average life expectancy…

Masonic Homes Kentucky Top 10 Gifts for Aging Adults

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It’s the common question around the holidays – what do I get mom and dad? Outside another blanket, ornament, tie or golf club cover, here are our 10 gift-giving ideas for aging parents or loved ones at all different stages of living.   Capture…

Tips for Coping with Grief during the Holidays

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Someone very astute indicated that grief is as common as a hand yet as individualized as a fingerprint. These are wise words. Grief is a common denominator that threads through all of our lives but the journey is woven differently; forever…

Role reversal: Tips for partnering with parents on the next stage of life

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Having patience and a game plan is important when exploring senior living options. The U.S. has entered the silver tsunami, where the surge of baby boomers — more than 20% of the population — are turning 65. With people living longer, the…

International Traveler Discovers Community Living

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Donna Peak knew a continuum of care topped her list of requirements when looking for a community to call home. Decades before, Peak and her siblings painstakingly moved their dad to three different locations to meet his needs as his level of…

Myth vs. Fact - Independent Living Communities Edition

Separate Fiction from the Truth There are a lot of misconceptions and myths about Independent Living Communities. Some ideals are rooted in past experiences from visiting friends and family in nursing homes. Some are just due to lack of knowledge.…