Aging

Posted on October 15, 2021 by Admin One of the benefits of moving into a senior living community is the opportunity to stay active and engaged. Communities use an assortment of names to describe these opportunities — “senior activities,” “elderly enrichment,” or Atria’s Engage Life® programs — but they generally refer to a customized calendar of events where residents can connect with each other, pursue their passions and express themselves creatively. Let’s delve into the types of activities you can
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Posted on October 8, 2021 by Admin The health, wellbeing and happiness of Atria residents and their families are of the utmost importance to us – which is why we take their feedback seriously. To that end, we send out surveys to our communities twice a year to gauge the opinions and insights of the world’s wisest people.   We’re excited
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Although this story is accurate as of Monday, October 4, this is a very fast-moving story. For up to the minute developments, readers should also check here, and check their state health departments (list is here).   Confused about whether it’s time to head out for your COVID booster vaccine? You’re not alone. Over the past
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Posted on October 5, 2021 by Admin At Atria, we admire sports icon and champion of equality Billie Jean King not only for her spectacular achievements in sports, but for how her indomitable spirit inspires us to create a more inclusive world. Her beliefs and life experience make her the perfect spokesperson for our Next Chapter series that explores how older adults are redefining aging. 
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If you have it, you probably don’t need the statistics to tell you that chronic pain is common, affecting at least 50 million U.S. adults, and so you have plenty of company. What you might need are facts – and better ways – to help you cope and to talk more productively with your doctor
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Posted on September 15, 2021 by Admin At Atria, protecting the well-being and safety of our residents and staff has always been our highest priority. We were among the first senior living companies to provide the COVID-19 vaccine when it became available in late 2020. Now, in partnership with CVS, we’ll be offering both the flu vaccine
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Posted on September 13, 2021 by Admin Currently, around one million Americans live in some type of senior living community – a figure that’s expected to double by 2030, in part because senior living communities provide abundant mental, physical and emotional benefits that often allow older adults to thrive. Let’s walk through the process of deciding between staying at home or living in
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Posted on September 10, 2021 by Admin Ruth, Edith, and Lorraine, the centenarian “Golden Girls” of Atria West 86 in the Upper West Side of New York, have received a lot of media attention since celebrating their 100th birthdays together. Featured in People, ABC News, the New York Post, and other major outlets, the three friends raised three glasses of champagne together
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Got the vaccine? You’re still not safe…from Covid Scams. According to several reports, criminals and scammers are using scam robocalls, texts and emails to cash in on COVID-19 and playing on people’s ignorance or uncertainty about appointments and next steps. The newest?  The Bogus Email Scammers are impersonating FTC Chair Lina Khan in a new
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This summer, deadly heatwaves over the US and Canadian Pacific Northwest claimed the lives of more than 100 people, many of them seniors over 70. In Washington state alone, the early summer heat wave killed more than 100 people, making it the deadliest weather-related event in the state’s history. And while the calendar has just
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As we get older, it’s more and more likely that more of us will live alone.  According to the latest information from the Merck Manuals, some 28% (14.7 million) of US community-dwelling older adults live alone (21% of older men and 34% of older women). The numbers increase with age – some 44 percent of
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Some 50 million Americans suffer from allergies of one sort or another, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. If you have allergies, of course you know it—and maybe everyone around you does, too, as you sneeze, wheeze, itch and complain. But how much of what you know about allergies is truth,
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Posted on August 2, 2021 by Admin It’s the entryway into the American dream – a home, a mortgage, a yard with a fence and hydrangeas blooming in the shade. Houses are now becoming harder to afford in many U.S. counties, so anyone who has put 20% down on a house and paid it off should feel proud
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Posted on July 16, 2021 by Admin Nearly every older adult in the U.S. has to answer this question at some point: Is senior living right for me? According to polling data, older adults in the U.S. are more likely to live alone, or with only a spouse or a partner – a living arrangement at odds with the global
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More than 50 years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law, saying at the time, “I’ll spend the goddamn money,” he said. “I may cut back on tanks – but not on health.” [embedded content] The story behind Medicare’s birth in Independence, Missouri, detailed here, reveals that LBJ called former President
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Posted on July 9, 2021 by Admin Right now, around one million U.S. adults live in some type of senior living community – a figure that is expected to double by 2030. Polls taken within the last few years indicate as many as three out of four U.S. adults aged 50 and older want to stay at home for as long
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Posted on June 29, 2021 by Admin In 1950, the share of U.S. adults over the age of 65 was 8%. By 2050, that stat is expected to reach 22%. Never before in human history have so many lived so long, and now the question on the minds of many seniors in the U.S. is where they want to live. Research shows that most older adults would prefer
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The statistics are sobering. More than 6 million Americans have Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, the progressive brain disorder that begins with mild memory loss and can progress to a loss of ability to talk or respond to the environment. Even the most chill older adult can’t help but worry at least a
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Posted on June 8, 2021 by Admin People who aren’t familiar with senior living communities sometimes assume that they are all the same. But the distinctions between three of the major senior living options – independent living, assisted living and nursing homes – can be substantial. So here are some helpful points of clarification on the differences between each one.  Independent living  If you are an older adult leading an
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June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month — an opportunity to hold a conversation about the brain, and share the fact that Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are a major public health issue. There may be no cure for Alzheimer’s but there is ample evidence that exercising—both the body and the brain—lowers your risk of getting
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Posted on June 2, 2021 by Admin At a certain point, older adults often have the conversation with their adult children about whether it makes more sense for them to remain in their homes or to join a senior living community. The decision is a crucial one. Considering the emerging research on the importance of social and emotional support from others, becoming part of a community that cares about you can be better for your health and
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In April we marked World Health Day, a World Health Organization (WHO) celebration that began in 1950. This year’s theme calls for building a fairer, healthier world for everyone.  It shines a tragic spotlight on the struggle for equity and the health inequities minorities face, especially with COVID-19. The lessons of COVID According to the
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May 26 is among two National Senior Health and Fitness Days this year. The theme? Life is better in motion. The private-public good health partnership is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. Life is better in motion So, we did a little research to figure
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Posted on May 3, 2021 by Admin Atria Senior Living’s care services are backed by our industry-leading quality standards. In our communities that offer care services, the Resident Services Director – who is also a licensed nurse – assesses each resident’s physical, emotional and functional needs prior to move-in, and then on an as-needed basis
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Fitness technology no longer sits on your laptop, tablet or phone.  Now it’s even…something you wear, thanks to wearable fitness technology gadgets. On a recent morning, Malvina Abbott, 78, a public defender in San Diego, was in her apartment catching up on emails, and the time got away from her. That’s when her Galaxy smart
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Posted on April 6, 2021 by Ajla Bedzetovic St. Catharines, Ontario, about 12 miles northwest of Niagara Falls isn’t exactly known for its abundance of tropical plants, but that hasn’t stopped Gloria – an Atria resident at Anchor Pointe – from surrounding herself with flowers that might better thrive in Costa Rica than Canada. Gloria
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Posted on April 1, 2021 by Ajla Bedzetovic At Atria Senior Living, our mission is to serve the needs of older adults and their families. To that end, one of the ways we deliver on that mission is to develop new senior living communities. Our latest such development in the works: Atria Cary in none other than Cary, North Carolina.  An idyllic setting in the Tar Heel State 
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