Dealing with Spring Allergies

Spring brings a bounty of beauty, from green grass to flowering trees to beautiful blooms. With that beauty, however, comes misery for some people in the form of spring allergies. For many seniors, the typical springtime remedy — some form of antihistamine — is not recommended due to health effects that can include medication interactions…

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AlmaVia of San Francisco, April 2017

Studies have found that intergenerational relationships can benefit both older and younger people in a variety of ways. From learning new skills to relieving loneliness, interaction between seniors and youth opens up a world of opportunities for new experiences. At AlmaVia of San Francisco, intergenerational programming plays a significant role in providing our residents with…

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Benefits of Assisted Living

Has maintaining your home become much more of a chore than it used to be? If you or a family member face challenges with the daily tasks required to keep up a home — including yard work, cleaning and cooking — you may want to consider a move to assisted living. By choosing an assisted…

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Mercy Retirement & Care Center, April 2017

If you’ve had surgery or suffered an injury or illness, you may face some challenges as you try to return to daily activities. With the help of occupational therapists, many seniors overcome physical barriers to resume the tasks that make it possible to live independently. April is Occupational Therapy Month, and it’s a good time…

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AlmaVia of San Rafael, April 2017

Blooming flowers and trees mark the beginning of spring here at AlmaVia of San Rafael, and spring also represents a busy time for community partnerships and upcoming events. Webelos Scout Visit On April 30 at 2 p.m., members of a local Cub Scout pack will visit AlmaVia of San Rafael. The group of Scouts, who…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at Mercy Retirement & Care Center

If you’re a caregiver for a loved one with dementia, you may find that communication sometimes can present challenges. Attempting to communicate about even simple things like meals can end in unexpected agitation or hostility. Fortunately, there are proven methods you can use to effectively communicate with your loved one. For example, keeping distractions, noise…

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Steps to Help Seniors Avoid Identity Theft

For many seniors, having a nest egg provides peace of mind. Unfortunately, healthy savings accounts often make seniors the targets of identity thieves. Scammers also may consider seniors as easy marks because they can be more trusting than younger people, they may live alone and they often have favorable credit scores. If you’re a victim,…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Francisco

Did you know that physical environment can play a significant role in allowing dementia patients to thrive? Memory care communities carefully consider implementation of environmental design elements, including camouflaging and controlling potentially dangerous exits. Providing personal and private spaces, decorating distinct areas of common spaces and creating safe and therapeutic gardens are among the actions…

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Tips for Seniors Who Want to Dive into Social Media

Think seniors don’t use social media? That’s so 2013. In 2017, seniors are adopting social platforms for a wide variety of uses well beyond keeping tabs on grandchildren. A recent study from Michigan State University found that online networking can reduce loneliness in seniors and may even give their health a boost. More than 95…

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The BridgeHaven Learning Series at AlmaVia of San Rafael

How much do you know about dementia? If a family member has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, you can benefit from learning more about the condition and how memory care services in an assisted living community can help. The BridgeHaven Learning Series: “Alzheimer’s & Related Dementia” provides three upcoming opportunities to…

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