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Let’s Get Social: The Importance of Staying Connected

Socialization is essential at every life stage. For young children, socialization is a crucial part of their development. It allows them to grasp the concept of communicating with others, understanding feelings, and learning appropriate interactions. For young adults, socialization can introduce them to people and perspectives different from what they’re used to, and often provide them with long-lasting friendships. For older adults, socialization can help prevent isolation, improve health, and create a feeling of community and belonging.

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How to Make the Most of Online Services

During the COVID-19 pandemic, society has had to find creative and innovative ways to keep running. This has resulted in working from home, virtual learning, and ordering takeout instead of dining at restaurants. If the internet was a significant facet in daily life before the pandemic, it’s undoubtedly irreplaceable now.

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Healthy Substitutions for Your Favorite Comfort Foods

The end of the year is a special time. The weather cools down, and excitement is in the air about the holidays approaching. Everyone is looking forward to gathering with family (even if it’s virtual this year), spending time together, and, most importantly—sharing their favorite meals.

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Quarantine vs. Isolation: What’s The Difference?

COVID-19 has created numerous changes to our society, including a whole new glossary of terms. In just a few short months, phrases like “flattening the curve,” “pandemic,” “social distancing,” and “quarantine” have become pillars in our everyday vocabulary. 

It’s essential to have a clear understanding of what each of these words and phrases means. By doing so, you can ensure that you are staying safe and healthy and protecting others around you.

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HRA Announces New Executive Director at HarborChase of Stuart

Harbor Retirement Associates is proud to announce Debbie McCourt, the new Executive Director at HarborChase of Stuart!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Dementia Caregiving

It can feel daunting to take on the role of dementia caregiver, especially if you are new to caregiving in general. However, with the right research, knowledge, and mindset, you can ensure that you create a positive and engaging environment for your family member and can provide the best dementia care possible.

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Care On-Demand: Benefits of Telehealth Services

Ever since the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation, our lives have changed drastically. Words and phrases like “social distancing” have gone from unknown to everyday vocabulary. This situation has changed the way we shop, travel, and interact with others.

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PHOTO TOUR: HarborChase of South Oklahoma City

Originally posted by Environments for Aging - October 5, 2020. "With the increasing growth in Oklahoma City and surrounding neighborhoods, HarborChase of South Oklahoma City wanted to offer a luxury hospitality-enriched assisted living and memory care community to compete with the more dated options in the surrounding market. Opening in March [2020], the new 107,000-square-foot location features 112 units including 80 assisted living and 30 memory care with a mix of studio, one-, and two-bedroom floor plans.

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Tips for Maintaining Mental Health and Wellness

When we think about our health, the first thing that comes to mind is typically our physical health. How are we feeling today? Any unusual aches or pains? Are we eating a healthy diet and getting enough sleep? We often care so much about our physical health that we sometimes forget to focus on our mental health—which is just as important.

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Lifelong Learning: Continuing Education into Your Retirement

We’ve all seen the inspiring headlines: “A WWII Veteran Finally Gets His Diploma at 95”, “82-Year-Old Woman to Graduate With Nursing Degree”, “Older Americans Are Learning to Code and They're Getting Good.”

The individuals in these uplifting, feel-good articles inspire others with their drive and accomplishments. Believe it or not, though, these stories are not uncommon—today, more adults than ever are seeking to continue their education after retirement. Whether it’s to complete an abandoned degree, or simply to be immersed in the joy of learning, going back to school and other forms of continuing education are becoming increasingly popular for older adults.

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