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Why You Should Consider Assisted Living at HarborChase of Shorewood

It’s natural to want to remain in your comfort zone. One survey estimated that nearly 90% of adults over 50 wish to “age in place”—to stay in the comfort of their own homes for as long as possible. Even if the floor creaks and the paint is chipped, it’s still your home, where you’ve spent many years enjoying life and creating memories.

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Transitioning from Caregiver to Advocate for Your Aging Parent

If you’re a caregiver for an older parent, you may have gotten comfortable in this role. You’ve created a routine where you feel confident in your abilities to schedule, clean, assist, and entertain. However, there may come a time when you and your family decide to move your parent into an assisted living community for more dedicated and professional care.

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Table for One! Practical Tips for Cooking for One

Cooking can be a fun and enjoyable activity, but if you live alone, it can be hard to muster up the willpower to spend two hours cooking and cleaning—and then inevitably eating your leftovers for the next week straight. It may seem a lot easier to simply pop in a frozen pizza, pick up take-out, or just snack through the evening until it’s time for bed. 

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8 Tips on Building Friendships in Senior Living

When we’re younger, making friends seems so easy. We connect with our classmates, our neighbors, our teammates, and eventually, our coworkers. As we get older, though, it becomes more challenging to build and maintain friendships.

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Understanding Dementia: How Routine Can Help Those with Memory Loss

Caring for a parent or family member with dementia can come with unique challenges. Ensuring they are safe, healthy, and mentally stimulated can be overwhelming, especially for those who are new to caregiving or dealing with memory loss. Going into it unprepared can cause confusion and frustration for you and your family member.

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Where Unwinding Meets Engagement: What is Active Relaxation?

The term “active relaxation” may sound like a paradox—if you’re relaxing, then you’re not active, and if you’re active, then you’re not relaxing, right? The answer: not quite.

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HarborChase of Shorewood Resident Shows off His Work to the Stars of American Pickers

HarborChase of Shorewood, Wisconsin, had the distinct honor of a visit by the cast of History Channel’s American Pickers. They were there to see one of our residents, Mathew Gruber, and his impressive duplicate of the Howdy Doody puppet, which he made.

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5 Tips for Personal Self-Care & Healthy Aging

Self-care has been a hot topic lately. And while the idea of taking care of yourself is not revolutionary, the term “self-care” is somewhat new on the scene. According to Google Trends, the search term has more than doubled since 2015.

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Namaste Healthy: A Basic Guide to Yoga for Seniors

Namaste. Downward Dog. Warrior Two. You may have heard these phrases in passing and wondered, “What kind of exercise has poses that make you look like a dog”? You may know that these phrases have something to do with yoga, but that is as far as your knowledge goes.

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Experience Everything Senior Living in Jacksonville, Florida Offers

HarborChase of Jacksonville is an assisted living and memory care community located just east of the heart of Jacksonville, Florida. Our welcoming and comfortable community is the perfect location for adults to enjoy life inside our community, explore the city of Jacksonville, and discover some of Florida’s best gems.

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