“Time, perhaps, is the most excellent teacher. We pass through the present with our eyes blindfolded,” writes Milan Kundera in Laughable Loves. “We are permitted merely to sense and guess at what we are actually experiencing. Only later when the cloth is untied can we glance at the past and find out what we have experienced and what meaning it has.”
A significant number of older adults experience a decline in their social life compared to their younger years. This decline in social experience is often due to diminishing opportunities for activity due to a lack of energy, mobility, or other factors. Illness and a decline in mobility all contribute to a higher risk of social isolation.
A necessary part of searching for happiness in life is practicing self-love. Having a loved one in senior living may raise the need for additional attention and it is important to make sure they are finding their own form of self-appreciation. But, why is self-love so important for everyone?
Gardening is a very accommodating activity, with proven health benefits, but it is often overlooked by comparison to other hobbies. Our diverse activity programs for seniors and our daily scheduled calendar includes gardening, as this healthy, and physically stimulating activity can be modified for each individual. At HarborChase, we aim for our residents to be happy, healthy, and stimulated daily.
Do you have a friend with memory issues, Alzheimer’s, or dementia? If so, it can be a struggle continuing a friendship and ensuring your loved one stays safe. Senior housing, such as memory care, could be the best place for your loved one. If it is, it can be hard to stay strong for your friend with memory impairments. Our memory care communities at HarborChase have had so many of our residents experience this transition and have had friends and family who have dealt with it on their terms. One of our primary goals is to enlighten friends and close relatives on how to deal with loved ones in memory care.
At HarborChase, we strive to create a loving memory care community, where your loved one is cared for and respected extraordinarily for their uniqueness, strength, and history. We thrive in creating engaging opportunities that will soothe your loved one and impart them with familiar environments daily. Moreover, we understand how much mementos matter to our residents, but we also realize the negative impact hoarding can cause them.
At HarborChase, our teams of dedicated professionals are committed to serving residents with excellence in everything we do. Using a person-centered approach, we strive to make a difference in the lives of each resident, every day. One of the best ways this is constantly reflected is in our HarborChase Life Enrichment program.
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A sociable life is a healthy life, and at HarborChase, we strive for life enrichment by channeling the individuality of each resident and treating them with elegant activities and social opportunities. Social isolation happens gradually, making it incredibly difficult to notice immediately, but it is never too late to make the change and lead a more social life.
The internet has been integrated into almost every aspect of modern life. This allows quick access to shopping, banking, learning, documenting, and socialization. Technology can be beneficial for senior health, but a threat has emerged - cybersecurity. With more and more seniors signing on to social media and creating online accounts, it opens the door to information confiscation and other scams. However, there are ways for the senior in your life to maintain safety while utilizing all the benefits that technology has to offer.
With the percentage of older adults diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease on the rise, it is more important than ever to educate yourself on prevention techniques. If your loved ones are showing warning signs of a memory-impairing disease, it is important to be prepared. There are a variety of prevention techniques to help in slowing the progression of this disease; including memory care services to assist your loved ones and relieve your stress.