From happenings in and around our community to useful senior living news, our blog can keep you up to date.

It’s Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month at Abbey Delray

Did you know that June is Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month? The goal is to raise awareness across the globe for the 50 million people who are living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It’s a topic that is especially relevant to older adults, as there are an estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s, …

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Planning for Retirement in Delray Beach, Florida

Everyone dreams of what they’ll do in retirement. But then they wake up and wonder how they’re going to make that dream a reality. Life without a steady source of income can feel like walking across a trapeze wire with no safety net below to catch you if you make a misstep. Your retirement savings …

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The Benefits of a Life Care Community for Stroke Recovery

Did you know that more than 800,000 strokes happen each year in the United States? Strokes are the second leading cause of death worldwide, not to mention a leading cause of long-term disabilities for adults. Older adults are especially vulnerable to strokes, with nearly three-quarters of all strokes occurring in people age 65 or older. …

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#AbbeyRocks

You must’ve found one of our hand-painted rocks today? On behalf of the residents and team members of Abbey Delray, welcome to our family! We hope this little piece of our community’s heart brightened your day. Because at Abbey Delray, one of the area’s most beautiful senior living communities, all of our days are bright! …

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Practical Applications of Occupational Therapy for Older Adults

Occupational therapy (OT) offers older adults a holistic treatment plan for easing pain and maintaining participation in the activities that bring you joy. While occupational therapists frequently work with seniors who are recovering from surgery or stroke, OT is not limited to those major events. There are many other ways OT providers work with older …

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Moving to Abbey Delray Independent Living — What Can I expect?

If you’ve been to Abbey Delray, then you know what a vibrant community this is. From energizing group fitness classes in our fitness center and thought-provoking guest lectures in our Performing Arts Center to gallery excursions in the Pineapple Grove Arts District and lively food demonstrations with our talented culinary team, every day is full …

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How Older Adults Can Benefit from Strength Training

Lifting weights and building muscle is not only for bodybuilders. There are many important benefits of strength training for seniors. Staying active and keeping yourself strong can strengthen your bones, boost metabolism, help to manage chronic conditions and improve virtually every aspect of your life. I do cardio. Why strength train? Strengthen your bones: The …

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Is Delray Beach a Good Place to Retire?

“Florida’s Village by the Sea.” “Sociable City.” “Miami’s baby cousin.” “Palm Beach County’s hidden gem.” Delray Beach has many fitting nicknames, but possibly the best moniker is simply, “A good place to retire.” That’s partly because, as good places to retire go, Delray Beach gets 235 days of sun annually, has an average temp of …

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When Does Someone Need Memory Care?

It’s not the conversation adult children look forward to having with an aging parent. Nor is it one many of us feel well-prepared to have. The topic? Deciding when someone we love needs memory care. Yet knowing when someone needs memory care due to Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia may be among the …

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The Value of Downsizing

Downsize, or delay? Choose small-space living, like downsizing to a one-bedroom apartment, or stay in a too-large, empty-nester house? These are the big questions facing us as we age.  Downsizing to a one-bedroom apartment from a larger home, for example, may sound overwhelming, but consider the possible perils to delaying a move: Your home may …

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