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

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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What Does Assisted Living Provide?

Understanding the difference between independent living and skilled nursing is fairly straightforward: Independent living is for older adults who need no help living on their own, while skilled nursing is for older adults who need a high level of constant short- or long-term professional care. But what if an older adult is somewhere in the …

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Veterans Memorial Park Renamed After Resident

Veterans Memorial Park in Boynton Beach, Florida, will officially be renamed after Abbey Delray resident Tom Kaiser. Tom, who served in World War II, has contributed countless hours and funds toward maintaining and upgrading the park. Video courtesy of WPTV.

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Let’s Talk Heart Health – 5 Great Ideas

The first American Heart Month was celebrated in February 1964, following a Presidential Proclamation by Lyndon B. Johnson on December 30, 1963, which declared the month of February American Heart Month in the United States. Every year since Americans have focused on the importance of heart health throughout the month—and into the year—making heart-healthy practices …

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How Do I Get Started Choosing A Senior Living Community?

Within the normal process of growing older, many of us will reach a point where it just makes sense to find a new place to call home. Reasons, needs and wants will vary. You may desire something smaller, a place with more services—maintenance-free, a senior living community with neighbors and opportunity to make new friends, …

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The Power of Technology

Lifespace Communities is committed to providing residents with resources to aid in successful aging. Across the organization, communities continue to test and incorporate new technology into programs and classes as many older adults are embracing it like never before. The latest findings from The Pew Research Center show 42 percent of today’s seniors own a …

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