Retirement often marks the pinnacle of a lifelong career, and for many seniors, it means an end to the daily 9-to-5 routine. While the thought of not having to work anymore can be liberating, it can also leave individuals, especially [...]
As dementia progresses, memory can become elusive – the condition can challenge not only short-term memory, but also the ability to socialize and communicate effectively, solve problems, and reason logically. Nevertheless, memory care games serve as a gentle exercise for [...]
Before broaching the topic of assisted living with your elderly parent, it’s important to remember that this conversation can be emotionally charged. Your parent may have spent decades living independently, and discussing a move to an assisted living facility can [...]
Managing diabetes is no small feat for many individuals – it requires constant attention, discipline, and a multifaceted approach to maintain optimal health and well-being. Controlling medication dosages and administration and regular blood sugar monitoring which includes pricking fingers, tracking [...]
Winter brings cozy moments by the fireplace, snow-covered landscapes, and the warmth of holiday gatherings, but it also comes with various health challenges, especially for seniors. As temperatures drop and the flu season kicks in, you need to take extra [...]
For many seniors, the desire to age in their own home safely, comfortably, and independently (as long as they are able to) is a top priority. However, as aging brings various challenges, such as declining physical health and cognitive function, [...]
Dementia is a progressive neurological condition that can make affected individuals experience a wide range of emotions. One of the most common emotional challenges they may face is dealing with depression. Although depression often coexists with dementia, it can also [...]
While assisted living centers organize a wide range of activities, programs, and events to encourage socialization among residents, many individuals still grapple with feelings of loneliness and isolation. Separation from their familiar surroundings and loved ones can cause great emotional [...]
Adapting activities for loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease is a fundamental aspect of caregiving. As each person’s experience with the disease is different, it’s crucial to consider their unique needs and capabilities and therefore, personalize activities to suit their stage [...]
Alzheimer’s disease is a complex condition that affects millions of individuals and families worldwide. Understanding Alzheimer’s is essential not only for those directly impacted by the disease, but also for society and healthcare professionals as we work toward effective treatment. [...]
When cold weather keeps you indoors, it's a great opportunity to break out the board games! Whether you love jigsaw puzzles, chess, checkers, or Scrabble, playing games with friends and family nurtures relationships while keeping your mind sharp.
We challenge you to make time to get together for an evening of games and laughter!
The culinary mastermind behind the exquisite dining experience at Hammond Glen Retirement Community! With a passion for cooking that ignited in his teenage years, Peter's journey from dishwashing to mastering the culinary arts is a testament to his dedication and skill. As the recipient of the 'Executive Chef of the Year 2023' award for Sunshine Retirement Living, he brings not only exceptional dishes to the table but also a specialized focus on hospitality for our senior residents.
Join us in celebrating Chef Peter, a true inspiration and a vital part of our Senior Executive Chef Team, as he continues to elevate the dining experience and mentor fellow chefs across our communities. ... See MoreSee Less