Good weather is on its way, and now is the time to get outside and enjoy all Massachusetts has to offer this spring. For active seniors looking to enjoy a worry-free retirement this season, Sunshine Retirement Living offers a resort-style [...]
Every state adopts state symbols that they are known for, like dishes, fruits, sports, and even animals. In Massachusetts, the cuisine is about combining comfort and seafood. Massachusetts gathers its fresh ingredients from the seaports and fishing industry and dairy [...]
You’ve heard of spring cleaning, but freshening up for fall is just as important! The fall and winter months bring cooler weather and short days, requiring changes to your lifestyle–and your home. There’s nothing quite like having your home cozy, [...]
As much as we wish it were so, the fountain of youth isn’t real. But that doesn’t mean we can’t maintain our health, energy, and independence! These days, seniors are more socially, mentally, and physically active than ever before. They’re [...]
Staying physically active is extremely important as we age. It helps promote brain health, supports mobility, boosts mood and so much more! We understand that many seniors looking into independent living communities have a desire to stay physically active, which [...]
Whether it’s going for a walk, playing lawn games, or doing yoga, staying active offers many health benefits for seniors. It’s important to make exercise a part of your routine, especially as you grow older because it becomes more important [...]
Summertime is in full swing–and so is the heat that comes with it! While it’s fun to get outside and enjoy the summer sun by playing outdoor games, going on walks with friends, participating in fun activities, and more, sometimes [...]
Independence Day is on Sunday, July 4th, 2021, and we are gearing up for a fun weekend at The Woods at Merrimack in Methuen, Massachusetts. Are you looking for ways to celebrate the 4th of July holiday with your friends [...]
After a full year of social-distancing, mask-wearing, frequent handwashing, and virtual socializing, we may finally be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel! Two highly effective vaccines are being distributed nationwide, and the residents at The Woods at [...]
Exercising is one of the most important habits for maintaining our strength, stamina, and independence as we age. By moving our bodies consistently throughout our lives and into our senior years, we are giving ourselves the best chance at reducing [...]
Fruits and veggies are the way to go in any season, and the best way to obtain them is to garden. Did you know gardening is an essential part of our evolution? Over 23,000 years ago, our early ancestors began planting and growing food. They gave up their nomadic lifestyle, and these humans laid down roots that signified the beginning of civilization.
This is the kind of hobby that fulfills every need. There are so many things you can plant, watch grow, and enjoy in a recipe!
Have you ever planted a garden? What was your favorite thing to grow?
Summer means warmer temperatures! Even though spending time in the sun is great, there are also a bunch of indoor activities you can do to keep cool. Here are some of our favorite things to do: - Watch a movie or TV series - Read a book - Learn a new recipe - Make arts and crafts
The possibilities are endless, whether you're inside or outdoors!