Family & Caregivers

The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye Jimi Hendrix

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Families & Caregivers

Mar 14, 2019

The Onset of Alzheimer’s and How to Talk About it

When a senior loved one begins to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, it can leave families feeling worried, confused and downright overwhelmed. Even for spouses and adult children who sense that the diagnosis is eminent, having it confirmed [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Feb 26, 2019

5 Common Questions Families Have About Independent Living in Eugene, OR

When searching for the right senior living community, you’ll struggle to find a location that is more suited to active senior living than Eugene, OR. Located right on the Willamette River with a myriad of indoor and outdoor attractions, independent [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Jan 02, 2019

Five Simple Tips to Take the Stress Out of Long-Distance Caregiving

Have you been troubled since your last trip home to visit mom and dad? When, say, it dawned on you that your father was increasingly unsteady on his feet or that your mother could no longer shop alone. Although the [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Jan 01, 2019

How caregivers can let go of the burden of guilt Senior living: A guilt-free way to get your life back

You’ve always been a woman of your word. So, when you told your mother you’d take care of her when she grew old, you meant it. But, now, your words are coming back to haunt you. If truth be told, [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Dec 20, 2018

How To Help Your Elderly Loved One Keep Socially Connected. Growing Old Doesn’t Have To Mean Growing Lonely

Ah, loneliness, an emotion so painful the very thought of it may make you squirm. Nevertheless, when you are a caregiver of an elderly loved one, it’s one condition you may have to look square in the eye. The fact [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Dec 10, 2018

Simple Tips And Tricks To Ease The Angst Of Financial Caregiving

Does the idea of dealing with mom and dad’s finances send you into spasms of anxiety? Afterall, financial caregiving is a delicate undertaking, especially if your parents are private about their affairs and fiercely independent. Luckily, for you, we’ve come [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Nov 30, 2018

Five Golden Ways To Keep Your Holidays From Being Grinched

Faster than Santa’s Sleigh, the holidays are upon us in all their glory. Along with tidings of good will and merry-making, this time of year can also bring sadness to seniors who are no longer able to celebrate as they [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Oct 29, 2018

Like A Relentless Zombie, Sunshine Halloween Celebrations Are Back For More Thrills And Chills

We may not have any skeletons in our closet. Or bats in our belfry. Come to think of it, we may not even have a belfry. But what Sunshine Retirement Communities do have this October are more tricks and treats [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Sep 07, 2018

Sunshine Communities Put The “Grand” In “National Grandparents Day”

Last month, we told you all about National Senior Citizens Day – a date set aside to recognize the elder states-people of our country – and how we were celebrating at various Sunshine communities. Today, we’re approaching another significant date [...]

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Families & Caregivers

Jul 27, 2018

Helpful Thoughts For When It’s Time For A Memory Care Facility

If you visited these pages last week, you may have read our exploration of the signs and symptoms to look for when a parent or loved one is beginning to suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. This week, in part [...]