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When the time comes for you or your loved one to transition into life at a senior living community, moving can seem to be overwhelming. However, your new apartment is a blank canvas for redecorating! By taking the time to carefully decorate your apartment, your transition will be eased as you begin to feel more at home and comfortable in a beautiful space filled with some of your favorite things. Here are some tips for decorating a senior living apartment from designthusiasm.com!
All in all, moving into a retirement community should be a beautiful chance to make your space your own and improve your overall well being. At Waterford Estates, we are committed to making sure you feel at home, no matter what stage of retirement you are in. Come by and check us out today!
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Yoga classes have become a popular practice in health conscious people across the planet. This combination of meditation and breath control while sustaining specific bodily postures, according to the official definition from Oxford Dictionaries, has expanded far beyond its origins as a Hindu practice as the health and relaxation benefits are discovered. Fortunately, yoga practice includes a wide range of difficulty and can be adapted for people of all ages, skill levels, and capabilities. Yoga for seniors is a growing trend, and one to take note of, as the benefits of practicing yoga are many. Here are some of the top reasons that people over 50 should consider including yoga into their fitness routines, according to soulmatedance.com
It is never too late to work on improving your health, and yoga may just be the calming, gentle exercise you needed. A little research will help you discover what options are available to you: your local gym may offer yoga classes for seniors, libraries often have books or videos available to borrow which guide you through senior yoga, or a quick internet search may help you find what you are looking for. As with any exercise program, it is important that you check with your doctor to be sure that you have been cleared to begin a gentle yoga regimen. Our staff here at Waterford Estates cares that you maintain your health and happiness throughout every stage of retirement! Contact us to discover options for retirement living at Waterford Estates and to explore our community-wide events and classes available to our residents.
Jigsaw puzzles and brain teasers are a nice way to spend a rainy afternoon. But did you know that spending time solving puzzles really does show long-term benefit for seniors’ mental sharpness? Here are some of the top ways that puzzles can benefit your brain, from examinedexistence.com.
The benefits of puzzles for seniors are great, and an easy way to improve your retirement living. Why not give it a shot… you may find yourself with a new hobby!
Bongiorno! On September 9th, Waterford Estates will be hosting an extra special fundraiser spaghetti dinner for an extra special cause: the Alzheimer’s Assosciation. Besides a delicious spaghetti dinner prepared by our expert chefs, this wonderful night will include raffle tickets for purchase and a room especially dedicated for children, including face painting and crafts! Need another reason to come? Proceeds from this event will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association, which “advances research to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease,” according to alz.org, the official Alzheimer’s Association website. With Alzheimer’s and dementia a concern facing many seniors today, Waterford Estates is committed to doing everything we can to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
Waterford Estates’ Community Relations Director, Cara Schnayer, has an additional personal motivation for raising money for Alzheimer’s disease. She shares, “My dad, Fred… what a great guy! He was the youngest of 13 children born during the depression. Amazing, and simple the things he accomplished with his life. I lost him to vascular dementia. As I think back on it, he was gone long before he ever physically left this world. I don’t understand the medical miracles that can be performed, yet I would give anything to have had him back for even one day. I hope one day that there are medical miracles for Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia any and all forms of memory loss. Somehow fundraising for this cause feels like fighting back!”
The fundraiser dinner will be held at Waterford Estates on Saturday, September 9th, with two seatings available, from 4:00-5:30 pm or 5:30-7:00 pm. Raffle tickets for an iPad, bicycle, or camera will be sold for $1 apiece, cash only. Call to RSVP to Cara or Michelle at (708)406-6975. We hope to see you there!
Hearing loss often comes hand-in-hand with aging, unpleasant as it may be. Often, seniors struggle with hearing loss for long periods of time without acknowledging it or accepting help. Don’t suffer in silence (literally!). Thanks to seniorlivingmag.com, here are our recommendations for a step-by-step guide when you or your loved one may experience hearing loss.
Hearing loss is not necessarily a disastrous situation in life… keep in mind that there are plenty of resources and trained professionals who work especially to improve this area. We hope that we have encouraged you with our step-by-step guide for hearing loss, we at Waterford Estates retirement community are standing by to answer any questions you may have in regards to how Waterford can further help you improve your retirement living.
What is more important than family? Especially when it comes down to making big decisions about senior living, family carries a lot of influence. It can also lead to frustrations, with differences in opinions and personal expectations conflicting. Nonetheless, family members, and adult children especially, are incredibly influential when it comes to choosing a senior living community, according to seniorlivingmag.com. Making sure everyone’s expectations are the same is critical to the process. Here are a few areas where family influence and expectations can help seniors choose a senior living community.
Family is a complex part of life, one that brings a great amount of joy, influence, and meaning. Including your family in your senior living is especially meaningful and beneficial. With differing expectations, miscommunication springs up easily, but we hope that our tips will help you to have a good idea of how to manage family expectations in senior living. Waterford Estates Retirement community is always open to including your family members in a tour of our facilities and we welcome your unique perspective in our community.
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Doris Keel was born in Peoria Illinois to Amelia and Ludwig Swanson, Swedish immigrants to the U.S. Doris’ family lived on a farm in Edwards, Illinois, which benefited her in her first job post-graduation working for the Duroc Company. The company registered livestock, and Doris worked as a secretary for them, having taken classes in high school to learn to type and to manage an office.
A short time later, Doris married George Keel, and together they raised three children, two sons and a daughter. Doris began a career in Real Estate after her family moved to Mokena, Illinois in 1973. This began her 35 year calling in real estate, and Doris shares, “I enjoyed real estate because I could work with people. I liked showing homes and helping people find their perfect home.” Alongside of her career, Doris was an active member of the Mokena Women’s Club and Immanuel Lutheran Church. Throughout this time, Doris endured the tragic loss of her son George at the young age of only 17 years old. Later, in 1993, her husband George also passed away after 40 years of marriage. She shares that her most important life lesson is to be nice to people. Her secret to a long life was passed on to her from a doctor twenty years ago, who told her the best thing she could do for her health was to drink a glass or two of red wine, a routine Doris sticks to every day.
Doris enjoys living at Waterford Estates. She said, “I like it here because I have my own apartment but still have help with things.” She also shared her appreciation for the CNAs, who she calls “the girls” who assist and check in on her when necessary. Doris especially enjoys the community-wide Bingo events, in addition to the weekly Happy Hour. She is glad to have friends and her pastor as frequent visitors as well. We are so glad to have a wonderful resident such as Doris in our community! Thank you Doris!