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Tips For Seniors to Stay Healthy This Summer

Summertime is one of the most enjoyable seasons of the year. Visiting the beach, eating ice cream and lounging by the pool are just a few activities we love to engage in this time of year. However, during summer, some older individuals may be at risk for common summer ailments.  Learn what can make you …

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Ways to Boost Brain Health for Older Adults

As we age, our cognitive health can begin to decline. You walk into a room and forget why, or it’s difficult to recall the name of someone you just met. For many older adults, these occurrences happening more frequently can be concerning. Luckily, there are many ways to strengthen your brain that can improve function …

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5 Ways You Can Show Appreciation for a Family Caregiver

Did you know that there are an estimated 53 million family caregivers in the U.S.? Chances are good that you probably know of at least one in your life. Whether they are willing to ask for it or not, they could probably benefit from your help and support, especially as we observe National Family Caregivers …

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How Beacon Hill Can Help You Come Back From Caregiver Burnout

Caregiving is a rewarding, but demanding role. While many caregivers say that the role provides them with a sense of purpose, it is not without its trials and stressful moments. At Beacon Hill, in addition to our comfortable independent living residences and on-site health services, we offer residential respite care to accommodate unpaid caregivers and …

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Respite Care Is for Caregivers & Loved Ones Alike

When you’re a caregiver, you can get stuck in a cycle of doing, doing, doing and can easily neglect your physical, mental and social well-being. From bringing your loved one to appointments to helping with laundry and beyond, your tasks run the gamut. But what if you need a break? Maybe you want to go …

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Understanding the Risks & Warning Signs of Stroke

Did you know? A stroke can happen at any age. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an American suffers from stroke every 40 seconds. Though nearly three out of every four strokes happen in people over age 65, age-related risk begins around age 55. Most strokes are ischemic or caused …

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6 Tips for How to Improve Brain Health as You Age

It’s commonly known that brain function can decrease as you age, and one of the greatest fears for older adults is the onset of cognitive decline, poor mental health and Alzheimer’s disease. Diminished cognitive function can negatively impact your quality of life and lead to a decline in your overall health and well-being. It used …

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The Benefits of Social Interaction

About 28% of older adults in the U.S. live alone. While many live socially active lives and are fully aware of the benefits of social interaction, some older adults can retreat into isolation when alone. Research shows that being alone and feeling lonely aren’t the same thing. Having some time to yourself is something we …

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Facts About Senior Living at Beacon Hill During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to make changes in their day-to-day lives for their health and safety. This is especially true for older adults who are at a higher risk for COVID-19. Because of this, a lot of people are concerned that seniors who live in retirement communities are unsafe and have to live …

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Residents Stay Active Amid COVID-19 Social Distancing

Over the past several weeks, Beacon Hill has been focused on keeping residents engaged in creative ways amid socializing limitations stemming from COVID-19. This rings true for Shannon Nevins, the community’s wellness director who oversees fitness initiatives, many of which are traditionally conducted in person and in large groups. With no previous filming experience, Nevins …

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