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Navigating the Transition: Six Tips to Choose the Right Independent Senior Living Community

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Navigating the Transition: Six Tips to Choose the Right Independent Senior Living Community As people reach their golden years, many contemplate transitioning to independent senior living communities. This decision often marks a significant shift in lifestyle, and selecting the right community is crucial for ensuring comfort, safety, and overall well-being. Explore the essential factors to […]

7 Benefits of Independent Senior Living: A Guide to Enriching Your Quality of Life

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7 Benefits of Independent Senior Living: A Guide to Enriching Your Quality of Life As we age, our needs and priorities evolve, ultimately impacting where we choose to live. Many seniors find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to housing options, weighing the pros and cons. One option that’s gaining traction is independent senior […]

Making the Most of Retirement: Creative Ideas for Staying Engaged and Productive

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Making the Most of Retirement: Creative Ideas for Staying Engaged and Productive Retirement can be an exciting and fulfilling time in your life, but it can also be a major adjustment period. For many seniors, the transition from a full-time career to retirement can leave them feeling uncertain about how to fill their newfound free […]

Fragrant, Sensory Sachets Given as Gifts

Eldergrow Lavendar Sacks

At Gwinnett Park, a resident named Paul has taken leadership of the DIY Culinary Herb Garden Program. When several fellow residents were in the hospital a few months ago, Paul led a group of other residents to dry the lavender from the Eldergrow garden. These residents created fragrant, sensory sachets as gifts for their friends’ […]

Mansions Senior Living Brings Nature Indoors with Eldergrow

Eldergrow Program at The Mansions

As the chilly winter months take hold outside, two Mansions Senior Living communities have found innovative ways to engage residents by bringing nature indoors. The Mansions at Sandy Springs in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and The Mansions at Gwinnett Park in Lawrenceville, Georgia, have partnered with Seattle-based Eldergrow to bring their indoor therapeutic gardening programs to […]

When is the Right Time to Move Into an Independent Living Community?

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We all love our independence. Yet, that doesn’t mean that we can’t acknowledge that things may have gotten harder as we’ve gotten older. If you’re over 55, you may still embrace an active lifestyle, but may not want to do as much housework, or you may be isolated in your current environment. How do you […]

The Science of Wellbeing

Eldergrow Program at The Mansions

It’s no surprise that a connection to nature plays a positive role in our wellbeing. There have been hundreds of studies looking at this non-pharmacological approach to wellness and how it improves mood, pain management, and physical recovery. Neuroscience suggests that experiences rooted in nature are a positive distraction that can increase pain tolerance and […]

The Effects of Isolation & the Importance of Socialization

Importance of Socialization

As we grow older, we tend to become more isolated. Friends and family move away. We tend to restrict our social outings to the familiar, which can decrease over time. Eventually, our social group grows smaller. This can lead to extreme isolation. Studies have shown that loneliness and isolation can lead to serious health problems. […]

How to Stay Healthy During Winter

How to Stay Healthy During Winter

Winter can be many things – a relief from the warm weather, the start of winter sports season, and even the possibility of snow. Yet, it can also result in ice and freezing cold temperatures as well as the rise in flu cases. While you may enjoy the weather, you may not enjoy these aspects […]

Atlanta Named One of the Best Places to Retire!

Skyline of Downtown Atlanta Georgia USA at night

We’ve always enjoyed living in Atlanta, but we were more than pleasantly surprised to see that Atlanta has been named one of the best places to retire. In a recent report by WalletHub, Atlanta ranked 10th on a list of 180 U.S. cities of best places to retire. It ranked extremely high for many criteria […]