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Sparking Your Sense of Playfulness

Sparking Your Sense of Playfulness

Playfulness between seniors and caregivers is a healthy way to increase positivity and avoid caregiver fatigue.

I’d like to tickle your curiosity about playfulness, but first I’d like to share a true story about a caregiver.  [The names and identifying references have been changed to protect confidentiality.]

One day I received a phone call from a woman inquiring about therapy services. (more…)

Culinary Institute

Culinary Institute of America Satisfies Older Adults

Atria on the Hudson residents played food critics as they ventured out to sample three restaurants run by the Culinary Institute of America.

Nothing makes people happier than good food served with a scenic view, right?

Recently, residents at Atria on the Hudson had vowed to visit all three restaurants at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.  In true Hudson fashion, they not only enjoyed their meals, but also critiqued each restaurant and compared their culinary experiences. (more…)

Atria Hacienda’s Food for Thought – Atria Senior Living

Food for Thought: The Choice is Yours

At Atria Hacienda, residents are invited to collaborate and share ideas on menu and dining improvements in the community’s Food for Thought Program.

Think about your favorite comfort foods – that homemade apple pie recipe your mother passed down, or the spaghetti and meatballs with the special sauce that has just the right amount of tang and spice.

Atria residents want to enjoy their favorite foods while also receiving a variety of choices. That’s why we create choice-focused programs for our residents. (more…)

Questions to Ask Assisted Living Communities about Memory Care

Questions to Ask Assisted Living Communities about Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Part 1

To ensure a safe and secure living environment for your memory-impaired parent, ask assisted living communities these questions.

Part 1: Living Environment

If you’re considering care for your family member who suffers from a memory illness, the items at the top of your checklist are likely related to finding a safe and  healthy living arrangement in which your family member will not just live, but live well. When you’re making a personal visit to an assisted living community, take every opportunity you have to ask questions about Alzheimer’s and memory care.

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Mother and Daughter

Moving to Assisted Living – Transition Checklist

This transition checklist can make moving to assisted living a lot easier. Read about the options on Atria Senior Living's Blog, Wit and Wisdom.

Making the decision to move oneself or a loved one to an assisted living community is difficult. It is not a decision to be made lightly. For those who need just a little assistance with day-to-day activities, moving to assisted living may be the best option. (more…)