Wit and Wisdom Blog for Atria Senior Living

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Friends for Life: How to Avoid Social Isolation


Posted on May 21, 2014 by Tamberly Mott


Research shows that staying socially engaged with friends can offer real benefits, like bolstering our immune system and contributing to overall health and happiness. Spending time with friends improves our mood. And having the emotional support of close friends helps us reach goals and get through challenging times in our lives. (more…)


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Active seniors, group of old friends playing cards at park

Guide to Comparing Independent Living Communities


Posted on March 19, 2014 by Katy Miller


There are many reasons that lead older adults to consider independent living options. Keeping up with the daily chores of running a household can become overwhelming and expensive. As grown children move out, a large house with multiple levels presents challenges for a long-term living environment. Everyday tasks that used to take no time at all now suddenly take half the day.

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Addressing the Elephant in the Room


Posted on March 17, 2014 by Jamie Floyd


We are living and staying independent longer than ever before and with this new territory of aging families find themselves searching for answers to new questions. One question families often struggle with is how to talk to mom or dad about their living arrangements once they can no longer maintain their home (without a lot of help from others.)

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