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Beautiful New Pavilion Opens at Deupree Cottages Nursing Home

This summer, much more than bees were buzzing in the courtyard of Deupree Cottages, Episcopal Retirement Services’ skilled nursing home in Cincinnati’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

The sights and sounds of sawing, drilling, and hammering were seen and heard for many days as the outdoor space had a complete makeover. Residents were able to see a brand-new pavilion take shape as the seasons changed from spring to summer and now fall. The pavilion was finished and celebrated at a ribbon cutting in September.

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When Should You Get On a Senior Living Waitlist?

For many healthy and active older people, the prospect of moving into a senior living community seems like a far-off concern. However, even if you still have years of living on your own ahead of you, it can be a wise decision to get on a waitlist for the senior living community of your choosing. Here’s a closer look at why sooner than later is better when it comes to this important decision. 

 

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Seven Safe Driving Tips for Seniors

Senior drivers have it better today than they did in the past. Better cars, better health and better roads all add up to more years behind the wheel for many older adults, whether they’re living in their own homes or in retirement communities.

However, this doesn’t mean it’s business as usual for senior drivers. If you’re an older driver who hopes to hold onto your keys for a few years longer without compromising your own safety or the safety of others, follow these seven driving tips for seniors.

 

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Dining Out? Follow These Eight Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

It seems like a hot new restaurant is opening every other day in Cincinnati. And here at Deupree House, our residents love taking trips to check them out.  

The bad news about all of these delicious options: Making healthy choices is hard enough on its own, and when you factor in dining out, the challenges grow. The good news: It is possible to eat healthy at the hottest new restaurants.

Read on for a roundup of eight tips aimed at helping seniors enjoy all of the satisfaction of eating out without sabotaging their dietary goals.

 

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Are You A Senior Planning to Sell Your Home? Don't Make These 8 Mistakes

If you’re a senior in Cincinnati who’s thinking about simplifying your life by selling your home and moving into a retirement community like Deupree House, now’s a great time to start taking steps to list your home.

Cincinnati is a seller’s market at the moment, but that doesn’t mean homeowners have an easy road ahead of them when it comes to getting top dollar. In fact, regardless of the market, several common mistakes can end up costing you. Position yourself for success when selling your home by avoiding these eight common pitfalls.

 

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How to “Do Something Grand” This Grandparents Day

Did you know that this year marks the 40th anniversary of National Grandparents Day? It became official with a proclamation by President Carter in 1978, when he encouraged grandchildren to visit with their grandparents and learn from their life wisdom. Observed on the first Sunday after Labor Day, Grandparents Day falls on Sept. 9 this year.

Grandparents Day may not be as widely celebrated as Mother’s Day or Father’s Day, but that’s no reason not to celebrate it in a meaningful way. In fact, there’s now an entire organization, Generations United, that encourages everyone to “do something grand” for Grandparents Day.

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How Active Cincinnati Seniors Can Beat The Heat This Summer

How do you plan to beat the heat during the dog days of summer? Even if temperatures aren’t high on average, Cincinnati has been known to have sweltering days. Particularly given the recent round of heat waves, you need to protect yourself from potentially dangerous conditions.

Follow these suggestions to stay safe and cool during even the hottest days in Cincinnati, all while enjoying everything our fair city has to offer:

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8 Tips For Your First Few Months In A Senior Living Community

Moving to a new home is never easy, but it can be particularly challenging if that home is a senior living community. No matter how good a fit it ends up being, the first few months are bound to be challenging.

But if you have the right attitude and take the necessary steps, you can make the transition with ease and enjoy your new life from the beginning. The following tips will help you adjust to your new home as quickly and smoothly as possible:

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6 Signs You Shouldn't Live In A Retirement Community

Of all the plans you make for retirement, few matter more than where you choose to spend your golden years. The more carefully you choose a retirement community, the easier it is to stay happy, healthy, and comfortable no matter what the future brings.

Many people assume a retirement community is the best place for seniors, as it gives them access to all the services and activities they need. But a retirement community might not be right for you if: 

 

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The 5 Absolute Best Ways for Seniors to Preserve Family Memories

The internet and social media revolution has presented seniors, family archivists and genealogists with quite a challenge: How do you tackle the monumental process of preserving family memories in the digital age?

These days, many people don't create photo albums and scrapbooks. They don't produce handwritten documents. Pictures and writings live in the electronic ether now: in phones and laptops, in an ever-evolving series of cloud-based apps and other digital media.

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