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How to Prepare Your Senior Loved One for a Move Into Long-Term Care

Moving is never easy. However, for seniors and the people who love them, the move to long-term care comes with its own unique challenges. In a recent blog, we discussed how to manage the emotional aspects of moving. In this entry, we’ll look at the issue from a different angle by identifying and addressing the practical challenges that may arise during a move. Read on for a roundup of seven tips aimed at helping your aging loved one prepare for a smooth move and transition to senior living.

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How to Cheer Up Elderly Loved Ones Who Are Moving Into Long-Term Care

Long-term care communities can help seniors make the most of their golden years. Unfortunately, many older adults perceive the move to long-term care as a threat to their independence. This can lead to negative attitudes which further complicate the transition. The good news? If your aging loved one is struggling with the transition into long-term care, there are some things you can do to make the situation better.

Read on for a roundup of tips aimed at helping adult children of aging parents support them emotionally during this life change.

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What Is Catered Living for Seniors?

Many Cincinnati seniors who are no longer able to live independently struggle with the decision to move to long-term care. A significant part of the issue? Fears about giving up the quality of life they’ve enjoyed while living on their own in neighborhoods they’ve lived in for years such as Hyde Park, Mariemont or even Indian Hill. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Refined senior living communities like Marjorie P. Lee are adapting with an innovative answer to these concerns: offering added upscale, bespoke experiences to their long-term residents, thought of as catered living.

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5 Simple Ways to Incorporate Graciousness into Senior Life

You may not have heard of it before, but September 8th is National Pardon Day— a day for forgiving people who you perceive have wronged you in the past. The tradition began as a tongue-in-cheek reaction to President Ford's issue of an official pardon, on September 8th, 1974, to Richard Nixon: organizers reportedly rationalized the day by saying, "if Dick Nixon can get a pardon, you can forgive anybody."

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Cincinnati Senior Living Kicks off Fall with a Flourish

After a restful Labor Day, senior living at Marjorie P. Lee kicked into high gear. Take a sneak peak at a few of the events we have in store for September.

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Cincinnati Retirement Communities Go Day-Tripping!

Sometimes, when you get stuck in a rut, you just need to get away for a while. Luckily, here in Southwestern Ohio, there are many wonderful small towns and burgs that the independently-living senior can get out and explore on a day trip.

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These Retirement Communities Prove You’re Never too Old for Fun

We’ve all heard the old adage that “laughter is the best medicine.” But how many of us really believe it? Can laughing really stave off the effects of aging and disease? There is some evidence that seems to indicate it is, in fact, possible.

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Trouble with Your Senior Living Move? Hire a Professional

Preparing for any move can be challenging, but it can be especially so when you are also moving to a apartment. And that’s typically the case for most seniors when they opt to move into residential retirement care or assisted living. There’s a lot of planning, downsizing, distributing and packing to do on the front end of the move, and a lot of unpacking and arranging to do on the other.

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Enjoy These New and Classic Tales of Senior Life

In honor of National Book Lover's Day, we’ve compiled a wonderful list of reads that celebrate senior life. From serious novels to short stories to laugh out loud comedies, these titles aim to inspire the adventurous spirit in all of us. Pick a new title, grab a cup of tea and read away!

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The Key to Living Well after 80

In 1950, someone could expect to live about 14 more years after retirement. Today, however, life expectancy has skyrocketed and most seniors expect to enjoy a number of quality decades after their retirement—or put off retirement altogether. 

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