10 Fun Ways for Seniors to Enjoy Being Outside

10 Fun Ways for Seniors to Enjoy Being Outside

Going outside in the warmth and fresh summer air is a wonderful way for elders to spend their time. It encourages light exercise and creates opportunities for socializing, both of which are important parts of a healthy senior lifestyle. Offer to spend that time...

Assisted Living or Memory Care? What You Need to Know

Assisted Living or Memory Care? What You Need to Know

Assisted Living focuses on maintaining the independence of residents while giving the helping hand that is sometimes needed for more general daily tasks or health maintenance. A senior who loves living at home because of the independence but who is not able to keep up...

Differences Between Independent and Assisted Living

Differences Between Independent and Assisted Living

As you explore senior living communities for yourself or a family member, you’ll find there are a lot of options out there. In Connecticut alone, there are over 400 independent living and assisted living communities. So, which community is right for you? At the...

A Day in the Life of Assisted Living

A Day in the Life of Assisted Living

If you or a loved one have been considering moving to assisted living, you may wonder: what does a typical day look like? “That’s an easy answer: there are no typical days in assisted living,” says Ann Zak, Executive Director of Chatham Place at Mary Wade, New Haven...

Evaluating the True Cost of Assisted Living

Evaluating the True Cost of Assisted Living

Once you’ve decided to move into an assisted living community, the first question you probably have is: “How much does it cost?” According to the 2020 Genworth Cost of Care Survey, the national median monthly cost for assisted living is $4,300, which breaks down to...

Questions To Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

Questions To Ask When Touring an Assisted Living Community

If you or a senior loved one can no longer live safely in a current situation, it may be time for assisted living, says Ann Zak, Executive Director of Chatham Place at Mary Wade, New Haven County’s newest and preferred senior living community. “While this is a big...

How To Talk to Your Parents About Moving to Assisted Living

How To Talk to Your Parents About Moving to Assisted Living

Talking to your aging parents about assisted living can be incredibly difficult. Although you and even they may have noticed that they’re needing more and more help to live in their home, the idea of moving into a “nursing home” is something that many older seniors...

Signs You (or a Loved One) May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Signs You (or a Loved One) May Be Ready for Assisted Living

Have you noticed that your senior loved one is requiring more and more assistance as he or she ages? Or, perhaps, you’ve noticed that it’s becoming harder to take care of the home you currently live in. While it would be a relief to not have to deal with the chores...