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8 Ways to Keep Your Parent Positive (and 4 for You)

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 29, 2017 2:00:00 PM

According to pundits, a positive attitude is necessary for any sort of achievement.

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results,” says the Red Sox’s Wade Boggs.

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Topics: Senior Health

5 Ways to Help Your Parent Make Friends

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 22, 2017 2:00:00 PM

You may have just noticed that your parents don’t seem to talk about their friends much any more, but they—and you—have been losing friends since you reached the age of 25. So say researchers, but they were only considering mobile phone users. The researchers theorize that around the age of 25, people begin to assess their friendships and make choices about which ones to keep.

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Topics: Senior Health

5 Ways to Help Your Parent Create a Legacy (without Spending a Cent)

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

A legacy is a gift or a bequest. And although most people may think in terms of monetary bequests in a will or trust, a nonmonetary legacy may exist while a person is still alive and continue after their death.

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Topics: Future Planning, Health, Mental health, Caregiving, Senior Health

8 Reasons to Join a Caregiver Support Group

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 15, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Caregiving can impact every facet of your life and cause enormous stress. You may be your parent’s sole caregiver, helping them with housework, transportation, dressing, and hygiene. On the other hand, caregiving may be as simple as calling mom or dad a couple of times a week at their residence in an assisted living community. No matter how time-consuming or easy your caregiving responsibilities, it’s always a good idea to become involved with a caregiver support group.

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Topics: Caregiving

The Arbors at Amherst: Just Like Family

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 8, 2017 3:54:37 PM

Family is not an important thing. It's everything.

—Michael J. Fox

That’s a truth that the team members at The Arbors at Amherst take to heart. “What makes me proud is the truly exceptional way that every staff member cares about each and everyone of our residents like they were their own family member,” says Karen Walters-Zucco, executive director at Amherst.

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Topics: Future Planning

Join The Arbors at Stoughton Family

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 3, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Each one of The Arbors Assisted Living Residential Communities is diverse. However, The Arbors at Stoughton is an example of how one community not only surmounted obstacles, but turned them into advantages.

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Topics: Which Arbors Family?

Which Arbors Family Suits You? The Arbors at Greenfield

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If you live anywhere near Greenfield, you’re familiar with The Arbors at Greenfield. They’re the group of smiling seniors throwing candy from their bus to the crowd during the Annual Fair Parade in September.

Unless your parent, grandparent or other senior loved one lives at The Arbors, it’s unlikely you know everything these community-minded, active people do!

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Topics: Which Arbors Family?

Don't Wait to Talk to Your Senior Parents

Posted by The Arbors on Aug 1, 2017 2:00:00 PM

You love your parents. But the Sunday afternoons you used to spend eating dinner and catching up are now taken up with you or your spouse shoveling the driveway or mowing the lawn.

Instead of your dad calling you to ask about your day, he calls to ask you to pick up some prescriptions.

You’ve taken to checking their refrigerator each time you go over, because they not only have expired food in there, they’re eating it.

The call from the emergency room to your workplace has already occurred once when your mom became dehydrated from the flu. You’re already dreading another call, which you fear could come at any time.

Your amazing parents, who took care of you when you were a child, need more help than you can provide.

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Topics: Caregiving

Celebrating Independence at The Arbors at Stoughton

Posted by The Arbors on Jul 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Independence is what The Arbors at Stoughton is all about. After all, your independence is important to you – and to us.

“Young-spirited”, “interesting”, and “dynamic” is how Brittany Ricketts, activities director at Stoughton, describes residents of the assisted living community. Independence, she says, is not an issue with these active seniors; keeping up sometimes is. “They’re looking for things that are going to challenge them,” she says.

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Topics: Which Arbors Family?

Life is Easier Since Mom Moved to Assisted Living

Posted by The Arbors on Jul 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM

When your parent moves to an Assisted Living or other senior living community, you may become apprehensive about the change in your relationship. After all, it’s likely that you considered your parent’s previous residence yours, too, because you were raised there.

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Topics: Senior Health

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