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Coronavirus Precautions – 3/4/2020

March 4th, 2020

The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families are always top priorities at our community. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and on the minds of many, we want to address actions taking place related to this concern. Some of the actions we are addressing include: Consistent updates and communication to […]

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Travel Guide for Seniors in 2020

February 17th, 2020

Oh, glorious retirement. With the daily grind in the rearview mirror, it’s time to indulge your curiosity and explore. Travel tops the to-do lists of most people retirement age and older. And that’s exactly what seniors are doing. According to AARP’s 2019 Boomer Travel Trends, 94% of baby boomers anticipated at least one domestic getaway […]

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The 10 Books Senior Book Clubs Should Read in 2020

January 28th, 2020

There’s nothing like snuggling up with a good book. Being transported into unfamiliar worlds. Meeting unique and compelling characters. Traversing every unexpected twist and turn of the plot. Reading’s great fun and it’s good for you. That’s what we tell children when encouraging them to pick up the habit. And it’s what we should continually […]

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Benefits of and Opportunities for Lifelong Learning

December 13th, 2019

During the last 50 years, scientific and technological innovation has had profound effects on how learning is understood. Learning is no longer simply associated with a formal education in school or applied solely in the workplace. Instead, learning is now seen as something that takes place throughout our lives in our daily interactions with others […]

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Brain Stimulating Games for Seniors

December 3rd, 2019

Here’s the good news: Your doctor says you should have more fun. Playtime isn’t just for kids, it’s important for everyone. But it might be particularly so for seniors, because games can help restore or prolong our vitality. In fact, studies continue to show that play and fun activities — for older adults or people […]

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Benefits of Independent Living for Seniors

November 15th, 2019

You’ve reached an age where freedom reigns. You’re untethered from responsibilities, and free time has blossomed. The world is your oyster; your life is a well-planned gem. But … You’ve also reached an age where driving at night to, say, meet friends for dinner is daunting. Venturing to the store on a snowy day is […]

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Staying Fit During Winter

November 1st, 2019

Staying Fit During Winter When colder temperatures arrive and the snow starts falling, it’s easy to neglect exercise, especially as we age. But winter shouldn’t mean hibernation. There’s no reason you need to take a break from physical activity when it gets chilly outside. Senior living communities like Essex Meadows, or your local senior center, […]

Occupational therapy for seniors

What Is the Difference Between Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy?

October 28th, 2019

As we age, many common activities we once took for granted can become more troublesome. Strength wanes, joints stiffen, balance can become more precarious. These hurdles affect daily routines and can affect our quality of life. It’s especially true following an injury, surgery or other medical event. For seniors who encounter unexpected obstacles to full […]

Wine and Food Pairings at Essex Meadows

What Wine Goes With What Food? Advice From Our Food and Beverage Director

October 4th, 2019

By David Reynolds, Director of Food and Beverages at Essex Meadows Imagine you’re at a nice restaurant. The menu describes delectable dishes and the wine list is expansive. Of course you want your whole dining experience to be just right, including the wine pairings. But maybe you’re unsure what goes with your order. Or perhaps […]