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BRIDGE SENIOR LIVING BLOG

The Bridge Senior Living blog provides information on a variety of topics for seniors, their families, caregivers and professionals, allowing them to stay up to date on our communities, industry trends, news, resources and more.

Making The Most of National Senior Health and Fitness Day May 26, 2023

May 31, 2023, marks the 30th anniversary of National Senior Health and Fitness Day—the largest senior health and wellness event in the nation. Held every year on the last Wednesday…

Protecting Your Heart Health as You Age February 22, 2023

February is widely regarded as the love month, so it only makes sense that, as we break out the heart-shaped boxes of chocolate or ready the heart-themed greeting cards, we…

The Differences Between Skilled Nursing vs. Assisted Living February 3, 2023

When making the big decision to move to a senior living community, you or a loved one may have questions regarding the right level of care, such as will you…

3 Ways to Bring Up Senior Living Options this Holiday Season December 19, 2022

Senior living has so many amazing benefits. So, it’s easy to see why it would be an ideal living arrangement. Whether you’re the child of senior parents, or ready to…

Staying Involved Once Your Loved One is in a Senior Living Community October 24, 2022

Helping a close friend or family member make the move to a senior living community might initially seem emotionally difficult or daunting; will you see each other less frequently, grow…

When Is the “Right Time” for Senior Living? August 25, 2022

  Many of the ideas and stigmas surrounding senior living communities are based on outdated models and ideas. In fact, moving to a senior living community at the right time…

Senior and Allergies: How to Help August 3, 2022

It’s easy to be a fair-weather fan, especially when it’s in reference to actual weather. After all, nothing beats a little time outdoors in the warmth of the sun, surrounded…

6 Easy Activities to Help Seniors Stay Socially Engaged June 10, 2022

Bingo nights, impromptu barbecues, a walk with friends - such seemingly simple, routine social activities are actually vitally important to maintaining our mental, physical, and emotional health especially as we…

How to Lead a Leader April 1, 2022

Written by: Bob Goyette, COO of Bridge Senior Living There is so much literature on how to lead. If you are like me, you have a lot of those books…

5 Ways Caregivers Can Avoid Burnout March 9, 2022

Caring for someone you love in their time of need is a natural reaction. Love is, after all, more of a verb than a noun. In certain seasons of life,…

Two Hearts Are Better Than One March 9, 2022

Would you care for some stone soup? If that odd terminology rings a bell, chances are that somewhere in your grade school career you learned the centuries-old folk tale titled,…

Life at Bridge: Services + Care February 17, 2022

Making What Matters Meaningful Over the course of our lives, we all set basic standards for what we’re willing to accept regarding, well, just about everything. From trivial things like…

There Is No Age Limit on Getting Fit and Feeling Great January 27, 2022

Well, here we are. A few weeks into a new year when so many self-made promises of “a new year, a new me” have been overpowered by a pint of…

7 healthy holiday tips for seniors December 16, 2021

The holidays are here, and with them come opportunities for festivities and celebrations. They can also be a time of undue stress and expanding waistlines. As you begin making plans…

Successful Aging – Combating Social Isolation and Loneliness May 13, 2021

Warding Off Loneliness During A Socially Isolate Time With quarantine protocols in effect for the nation for over a year, the prolonged effects of social isolation on our seniors has…

Funding Your Senior Living Lifestyle February 27, 2021

The first questions that come up when considering a move to senior living typically relate to cost and how to fund the new residence. Senior living communities typically offer a…

Senior Driving Safety February 27, 2021

It’s no secret that as we age – and particularly as we reach our senior years – we experience some decline in coordination, reflexes and spontaneous decisionmaking. Although modest declines…

The Move to Senior Living: a Family Decision February 27, 2021

When a loved one needs to move to a senior living environment due to age-related issues, the Family is often the driving force behind such a transition. This is true…

The Social Side of Senior Living February 27, 2021

The process of aging is more than physical; it contains a significant mental omponent as well. Those interested in aging gracefully and with as much independence as possible are well…

Time For a Loved One To Consider a Senior Living Community? Check With Their Pet. February 27, 2021

A loving pet is more than a best friend to an older person. Often a loyal pet is the only fulltime companion that person has. To be sure, a pet…

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