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Maintaining Traditions: Tips From Paula Harder

Visiting family over the holidays often fills us with a mix of emotions. The hectic build up of getting everything together, packing, traveling, and the flurry of parties can be stressful. But at the same time, it’s wonderful to see everyone and catch up. Adding in the potential concern about your loved one’s safety and […]

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Tips for Caregivers Navigating the Holidays While Caring for Mom or Dad

For years, we have helped families navigate what is often a joyful but chaotic time for caregivers – the holidays. This year, we’ve pulled together some practical advice from experts in the fields of senior health, psychology, and advice for tackling the logistics of caregiving. Here are our tips: First and foremost, gauge the safety […]

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Flu and COVID-19 Prevention Efforts

Company Update: November 18, 2022 11:00AM Dear Residents, Families, and Associates, During the past week we have had several new cases of COVID-19 at a few of our communities. In these cases, community specific letters have been distributed with the applicable information. Our company COVID leadership team has been carefully reviewing the trends in both […]

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Surviving the Holidays & Making Them Count

Many of us are anticipating the holidays with both excitement and trepidation. In fact, one family member told us, “We’re thinking of just skipping Thanksgiving this year. Between taking care of Dad and getting the house ready for out of town guests, it feels like too much.” Other families have mentioned that the influx of […]

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Our Promise to Veterans is Personal

Seven sons, three branches of military, two wars, over one hundred years of service. One of those sons was my father, the branch was Army, and the war was Vietnam. My passion in honoring our veterans is a personal one. Growing up, one of my favorite stories was the love story of my parents. My […]

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Caring for a Loved One with Dementia: Chocolate in the Morning

Love may look and feel a bit different for those with loved ones struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Everyone shows their love in different ways. One of our family members began writing about his wife’s journey with Alzheimer’s a few years ago where he imagines the world through her eyes. He has been gracious […]

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7 Tips for Helping Your Parents Sell Their Home

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to selling a home. If you’ve taken on the job of supporting your parents in selling their home, you may have a lot of questions circling through your mind. While making your list of priorities, you’ll want to think about the conversations you need to […]

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4 Helpful Tips for Retiring Single

Nowadays, it’s becoming increasingly common to retire single. In fact, many people choose to retire alone because they enjoy the flexibility it affords them. After all, when you’re single you can choose to live wherever you want and spend your time doing whatever you want without the input of another person.  This freedom can feel […]

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Veterans Aid & Attendance: How We Can Help

We created Our Promise to Veterans in 2017 which includes a rate lock for life for veterans and their spouses. This means the rate on a veteran’s suite will never increase, an offer that only Commonwealth Senior Living can promise. Our recognition to veterans is something we exercise daily and incorporate throughout each of our […]

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5 Tips for Long Term Care Planning Month

Oftentimes seniors find themselves blindsided by the need for additional care. Consequently, the choice of a senior living community ends up being made by an adult child or family member. Planning in advance can be an incredible gift to your family. Talk to them about any concerns you may have about senior living and what […]

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