aging

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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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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How to Convince a Loved One It's the Right Time to Move to Senior Living

Aging is a tricky subject for everyone – especially when the topic of leaving home or needing help arises. There are a variety of reasons why an older adult may need an alternative living arrangement. These can include medical illness, physical disability, or financial implications. It can also be caregiver-related. Whatever the reason, the goal […]

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Welcome to the Pineapple Family: 3 Communities in Michigan Join Commonwealth Senior Living

We are thrilled to welcome Commonwealth Senior Living at East Paris, Commonwealth Senior Living at Grand Rapids, and Commonwealth Senior Living at New Baltimore into our Pineapple Family! We look forward to continuing to improve the lives of seniors, their families, and each other.  Learn more about these communities! CSL East paris csl grand rapids […]

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Staying Home: Tips for Home Improvement

The golden years of retirement should be a time of relaxation where one can enjoy doing what they love most in the comfort of their home. The truth is, however, there are often physical struggles that get in the way of this. For instance, one might find it harder to move around the house with […]

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"What They Had" Film Screenings

This year we have chosen the film “What They Had” for our screening and discussion group. Besides it being a beautiful work by an award-winning cast, the story is reminiscent of the accounts we’ve heard from so many families over the last 20 years – a mother struggling with cognitive decline as the family reacts […]

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What's the Difference?

Up until the 1980s, seniors who could not live safely in their own home or with family had little access to institutional care. Since the 1980s, senior living has developed from adult care homes to a variety of vibrant lifestyles and progression of care options ranging between Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We […]

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10 Tips for a Safe Summer

Take a look at the forecast for the summer, and you’ll see that most days are projected to be well over 90 degrees. According to the Center for Disease Control, almost 40% of heat related fatalities in the United States from 2004-2018 were among individuals 65 years or older. As we age, our bodies become […]

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