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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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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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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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Life at Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House

Commonwealth Senior Living at Churchland House is a warm, welcoming environment that feels like home. Our loving team takes care of the housekeeping, maintenance, cooking and linen services to make sure our residents have the quiet dignity of their own suites without any of the worries. But life at our community goes much further than […]

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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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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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The Story of “Momma J”

When asking families what the greatest challenge in caring for an aging loved one is for their family, 15.7% said it was the challenge of balancing care for a parent with work and home life. We know our associates chose a career in senior living to improve the lives of seniors, but for those who […]

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