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    What’s On the Assisted Living Activity Calendar for You?

    One of the benefits of moving into an assisted living community is more access to social opportunities, which can be helpful for a number of reasons. Planned activities and easy options for socializationk for seniors can:Help reduce loneliness and isolation, which can lead to depression and other issuesProvide new friendships and support systemsIncrease an older adult’s likelihood to be mobile on a regular basis, which helps maintain physical functionMaintain cognitive function such as memory an...

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    Train Your Brain With These Amazing Mobile Apps

    It's natural for your brain to slow down a little as you age, but that doesn't mean significant cognitive decline is inevitable. Stimulating your brain helps new connections form between nerve cells, improving your thinking abilities and staving off cognitive decline as you get older. Brain training is a fun way to develop these new connections.

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    7 Ways to Keep Your Mind Young and Lively

    Thanks to brain plasticity, or neuroplasticity, your brain can change, adapt and grow new cells, even as you age. "Structural plasticity" refers to the brain's ability to alter its physical structure as a result of learning and experience, which can help keep your mind sharp and flexible as you get older.In a 2014 study, researchers compared memory test results from older adults that learned a variety of new skills, ranging from digital photography to quilting, with those from control groups tha...

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    5 People in the Bible That Remind Seniors to Keep Doing Things

    Moving into an assisted living community can be the beginning of an exciting and vibrant chapter in life. The Gardens at Barry Road offers residents a wide variety of amenities and activities to choose from, making it easy to create a lifestyle and schedule that works for you.But we also know that moving into an assisted living community can be a daunting task, in part because it's such a major change in life. Change sometimes holds an element of the unknown, and that can be scary.But seniors wh...

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    Celebrate National Crayon Day in the Assisted Living Community

    National Crayon Day is March 31. And while this is definitely a less-than-official holiday, it's big enough that Crayola usually uses it to announce retired colors. Find out more about this day and get some ideas for fun ways to celebrate it in the assisted living community this year.Celebrating CrayonsWax crayons have been around for some time, and the concept of crayons potentially dates back to the mid-17th century.

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