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Intergenerational Activities for Everyone!

It was reading hour with Grandma. The grandkids loved coming over and listening to the story continue. Grandma always made sure there was ice cream or a fresh summer pie waiting for the kids when they arrived. Mary Ellen always made sure she chose a classic from her days in school when she was about...

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Summertime Necessities: for seniors

Blue skies. Warm breezes rippling across the Rio Rancho desert landscapes. Cool inviting pools at your retirement community. What’s not to love about summertime? We hope you have been able to enjoy a little sunshine while staying active this month. And with summer just beginning, you’re going to need a few items to keep you...

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Spring Cleaning: downsizing

On a beautiful spring day, Trudy stood in the middle of her house and surveyed all her belongings. She was just now entering her retirement years and just couldn’t maintain such a big house anymore. She and the kids had the big discussion at Christmas time about what she should do. Since then, she had...

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Traveling: tips for seniors

Do you love to travel? It’s the time of year when many seniors begin to plan fun spring and summer get aways. Or maybe even a longer trip overseas. There are so many ideas you might have. Visiting family. Or escaping the heat and trying something up north or in the mountains. With Covid-19 restrictions...

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A Springtime Flower Garden

Ellen stepped out onto her patio with her cup of coffee to start the day. The mornings were getting warmer, and she only needed a light jacket these days. As she sat at her patio table, she thought about how to make her outdoors more cheerful this Spring. Somehow there was energy in that pure...

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A Life Plan

Gerald Tames and his wife Liz were about to return home to Rio Rancho from their vacation in Maui. As they watched the sunset together, Liz talked about their hunt for the perfect retirement home. Retired, Gerald and Liz found many things to be grateful for. Their son and his family still lived close by....

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New Year: tapping into your senior community

It’s a new year. All the excitement of the holidays are over. Perhaps it was the first time you were able to see family in months due to the pandemic. Or maybe you were able to travel to a safe destination with friends. Whatever the circumstances, it’s over now and life is settling back into...

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The Holidays: staying healthy

It’s the time of year we have all been looking forward to. The time when normally, family would travel even long distances to reunite and celebrate together. Now, even though it’s still possible for seniors to connect and share special moments together, it may seem a little more complicated given the numerous viruses surrounding us....

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Thanksgiving: building memories

Seniors across the nation are about to celebrate one of the most wonderful times of the year – Thanksgiving and the Christmas season. Whether you live in a retirement community, assisted living or nursing home, it’s the time to join in the festivities and take some moments to focus on the things we are thankful...

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Healthy Aging: in style

As retirement approaches, many seniors wonder how they will keep physically active and mentally stimulated as the years go by. After all, health is often considered the number 1 topic for the elderly. And physical health is very much connected with mental health. What can seniors do that will keep them interested and active far...

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