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Guest Blog – Importance of Occupational Therapy in Senior Living

In April we celebrate Occupational Therapy Month and we wanted to take this opportunity to learn a little bit more about what Occupational Therapy is and why it is beneficial for seniors. To help us answer these questions we’ve invited Occupational Therapist, Elizabeth Brophy, OT SLC Lead Clinician from FOX Rehabilitation to contribute to our blog as a guest writer. Liz graduated from the University of Maine with an Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and then got her Masters Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern Maine.

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4 Topics to Consider when Choosing a Senior Living Community

A Note from the Future - advice from current families about what to know when visiting or researching a senior living community. Four topics to consider when visiting a senior living community.

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3 Dementia Tips for Caregivers

Northbridge associates, as part of their orientation, attend our Brass Ring Dementia training led by either our VP of Resident Engagement and Memory Care Services (who created the Brass Ring Dementia training) or one of our Certified Brass Ring Dementia Trainers. After completing the training, associates walk away with a deeper sense of empathy for those living with a form of dementia and new strategies and ideas for how to best care for someone with dementia. Since the program has made such an impact on our associates, and in turn the residents they care for, we thought it only fair that we share some of the learnings with you – the everyday caregiver.

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How Volunteering Helps Seniors with Aging Gracefully

After years of working, raising a family and other responsibilities, retirement can be a gift for older adults. Some decide to travel, learn new skills or actively participate in lifelong learning.

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Introverts and Senior Living: Why It’s a Surprisingly Good Fit

Are your loved ones struggling with daily tasks, such as dressing, grooming or preparing healthy meals? Has it become more difficult to socialize – or are they faced with expensive renovations to make their home more age-friendly?

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A Guide for Seniors – Navigating Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings Time is a biannual event that affects millions of people worldwide. While some look forward to longer evenings and brighter mornings, for seniors, this time change can bring about a host of challenges. From disruptions in sleep patterns to potential risks in daily activities, understanding the effects of Daylight Savings Time on seniors is crucial for their well-being.

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