longevity

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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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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Signs Your Loved One May Need Additional Support

You just returned from a visit with mom and are finding yourself wondering, Is Mom really safe living alone? Will she be able to keep up with the house? Should we start talking about senior living? We want you to know you aren’t alone and that we’re here to help you navigate these concerns. Here […]

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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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Taking the Reins of Your Retirement

Join us on June 29th at 3pm for this free presentation by Hook Law Center on how to prepare for senior living. RSVP by emailing Marketing@commonwealthsl.com. You likely began saving for retirement early in your career and made sure there was a plan in place for your kids’ college expenses. You are the kind of […]

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Reducing Family Stress

When asked where you would like to live in your 80s and 90s, what would you say? Most likely your answer would be “at home.” There is an idyllic image of staying in a home where memories have been made, but as people live longer, health complications may interfere with these plans. As we age, […]

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What's the Secret to a Long Life?

Watch as Susan Pinker, developmental psychologist and TED speaker discusses “the blue zone”, an area on the Italian island of Sardinia where there are six times as many centenarians as on the main land and ten times as many as North America. Why? Friendships and regular social interactions. The harm of being isolated is a […]

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