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15 Low-Income Senior Living Options In Minnesota

Compared to owning a home, senior living apartments and condos can save people tons of money. When you look at the cost of living, meals, lawn care—you name it—in the end, it adds up. But it’s also essential to find affordable housing for yourself or your loved ones. How to Qualify for Low-Income Housing   Low-income, or subsidized housing, is affordable housing for people or seniors who have low or …

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16 Fun Things to Do in Waconia, MN For Any Season: COVID Edition

With our Nagel Assisted Living & Memory Care Community being located in Waconia, MN, we’re always looking for fun activities for residents and their families to do around the area. With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a damper on things, we’ve sought out the most COVID-Friendly fun things to do in Waconia for every season. Top Food & Drink In Waconia to Grab Some Grub As we’ve all been stuck at …

Minnesota Senior Living: How To Choose Your Next Community

When it comes to finding senior housing for yourself or a relative, it’s critical to weigh your options so you find the right community that checks all of your boxes. We have thousands of senior living communities in our state, but senior living in MN continues to become more popular. Data shows that the population of Minnesota residents over 65 years old will grow in the next 10 years by …

Indoor Fitness Ideas for Seniors

Working out is hard enough as is, but working out when the weather is bad or you are having trouble leaving the house is an even bigger challenge. There are so many factors that contribute to possibly dangerous situations such as the snow, icy sidewalks & bad road conditions. While it is a good idea to work out for your mental and physical health, going to the gym might not …

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How to Reduce Stress and Really Relax During Retirement

Think you’re ready for a stress-free retirement? If you have saved enough to stretch your funds through your golden years, then you may be able to save yourself from one common form of stress. Even with your finances figured out, however, it can be helpful to prepare for some slightly smaller, yet significant, issues that can cause older adults stress during their golden years. Some of these stressors may even …

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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Senior Centers

Senior centers aren’t just where older adults play card games – they are a place for socialization, enriching seniors’ health and more. Senior centers are an important community resource for older adults because they provide access to programs and services that promote health and independence. Senior centers serve a multitude of purposes, including meal and nutrition sites, screening clinics, recreational and fitness centers, volunteer coordinating clinics, and community meeting facilities. …

Addiction in the elderly

Addiction in the Elderly Population

Drug and alcohol abuse among the elderly is a rapidly growing health problem in the United States. Addiction among people 65 and up is often underestimated and under-diagnosed, which can prevent them from getting the help they need. According to the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, substance abuse among senior citizens can be classified into two general forms: the “hardy survivor,” or those who have been abusing substances …

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Does Green Tea Reduce the Risk of Cancer?

According to the National Cancer Institute, tea is one of the most ancient and popular beverages consumed around the world. It’s said that tea can be used to prevent cancer, however the UK Research Center for Cancer claims there is not enough evidence that supports the statement that green tea can reduce the risk for cancer. However there are many benefits to drinking tea. Compounds in green tea can improve …

10 Ways to Achieve a Stress-Free Holiday

We know the holidays can be stressful. Here are some helpful tips to lessen that stress. And as you make your to-do-list, we ask you to consider sending a card/photo, and/or planning a visit to a loved one in an assisted living or memory care community. Read More. 

Veterans Day is November 11th

We would like to honor all the women and men who have served in the armed forces of the United States. Here’s a bit more about the history of Veterans Day. Read More. 

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