Sunrise Senior Living is an American operator of assisted living and other houses for senior citizens. As of 2015 it operates over 310 assisted living facilities throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom., making it the fifth largest senior living provider in the U.S.

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  • As the calendar inches closer to winter, older adults may find themselves spending more time indoors. While walking and biking are popular forms of exercise on summer days, cold and snowy weather can put a damper on outdoor fitness activities.But we all know how important maintaining an active lifestyle is to warding off disease. Exercise can play a role in preventing health conditions that range ...

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  • The physical and emotional toll of caring for a senior loved one can be draining and isolating at times. There is probably no other time of year when that is more apparent than the holidays. What can you do to help prevent the holiday blues and potentially a case of depression? Here are some suggestions for tackling this holiday season and the year ahead. Preventing Caregiver Depression during th...

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  • When an aging person needs a helping hand with personal care and household chores, an adult child or child-in-law shoulders the responsibilities about half the time. And the sibling who takes on this demanding role often has a career and children of their own.It becomes a difficult juggling act that can leave a family caregiver feeling, at times, unappreciated and exhausted. This Thanksgiving, mak...

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  • ‘Tis the season for eating a little bit too much pumpkin pie. Or for indulging in too many scoops of cream-laden mashed potatoes. Without a doubt, November and December are tough months of the year to eat healthy. But for seniors who live with chronic health conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, maintaining a restricted diet is a vital part of managing their disease. How can you relax and...

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  • The holidays are a time for family gatherings and festive celebrations, many of which come with fabulous foods and alcoholic drinks. On top of that is the frantic pace of the season. Exercise often falls victim to a busy schedule. This can all add up to challenging days for adults with type 2 diabetes who are trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But with some thoughtful planning, it’s possible ...

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  • We pride ourselves on providing our residents with delicious meals that are nutritionally sound, and one of our favorite ways to keep our menus diverse and fresh is the annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge.On Thursday, Nov. 9, Sunrise Senior Living held our fifth annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. Sunrise chefs from across the U.S. and Canada submitted nutritious recipes, and five final...

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  • We pride ourselves on providing our residents with delicious meals that are nutritionally sound, and one of our favorite ways to keep our menus diverse and fresh is the annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. On Thursday, Nov. 9, Sunrise Senior Living held our fifth annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. Sunrise chefs from across the U.S. and Canada submitted nutritious recipes, and five fina...

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  • We pride ourselves on providing our residents with delicious meals that are nutritionally sound, and one of our favorite ways to keep our menus diverse and fresh is the annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. On Thursday, Nov. 9, Sunrise Senior Living held our fifth annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. Sunrise chefs from across the U.S. and Canada submitted nutritious recipes, and five fina...

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  • We pride ourselves on providing our residents with delicious meals that are nutritionally sound, and one of our favorite ways to keep our menus diverse and fresh is the annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge.On Thursday, Nov. 9, Sunrise Senior Living held our fifth annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. Sunrise chefs from across the U.S. and Canada submitted nutritious recipes, and five final...

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  • We pride ourselves on providing our residents with delicious meals that are nutritionally sound, and one of our favorite ways to keep our menus diverse and fresh is the annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge.On Thursday, Nov. 9, Sunrise Senior Living held our fifth annual Senior Eats Nutritional Challenge. Sunrise chefs from across the U.S. and Canada submitted nutritious recipes, and five final...

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  • The phrase “family caregiver” means different things to different people. For some, it might conjure an image of a parent caring for a child with a disability. Others might think of a spouse caring for a partner with Alzheimer’s. And then, there is what we consider the more typical family caregiver: an adult child who provides care for an elderly parent.In a study titled Caregiving in the U.S., co...

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  • We call them the Greatest Generation. This term was created by renowned newsman Tom Brokaw to describe the generation of people who came of age during a time of great upheaval and change. The Great Depression and World War II shaped them. These austere years were followed by the most prosperous time in the history of our nation. But it all started with the sacrifices this generation made. Whether ...

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  • Many military veterans and their spouses are unaware of a benefit that can help them with the expenses associated with senior care. If they qualify, a couple may be eligible for as much as $2,127 a month in additional support. For adult children who are trying to help an older parent finance a move to senior living, that can make a big difference.Many military veterans and their spouses are unawar...

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  • At Sunrise Senior Living communities, nutrition is an essential part of our commitment to helping older adults live their best life. Partnerships like the one we have with the USDA’s MyPlate program allow us to stay on top of the latest research on senior nutrition and share what we learn with the residents of our communities.One topic we continue to explore is the comparison between sugar and fat...

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  • Pets play an important role in many families. They offer friendship, companionship, and unconditional love. For seniors, they can fill a void left behind after the departure of children or the death of a spouse. Having a furry friend to talk to throughout the day and to snuggle up with on the couch in the evening can help combat loneliness. And research shows pets keep seniors healthier longer. In...

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  • The holidays are a hectic time to travel. In some families, the holidays are the one time of year all generations are reunited. And no one wants to miss out on the reunion. If your family’s travel plans for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Hanukkah include a senior who has Alzheimer’s disease, preparing ahead of time is the key. Six Tips for Alzheimer’s Caregivers Traveling During the Holidays Here are...

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  • You’re only as old as you feel. Think young, stay young. Age is only a number. We’ve probably all heard some form of these clichés before. But research shows these phrases might be more than just platitudes. There may just be some truth behind them. Researchers at University College London explored the issue and uncovered a fascinating result: people who thought of themselves as younger actually l...

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  • The term “stroke” refers to the death of brain cells. The condition occurs as a result of a blockage of oxygen to the brain. Strokes affect people of all ages, but they are far more prevalent in those over the age of 65. Seniors often live with a greater number of risk factors for strokes, such as high cholesterol, cardiac disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.Though some strokes are mild and...

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  • In today’s society, grandparents are often separated from their grandchildren by long distances. A senior’s adult children may move away from home to pursue career opportunities. They may ultimately settle there and begin raising a family far from their childhood home.Grandparents might see their grandchildren for a week or two during summer breaks and during the holiday season. But both are likel...

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  • Each October, families in communities across the country celebrate Halloween. Costumes, scary decorations, and trick-or-treat are each a part of this night of ghouls and goblins. But for adults with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers, the night can present safety challenges.Ghosts, skeletons and zombies are fun Halloween sights for most of us. But scary celebrations can confuse and agitate p...

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  • While many people are aware of the role physical therapists play in older adults’ lives, the job of a respiratory therapist isn’t always as clear. In honor of National Respiratory Care Week, we want to help seniors and their families learn a little more about this important form of therapy. From helping older adults cope with chronic illnesses, like emphysema and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Dis...

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  • If you’ve felt a growing desire to explore your spiritual side as you’ve grown older, you’re not alone. According to a Gallup poll, more than 70 percent of Americans over the age of 65 say that nurturing their spirit or being part of a religious organization is very important to them. Both of these practices can help older adults navigate their way through traumatic events.  In honor of October’s ...

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  • Managing troubling behaviors when a senior loved one has Alzheimer’s disease isn’t easy. Part of the struggle for family caregivers is the roller coaster of emotions the disease creates. Some days are good, and family members feel successful. But there are other days when a loved one’s Alzheimer’s-related aggression, agitation, and angry outbursts feel overwhelming.While researchers aren’t complet...

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  • Who doesn’t love a great dessert at the end of a meal? Or a sweet treat with friends on a Sunday afternoon? For most of us, dessert means indulgence. And desserts often contain high amounts of sugar and trans-fat. For older adults on a restricted-diet, both can be bad news. Even if you aren’t on a physician-directed special diet, dessert can still wreak havoc on your commitment to eating healthy. ...

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  • Arthritis is one of the most common health conditions in people over the age of 65. According to the Arthritis Association, one third of seniors who live with arthritis say it limits their daily life. And one quarter say it causes severe pain. Inflammation is often one of the culprits behind the pain and symptoms of the disease.But inflammation affects more than just those who live with arthritis....

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  • National Fire Prevention Week kicks off this year on October 8. Since 1922, this week has been used to raise awareness about fire safety in remembrance of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.Over the past three years, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) has emphasized preventing home fires with the proper use of smoke detectors. This year, the NFPA has chosen the theme, “Every Second Counts...

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  • October is National Crime Prevention Month. While many of us know that older adults are at higher risk of becoming a victim of crime, we often think first of a purse snatching in the parking lot or a break-in at their home. But experts say identity theft is also a growing concern for older adults.With identity thieves setting their sights on seniors, it’s important to take time to help educate thi...

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