Sunrise Senior Living is an American operator of assisted living and other houses for senior citizens. As of 2017 it operates over 315 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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  • June 21 is World Music Day! To celebrate, we are recognizing a Sunrise on Old Meridian, IN, resident who has filled her community with the joy of music.Shannon began playing the piano in second grade. She would practice for one hour a day, six days a week. “My piano was my best friend,” Shannon says. Her passion for the piano has persisted throughout her entire life, both professionally and perso...

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  • Summer provides most of us with opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. From daily walks to picnics in the park, sunshine and warmer weather lift the spirit and boost mood. Spending more time outdoors, however, comes with increased risk for dehydration.Seniors are already prone to dehydration. This can be due to age-related changes that impair ability to sense thirst. Other times, it is because...

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  • Since more people are living longer, healthier lives, family holiday celebrations often include three or even four generations of loved ones. Finding ways to make those gatherings engaging and enjoyable for everyone, however, takes a little more planning. As Father’s Day approaches, we’ve compiled a few ideas you can use to plan an intergenerational celebration.Honoring Fathers of All Ages For man...

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  • In celebration of the 243rd birthday of the U.S. Army on June 14, we are celebrating one Sunrise resident who is a veteran of World War II.“I always knew I wanted to be a soldier,” says Edward Good, a Sunrise at North Farmington Hills, MI, resident. Ed was a senior in high school in December 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. When the draft age was lowered to 18 about a year later, Ed ...

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  • Old Glory, as the American flag is often referred to, symbolizes our country’s heritage and freedom. For seniors who served or had a loved one serve during a period of war or conflict, the American flag can be especially meaningful. It represents pride, sacrifice, courage, and determination.Each year, we celebrate Flag Day on June 14. This is the date when the U.S. flag was officially adopted in 1...

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  • In celebration of Flag Day in the U.S. on June 14, we’re recognizing one resident of Sunrise of Fullerton, CA, who served honorably in the U.S. Navy during World War II, as well as in the Air Force Reserves later in life.Bill Meardy, a Peoria, IL native, enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. This was the beginning of a lifelong journey in which he traveled around the country and the world, met his wi...

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  • As you begin searching for assisted living communities for a senior family member, one question that often arises is whether you should bring them with you when you tour a community for the first time. If your loved one is excited to make this move, they might enjoy looking at every community with you.Sometimes, however, it is better to tour each potential community first and narrow down the choic...

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  • Today’s older adults are fortunate to have a wide variety of options when it comes to senior housing. But the sheer number of choices can be overwhelming, especially for families who haven’t been through this process before.Families sometimes say that not knowing what to look for and how to start their search keeps them from doing anything at all. Then, when a crisis occurs, they are forced to fin...

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  • Having a close circle of trusted friends makes life more enjoyable at every age. Knowing you have people you can count on through all of life’s ups and downs gives us all peace of mind. As we age, those relationships impact our mental and physical well-being even more.In honor of Best Friends Day on June 8, we explore the important role friendships play in determining how long and how well we live...

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  • We are thrilled to share that 34 Sunrise Senior Living communities were recently recognized with a 2018 Bronze—Commitment to Quality Award, bringing Sunrise’s total to 139, the most of any single assisted living provider.The award, which is modeled on the core values and criteria of the Baldridge Performance Excellence Program, is presented by the American Health Care Association and National Cent...

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  • June 6, 1944, is a date forever embedded in history. On that day, in the early morning hours, Allied forces staged the largest invasion the world had ever seen. It was an assault against Hitler and German positions on the beaches of Normandy, France.Around 160,000 Allied troops, 73,000 of whom were Americans, stormed the beaches of Normandy in a carefully coordinated attack. Before the invasion wa...

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  • Twice a week, Sunrise at West Essex, NJ, holds a Live With Anticipation club, where residents discuss their goals and hopes. Some wishes are simple, such as learning a fun new exercise. Others, however, are more unique.One resident, Dottie, expressed a particularly remarkable desire this year: to go on her first ever flight in an aircraft. Dottie’s husband was a recently passed-away veteran of the...

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  • Plant-based diets are increasingly popular among younger generations. For reasons ranging from concerns about animal cruelty to a desire to live a healthier lifestyle, many young adults are eliminating meat (including fish), dairy, and eggs from their diet.Another demographic group beginning to explore the health benefits of a plant-based diet is older adults. For many, it is because of the growin...

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  • When a family caregiver lives an hour or more away from the senior they are caring for, they are considered a long-distance caregiver. While caregiving can be a demanding role no matter where you live, long-distance caregivers face unique challenges.Here are a few: Not being present: Distance makes it difficult for family members to personally evaluate a loved one’s well-being on a routine ba...

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  • It’s an adage most of us have heard in one form or another: people might not remember what you said, but they’ll remember how you made them feel. This saying rings true for seniors living with dementia. A 2014 study at the University of Iowa found that even when older adults with Alzheimer’s experience memory loss, their capacity to feel emotions of joy, grief, love, and more remains. Studying Ho...

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  • Many adults enjoy an occasional drink with friends. A beer on a hot summer day or a specialty drink before dinner at a local restaurant seem harmless to most of us. Health experts tend to agree that alcohol in moderation is fine for the majority of people.What the experts don’t always agree on is the health benefits—if any—of wine. It’s a debate that continues to rage on. Here’s what research tell...

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  • If you are a new family caregiver providing support for a senior loved one, you probably have a multitude of questions. It’s a big responsibility that often leaves family members feeling doubtful, anxious, and even guilty that they aren’t doing a very good job.Here, we answer a few of the most common questions new caregivers have. Q: Caregiving is stressful. What can caregivers do to better cope ...

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  • If you or an older adult you love have been diagnosed with hypertension, more commonly known as high blood pressure, you probably know how serious it can be. High blood pressure is linked to heart disease, stroke, and even some types of vision problems.The good news is that high blood pressure can often be controlled without medication. Because lifestyle impacts blood pressure, it is possible to r...

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  • With National Women’s Health Week coming to a close, we’re recognizing one resident of Sunrise on Old Meridian, IN, who has displayed a remarkable dedication to physical fitness. Dr. Susan Rogers spent her career as a practicing pathologist at Marion General Hospital in Indiana. This kept her mind active and stimulated, but like most pathologists, she spent much of each day sitting in front of a m...

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  • Moving is difficult no matter what age you are. The weeks leading up to the move can bring a rollercoaster of emotions. Sorting through closets, packing, and cleaning can be mentally and physically exhausting. While a new adventure might be exciting, the change and uncertainty that often comes along with moving can be more difficult to process for older adults.For seniors, the transition from thei...

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  • Americans are proud of our service men and women. We conduct letter-writing campaigns when they are deployed overseas, greet them with bands and parades when they return home, and honor them with special days throughout the year.The three main holidays dedicated to our military are Veterans Day, Memorial Day, and Armed Forces Day. While most Americans are aware that each of these days pays tribute...

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  • When we hear the words “family caregiver,” most of us picture a middle-aged or older adult, typically a spouse or grown child. While those demographics do describe the majority of family caregivers, an increasing number of caregivers are much younger. Nearly 1.4 million children and teens between the ages of 8 and 18 are believed to be acting as caregivers for someone in their family.According to ...

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  • Seniors are historians, keepers of family stories, and the people we often turn to for advice. They provide the voice of reason and the benefit of experience.In honor of Older Americans Month, here are a few of the endless life lessons we can learn from older adults. Setting Healthy Priorities Early in Life Older adults who thrive during retirement typically center their priorities on overall well...

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  • Assisted living communities strive to provide residents with just the right type of care so that they may remain safe, happy, and comfortable. One group of professionals who are essential to providing this support is nurses. You will find them assisting residents throughout the day, every day.During National Nurses Week, we are taking time to salute nurses and thank them for their service. Honorin...

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  • Ronald Reagan was the first president to establish an official day to recognize the important work carried out by the spouses of our military members. In 1984, he signed a proclamation designating the Friday before Mother’s Day as Military Spouse Appreciation Day. It’s an annual celebration to recognize and express our appreciation for the sacrifices of military spouses.While this annual day of ap...

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  • Mothers and grandmothers play critical roles in our families and communities. They are the nurturers, the organizers, the people we turn to when things go wrong, and the ones we want to share our good news with first.As Mother’s Day approaches, this gift guide can help you find the perfect way to honor the mothers and grandmothers in your life. Mother’s Day Gift Guide for Seniors The gift of ...

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  • May 7–11 is National Teacher Appreciation Week! Whether it’s finding ways to fund supplies their students need or accommodating each student’s unique learning style, our nation’s teachers face many challenges each day. It’s an increasingly complex job that doesn’t often garner much attention or appreciation.In honor of these dedicated professionals, we want to share some ideas for how you can than...

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  • May 6–12 is National Nurses Week! This year’s theme is “Nurses: Inspire, Influence, Innovate.” To celebrate, we are recognizing six nurses, nominated by the Sunrise Care team, who demonstrate these virtues in our communities every day.LaTeefah Phillips is the healthcare manager at Sunrise of Granite Run, PA, and she’s been with Sunrise for 20 years! LaTeefah has been selected as a nurse who inspir...

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