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Preparing for New Year’s Resolutions

The new year is just around the corner, and people across the globe are ready to set their resolutions for a fresh start. Did you know there’s a way to keep your New Year’s resolutions without relying on tricks or gimmicks? Approach-oriented goals can help you keep your resolutions and help you develop healthy habits …

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How PARO Pets and Pet Therapy Can Help Seniors with Dementia

Pet therapy for seniors with dementia is shown to have a variety of benefits, but sometimes a live animal can’t provide the amount of attention our Residents in memory care need to thrive. That’s why Santa Marta features PARO Pets, a robotic pet therapy program designed specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms …

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How to Maintain Healthy Eating and Nutrition For Seniors

Healthy eating is essential at any age, but it’s particularly important for older adults. The good news is that you already know nutrition doesn’t come from crash diets and food fads. Fresh, tasty foods made with whole ingredients are key to supporting nutrition for seniors. Read how these 7 essential nutrients can aid in a …

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Festive Activities to Enjoy This Fall

With an amber glow to the autumn days and a nip in the evening air, you might feel a frisson of anticipation. It’s time to snuggle into warm sweaters, sip hot beverages and connect with family and friends. If you’re looking for festive ways to enjoy autumn’s gifts, our list of fun fall activities for …

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Benefits of Assisted Living Communities

What Are Benefits of an Assisted Living Community? National Assisted Living Week® starts the second week of September, and this year the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) chose “Joyful Moments” as this year’s theme. At Santa Marta, we couldn’t be more delighted with this year’s theme, because we celebrate joyous moments, even the smallest …

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A Retirement Plan Should Include Senior Living

You’ve worked hard and built a beautiful life for yourself, but now it’s time to switch gears and plan for retirement. While many older adults fear the idea of moving into a senior living community, there are actually many benefits that can help you meet your retirement goals. Here are 7 unexpected ways senior living …

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Helping Your Parents Plan for Assisted Living

Learn How to Talk to Your Parents About Assisted Living with These 4 Steps Whenever you think of life’s big moments, it’s hard to find one without Mom and Dad. They’ve been an unwavering source of comfort, inspiration and strength. So when it’s time to talk to your parents about assisted living, you might find …

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Being Active Can Improve Memory for Seniors

Did you Know Being Active Can Improve Memory for Seniors You know exercise can change your body, but did you know that exercise can also change your brain? Researchers are discovering the many links between exercise and brain health. Studies suggest that improved memory is one of the benefits of exercise for seniors. These findings …

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What is Pet Therapy for Seniors?

What Pet Therapy is, and Why It Offers Big Benefits for Older Adults To help manage issues like chronic pain, depression and anxiety, older adults can take any number of oral medications. Or they can spend a little quality time with a loving animal. It might come as a surprise to some people that there …

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Early Signs of Dementia

What Are Early Signs of Dementia? Dementia is among the more worrisome conditions older adults encounter … and with good reason. So far, there is no cure for memory loss or dementia, and the way dementia affects each individual can be radically different from the next, making it difficult to predict or anticipate what’s to …

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