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Is Aging in Place, at Home, the Right Choice for Later?

What is aging in place? Aging in place describes the choice a person makes to stay in their current home as they grow older. We all want to remain at home as long as we can, and this is borne out by statistics from an AARP study. Only about 5% of older adults ages 50+ …

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Wellness for Seniors: It’s More Than Physical Health

When we think about senior wellness, we need to think not only in terms of living healthy in body, but also in mind and spirit. And we need to think in terms of how our minds, bodies and spirits are  interconnected. Living well is all about balance, much like the balance required of each of …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | August 20, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As the summer winds to a close we know many of you are busy with children and grandchildren returning to school.  This is both an exciting and uncertain time, as many return to in-person learning for the first time in over a year.  We take this opportunity to remind …

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The Best Pets for Older Adults in Senior Living Communities

There are dog people. And there are cat people. Whichever category you fall into, here are our recommendations for the best pets for seniors and the many ways bringing a pet into your life improves your well-being. If you’ve ever cared for a cat or a dog, you know how rewarding pets can be. They …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | AUGUST 6, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, As we jump into August and the excitement of a new school year for children and grandchildren, we have good news to share on our healthcare testing results.  As required, because of a positive case among employees two weeks ago, we have completed two full rounds of testing on …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | JULY 30, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, We will start by sending wishes of a continued safe summer of activities for all.  As the weather cools a bit next week, we hope outdoor gatherings can once again safely be enjoyed.  We know that the Covid news and increasing positivity rates in our area are disturbing and …

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Why Residents Love the Life Care Lifestyle at Santa Marta

After decades of living in their own homes, most aging adults would prefer to stay in their house as long as possible. But according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of seniors 65 and over will need some form of long-term care in their lifetimes. If you find yourself tending to …

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Healthy Living Tips for Active Aging Men

Staying Healthy as We Age — 7 Tips for Men It’s a fact. Women generally live longer than men. Statista.com cites the average life expectancy for men in the United States at roughly 76 years, whereas women on average live to about 81. Researchers aren’t sure why. Some think it’s because men don’t take care …

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When is the right time to move to senior living?

When you speak with people considering when to move to an independent living community, you’ll often hear the phrase, “I’m just not ready.” Speak to that same person a year or so after they’ve chosen to move to a senior living community, and you’re likely to hear, “I wish I’d done this sooner.” Understanding the …

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COVID-19 UPDATE | July 9, 2021

Friends and Family of Santa Marta, We are pleased to report that after a final round of all healthcare-related staff and assisted living resident covid testing (a third round was required due to the previously reported outside provider positive result), all resident and staff test results are negative!  Effective immediately, for assisted living:  in-person, in …

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