New Holiday Traditions to Start with Seniors

November 13, 2017
With the season of fall celebrations in full swing, there’s no better time to consider how the holidays might be impacting seniors and loved ones that are aging, ill or experiencing dementia and other diagnoses that will change the way holiday celebrations take place. Read More
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Honoring Veterans Day with Seniors

November 08, 2017
November 11 serves as a special day of recognition and remembrance for Americans across the country. For those who served, their families and loved ones, Veterans Day is important to recognize. Read More
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Tips to Help Seniors Reduce Falls

November 06, 2017
As seniors continue to age, falling can become a major health risk. However, there are many small, easy tips caregivers and loved ones can take to help the seniors in their lives avoid unnecessary falls. Read More
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The ABC’s of Flu Season and Vaccinations

October 30, 2017
October marks the onset of flu season in Arizona. With the new season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released suggestions regarding getting the flu shot for the 2017-2018 season. Read More
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5 Best Fitness Tips for Seniors Over the Age of 75

October 23, 2017
As a senior citizen over the age of 75, there are specific safety precautions that should be discussed with a doctor prior to beginning a new exercise routine. Once Doc has given the green light, read on for some fitness tips to get started! Read More
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Tips for Healthy Eating at Any Age

October 16, 2017
"Eating healthy” can be easier said then done. With a few simple tips, maintaining a healthy eating routine can be done without feeling deprived — and while really enjoying what’s on the plate. Read More
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10 Myths about Aging

October 09, 2017
There are many myths about aging or elderly people that simple aren’t true. Fellowship Square debunks the myths about aging that should never be assumed about senior citizens. Read More
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Healthy Snacking Tips for Seniors

October 02, 2017
When it comes to getting the proper nutrition, many seniors struggle with fulfilling their daily requirements for a number of reasons. With some simple and healthy snacking ideas, seniors can get their nutrition and enjoy foods with naturally delicious flavors and textures. Read More
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Starting a New Hobby: Tips for Seniors

September 25, 2017
Many active seniors find the retirement life, and the slower pace, a bit too quiet. If you or a senior in your life needs a fun way to fill up their days, starting a new hobby can be just the thing to keep their minds and bodies engaged! Read More
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Connecting with Dementia

September 18, 2017
It's important to remain close and connected to a family member who is suffering from memory loss in order to guide them through their possible diagnosis and help them navigate their daily activities. Read More
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September is Healthy Aging Month

September 11, 2017
September is recognized as Healthy Aging Month, a time to honor the golden period in a senior’s life. It’s also a time to consider some ways to refocus on the importance of getting and staying healthy. Fellowship Square offers the following five tips for healthy, happy aging. Read More
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Eliminating the Stress of Vacationing with Dementia Sufferers

September 04, 2017
Dementia doesn’t have to curtail travel plans! With a few careful planning strategies, and some love and support along the way, you can still have a wonderful getaway. Read More
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Fellowship Square’s Spotlight on Chaplain Jayne Reynolds

August 28, 2017
Meet Jane Reynolds, Fellowship Square's Chaplain who has been on staff for ten years! Read More
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Simple Tips for Understanding Medicare

August 21, 2017
If you or a loved one is approaching the age of 65, you will soon be eligible for Medicare. Navigating the ins and outs of this program can be simplified with these simple tips. Read More
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Fellowship Square Blog: Honoring the Elderly on National Senior Citizens Day

August 14, 2017
National Senior Citizens Day is August 21! We encourage loved ones and friends to reach out to the special senior citizens in their lives on this day, offering five fun and special ways to recognize a senior citizen! Read More
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Think Small: Downsizing Tips for Seniors

August 07, 2017
Oftentimes, downsizing can be liberating, freeing, and even a fun and meaningful way to bond with family members and loved ones. Make downsizing a positive experience for seniors with these tips. Read More
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Tech-Savvy Tips for Seniors

July 31, 2017
The modern world is dependent upon computers, smart phones, tablets and other electronic personal devices. While today’s seniors grew up without these high-tech conveniences, it’s not too late for them to jump on the high-tech wave of the future! Read More
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Tips for Helping Your Partner Cope with Memory Loss

July 24, 2017
With these tips, you can help your loved one cope with memory loss and continue to stay strong as a couple and individually. Read More
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Are You Sure Your Loved One Has A UTI?

July 17, 2017
We believe in working together with our Residents and their families to ensure that we are meeting the needs of their loved one. In this spirit we share new findings about antibiotic resistance and urinary tract infection (UTI). Read More
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Tips for Communicating with a Dementia Sufferer

July 10, 2017
As loved ones age and begin to lose the power of their memory, relating to and communicating with them can become increasingly difficult. Keeping in mind these tips can ensure your relationships with dementia sufferers remain strong when they need you most. Read More
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Memory Loss Versus Alzheimer’s: How to Tell the Difference

July 03, 2017
Memory loss is often associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. However, memory loss is not necessarily an indicator of these more serious illnesses. In fact, age-related memory loss is quite common. However, determining which is which is important. Read More
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Keeping Seniors Hydrated

June 26, 2017
While everyone is at risk for dehydration, it’s especially crucial that older adults and seniors pay attention to their hydration levels, or that their caregivers and loved ones watch out for the sighs of dehydration in seniors. Read More
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5 Signs of Memory Loss You May Not Easily Recognize

June 19, 2017
While most people associate Alzheimer’s disease with memory loss, there is more to the disease. These five signs of memory loss are not usually recognized as “red flags” — yet they should be. Read More
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Eat Your Way to Healthy Brain Function

June 12, 2017
Researchers and scientists recommend certain foods that they believe can help slow the effects of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s. A healthy diet with a wide variety of the following foods combined with exercise can play an important role in keen cognitive brain function. Read More
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June Marks Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

June 05, 2017
The Alzheimer’s Association has dedicated itself to finding a cure — and encourages others to “Go Purple” in June to spread awareness and learn about the truths and misconceptions surrounding Alzheimer’s in order to help end the disease for good. Read More
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Living a Healthy Lifestyle After 60

May 22, 2017
They don’t call them the “Golden Years” for nothing — life after 60 can be an incredible time in any senior’s life. Fellowship Square offers our top five ways to live a healthy lifestyle after the age of 60. Read More
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Motivational Fitness Tips for Seniors

May 15, 2017
In honor of National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 25, Fellowship Square is sharing some motivational tips on how to help the beloved seniors in your life get in shape and stay active in their golden years. Check out our “Top 5” Ways to Motivate Seniors! Read More
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Home Remedies to Soothe Arthritis and Chronic Joint Pain

May 08, 2017
When suffering with arthritis, it’s important to listen to your body’s signs. It’s also crucial to note that the seasons can actually have an effect on chronic joint pain, specifically humid weather. Read More
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Arthritis Awareness Month: Early Detection and Treatment of Arthritis

May 01, 2017
Arthritis Awareness Month brings attention to those dealing with this type of chronic pain and their loved ones to help detect early symptoms and follow the right steps to ensure proper care and treatment. While it’s important to consult a physician to determine whether you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of arthritis, there are some indicatives clues. Read More
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Assisted Living Move-in Checklist

April 04, 2017
Packing and preparing to move a loved one into an assisted or independent living community can be an emotional time for all family members involved. However, with some information from the community — including what items are already provided, specifics on space and any restrictions — and this handy checklist, moving day can become an exciting part of the loved one’s next phase in life. Read More
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Bathroom Safety for Seniors

March 29, 2017
With slippery surfaces from tile to tubs, it’s no wonder that bathrooms can be dangerous areas — especially for elderly citizens who may suffer from poor muscle strength, balance or have a history of falling. According to Consumer Affairs, 80 percent of falls that happen at home occur in the bathroom, and a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that on a yearly basis close to 200,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms as a result of injuries occurring in the bathroom. Read More
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Comprehensive Elder Abuse Resources in Arizona

March 27, 2017
It can be a very difficult situation for an adult child if they suspect abuse of their parents in an assisting living community or from a caregiver, particularly if the loved one is out of state and frequent visits are not possible. However, if there is cause for concern, there are a number of resources in Arizona that can come to the aid of the elderly parent. Read More
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2017 LeadingAge Fitness Challenge

March 23, 2017
On March 1, LeadingAge sponsored a fitness challenge for seniors that included a variety of athletic events, such as Wii Bowling, an obstacle course, a basketball bounce and a half mile walk. Read More
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Seniors and Safe Driving

March 14, 2017
As we age, it is important to ensure our safety, and the safety of others, when we are driving. If you are concerned about your own driving or worried about a friend or loved one, keep an eye out for these warning signs: Read More
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The Cost of Long-Term Care in Arizona

March 08, 2017
When it comes time to help a loved one find appropriate long-term care, cost will eventually be a major factor. While costs often vary greatly, pinpointing a specific budgetary range without sacrificing quality of care can still be accomplished with some careful research, planning and financial options as well. Read More
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Christian Care Nursing Center Strengthens Five Star Rating

March 01, 2017
Christian Care Nursing Center’s overall five star rating is stronger than ever before! The center’s quality measure rating increased from three stars to five stars. Read More
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Activities of Daily Living: Checklists & Assessments

February 28, 2017
When it comes time for adult children to care for their aging parents, it’s helpful to have proper guidelines in place to make the process of determining the parent’s needs smooth and easy for everyone involved. Read More
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Never too old for fitness—how to stay active after 60

February 24, 2017
Getting fit and staying active is not only important for health reasons, it’s also a fun, a great way to spend time with friends and meet new people! After all, you’re never too old for fitness! Here are five tips for staying active after 60. Read More
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5 Tips for a Healthy Heart

February 24, 2017
Heart disease is a serious condition. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Now for the good news: heart disease can often be prevented by making simple lifestyle changes. In honor of American Heart Month, here are five tips for a healthy heart. Read More
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Big & Loud

January 25, 2017
Christian Care Phoenix Outpatient Rehab is now certified to offer a globally recognized program to help Parkinson’s disease patients. LSVT Global, Inc. pioneered two programs, LSVT LOUD and LSVT BIG, which are innovative and clinically-proven methods for improving communication and movement in individuals with Parkinson’s dise Read More
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Five Tips For Downsizing

January 25, 2017
Moving into Fellowship Square? Have too much "stuff?" Take a look at these easy tips to make your transition into our beautiful community easier! Read More
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Five Myths of Living Alone

January 25, 2017
The prospect of living alone, especially after many years with a partner or spouse can be intimidating--but it doesn't have to be. We'll share five myths of living alone, and how to overcome these situations! Read More
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Common Memory Loss Warning Signs

January 16, 2017
Learn how to spot memory loss and how to tell if it's "normal" or could indicate something that needs medical attention. Read More
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Five Myths of Retirement Communities

January 16, 2017
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