Aging Well

100 and Beyond: Centenarians Share Secrets of Longevity

Five senior women. One huge milestone. For many seniors at our 8 Milwaukee-area communities, time has given them a long life full of milestones. We asked a few current Laureate Group centenarians to share some words of wisdom about living a happy life. Read their responses!

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Older Adult Voters: What to Know and How to Help

Fast forward to today, with midterm elections underway. A 2018 Pew Research Center report estimated that turnout history could repeat itself—despite the fact that the number of voting-eligible Generation X, Millennials, and the post-Millennial generation has increased by 18 million since 2014.

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How Did We Celebrate National Assisted Living Week?

National Assisted Living Week® is an annual observance that provides a unique opportunity for residents, their loved ones, staff, volunteers, and surrounding communities to celebrate the individuals served in assisted living and learn more about this sector of long-term care. Check out how we celebrated September 9th - 15th!

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Retirement: 3 Ways to Reconnect with Your Creativity

When was the last time you painted? Photographed something? Danced? Crafted? It is important to reconnect with your creativity as you age. Explore three ways seniors at each of the Laureate Group Senior Communities reconnect with their creativity every day!

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Benefits of Crafting for Older Adults

March is National Craft Month. At the Laureate Group, we celebrate crafting regularly in all of our eight communities. Although our Lifestyles Coordinators will direct and run crafting programs, sometimes our employees in various departments take part to make it enjoyable for our seniors. Even the families get involved. What makes this program unique is that there is no right or wrong way in crafting. It’s not about the end result. It’s about the process. The therapeutic benefits are practically limitless.

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Surprising Reasons Why Older Adults are Slow to Adopt New Technology

When it comes to technology, ask many older adults and they will say “I’ve gotten by all these years without it” or “Why do I need it now?” But as digital solutions replace conventional methods of delivering news or completing banking transactions, many have needed to adjust, despite their dislike for the new digital approach.

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Holidays: A Time to Create Precious Memories

Every December my mind begins a journey along many back roads of my past. There’s just something special about the holiday season.

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Rights and Responsibilities

The sermon in my church last Sunday was centered upon the concept of Rights and Responsibilities. My pastor expressed concern that we’re good at demanding our rights and being aware of what we’re entitled to, but not necessarily understanding or accepting the responsibility that may come with it. You see people marching for their “rights”, but you don’t see people marching for their responsibilities.

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Age is Not a Number

Remember on the Today Show when Willard Scott used to share birthday wishes sponsored by Smucker’s? I always enjoyed listening to the centenarians who attribute their longevity to an activity like singing in the church choir, tending roses, doing 100 sit-ups each day, or playing poker, and to an occasional beer or shot of something stronger. Yes, some are genetically lucky when it comes to living longer. But they all share a positive outlook and a desire to keep active both physically and socially. It all starts with our own mindset.

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How to Avoid Memory Loss as a Senior

Most of us have heard the adage: use it or lose it when it comes to memory loss. Learning how to avoid memory loss as a senior is a central concern for many.

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The Gift of Time

With the holiday momentum increasing and dates nearing quickly, there is no getting around the fact that the hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing. With the holidays fast approaching, we anticipate the exchange of gifts and joy we come together to celebrate this wonderful time of year.

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I'm 95 and I Don't Want to Live with all of those Old People

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard an adult child tell me their parent, who happens to be over 90, won’t move because they don’t want to live with all those old people. When I first started hearing this my first thought was “good for them! They’re obviously doing well and don’t want to move just because they’ve reached a certain age”.

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The Best Activities at the Wisconsin State Fair for Seniors

The Wisconsin State Fair is a time-honored tradition for many families and is one of the best summer events for seniors and their families. Once you are inside the gate, so much free entertainment awaits that you may need to plan to come again another day to take it all in. There are more than 30 free stages of entertainment featuring regional and local bands, as well as other great entertainment every day.

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Laureate Group Celebrates Older Americans Month

Older adults are a growing and increasingly vital part of our country. The contributions they make to our communities are varied, deeply rooted, and include influential roles in the nation’s economy, politics, and the arts.

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Volunteer Appreciation Week: Here’s to your Health!

There are so many great reasons to volunteer. For one, the economic benefit is astounding. Nationally there are 62.8 million people who volunteer. Their service is valued at $184 billion annually! On a social level, volunteerism brings people together providing them with a sense of camaraderie and it promotes self-esteem and self-worth. Volunteerism gives people opportunities to experience new interests and develop new skills. Research points to the health benefits too. A Corporation for National & Community Service report establishes a correlation between volunteerism and lower rates of depression, greater functional ability and lower mortality rates later in life.

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Living an Active Life is Easy at Library Square

Edith has been living at Library Square for 4 years. Before retiring she enjoyed a career as an RN working at area hospitals, the VA, St. Lukes and Allen-Bradley. She and her daughters toured Library Square and chose it for its location in West Allis, where her son lives. What she found was a community where it is easy to be social when you want to and to stay active.

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Senior Communities can be Good for Your Heart

Coronary heart disease is a major threat to senior health. According to the American Heart Association, 80% of people who die of coronary heart disease are over the age of 65. While heart disease risks increase with age, there are other risk factors that you can control. The right lifestyle habits and a heart-healthy diet can help protect you.

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What Do You Know About Mardi Gras?

Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is celebrated in a variety of ways in our communities. Jambalaya is a favorite and is being served in many of the communities. At Oak Hill Terrace, red beans and rice along with bourbon ribs I are also on the menu today. Library Square residents will be enjoying fried catfish and those at The Arboretum can choose between bourbon chicken and a Creole pork chop.

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Making a New Year’s Resolution to Get More Active

The beginning of the new year is a time that many people make a commitment to exercise more. Fitness gyms see an uptick in new memberships as some of us need to shed a few “holiday” pounds or just want to improve our health overall. Laureate Group residents are no different.

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Holiday Blues: Recognizing Depression in Older Adults

Many of us have experienced a bout of the holiday blues. For seniors, the holidays can cause times of sadness, possibly leading to depression. It is not the holiday itself so much as the fact that they tend to bring memories of earlier, and perhaps happier times. Seniors may find that they are unable to participate in celebrations as they once did. In addition, the holidays may be associated with friends or family members who have died or moved away.

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