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Early Signs of Dementia: A Checklist for Friends and Family Members

Dementia affects more than 50 million people around the world, with 10 million new cases registered every year, according to the World Health Organization. It’s a disease that causes a mental decline in memory, thinking, reasoning and an individual’s ability to perform daily living activities. Here are 10 signs that you may notice early in dementia’s […]

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8 of the Best Fall Festivals in and Around Oakland

Family-friendly festivals that involve delicious food, great music and lively entertainment are especially plentiful during late summer and early fall. And some of the most delightful fall festivals in California take place in and around Oakland. Many are an easy drive from Lake Park Retirement Community and great opportunities to get outside with friends, family […]

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What Is It Like Living in a California Retirement Community?

If you’re approaching retirement, you’ve likely given some thought to the next chapter of your life. Will you travel? Volunteer part-time? Move closer to the kids? The type of housing you’ll live in makes up a large part of that conversation. You could remain in your home or, for example, move to a private suite […]

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What Are My Long-Term Care Options?

Retirement and lifestyle changes never mean you stop pursuing your goals and ideal lifestyle. You simply reassess, re-evaluate and make choices based on what you need now and in the future. At no point is this truer than when you’re making long-term care and housing decisions. You want to live in a place where you’re […]

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When considering living options for older adults, it’s important to take medical needs into account. Some people require a high level of care whether due to a chronic illness, rehabilitation after surgery or something else. Other older adults live independently, and, while they don’t need extra care at present, they want to fully understand the […]

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Finding a great retirement community can feel overwhelming: There are over 22,000 housing options for older adults in the U.S., with different levels of amenities and styles of housing. If you’re thinking of relocating now that you’re retired, the search becomes even more complex as now you’ve got to figure out where you’d like to live. […]

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By making a few small lifestyle changes, you can develop new habits that will help you live a longer and healthier life. Maybe you want to adopt new habits that will provide you with disease prevention to protect you from serious health issues like diabetes and obesity. Perhaps you want to develop new habits that […]

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The Best Golf Courses Near Oakland, CA

People from all over the country are flocking to the west coast for a variety of reasons. Among these include the weather, the beautiful outdoors, the never-ending list of entertainment and the overall quality of life. One of the cities that has benefited most from this boom is the area of Oakland, CA, where the […]

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Life Plan communities and independent living communities have subtle differences, but both options are incredibly varied themselves. Senior living communities are sprouting up across the country, giving numerous options to active adults who are seeking a comfortable, carefree and social retirement. In most cases, independent living is a piece of the larger puzzle that is […]

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Ways to Help Family Adjust to a Senior Living Community

You want what is best for your parents at this stage in their life – to be safe and happy. However, helping your family adjust to their new home in a senior living community will require change, and change can be difficult. It should come as no surprise that individuals often feel hesitant when it […]

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