Check in regularly to read the latest news from The Waterford, important topics within the senior living landscape, as well as tips and facts about successful aging.

How You Can Support a Loved One Showing Signs of Alzheimer’s

At best, memory issues can be frustrating. At worst, memory issues can be a sign of Alzheimer’s or dementia. But how can you tell the difference between normal age-related forgetfulness and more troubling memory loss? And how can you support someone who is experiencing memory difficulties? We discuss both below. Signs & symptoms of Alzheimer’s …

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Simple Habits You can Adopt to Boost Your Brain Health

At The Waterford, ensuring the health and well-being of our residents is a top priority. And that begins as soon as you move in. To us, well-being includes providing opportunities to support physical, spiritual and mental wellness year-round. It’s not uncommon to hear questions about memory care, mental health and mental acuity among older adults, …

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Planning for Retirement in Juno Beach, Florida

Few people, if any, want to work forever. Most dream of being able to retire, spending their days doing what they want to do rather than what they have to do. To make that dream a reality requires planning. You must ask yourself where you want to spend your retirement and how you want to …

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What to Expect During Stroke Recovery at The Waterford

In the United States, more than 795,000 people have a stroke every year. It’s important to understand the signs and symptoms of stroke in order to act quickly. It’s also important to remember that a stroke can be beatable. The American Stroke Association reports more than 7 million stroke survivors living in the U.S. As …

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Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy: Which Is Right for Me?

Occupational therapy (OT) and physical therapy (PT) are types of rehabilitative care used to improve the condition or quality of life following injury, surgery or illness. Both OT and PT allow older adults to build strength and recover from or adapt to physical and cognitive changes. Generally, physical therapists specialize in how the body moves. …

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Your Guide to Moving into The Waterford

Independent senior living communities offer peace of mind for long-term care while allowing you to remain independent and pursue your passions. We know that making the decision to move to a senior living community is not always an easy one. Making a move of any kind requires careful consideration of your lifestyle and financial situation, …

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11 of the Best Rehabilitation Exercises for Back Pain

One of the most common setbacks of living an independent, fulfilling lifestyle in retirement years is back pain. According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point in their lives. For people over the age of 60, the causes and resulting ailments of back pain can be more severe. …

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Beware of These Common Scams Targeting Seniors

Imagine a widowed senior citizen looking for companionship on a dating site – and instead getting bilked out of a large sum of money. It’s called catfishing, luring someone into a relationship through a fake online persona, and it’s just one of dozens of senior scams with financially devastating results. Senior scams don’t always revolve …

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The Health Benefits of Being Outdoors

Studies show America is becoming an Indoors Nation. According to a 1989 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report, Americans spent 90% of their time indoors. A more recent study published in 2019 found that less than half the U.S. population doesn’t participate in any outdoor activity; less than 20% got outside at least once a week. …

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How a Dietitian Can Help Your Loved One in Their Long-Term Care

Dietitians play a vital role in long-term care – so much so that in 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services updated its regulations, requiring every long-term care facility to have a licensed registered dietitian or certified dietary manager on staff. Regulations also stipulated this food and nutrition specialist must be an integral member …

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