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.

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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We’re the Only Life Care Community in Juno Beach. What Does That Mean?

If you’re starting to research your senior living options, you’ve probably noticed all the terms (and there are many): Life Plan Community; Life Care; Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC); independent living, assisted living and memory care; continuum of care; long-term care; entrance fee – ok, that’s already a dizzying list. What you really need to …

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Golf Exercises to Try at the PGA National Resort and Spa

It makes sense why golf pros are increasingly being asked to provide golf exercise tips for seniors.  Of the more than 24 million Americans who play golf, 20% of them are age 60 or over, according to a study conducted by the National Golf Foundation. That might be because, unlike sports that aren’t very forgiving …

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7 Reasons You Should Retire by the Beach

There are lots of reasons retirees are ditching the Dakotas, jumping from Jersey, clearing out of Colorado – and fleeing to Florida. And why not? They’re trading interminable gray  winters for endless summers living by the beach in the Sunshine State. In addition to seeking a relaxing beach retirement, they’re relocating because of Florida’s cost …

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