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Senior Living Options for Couples: Benefits and Affordability

Living together in their senior years is essential for couples for emotional support and companionship. But if your aging parents have different health care needs, the thought of separating them could be worrisome. The same feelings might come into play if you’re in that situation with your spouse. That doesn’t need to be a problem […]

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Why Financial Planning for Seniors Matters

When tax season rolls around each year, many of us start to think more seriously about our money. For seniors, this period can bring up many feelings – worry, confusion, and sometimes stress. It’s a reminder of the importance of having a good plan for your finances, especially as you get older. For seniors, financial

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How to Protect Seniors From Scams

In today’s digital age, senior scams have become increasingly common, with fraudsters finding new ways to exploit and deceive older adults. The stakes are exceptionally high for those living on fixed incomes and saving for significant future expenses, such as medical care or moving into a senior living community. Understanding and recognizing these threats is

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Memory Care Companion Rooms Bond Senior Roommates

Families often face difficult decisions in the journey of caring for a loved one with dementia. One of the most challenging is finding the right care setting that feels like home. At Civitas Senior Living communities, we understand this emotional journey intimately. Our memory care neighborhoods, known as The Cottage, are designed to offer more

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Six Tips to Encourage Simple Living for Seniors

Embracing a less complicated lifestyle can bring a profound sense of calm and satisfaction, particularly in our retirement years. Simple living for seniors is not only about decluttering physical spaces, though. This holistic approach to retirement encompasses: Minimizing stress Streamlining daily routines Inspiring joy Encouraging well-being Financial stability This concept, often referred to as senior

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Vietnam Veteran in Assisted Living Receives Miracle Moment

The sacrifices of veterans have penned chapters of freedom that shape our nation’s legacy. It is our duty to provide these distinguished individuals with care, support, and honor. Harvest of Aledo proudly offers assisted living for veterans and their surviving spouses. We honor VA benefits to cover the cost of honorable senior care. However, we

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There are Better Options for Seniors Than Living Alone

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night, frightened by a strange sound? Fortunately, it’s usually just a neighbor coming home or a curious pet poking around. That doesn’t mean you won’t be scared and lying awake for hours, though – and imagine how an aging parent feels when that happens. There

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Here’s How Communities Offer Property Tax Relief for Seniors

Homeowners throughout the country pay high property taxes, even after their mortgages are paid off. And one thing holds true: those taxes go up every year and rarely, if ever, go down. Paying them can become a real burden, particularly for older adults who are not benefiting from all the services that those taxes pay

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Ask A Senior: What are the senior living options near me?

If you’ve found yourself typing “senior living options near me” into your search bar recently, you’re not alone. Many older adults and their family members are exploring the various living options for seniors. It is often an overwhelming task to begin. The Civitas Senior Living “Ask A Senior” series provides an informative guide based on

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The Keys to A Golden Retirement and A Diamond Anniversary

The golden years of retirement are often considered a time of peace and relaxation. But for Mr. & Mrs. David G., residents of Valley View Senior Living in Harlingen, TX, their golden retirement is marked by a milestone that sparkles even brighter than gold — a diamond anniversary. On August 19, 2023, this remarkable couple

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