Posted on May 24, 2021 by Admin Atria is home to the world’s wisest people, and we’re always eager to hear the stories of those in the Atria family. One such story that  to encourage us comes from Paul, a resident at Atria Westminster in Colorado who survived , displacement and other hardships – and is now an inspiration to everyone around him.  From Yugoslavia to Austria  Paul was born in 1929 in Yugoslavia.
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Sure, you can walk or do other outdoor activities alone – but where’s the fun in that?  According to a 2019 study of almost 20,000 people, spending at least 120 minutes a week in nature is linked with good health and well-being. It doesn’t even matter if there are long-term health issues, if the time was
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Have a question about senior relationships, sex and intimacy?  Every month Senior Planet’s award-winning senior sexpert Joan Price answers questions about everything from loss of desire to solo sex and partner issues. Subscribe now (do it here) and don’t miss a single column. Senior Planet subscribers also get The Weekly Orbit, our newsletter with features
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May 26 is among two National Senior Health and Fitness Days this year. The theme? Life is better in motion. The private-public good health partnership is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. Life is better in motion So, we did a little research to figure
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Tina Wang is a longtime trainer with Senior Planet, specializing in health and wellness programming for older adults. In the op-ed below, Tina discusses her experience leading a recent fitness technology discussion group and Senior Planet’s recently released Fitness Wearables Whitepaper.  The pandemic has presented a devastating time for all Americans. One community whose struggles
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There may be nothing as difficult as having to tell your spouse or partner that you are no longer comfortable with him or her handling your finances. But if the time comes, as uncomfortable as it may be, that talk may be critical to the safety of your retirement nest egg. But when is it
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I was talking yesterday to a good friend who recently moved down South to be closer to her daughter.  She was telling me the line she must carefully walk between her desire for closeness and her daughter’s need for independence…judging by the responses we still get in a story on that topic (link is here)
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Society enjoys an estimated $19 billion boost that enhances the lives and well-being of millions at every level. It doesn’t cost the taxpayer a dime.  It opens career doors.  It improves the quality of life for the giver and the recipient.  And it’s free. What is it?  Volunteering. To be honest, volunteers add so much
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Posted on May 3, 2021 by Admin Atria Senior Living’s care services are backed by our industry-leading quality standards. In our communities that offer care services, the Resident Services Director – who is also a licensed nurse – assesses each resident’s physical, emotional and functional needs prior to move-in, and then on an as-needed basis
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Payment apps, e-commerce and online banking make handling money incredibly easy, but they also make your financial information incredibly easy to steal.  Here’s how to stay safe. Choose the right bank Bank of America wins according to this  article about the 8 safest banks.   Citibank is a close runner up. I can personally attest that
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Fitness technology no longer sits on your laptop, tablet or phone.  Now it’s even…something you wear, thanks to wearable fitness technology gadgets. On a recent morning, Malvina Abbott, 78, a public defender in San Diego, was in her apartment catching up on emails, and the time got away from her. That’s when her Galaxy smart
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A lifelong interest in the environment and photography did more than launch one couple’s relationship.  It gave Rob Badger, 73, and Nita Winter, 66, the means to find and inspire environmental collaborators and inspiring them through their awe-inspiring images of nature  in the American West – a 30 year labor of love. A meeting…  They
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The pandemic kept me from movie theaters….but boy did I watch a lot of movies! Why?  Because, research says, of the many reasons why watching movies is good for us. They call it “Cinema Therapy.” Why movies? …I love thrills and chills (all the Alien movies, Event Horizon and Get Out are favorites, and a
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Best known for his TV sitcom, George Lopez has built an impressive career by examining his Mexican-American culture in stand-up comedy. Exporting his talents to TV and film, he featured in Fatal Instinct, Valentine’s Day and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, lending his voice to numerous animated movies. His brand of humor is often bawdy, so Lopez,
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