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Bring All of Yourself to Danbury

Bring All of Yourself to Danbury

September 22, 2022
When Gary and Nancy decided it was time to find a new place to live to support their mobility issues, they started looking with one condition: Nancy needed space to create. The couple turned to Danbury.
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How can we discuss politics between generations?

How can we discuss politics between generations?

September 21, 2022 Bob Pontius
As we draw closer to another election season in Ohio, it’s time for my annual column about “intergenerational politics.” Here are some tips on how have an “intergenerational political discussion.”
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Mom is adamant about staying home alone, is this a good idea?

Mom is adamant about staying home alone, is this a good idea?

September 14, 2022 Bob Pontius
As we’ve learned during the pandemic, loneliness and social isolation isn’t good for anyone, especially our senior friends and family. Here are a few signs of loneliness.
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What does “healthy aging” mean?

What does “healthy aging” mean?

September 7, 2022 Bob Pontius
As Americans live longer and healthier, it’s great to see an emphasis placed on “healthy aging” but sometimes we don’t quite get it 100% right.
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My 75-year-old mom seems to have a new boyfriend! Should I be concerned?

My 75-year-old mom seems to have a new boyfriend! Should I be concerned?

August 31, 2022 Bob Pontius
I was chatting with the family of a lovely lady who moved into Danbury about a year ago and they were equal parts impressed and shocked that their mother seemed to have a new romantic interest and she’s 75! They were surprised because after Father passed away 5 years ago, the thought of Mom dating again never seemed to cross any one’s mind,  especially since she was 70 at the time!
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How do we know what kind of care is needed for Dad?

How do we know what kind of care is needed for Dad?

August 24, 2022 Bob Pontius
A question I get at least once a week is "What is the difference in all these senior communities?"
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My dad eats alone for most meals. Is that ok?

My dad eats alone for most meals. Is that ok?

August 17, 2022 Bob Pontius
Dinner is one of the most important times of the day. It is a special and specific time to sit with others and socialize and learn and laugh.
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My elderly father was recently diagnosed with COPD. What do I need to know?

My elderly father was recently diagnosed with COPD. What do I need to know?

August 10, 2022 Bob Pontius
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases like emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthma. This disease is primarily characterized by increasing breathlessness.
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My dad’s Alzheimer’s makes it hard to communicate. What can I do?

My dad’s Alzheimer’s makes it hard to communicate. What can I do?

August 3, 2022 Bob Pontius
Many caregivers have learned that as a person’s Alzheimer’s (dementia) gets worse, communicating with them gets harder and more frustrating. Here are some tips for communicating with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.
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Find a Great Workplace in Your Own Backyard

Find a Great Workplace in Your Own Backyard

August 2, 2022
Long commutes drain the enjoyment out of life. Find your next opportunity at a Danbury community near you.
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How important is the “culture of the staff” at a senior living facility?

How important is the “culture of the staff” at a senior living facility?

July 27, 2022 Bob Pontius
I was recently giving a tour of Danbury to a family who commented that our staff (and residents) were so much livelier and more engaged than those at a different community they had toured earlier, and they wondered why?
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Why do my feet hurt more than ever now that I’m over 65?

Why do my feet hurt more than ever now that I’m over 65?

July 20, 2022 Bob Pontius
For the same reasons that everything else in our aging body seems to ache and sag and change. Our feet are possibly the biggest victims of getting old. According to WebMD, here are some common problems and solutions.
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