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What can a Senior do to Beat the Heat?

What can a Senior do to Beat the Heat?

July 13, 2022 Bob Pontius
Here are some tips for keeping a senior hydrated and cool in the summer months.
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How can we include elderly grandparents in our family reunion?

How can we include elderly grandparents in our family reunion?

July 6, 2022 Bob Pontius
Family reunions are filled with love, fun and old memories and can be very beneficial for seniors, even those suffering from memory loss or dementia. Here are some pro tips on planning for a family gathering with your senior family members.
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How can we best help seniors celebrate July 4th?

How can we best help seniors celebrate July 4th?

June 29, 2022 Bob Pontius
The 4th of July is one of everyone’s favorite holidays. With parades, picnics, fireworks, and pools, why wouldn’t it be? Well, if you’re a senior limited mobility, you might not look forward to July 4th as much as some people! Here are some ideas for staying inside with your favorite senior on Independence Day.
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Can stress have a negative impact on me, even if I’m retired?

Can stress have a negative impact on me, even if I’m retired?

June 22, 2022 Bob Pontius
I was recently joking with one of my senior buddies about how he’s “living the good life, stress free” as a retiree and he was quick to point out that, while he doesn’t report to work every day, the daily stresses of life never go away!
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At Danbury, Every Worker Is an Essential Worker

At Danbury, Every Worker Is an Essential Worker

June 21, 2022
Every team member is essential to creating the Danbury Difference. See how each role fits in with the rest of the team to make our residents’ lives safe, healthy, and special.
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My Mom seems to suffer from chronic back pain, is there anything I can do?

My Mom seems to suffer from chronic back pain, is there anything I can do?

June 15, 2022 Bob Pontius
Did you know that chronic pain is one of the most common, yet under-reported health conditions for seniors? According to NIH, over 50% of those ages 75-85 suffer from chronic pain. How can we help? Here are a few tips.
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Since I’m over 70, can I exercise outside in the summer?

Since I’m over 70, can I exercise outside in the summer?

June 8, 2022 Bob Pontius
Last week I was talking with one of my senior buddies who was lamenting the fact that his kids didn’t want him outside too much this summer because he could get too much sun or get dehydrated. He said, “What am I supposed to do, stay inside and watch the news all day? I’ll go crazy if I have to do that!” Here are some tips I offered for seniors to exercise safely this summer.
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How can music help older adults?

How can music help older adults?

June 1, 2022 Bob Pontius
Music improves our daily lives as we age in a number of ways. That's why at Danbury Senior Living, music is an integral part of our day. We have different types of appropriate music playing throughout the building and the benefits are quite obvious.
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How can we celebrate Memorial Day with our Seniors?

How can we celebrate Memorial Day with our Seniors?

May 25, 2022 Bob Pontius
As wonderful as it is to have a 3-day weekend to celebrate the start of summer, it’s easy to forget the importance of Memorial Day to our country and our seniors. Let’s keep in mind some great ways to help our senior loved ones commemorate Memorial Day.
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How can I make my parents’ home safe so they don’t fall?

How can I make my parents’ home safe so they don’t fall?

May 18, 2022 Bob Pontius
For most seniors who have lived in the same home for more than 30 years, calling it a “safe and healthy home environment” would be a considerable misstatement. They may try hard, but there’s just too much “stuff” to consider it a success. Here are some tips to maintain a safe and healthy home environment!
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Bring New Light to Your Nursing Career

Bring New Light to Your Nursing Career

May 12, 2022
LPNs, you might be surprised to find exactly what you’ve been looking for to find a new direction in your nursing career at Danbury Senior Living.
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What can we do to celebrate friends & family over a certain age?

What can we do to celebrate friends & family over a certain age?

May 11, 2022 Bob Pontius
Did you know that May is always “Older Americans Month?” Every year, the Federal Administration for Community Living finds new ways to celebrate getting older, here are a few ideas.
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