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Mental Health for Seniors

Mental Health for Seniors

September 15, 2021 Bob Pontius
During this odd time of distancing and uncertainty, many older adults and caregivers are feeling lonely, agitated, and withdrawn. Relieving stress and anxiety is also critically important now. Here are a few tips that all of us can use as we navigate these uncertain times.
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Is foot care different for Seniors?

Is foot care different for Seniors?

September 1, 2021 Bob Pontius
Many seniors never see a podiatrist until something happens. Aging does a number on people’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and bones which can mean an increased need for podiatric attention.
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Grow Your Career at Danbury:<br />Why Here? Why Now?

Grow Your Career at Danbury:
Why Here? Why Now?

August 26, 2021
With so many other senior care communities hiring, why is Danbury the place to be, right here, right now? Discover the Danbury difference for STNAs and LPNs, today!
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How do I de-clutter & downsize all my “collections”?

How do I de-clutter & downsize all my “collections”?

August 25, 2021 Bob Pontius
There comes a time in everyone’s life when they need to take a look around and ask, “Do I really need all this stuff?” And for my senior friends who have been in the same house for 30 years, it’s time to look around and ask “Why do I need such an extensive cakepan collection (or screwdriver collection for the guys)! 
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What are some good things I can do every day for heart health?

What are some good things I can do every day for heart health?

August 18, 2021 Bob Pontius
According to the American Heart Association, over 50% of men and 30% of women over the age of 60 have coronary heart disease. We need to remedy this situation. But how? Fortunately, it’s not as hard as you might think!
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The internet will help me find the best senior living center, right?

The internet will help me find the best senior living center, right?

August 11, 2021 Bob Pontius
As shoppers, we’re more educated than ever and if you have a problem you can just “Google it” and you’ll find thousands of answers in two seconds. When seeking information for health care services in your neighborhood, can you be confident that the internet will give you correct information?
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How do I talk with Dad about moving to assisted living?

How do I talk with Dad about moving to assisted living?

August 4, 2021 Bob Pontius
Having “the Senior talk” can be difficult, emotional, and scary. But putting off the subject for another time might leave you with no time for pre-planning. If you are considering talking to your parents about assisted living, here are a few tips.
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What is a respite stay and how can it help me?

What is a respite stay and how can it help me?

July 28, 2021 Bob Pontius
As a caretaker it can be difficult to find time for your own physical and emotional needs; click to learn about respite stays at Danbury.
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Memory Care Solutions: What to Expect in Each Stage of Dementia

Memory Care Solutions: What to Expect in Each Stage of Dementia

July 23, 2021
No matter what your loved one’s stage of dementia, they can receive expert, professional care at Danbury Senior Living.
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Is sitting the new smoking?

Is sitting the new smoking?

July 21, 2021 Bob Pontius
Someone recently told me that “sitting is the new smoking” and it really made me think of my retired friends and clients. How many do you know that spend too much time sitting? Sitting and reading, sitting and watching TV, sitting and playing on the computer?
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What can a pet do for a senior?

What can a pet do for a senior?

July 14, 2021 Bob Pontius
Pets and interacting with pets are incredibly important as we age. For seniors, the benefits of a furry companion can be life-changing or even life-saving!
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Why won’t my kids send photo albums of the grandkids?

Why won’t my kids send photo albums of the grandkids?

July 7, 2021 Bob Pontius
Because they’re on Facebook. And Instagram. And Pinterest. And anything else they can share pictures with that involves their phone or a computer. Here are a few reasons for a senior to have a basic account on a social media site.
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