Tips on Finding Proper Memory Care for a Loved One

By- spaparella

How to find memory care for a family member with dementia or Alzheimer’s Cognitive impairment in seniors is both heartbreaking and complicated. When a loved one starts to exhibit symptoms of Alzheimer’s or dementia, family members may have to come to the difficult decision to seek out long-term care for their family member.  A general senior living community typically doesn’t cut it for those dealing with cognitive impairments. In these situations, it’s best to seek out memory care services. In

Tips on Helping Your Elderly Parent Find Residence & Care

By- wpadmin

  How To Find the Right Living Place For Your Parents Choosing a retirement community for an elderly parent is never an easy task. When children look for a home for their senior parents, they aren’t just trying to find them another place to live. A good senior living community gives the children peace of mind, and it gives the parents somewhere they can live out their golden years with joy. For many people, finding a new home for their

Affording a CCRC

By- Christine Hughes

Did you know… St. Anne’s Retirement Community (SARC) is a Continuous Care Retirement Community (CCRC), meaning that we want you to stay when you come here to SARC. We offer three levels of living Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing. Within our Care and Skilled Nursing units, we have a secured Memory Support unit that offers help for Residents diagnosed with Dementia. It is easy to get settled into the community but paying for it can be confusing. Here

Fall Has Finally Arrived!

By- Christine Hughes

Fall is a time when the leaves turn colors, and the air turns crisper. It is also the season where we fall back an hour due to daylight savings time! Fall officially began on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, and ends Tuesday, December 21, 2021. During these three months, we enjoy a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities such as pumpkin patches, time with our family, fall décor, and the occasional pumpkin spice flavored item. Have we ever thought about making

7 Ways to Go Green in Spring

By- Mary Jo Diffendall

7 Ways to Go Green in Spring Spring is officially here! There isn’t anything better than an abundance of sunshine, warm temperatures and smiling faces. This is the season to not just go green, but to $ave $ome green too!  Here are a few simple changes you can make to reduce your environmental footprint and save money this spring. 1. Declutter Your Life Get rid of all of your things you own that you don’t want or haven’t used in

2020 Guide to Holiday Gifting

By- Mary Jo Diffendall

While your holiday will probably be different this year, we’re still asking the same question: do the gift wrap, tissue paper, and gift boxes go in the trash? Regardless of if it’s the holiday season or any other time of year, sustainability starts at the beginning of the cart. Consider these tips: Encourage minimal gift exchanges such as a Secret Santa or white elephant gift experience. Reduce waste by giving someone an e-gift card or reloading an existing gift card.

Recycling Keeps America Beautiful

By- Mary Jo Diffendall

America Recycles Day is on November 15 each year and is the only nationally-recognized day “dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.” This year, the EPA recognizes our nation’s progress with recycling, and how it affects American prosperity. The recycling rate has “more than tripled over the last 30 years to the current rate of 35 percent.” This growth helps to create an abundance of jobs and wages for Americans and support community development. The most recent

Holiday Celebrations and COVID-19

By- Mary Jo Diffendall

The holidays are approaching us quickly and the COVID-19 pandemic is something that may alter our holiday gatherings this year. Holiday gatherings can be an opportunity to reconnect with family and friends. However, this year, consider ways to modify your gatherings to reduce the spread of COVID-19 amongst your loved ones. Celebrating virtually or with only members of your household pose the lowest risk of spread. However, we realize that some will continue holding holiday gatherings. Here are a few

Use Each Sani-Cloth Hand Wipe Multiple Times Until Dry

By- Mary Jo Diffendall

When using Sani-Cloth hand wipes, remember to use each sheet until it’s dry, and make sure to keep the canister lid closed until the next use. You may also want to take advantage of multi-use, reusable cloth wipes instead of paper towels. They are great because they are: Reusable, durable, dry cleaning cloths Superabsorbent and multi-purpose uses Machine washable, for multiple uses Rinse and reuse up to 20 times An alternative to paper towels, rags, and sponges A blog post

What Important Records and Financial Documents to Save

By- Christine Hughes

When it comes to important paperwork, sometimes it can be difficult to know what documents to save and why. From financial documents, insurance policies, to invoices and receipts, what do you need to hold onto and what can you toss? INSURANCE POLICIES Most insurance policies are different, but there are some that should be saved past their expiration date. Those may include auto, homeowners, and umbrella policies.  If you’ve picked up a lawsuit following an auto accident, a lawsuit that