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If you’re planning a move to a retirement community soon, you may be worrying about all the changes you have ahead of you. But if you’re a woman, you’re probably finding yourself preoccupied by one thing in particular: How will you get your hair done? Most senior living communities know that looking good has a direct correlation to feeling good for both their female and male residents. That’s why many communities have brought salon and barber shop services on-site, giving seniors easy access to a wash and set or a shave along with a big boost to their self-esteem. But these bastions of beauty are hardly your run-of-the-mill salons on the corner. In honor of National Hairstylists Appreciation Day on April 30, here are some of the key differences you’ll find amid the scissors and the shampoo at these beauty and barber shops: Peace. Mainstream salons are generally abuzz with voices, music and activity. But most onsite retirement community salons deliberately try to keep the noise level down so you can relax while you’re being pampered. Plus, you won’t have to listen to pop music while you’re having your hair done. Instead these beauty and barber shops generally play background music that’s more familiar to you, like Barbra Streisand or Johnny Mathis, so you can hum along while they’re snipping your hair or painting your toenails. Expertise. The stylists who work in these shops have experience working with seniors; therefore, they know the cuts and styles you’re looking for (in other words, they’re not going to give you Molly Cyrus’ hairdo unless you want it!) and the products that will keep your hair its healthiest. […]
Don’t Let the Science of Technology Replace the Art of Conversation Remember the days when you’d stretch out on the bed with your Princess phone cradled on your shoulder and catch up on the day’s events with your friends? Sometimes you’d talk for hours on end, with no distracting “beeps” or “blings” in the background, only the rest of the household yelling at you to get off the phone. Today, in our world of quick texts, emails and Facebook posts, that kind of communication seems so tedious and inefficient. Kind of like scratching your message on a cave wall or something. But should efficiency really be the goal of your communication? In the good, old days, we communicated with people because we actually wanted to know how they were. As a result, not only did we get the “smiling snapshots” of their lives or the good stuff, but we got the bad and the ugly too. Along with the news that they had been happily married for 30 years, we also heard about the fight they had last night. Their pride in their son or daughter’s achievement was balanced by their frustration over that same kid’s perpetually messy room. For the most part, old-school conversation also wasn’t the superficial small talk we engage in on email, text and particularly social media today. Often deep, meaningful conversations would ensue, whether we intended for them to or not. Conversations about the state of a relationship, the national debt, and, when there was no dinner to make or kids to bathe, the talk might even turn philosophical. Imagine your poor thumb muscles trying to text the meaning of […]