Changing Minds and Improving Lives A Look at Friendship Independent Living If you’ve ever visited an independent living community, then you know that the scene can look more like a vacation destination than a senior living option. But for many people, the fact that it falls under the category of “retirement community” is enough to…

Feel Right at Home, With an Extra Helping Hand For a lot of people, it can be hard to picture your parents anywhere other than in their own home. But when chores like cooking and cleaning become too much, Commonwealth Assisted Living (CAL) at Christiansburg offers assurance that your folks’ new place will still be…

As our population in the United States continues to age, it is critical for hospitals to be experts in the care of older adults. NICHE is the leading nurse-driven program in the United States designed to help hospitals improve the care of older adults. A hospital with NICHE certification is an indication that they have…

bathroom

The old Bobby Darin hit “Splish, Splash” made a bathroom sound fun. There was a-splishin’ and a-splashin’ Reelin’ with the feelin’ Movin’ and a-groovin’ Rockin’ and a-rollin’, yeah, yeah For many of us, the “movin’-and-a-groovin’” is a little more dangerous the older we get and we hope “a splishin’ and a-splashin’” isn’t from a fall…

How to Meet People in Richmond, VA You’re no longer going to work each day. You may have lost your spouse. Maybe you’re not even driving anymore. As you get older, you just don’t encounter as many people in your daily life anymore and that resulting decline in social interaction not only makes life a…

Seniors are encouraged to think of heart health during American Heart Month February is a time of year that many people see hearts as a symbol of love, but it’s also a time to remember your heart’s health. February has been designated as American Heart Month in an effort to raise awareness and prevention of…

When it’s time for a loved one to move into a retirement living community, there are a lot of things to consider. Location, cost and care level are just a few of the many factors that families weigh. But the most important thing to consider is one simple question. Will my family member be happy?…

rewarding recipies

Congratulations to our first-ever Rewarding Recipes GRAND PRIZE Winner, Rachel L. Jones of Roanoke, Virginia! Rachel won first place, and $100, for her recipe for Springerlies Christmas Cookies. Click here for the award winning recipe for Springerlies. Mrs. Jones tells Seniors Guide: One of my unusual cookie recipes is for Springerlies.  It originated in Germany. …

landmark group

For seniors in Southwest Virginia who want to stay connected to their communities, The Landmark Group offers three locally-owned health care facilities in pastoral settings that provide a full spectrum of care from short-term rehabilitation to assisted living care. These include the Blue Ridge Nursing Center and the Landmark Assisted Living Center located on the…

retirement in southwest virginia

For seniors in Southwest Virginia who want to stay connected to their communities, The Landmark Group offers three locally-owned health care facilities in pastoral settings that provide a full spectrum of care from short-term rehabilitation to assisted living care. These include the Blue Ridge Nursing Center and the Landmark Assisted Living Center located on the…