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Gayle Young

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The Heat is On

Posted by Gayle Young on Jul 10, 2020 2:07:39 PM

Sweltering summer temperatures are uncomfortable for everyone. But for older adults, excessive heat can prove dangerous. Among the 12,000 heat-related deaths in the United States annually, 80 percent involve individuals aged 60 or over.

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Topics: Aging, Safety, Senior Wellness, Preventative Care

Is Living at Sunset a Solution to Loneliness?

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 29, 2020 3:58:58 PM

Among the many stereotypes associated with senior living communities is the perception that residents are lonelier than they would be if they remained living in their homes. Cut off from family members and friends—this common assumption maintains—older adults will unavoidably experience the detrimental effects of social isolation. But being apart from loved-ones is not limited to senior individuals living in nursing homes. Indeed, loneliness can occur anywhere.

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Topics: Nursing Homes, Senior Living, Aging, Senior Wellness, Loneliness, Isolation

Watch Out for These COVID-19 Scams

Posted by Gayle Young on Jun 10, 2020 1:47:18 PM

According to the Federal Trade Commission, financial scams tied to COVID-19 are on the rise. Through June 4, the FTC has received nearly 36,000 complaints involving coronavirus-related fraud, with consumers losing more than $46 million so far.  

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Topics: Safety, Senior Scams, COVID-19

Tour Sunset Without Leaving Home

Posted by Gayle Young on May 27, 2020 3:30:01 PM

At Sunset Communities, we often witness a love-at-first-sight phenomenon among people touring our locations. Whether looking for a senior living option for themselves or a loved one, many visitors become immediately taken by our beautiful and comfortable surroundings and our warm and friendly staff. We enjoy showing off our lovely grounds and magnificent buildings, so we encourage everyone to come for a tour.

Because in-person visits are sometimes impossible, we created short virtual tours for each of our communities. By clicking on the images below, you can experience some of Sunset’s visual attractions online.

If you have questions that arise while watching the videos, or if you would like to schedule a future onsite tour, please contact us.

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Topics: Fieldstone Villas, Sunset Village, The Woodlands, Sunset House, Tour Sunset

The History of Sunset

Posted by Gayle Young on May 12, 2020 12:58:59 PM

Those of us who work at Sunset Communities love talking about the organization’s lengthy history. Founded by the Women’s Christian Association in the early 1870s, we initially went by the name, Home for Friendless Women. In 1889, we became The Old Ladies Home of Toledo, a name that would serve us for more than five decades.

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Topics: Senior Housing, Senior Living, Aging, Sunset History

Make Your Mark: Older Americans Month 2020

Posted by Gayle Young on May 6, 2020 7:32:46 AM

Each May, Older Americans Month serves as an opportunity to recognize the countless ways in which seniors contribute to our communities. This year’s theme, Make Your Mark, highlights the unique and enduring contributions older adults make to society.

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Topics: Events, Senior Living, Aging, Senior Wellness, Older Americans Month

The Great Outdoors

Posted by Gayle Young on Apr 22, 2020 10:57:30 AM

After a cold and snowy winter, the initial hints of springtime weather make most people anxious to spend time outdoors. Fresh air, warm sunshine, and awakening foliage go a long way toward curing months-long feelings of boredom and isolation—as well as recent sheltering-in-place frustrations.

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Topics: Why Sunset?, Fieldstone Villas, Sunset Village, The Woodlands, Sunset House, Senior Wellness, Seniors and Exercise

Staying Social While Social Distancing

Posted by Gayle Young on Apr 9, 2020 10:46:14 AM

One of our highest priorities at Sunset Communities is preventing those who live here from experiencing the loneliness prevalent among society’s older adults. Toward that end, we nurture companionship by fostering close and continuing contact between residents and people inside and outside our buildings. But in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) have issued restrictions that significantly limit visitation and group activities at senior living facilities.

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Topics: Facility News, Fieldstone Villas, Sunset Village, The Woodlands, Sunset House, Loneliness, Isolation, COVID-19

COVID-19 Visitation Restrictions: What You Can Do Instead

Posted by Gayle Young on Mar 19, 2020 12:46:05 PM

As the nation strives to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), federal health authorities have instructed senior living communities to restrict all visitors and group activities. How to ease the strain on those affected most.

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Topics: Nursing Homes, Residential Care, Safety, Loneliness, Isolation, COVID-19

Answers to Basic Questions About the Coronavirus

Posted by Gayle Young on Mar 9, 2020 10:14:44 AM

Whatever your preferred news source—newspapers, newsfeeds, news networks—it’s hard to avoid headlines about the latest coronavirus outbreak. The extensive media coverage is helping to raise awareness of steps people can take to reduce their chances of contracting the virus. But, at the same time, conflicting news stories are causing many people to panic.

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Topics: Senior Wellness, Healthcare, Preventative Care