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Keeping Physically Active During a Pandemic

Posted by Gayle Young on Sep 25, 2020 8:15:05 AM

There is no denying the importance of physical exercise to our overall wellness. Whatever our age, staying active can help us manage our weight, blood pressure, pain, and emotions. That’s why health experts recommend that older adults who are fit enough for physical activity perform at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise each week.

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Topics: Active Living, Senior Living, Senior Wellness, Seniors and Exercise

Talking about Assisted Living

Posted by Gayle Young on Sep 21, 2020 9:00:00 AM

From our experience, we know that some older adults feel put off by the term “assisted living.” The phrase could conjure up concerns about being perceived as helpless for someone unfamiliar with the services. But as people learn more, they begin to recognize how they might benefit from assisted living. Here, then, is some information you might find helpful.

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Topics: Long-term Care, Senior Living, Aging, Sunset Village, Sunset House, Assisted Living, Caregiving, Level of Care, Activities of Daily Living

Sunset Communities Announces Affiliation with Otterbein Seniorlife

Posted by Gayle Young on Aug 13, 2020 9:19:19 AM

 

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Seniors Embracing Technology: A New Normal?

Posted by Gayle Young on Aug 1, 2020 10:32:58 AM

The coronavirus pandemic has been disrupting personal lifestyles since mid-March while transforming the ways people work and interact. Social distancing and sheltering-in-place have lessened face-to-face contact between families, friends, co-workers, and classmates. Fortunately, online technology permits many of us to remain connected with the people in our world.

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Topics: Senior Living, Aging, Isolation, COVID-19, Seniors and Technology

What You Should Know About Face Masks and COVID-19

Posted by Gayle Young on Jul 23, 2020 3:01:26 PM

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has enacted a statewide mask mandate to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The order goes into effect Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m.

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Topics: Safety, Senior Wellness, Preventative Care, COVID-19

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