Independent Living / Active Adult

Thanks to the efforts of major breast cancer awareness campaigns over the past 35 years, most Americans know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. But many older women may not be aware of some of the most current statistics, risk factors, warning signs, and...

One of the challenges of growing older is how much harder it is to maintain a close social network. Neighbors move away, health needs intensify, and mobility issues make it difficult to get out––these and other age-related changes can lead to isolation, loneliness, and depression. On...

There’s a reason we love pets here at Park Springs––they’re good for our Members! In Independent Living, we welcome cats and dogs of all sizes, even larger dogs. From the walking paths throughout our 61-acre campus to the longer trails right next door at Stone...

Senior living can feel like a whole new world with its own language and unfamiliar rules.  We want you to know that you’re not the only one who is confused when it comes to navigating this new landscape. And that’s why we are here to...

For millions of unpaid U.S. caregivers, finding a healthy balance between taking care of children and elderly loved ones is a constant challenge—and often a drain on time, health, and finances. According to a 2017 report from Transamerica Institute, 74 percent surveyed have been caregivers for...

One in two women and up to one in four men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Osteoporosis is a bone disease characterized by fragile and brittle bones. It’s often called a...

Are you having conversations with your parents or a loved one about moving them to assisted living? Here are a few points you might want to discuss with them as you help make this tough decision. Myth 1: I’ll miss my home too much. Reality: To be...

You know exercise is good for you, but exactly how good is it? Take a look at these stats: > Older women who are physically active are 40% to 50% less likely to die from heart disease or cancer, according to a study published in the...

If you’ve been thinking about starting a new hobby, you’re not alone. As the pandemic swept across the country, senior adults adapted new ways to spend their time in isolation. According to the Wall Street Journal, online classes in chess, art, and music saw...