Author Archives: North Chandler Place Staff

6 Ways to Make Friends Later in Life – and Improve Your Health

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To make friends later in life staying socially connected with family, friends, and our community is vitally important to our mental and physical health.  According to America’s Health Rankings, if we’re socially isolated in our later years, we’re at greater risk of experiencing poor health, including conditions like dementia and stroke. Odds are we’ll die […]

3 Fresh Ideas for Virtual Family Get-Togethers

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Virtual family get-togethers have truly bridged the gap when we have not been able to meet face to face. When the pandemic began, many older adults suddenly found themselves separated from their adult children, grandchildren, and other important members of their families. And as the pandemic drags on, it’s been a struggle for many to […]

What Are the Best Cars for Senior Drivers?

Driving represents freedom to most of us, especially as we grow older. But the topic of senior drivers can sometimes be a contentious one. Studies show that older drivers are among the safest drivers on the road. Unlike other age groups, senior drivers are more likely to cause harm to themselves than others as a […]

Exploring the Link Between Nutrition and Fall Risk for Seniors

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The fall risk for seniors is startlingly high. In fact, falls are the leading cause of injury and serious disability for older adults. According to the National Council on Aging, 1 in 4 older adults will suffer a fall each year. Every 11 seconds, a senior in this country is treated in a hospital emergency […]

How to Make New Friends during Retirement

It’s important to make new friends during retirement. Having a close circle of friends can provide a support system to make life’s ups and downs a little easier to navigate. This is important at every age, but especially so for older adults. From encouraging us to exercise to lending an ear when times are tough, […]

What is a Senior Move Manager?

Moving to an independent living community is the start of a new chapter in life. It’s a change that offers freedom, flexibility, and opportunities to socialize with peers. Many seniors look forward to finally having time for hobbies and interests they let go of when they were busy with a career and family life. Although […]

Should You Sell Your Home Before or After Moving to Independent Living?

If you’ve decided to move to an independent living community, one important decision you’ll need to make is when to sell your current home. Are you better off selling your house before you move or waiting until after you’ve transitioned to the new place? There are many factors to consider with no one-size-fits-all answer. To […]

The Dangers of a Sedentary Lifestyle During Retirement

Is a sedentary lifestyle during retirement comparable to smoking?  Experts say yes. Research shows that spending too much time sitting down can be deadly. In fact, a sedentary lifestyle is linked to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, depression, and early mortality. Staying active has the opposite effect. Middle-aged and older adults who […]