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medication in pill box Nowadays, our medications have become a staple part of our health and routine. However, sorting them out can be a hassle and often more time consuming than we would like them to be. Luckily, there are many useful strategies when it comes to organizing medications that can help us regain this lost time and get us back with the people that...
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The month of December was full of warmth and holiday cheer for residents of The Arbors! We participated in lots of fun and holiday-inspired activities. Take a look below to see what fun we had! Our friends at Red Robin Day School and Camp stopped by The Arbors at Westbury at the beginning of the month! They dressed up as reindeer and sang us...
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senior citizen with dry hands At Arbors Assisted Living, we know that the senior citizens living in our communities often have a problem with dry skin in the winter. Rather than suffering from flaky skin throughout the winter, we offer these important tips for skin care.

Tip 1: Have a Humidifier In Your Room

Buy a small portable humidifier to use in your room to add...
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older man sitting in park A diagnosis of prostate cancer occurs when genetic mutations lead to the production of cancerous cells, which then causes the prostate gland to grow to an atypical size at an increased rate. Even though the treatability of this form of cancer is exceptionally high, it is important to get regular PSA (prostate specific antigen) screenings for a variety of reasons.

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sad older man with head in hands Caring for a loved one with dementia can be a trying task, even when your relative is residing in an assisted living community. Contributing to our family member's care when they are faced with dementia can induce a lot of difficult emotions and situations to process, but with the right resources and skills, it can also be quite...
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elderly woman exercising Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease where the bones become brittle and break easily. It affects many older people, especially women. Exercise can help strengthen the supporting muscles and joints, and assist in preventing falls and the progression of the disease itself. Here are a few exercises to try if you've been diagnosed with this condition.

Walking

Walking is one of the best exercises for...
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Woman playing brain game Ongoing research is being done to discover ways to reduce the risk of developing dementia and slowing down its progress. Brain games have been the subject of many of those studies, and some encouraging results have been found.

Slow Memory Loss

Studies show that people who exercise their brain regularly suffer less memory loss. Your brain is a muscle, just like a bicep...
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Woman in assisted living community At The Arbors Assisted Living, we want our senior citizen residents to have an enjoyable lifestyle. At our senior communities, there is always something to do, including: • Participating in exercise classes • Playing cards or board games • Making crafts for a season or holiday • Working in a flower or vegetable garden • Traveling on field trips to local events Our residents...
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