Helpful information for seniors and their families.

It’s Better to Enter Senior Living Sooner Rather Than Later

It’s Better to Enter Senior Living Sooner Rather Than Later

Author's Note: This post was prepared for Stellar Living by Markentum. How do you decide whether you should continue living ...

Senior Living Activities: Floral Arranging

Senior Living Activities: Floral Arranging

Have you always wanted to take up floral arranging? Today is your lucky day! Floral arranging is a popular senior living activity ...

Lifelong Learning for Seniors

Lifelong Learning for Seniors

While your school days might be behind you, you’re never too old to learn. In fact, lifelong learning is a key weapon against ...

20 Questions to Ask Your Senior Loved One

20 Questions to Ask Your Senior Loved One

So you want to know what questions to ask your senior loved one, but you don’t really know where to start. Perhaps you want to ...

How to Live Without Regrets

How to Live Without Regrets

Life is hard for all of us. We all make mistakes and have things we wish we’d done differently. As you get older, you might find ...

How to Write a Great Will

How to Write a Great Will

Writing your will can be a daunting task. However, it’s essential to have a clear, direct will to make sure your family and ...

Keep the Spark Alive in Senior Relationships

Keep the Spark Alive in Senior Relationships

It’s easy to feel the “spark” of a new relationship. Everything is new, exciting, different, and unique at the beginning. But ...

Misconceptions about Memory Loss

Misconceptions about Memory Loss

This post was written for Stellar Living by Markentum. Understanding memory loss is an important part of navigating aging ...

What Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Means for Your Senior

What Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes Means for Your Senior

The difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes can be confusing. These different types of diabetes have gone by different ...

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for Seniors?

Is Intermittent Fasting Safe for Seniors?

Intermittent fasting has been a popular diet trend over the past few years. If you’re a senior with a health condition like ...

Fun Science Projects for Seniors

Fun Science Projects for Seniors

When you hear “science project,” you might think of your 5th grade baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano. However, science isn’t just ...

Coping with the Loss of a Senior Loved One

Coping with the Loss of a Senior Loved One

The death of a loved one is one of the most devastating events any of us will experience. Unfortunately, anyone who lives long ...

How Much Protein Do Seniors Need?

How Much Protein Do Seniors Need?

You probably already know protein is an important macronutrient for building muscle. But as a senior, perhaps you are wondering ...

Summer Skincare Tips for Seniors

Summer Skincare Tips for Seniors

Getting outside more often is one of the best parts of summer! However, all that extra sunshine could have a dangerous downside: ...

3 Things to Look for in an Assisted Living Community

3 Things to Look for in an Assisted Living Community

This post was written for Stellar Living by Markentum Finding a new home or moving to a new place takes a lot of consideration, ...

Coping for Caregivers of Seniors

Coping for Caregivers of Seniors

Caring for your aging parents or loved ones can be difficult in many ways–physically, emotionally, and financially, to name a ...

3 Ways to Go Green for Seniors

3 Ways to Go Green for Seniors

Just because you’ve reached retirement doesn’t mean you’ve stopped caring about the Earth. Wondering how to get a little more ...

Top 5 Summer Activities for Seniors

Top 5 Summer Activities for Seniors

Wondering what to do this summer? You don’t have to spend it holed up in your senior living home or apartment! There are lots of ...

How to Stay Active After Retirement

How to Stay Active After Retirement

Being retired can be one of the great joys of life! You finally have the time and freedom to do whatever you want. After decades ...

Managing & Reducing Senior Stress

Managing & Reducing Senior Stress

This post was prepared for Stellar Living by Markentum. Everyone experiences stress from time to time; it’s a natural reaction. ...

3 Myths About Senior Living

3 Myths About Senior Living

Are you or your loved one considering senior living? Choosing to move to a senior living community can be a difficult decision. ...

What are the 5 Types of Dementia?

What are the 5 Types of Dementia?

Did you know there is more than one type of dementia? Technically, dementia isn’t a specific disease at all. It’s a general term ...

5 Spring Reads for Retirees

5 Spring Reads for Retirees

There’s something about the change of seasons that just calls for a fun, lighthearted book. Many retirees take up reading as a ...

How to Spot Depression in Seniors

How to Spot Depression in Seniors

Could your senior loved one be depressed? Are you a senior and feeling down? Depression in older adults is a serious and growing ...

The Best Senior Discounts

The Best Senior Discounts

  There are some serious advantages to being over the age of 65, and one of them is all the discounts! Many popular ...

3 Advantages of Keeping a Journal for Seniors

3 Advantages of Keeping a Journal for Seniors

There are many advantages to keeping a journal for seniors. Maybe you’ve been an avid diary-keeper your whole life. Or, perhaps ...

Why Use Respite Care as a Trial for Senior Living?

Why Use Respite Care as a Trial for Senior Living?

This post was written and prepared by Markentum Digital Marketing. Respite care is an often overlooked resource. In fact, only ...

Easing the Transition to Retirement

Easing the Transition to Retirement

The transition to retirement can be difficult for many people. Most adults have been working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, for 20 ...

5 Things to Love About Aging

5 Things to Love About Aging

Entering our “senior” or “retirement” years can be a hard transition for many of us. In a very youth-focused world, where ...

How to Create an Elderly-Friendly Bathroom

How to Create an Elderly-Friendly Bathroom

For people over the age of 65, falls account for 60% of all injuries. Of those, 80% occur in the bathroom! You might not have ...

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

Spring Cleaning for Seniors

It’s finally spring–or at least, that’s what the calendar says! It’s around this time of year that many people get the urge to ...

Stay Healthy in Spring for Seniors

Stay Healthy in Spring for Seniors

Springtime brings us so many good things–flowers, new life, baby animals, milder weather. But a change in seasons can also ...

Let’s Eat! Top Foods to Promote Brain Health

Let’s Eat! Top Foods to Promote Brain Health

While a person’s cognitive decline is impacted by their personal history, age, and other risk factors, there are ways to maintain ...

The Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living

The Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are popular with older adults for many reasons. But for some seniors, it can be hard to leave one’s ...

4 Activities for Seniors with Mobility Challenges

4 Activities for Seniors with Mobility Challenges

As we get older, many of us experience a loss of mobility. This can occur due to stroke, arthritis, injury, or just a natural ...

Budgeting on a Fixed Income for Seniors

Budgeting on a Fixed Income for Seniors

As a senior, budgeting on a fixed income has its pros and cons. On the plus side, you know exactly how much money you will have ...

5 Signs Your Loved One May Have Dementia

5 Signs Your Loved One May Have Dementia

  As your parents or loved ones get older, you might be hearing the word “dementia” a lot. Dementia is a condition caused ...

Beat the Winter Blues When You’re Retired

Beat the Winter Blues When You’re Retired

For most of us who live with cold, dark winters, the winter blues can seem inevitable. People usually describe the “winter blues” ...

The 5 Best Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

The 5 Best Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

  Valentine’s Day can be more fun than ever now that you’re a senior, whether you’re celebrating with a loved one, with ...

Making Friends in Your Senior Living Community

Making Friends in Your Senior Living Community

Creating a friend group within your senior living community will enrich your life. Senior Living Communities can be a ...

3 Decluttering Tips for Senior Apartment Living

3 Decluttering Tips for Senior Apartment Living

Decluttering can breathe new life into a tired space in your senior living community. Many seniors prefer living in ...

Trouble Sleeping as You Get Older? 5 Sleep Habits for Better Sleep

Trouble Sleeping as You Get Older? 5 Sleep Habits for Better Sleep

Since sleep quality declines with age, insomnia is common in seniors. If you find you’re having more trouble sleeping as ...

How to Create a Masterful Morning Routine for Seniors

How to Create a Masterful Morning Routine for Seniors

Your morning routine should start your day with a smile, not a sense of dread! It can be hard to get into a good routine ...

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

10 New Year's Resolution Ideas for Seniors While your life might look different now than it did when you were younger, ...

3 Ways to Ease Joint Pain

3 Ways to Ease Joint Pain

Joint pain is common and can be debilitating, but there are things you can do to improve it. Joint pain can be an ...

5 Creative Projects for Dementia Patients

5 Creative Projects for Dementia Patients

Art Therapy can be incredibly helpful for people with dementia Dementia, or difficulty thinking, remembering, or making ...

Gift Ideas for Senior Living Community Residents

Gift Ideas for Senior Living Community Residents

It can be hard to think of gifts to buy for your senior loved ones. Perhaps you’d like to donate some gifts to your local ...

Virtual Holiday Gathering Ideas

Virtual Holiday Gathering Ideas

In this day and age, more and more people are choosing to gather online during the holidays instead of in person. Perhaps your ...

Holidays at Senior Living Communities

Holidays at Senior Living Communities

Celebrating the Holidays among friends The holidays can look and feel a little different in a Senior Living Community. The ...

5 Easy (and Arthritis-Friendly!) Fall Recipes

One of the best parts of fall is the baking. Nobody wants to turn on their oven when it’s 100 degrees outside, but now that ...

Winter Workout Tips for Senior Living

Winter Workout Tips for Senior Living

Indoor swimming is a great indoor exercise option for seniors! Walking is a popular favorite exercise for senior citizens, ...

Top Apps for Seniors

Top Apps for Seniors

Technology is more than just fun these days! No smartphone, tablet or laptop is complete without the best senior-friendly ...

LifeLoop: Providing a Deeper Level of Connection

LifeLoop: Providing a Deeper Level of Connection

What is LifeLoop? Stellar Senior Living is proud to announce our new partnership with LifeLoop! LifeLoop connects senior ...

What is Alzheimer’s?

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer's research is being done every day towards finding help and a cure. The word “Alzheimer’s” gets tossed around a ...

How To Improve Heart Health at Any Age

How To Improve Heart Health at Any Age

It's never too late to start thinking about your heart. Heart health has probably been on your mind for a while now, but if it ...

5 Benefits of Nature for Seniors

5 Benefits of Nature for Seniors

Getting outside can be especially beneficial for Senior Citizens! Getting outside and getting fresh air isn’t just a ...

5 Top Travel Tips for Seniors

5 Top Travel Tips for Seniors

Retirement can be a fantastic time to travel! Traveling can become more challenging as we get older. You might ...

Pet Therapy for Dementia

Pet Therapy for Dementia

Pets can be more than just companions Pets are more than just fun buddies to keep us company and entertain us. Being ...

So You Want Houseplants: A Guide for Retirees

So You Want Houseplants: A Guide for Retirees

Houseplants are a great way to liven up your home. They purify your air, add a colorful touch, and are fun and rewarding to care ...

Dating After Retirement

Dating After Retirement

The fun doesn't have to stop just because you're in your retirement years! So, you find yourself needing some tips on ...

4 Crafty (and arthritis friendly!) Retirement Hobbies to Try

4 Crafty (and arthritis friendly!) Retirement Hobbies to Try

Painting is fantastic hobby to try after you've retired. Now that you’ve retired, you finally have more time for all ...

Easier Transitions: What to Bring When Moving to a Senior Living Community

Easier Transitions: What to Bring When Moving to a Senior Living Community

Moving doesn't have to be a pain! When you decide to move into a Senior Living Community, you’ll feel a lot of ...

Tips for Small Space Living

Tips for Small Space Living

One of the bathrooms in an apartment at Park Lane Senior Living Many people find themselves living in small spaces ...

How to Feel Younger: 3 Healthy Habits to Try Today!

How to Feel Younger: 3 Healthy Habits to Try Today!

There's nothing like laughter to keep you feeling young! Good news: you don’t have to wait for someone to discover the ...

How to Make Your Home Your Happy Place

How to Make Your Home Your Happy Place

One of the bedrooms at our Park Lane Senior Living Community. Whether it’s a large house, a small apartment, or an ...

Your Guide to Social Security

Your Guide to Social Security

Social Security: what is it? How and when do I get it? Is it really just going to disappear? This government program can be ...

Quick Tips on Preparing Financially for Retirement

Quick Tips on Preparing Financially for Retirement

Saving for retirement doesn't have to be dull! With rising health insurance costs, lower social security payouts, and ...

How to Beat Anxiety about Aging

How to Beat Anxiety about Aging

Getting older doesn't have to be a bad thing! Few people are excited about getting older. We are constantly told all ...

The 6 Best Exercises for Seniors

The 6 Best Exercises for Seniors

Biking is a great option, and even more fun with a friend or partner! We all know exercise is good for us, but it can ...

Mindfulness for Seniors

Mindfulness for Seniors

I think the only people who haven’t heard of mindfulness by now are the Buddhist monks in monasteries who are actually practicing ...

How to Talk to Your Parents About Senior Living

So, you’ve decided that now is the time to start thinking about senior living for your parents or loved ones (if you’re not sure, ...

Does Medicare Cover Senior Living?

Senior living is a great choice for many people. It may even be medically necessary. Medicare is a government-provided financial ...

Positive Psychology For Seniors

Positive Psychology For Seniors

How can positive psychology help seniors? Positive psychology is a popular buzzword these days. But it’s not just for kids! This ...

When To Start Considering Senior Living

Many people love living in Senior Living Communities as they get older. But when is the right time to start considering this ...

When Your Parents Don’t Want Your Help

When Your Parents Don’t Want Your Help

From the time you were a baby, your parents have cared for you, raised you, and provided for you. Now, you find your parents are ...

10 Ways to Beat Boredom in Retirement

10 Ways to Beat Boredom in Retirement

We all pine away for our retirement years, when our children are grown, our jobs are done, and we can finally do whatever we want ...

Is a Senior Living Community Right for You?

Is a Senior Living Community Right for You?

As you or your loved one enters retirement years, you may be considering a Senior Living Community. So how do you know if senior ...

When Short-Term Senior Living Is Enough

When Short-Term Senior Living Is Enough

Stellar Living's Courtyard at Jamestown When you think of Senior Living, you may think of somewhere to live out your ...

Fitness Tips for Older Adults

Fitness Tips for Older Adults

It’s probably not the first time you’ve heard this: movement is good for you! It keeps your heart healthy, elevates your mood, ...

You Don’t Have to Do It All

You Don’t Have to Do It All

Being a human being can be incredibly difficult these days. Even in your golden years, you are constantly bombarded with endless ...

6 Tips to Keep Your Brain Young

6 Tips to Keep Your Brain Young

There are lots of benefits to aging and finding your “golden years,” but most of us would like to avoid some of the less pleasant ...

Are Senior Living Communities Safe during COVID-19?

Are Senior Living Communities Safe during COVID-19?

Finding a safe place for your loved one to live has never been more important. We have all been impacted by the COVID-19 ...

How Much Do Senior Living Communities Really Cost?

How Much Do Senior Living Communities Really Cost?

Find out how pricing works in Senior Living Communities.

Which Level of Care is Right for Your Senior?

When it comes to choosing a Senior Living Community, you have a lot of options with different levels of care. How do you know ...

What to Look For in a Senior Living Community

What to Look For in a Senior Living Community

What to Look For in a Senior Living Community Senior living communities provide seniors with amazing opportunities to be a part ...

Why Assisted Living Friendships Are Essential

Why Assisted Living Friendships Are Essential

If your loved one starts having trouble with everyday tasks, an assisted living community might be the best option for them. That ...

3 Reasons To Choose an Active Independent Living Facility

3 Reasons To Choose an Active Independent Living Facility

Everyone can benefit from staying active and eating healthy. Seniors are definitely no exception. In fact, studies show that ...