Clubs for Seniors: Finding Community and Connection

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As our family members age, finding ways to maintain their social connection and sense of purpose becomes increasingly important.  Senior clubs offer a vibrant solution, providing opportunities for friendship, stimulating activities, and a renewed sense of belonging. Here’s your guide to understanding the benefits of senior clubs — and how 12 Oaks can support your […]

The Role of Nature: Outdoor Spaces in Assisted Living Communities


Given an increase in the aging population, we have witnessed a growing number of seniors making big moves to assisted living communities. This has encouraged many communities to provide exceptional amenities inside and outside to ensure the highest quality living space and the best aging experience possible for all residents. While 24/7 assistance and nutritious […]

Unlocking Creativity: Art Projects for Seniors with Limited Mobility


Making art is fun! However, it can be pretty troublesome for seniors with limited mobility or dexterity, as arthritis and stiff fingers make it impossible to grip and move their hands freely. Did you know there are plenty of art projects your parents can safely enjoy despite their joint stiffness? Besides benefiting their joints, it […]

6 Inspiring Books About Retirement and Aging


Planning for retirement can be challenging. There are many vital elements and aspects, both financial and non-financial, of retirement planning that can overwhelm new retirees. Handling post-retirement life can be difficult without a well-thought-out plan and trusted navigation. Besides working with financial advisors, you can learn more about life beyond retirement and keep yourself posted […]

How to Deal With Stubborn Aging Parents?

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Growing up and taking on the caregiver role, you always strive to provide the best care possible for your parents. However, stubbornness may get into the picture when the time comes, making it more challenging to look after your parents. They no longer accept your help or consider your advice. They may even become completely […]

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost | Important Factors You Need to Consider

Most assisted living residences charge between $3,000 and $6,000 per month, with an average of around $4,300. Find out more about the costs of assisted living.

As your parents’ age, they might need further assistance with daily tasks they can no longer do alone. Senior living communities can offer much-needed assistance, allowing seniors to maintain their health and well-being, make new friends, and access the support they need to age gracefully. As a caregiver, your top priority is to ensure your […]

How to Furnish an Assisted Living Apartment

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A comfortable and harmonious living space contributes to happy and healthy aging. Moving from a home to a senior living community is a significant change for most seniors. It raises many questions about the new living space, such as how to decorate and what belongings to declutter. This relocation can leave seniors and their caregivers […]

How to Talk to Elderly Parents About Moving?

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Tips on how to talk to elderly parents about moving include educating yourself first, preparing a list of questions, explaining why moving is necessary, having an in-person talk, discussing senior living options, and offering your support.

6 Inspiring Books Our Parents Will Enjoy

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Books are the ultimate source of inspiration, knowledge, and entertainment. Read to discover six inspiring books your parents will enjoy with every page turned.