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These Travel Tips for Seniors Can Help Ensure Your Next Trip Is a Safe One

travel tips for seniors November 16, 2023

Having more leisure time is one of the great perks of retirement. For many, it means more time to travel, whether it’s a trip to visit family or an adventure in some exotic, faraway place. As we head into the winter holidays, you may be planning some travel of your own — maybe a road trip [...]

Reading Does More Than Exercise Your Brain — It’s Also Good for Your Physical Health

reading exercises the brain October 24, 2023

Depending on where you live, October may have you enjoying day trips to take in the majesty of fall foliage, pulling your sweaters and coats out of storage, visiting a local pumpkin patch or, at the very least, savoring a warm, spiced beverage. October is also National Book Month, so it’s the [...]

Cue the Music, Please, and Let the Memories Begin!

importance of music September 15, 2023

“Music is life itself.” None other than Louis Armstrong said that, and whether or not you agree with him, there’s no mistaking the impact music can have on our mood, our memory and, as research has demonstrated repeatedly, our health. It’s easy to see why many senior living communities are [...]

Warm-Hearted and Ready to Love: Why Seniors and Pets Are a Perfect Pairing

pets for seniors August 24, 2023

Richard* retired several years ago from a successful career. He lives in a two-bedroom condo in a nice part of town. He’s been married before and is open to the possibility of another romantic relationship in the future, but he’s not actively looking for one. His daughters are grown and have [...]

As We Get Older, the Importance of Friendship Grows

importance of friendship July 25, 2023

There’s no denying the vital roles friendship plays at all stages of life. We learn from our friends, have fun with them, confide in them, celebrate our successes and victories with them and rely on them for emotional support when life challenges us. Friendship also benefits us mentally and [...]

Is Independent Living at The Variel the Right Choice for You or Someone You Love?

independent living right choice for you June 27, 2023

With countless opportunities for having a good time in and around our community — and more time to engage in all of those adventures and activities —  independent living may be just what you’re looking for. Ready to do some preliminary exploring? Let’s go! What Is Independent [...]