Tag: education

Why Seniors Need to Think About Legal and Financial Planning

Why Seniors Need to Think About Legal and Financial Planning

Seniors may no longer be dealing with the stresses of raising a family, or working in a challenging job, or meeting other obligations they had when they were younger.  However, they still have to handle important day-to-day and long-term financial issues and should stay on top of their legal documents.  Tax and inheritance laws sometimes change, Medicaid and Social Security benefits are often revised, and a senior’s health or personal life may change – all of which could affect their legal and financial situation. Continue reading “Why Seniors Need to Think About Legal and Financial Planning”

Taking a Closer Look at “Senior Solutions”

Taking a Closer Look at “Senior Solutions”

Many adult “children” find themselves involved in their parents’ retirement living planning.  Sometimes parents have saved money for retirement but haven’t given thought to where they want to live or how they will receive necessary support.  Other parents are a little behind with savings but have a solid idea of where they want to be and how they want to live.  Still others have done neither and suddenly are faced with an illness or other life change that is forcing them to think seriously about senior living options. Continue reading “Taking a Closer Look at “Senior Solutions””

One More Look at Heart Health!

One More Look at Heart Health!

Heart Health Month – February – came and went quicker than we would have ever imagined! We hope you saw the heart health tips and information that we placed throughout The Saybrook at Haddam during this past month. This information focused on ways to maintain healthy blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and weight levels, along with tips to improve physical activity and best manage medications.  Continue reading “One More Look at Heart Health!”

Going Red for Heart Health in February

Going Red for Heart Health in February

Ah, the heart.  It is truly what makes us who we are – and what carries us through our lives (literally and figuratively).  Expectant parents jump for joy upon hearing that first tiny heartbeat in the womb. Many happy romances begin with the rapid beating of the heart. Major life decisions are often judged by listening to the heart (and, of course, the head!). Therefore, it makes sense that we must, in turn, love and care for our hearts. Continue reading “Going Red for Heart Health in February”

Gardeners Making the Most of Winter

Gardeners Making the Most of Winter

Many residents and visitors are drawn to the natural setting of The Saybrook at Haddam – nestled within the rural town of Haddam, surrounded by wonderful trees, riverside parks, and forests. Our beautifully landscaped grounds – including courtyard gardens, walking paths with flowering borders, and countless planters and container gardens – engulf us in the wonder of nature, adding to the daily pleasures of life in our independent, assisted living and memory care community.  We just don’t know what we would do without all this natural beauty! Continue reading “Gardeners Making the Most of Winter”

The Importance of Being Curious

The Importance of Being Curious

An interesting person is a curious one who never stops asking questions and never stops learning.  For senior citizens who have spent a lifetime discovering new things, exploring the world around us, debating ideas, forming opinions, and experiencing much of what life has to offer – it is natural that learning should continue for as long as possible. Continue reading “The Importance of Being Curious”

Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group Sets New Meeting Time and Day

Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group Sets New Meeting Time and Day

The Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group at The Saybrook at Haddam has set a new, regular meeting time and date: the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the retirement community’s library. The next meeting, which will be held on March 24, will focus on “Creating Moments of Joy” for those suffering from memory-related illnesses. Additionally, the group will provide caregivers an opportunity to share information, talk through challenges, and learn more about local resources. Individuals interested in attending any support group meeting (which are free and open to the public) must call 860-345-3779 to RSVP. Continue reading “Dementia Caregivers’ Support Group Sets New Meeting Time and Day”