News Adult Only Homes in Retirement Communities Are Selling<p>Retirement communities meeting these requirements are starting to pop up across the country. More so in the warmer climates where retirees don’t need to deal with the snow and cold of the winters. It’s not uncommon for these communities to have multiple homes that are worth $1 million or more.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTHealth &amp; Wellness: A Four-Point Plan for Joint Health<p>Regular maintenance is an essential part of keeping a vehicle in tip-top shape. The same is true of the human body, particularly the joints</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EST6 Brain Games to Keep Your Mind Sharp<p>There are a ton of fun ways to keep your brain engaged and active these days with modern technology. Check out our six favorites!</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTBreckenridge Village, Rockynol Take Top Spots at Culinary Competition<p>Congratulations to all 12 teams from our retirement communities that turned up the heat at Saturday’s 4th annual OPRS Culinary Competition.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EST3 Steps to Finding the Best Senior Care Facility for a Loved One<p>It’s a hard decision and the stakes are high. You want your loved one to be happy, and many seniors are resistant to the idea of leaving their home behind for assisted or senior living at first. If you take time to find the right facility however, the transition will be much easier and your loved one’s chances at long-term happiness should stay intact.</p> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTA Friendly Chat Can Improve Your Brain Health?<p>Along with lifelong learning, physical exercise, and good nutrition, cultivating a rich social life is one of the key ingredients to having optimal health. But as important as physical activity is to your body, your brain needs exercise too. Your brain can be exercised in a number of ways, including socializing and interacting with other.</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTTips for Starting the Conversation with Mom or Dad about the Next Chapter<p>While mom and dad may have worked hard all their lives with plans of enjoying retirement, their ideas of what that life will be like may be a little vague and highly flexible. Even if they have a vague idea of where their lives are going after retirement, they may have forgotten to clue you in. The best way to learn about future plans for your parents is to sit down and have the talk: where is the best place to live in retirement?</p> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EST'Elder Orphans' Have A Harder Time Aging In Place<p>I am an elder orphan — on my own to decide where, and how, I age. And it’s the reason I launched the Elder Orphan Facebook group. In just a few months, it’s grown to over 1,100 members. Each person joined for different reasons, but primarily to find community, connection and support — my particular motives for starting the group. Here, we talk about what’s on our minds and state our doubts.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTThe Importance of Cincinnati in the 2016 Election<p>Find out what kind of stake Cincinnati and Hamilton County have in the elections every year. Also, see what you can do to encourage others to vote.</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 ESTDog Joins Staff at Ark. Assisted Living Facility<p>A new staff member is bringing a bit of joy to the lives of residents at Alma Health and Rehab. "It sure has helped me," resident Dwyla Sims said. "I think [she] has. She's a doll, let me tell you, everybody wants to pet her and have her in their lap."</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 EST