Tips for a Diabetes-Friendly Halloween

Diabetes and HalloweenEven when you’re well past the recommended cut-off age for trick-or-treating, Halloween can be a tempting time of year for even the most health-conscious individuals! From bags of sugary and chocolatey candy to bowls of sweet punch at Halloween parties, it can be difficult to pass up these delicious treats this time of year.

However, if you have diabetes, it’s important to make smart decisions at Halloween time. After all, indulging too much will send your blood sugar through the roof and can result in complications that negatively affect your health.

Diabetes and Halloween: Avoiding Tempting Sugary Treats

When you’re on a diabetic diet, trick-or-treat time can be a harrowing time of year. But, if you remember that moderation is key while making better choices about indulging, Halloween doesn’t have to be so scary! Here are a few tips to ensure you stay as healthy as possible and keep your blood sugar in check at all those Halloween festivities this season:

Keep portion control in mind.

You don’t necessarily have to deny yourself treats altogether. If your sweet tooth really needs satisfaction, try setting aside one small piece of your favorite candy or chocolate that you can enjoy after a healthy meal. You can look forward to this treat, knowing it will satisfy your urges without skyrocketing your blood sugar by indulging too much.

Purchase treats that won’t tempt you.

When shopping for candy for your trick-or-treaters, avoid the temptation of opening those bags before Halloween even arrives by buying candy you don’t enjoy yourself. If you don’t like the type of candy you’ve bought, you won’t feel like you’re missing out!

Bring a healthy snack to the party.

Everyone loves a good costume party at Halloween. However, parties generally equal a variety of unhealthy, rich foods or baked goods. If you’re heading to a party this season, offer to bring a more nutritious option that’s part of your diet for diabetes already. This way, you know there will be at least one healthy snack you can enjoy that can help you eat less of those sugary treats.

Choose your treats wisely.

Again, you don’t necessarily have to deny yourself all the treats of the season. However, try to choose them wisely. For instance, go for “fun-size” candy bars instead of full-size, sugar-free gummy bears, dark chocolate, or hard candy.

Stick to your eating routine as much as possible.

When in doubt, stick to your recommended diet for diabetes and your normal eating routine. Eat a healthy and fulfilling breakfast, lunch and dinner to stay satisfied and keep you away from those sugary goodies calling your name. The less hungry you are, the more willpower you’ll have to make those smarter choices.

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Is Your Loved One Hiding Dementia?

hiding signs of dementiaOne of the most common signs of dementia is persistent memory loss. While forgetful moments can be normal among aging adults, such as misplacing your keys or glasses, not remembering where you left your purse or parked the car, memory loss that disrupts daily life is a key indicator that something more serious is going on.

The problem is that many seniors fear admitting that memory loss has become an issue means they will lose their independence. They will go to great lengths to hide their condition from loved ones and friends, which hinders the start of treatment that can ease some of the dementia symptoms they’re experiencing.

3 Ways Loved Ones Hide the Signs of Dementia

It’s important for caregivers to be aware of some of the ways aging parents can hide the signs of dementia. Sometimes, your loved one might not even be aware of his or her condition at all, which is called anosognosia. In this case, your loved one doesn’t realize that medical treatment is a necessity and can downright refuse treatment. However, the sooner treatment can begin, the higher chance there is of slowing the progression of the disease.

Some of the top ways aging loved ones might hide dementia symptoms include:

Social withdrawal

If you used to enjoy weekly lunch or dinner dates at your loved one’s home, but recently he or she has been making excuses to keep you- and others- away, this could be a sign that he or she is struggling with confusion or memory loss. Perhaps the house is in a state of disarray, as daily living activities like cleaning and paying bills can become difficult throughout the stages of dementia. Or, perhaps your loved one has stopped going to their weekly card game at the senior center because remembering the rules to the game has started to become an issue.

Denial of issues with memory loss

Aging loved ones may insist everything is fine; they are just having frequent “senior moments” during which they get confused or forgetful. They may say they’re just tired from not sleeping well. They may feel like making excuses or being in denial that anything is wrong, hoping it will help keep them living independently in their homes for a longer amount of time.

Increased dependence on a spouse

Spouses often feel pressured to help hide a loved one’s possible dementia symptoms, as their own independence might be tied to the spouse who is having memory problems. If you notice your loved one’s husband or wife completing sentences or tasks for the other on a regular basis, this could be a clear sign something bigger is going on.

Again, if you notice any of the signs of dementia in a loved one, it’s best to address the problem as soon as possible. A doctor can rule out other possibilities, like dehydration, infection, or issues with any current medications. You shouldn’t be afraid to start the conversation about necessary treatment or alternative living options, as your loved one’s health and safety are the main concern.

American Senior Communities offers memory care assisted living in a specialized environment for those in the early or middle stages of dementia. Or, our Auguste’s Cottage provides person-centered memory care throughout each stage of the disease.  Contact us today to request more information.

Fall in Indiana: Top Fall Foliage Destinations

fall in IndianaFall is an amazing time of year in the Hoosier State. As the air cools down, we start digging out comfortable sweaters and favorite flannels from the depths of ours closets, ready to relax with some hot cider or pumpkin-flavored treats.

The fall colors in Indiana are truly a sight to behold. Dazzling crimsons, sparkling golds and brilliant orange paint the landscape everywhere, but there are a few notable places to visit if you really want to experience fall in Indiana this season.

5 of the Best Spots for Taking in Indiana Fall Foliage

Peak leaf times for both the northern and southern parts of the state are actually right now, from mid- to late October. So, don’t wait- pack up the car and head out for a pleasant day trip to some of these beautiful places throughout the state!

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park continually makes the “best of” lists for viewing fall colors in Indiana. Located in Nashville, it’s the largest park in the state and offers hiking, bridle trails, and of course, amazing fall colors. Enjoy nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and scenic vistas overlooking miles of uninterrupted forestland.

Indiana State University

It’s not a park, but Indiana State University has one of the most beautiful campuses in the state. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon walking around campus just admiring the fall foliage, or get there early and stay for a football game!

Indiana Dunes State Park

Located at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, Indiana Dunes State Park offers more than three miles of beautiful shoreline along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. Indiana Dunes consists of over 2,100 acres of primitive, beautiful and historic Hoosier landscape, and large sand dunes tower nearly 200 feet above Lake Michigan.

McCloud Nature Park

McCloud Nature Park, located in central Indiana in Hendricks County, is a premier nature park featuring over six miles of well-marked trails and 232 acres of woods, glacial ravines, prairies and creeks. While visiting, make sure to check out the restored 101 year-old iron truss bridge.

Spring Mill State Park

Finally, Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell offers hiking and biking along a variety of trails, from easy trails for a quiet, leisurely walk to rugged trails for the more adventurous. You can also explore the story of how nature shapes our lives and the impact we have on our environment by visiting the park’s Pioneer Village, Nature Center, Grissom Memorial or on the Twin Caves Boat Tour.

These are just a few suggestions for fully enjoying the Indiana fall foliage. Where are your favorite places to visit during the fall in Indiana?

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Avoiding Caregiver Guilt: Why Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

caregiver guiltGuilt is a complicated emotion. For a family caregiver, feeling guilty after moving a loved one into an assisted living community is a common, natural response. Along with feeling guilty for moving your loved one in the first place, you might still be feeling residual guilt from your caregiving duties. Feeling like you could have done more, you should have asked for more help, that you didn’t ask for help…all of these factors lead to a sometimes debilitating feeling of guilt.

However, it’s important to remember that the decision you’ve made did not come lightly. Caring for elderly parents, especially when you’re also caring for your own family, can involve duties that leave you with very little time to attend to your own needs. Not only that, but sometimes you might not be entirely qualified to perform some of the daily tasks your loved one needed assistance with, which can possibly lead to dangerous situations for all those involved.

Losing the Feeling of Caregiver Guilt

It’s important to remember that the decision to move a loved one to an assisted living community was made because he or she needed full-time care in a safe, comfortable environment. Your reasons for this decision could have been due to your loved one’s continued decline in health, or maybe because of the financial toll caregiving was taking on your family. Many family caregivers put their careers on hold in an effort to provide the amount of care their loved one requires, which can lead to stress that threatens their own health.

Sometimes caregivers feel as though they should have made a different decision, especially when they know their loved one may have wanted to age in place in the home instead. However, it’s important to focus on the positives of the move and how your loved one is now in the best environment possible for his or her needs.

Assisted Living Improves Your Loved One’s Quality of Life

In an assisted living community, all your loved one’s healthcare needs will be attended to by a caring, professional staff. You have peace of mind that help is available around the clock, especially should an accident occur.

In time, your loved one will adjust and flourish in this new way of life. Many residents report they wish they would have made the move sooner, and that they feel healthier and stronger than they have in several years. At an assisted living community, residents enjoy healthy meals, a variety of social events and activities, help with housekeeping tasks, access to fitness classes and lifelong learning opportunities, and so much more above and beyond the help they need with daily living activities.

Once you’re relieved of your caregiving duties, you can focus on building your relationship with your parent. Enjoy quality time when you visit, sharing a cup of coffee and some nice conversation. Let go of your caregiver guilt, move on and enjoy the valuable time you have with your aging loved one.

Learn more about personalized care and the quality assisted living options available at American Senior Communities. Contact us today to request more information.

What is the Mediterranean Diet?

mediterranean dietWhen most people think about Mediterranean cuisine, images of pasta, loaves of crusty bread, olives and red wine probably come to mind; foods that aren’t necessarily what we consider entirely healthy here in the United States. However, the reality is that our friends across the ocean actually eat a diet that consists mainly of vegetables, hearty whole grains, seafood and healthy fats that have been proven to fight against conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cognitive decline and even some cancers.

Studies have shown that a Mediterranean diet is associated with a lower level of “bad” cholesterol- oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that can build up in your arteries. Adults who follow this diet have a lower risk of cardiovascular mortality, reduced risk of stroke and heart attacks, and better overall heart health.

Enjoy Mediterranean Cuisine to Improve Heart Health!

The key component of the Mediterranean diet is to focus on incorporating healthier foods into your diet. For example, residents in Greece generally eat very little red meat, and on average consume about nine servings of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables daily. While bread is an important part of the diet there, instead of slathering it in butter or margarine the Greeks eat it plain or dipped in olive oil. Instead of eating a heaping plate of pasta, they enjoy it as a side dish as only about a one-cup serving size. The goal is to eat healthy foods regularly, rather than solely trying to concentrate on avoiding unhealthy foods.

If you’re wondering how to start following the Mediterranean diet to improve your heart health and experience all the variety of additional benefits it can offer, here are a few tips to get you started:

Add fruits and veggies- lots of them. Produce should make up the majority of your meals, so make it a goal to eat at least seven servings of fruits and vegetables every day.

Decrease the amount of red meat in your diet. Switch to lean meats like poultry instead of red meats. If you do eat red meat, it should be in smaller portions, and make sure it’s as lean as possible.

Enjoy seafood twice a week. Add fish like salmon, tuna, herring, all rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. Instead of frying your fish, try grilling instead. Plus, there’s less cleanup!

Incorporate the good fats. Cook with olive or canola oil instead of butter or margarine. Other choices for good fats include eating nuts, olives and avocados as a healthy snack.

Skip the salt. Flavor your foods with herbs and spices instead of salt. Your food will still be tasty, plus they’ll be richer and healthier!

Try a healthier dessert. Don’t deny yourself dessert, just strive for natural sweets like strawberries, figs or grapes.

Substitute smarter choices. Replacing the bread for your sandwich with a whole-wheat tortilla, enjoying veggies with salsa instead of creamy dip, for example, are easy ways to add heart healthy options into your diet.

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Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2016

Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer'sAlzheimer’s disease is one of the top ten leading causes of death in the United States. However, Alzheimer’s is unique in that unlike the other leading causes of death, there is currently no way to prevent or cure it. Every 66 seconds someone in our country will develop Alzheimer’s disease, and as of 2016 is has cost the nation $236 billion. That cost is expected to rise to over $1 trillion by the year 2050.

In 1989, the Memory Walk began with nine Alzheimer’s Association chapters raising almost $150,000 from over 1,200 participants. By 1993, the Memory Walk had grown into a nationwide event that raised $4.5 million from 167 locations. Last year in 2015, over 50,000 teams participated in more than 600 Walks across the country and raised over $75 million. The Alzheimer’s Walk is now the largest event in the world to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Participate in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Indianapolis!

Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome to join in the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Indianapolis. On Saturday, October 15th at 10:30 am, a one and three-mile walk will be held rain or shine starting at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. While there is no registration fee, all those interested in walking still need to register and sign a standard waiver. Plus, all walkers are asked to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Once a walker raises $100, he or she will receive a free t-shirt that can be picked up on race the day of the event.

Also on Walk day, registered walkers with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. The Promise Garden calls for participants to come together and fulfill their promise to remember, honor, to care and fight Alzheimer’s disease. To further strengthen their dedication, walkers will choose the color of flower that best fits their connection to the disease: blue for someone currently with Alzheimer’s or dementia, purple for someone who has lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s, yellow for Alzheimer’s caregivers, and orange for those supporting the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

All proceeds raised from the Walk to End Alzheimer’s benefits those affected by the disease in your community. 78% of the funds go towards Alzheimer’s care, support, research and advocacy. The goal is to drive research that helps find not only new and innovative ways to treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, but to one day ultimately find a cure.

Help make a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s disease by joining the Alzheimer’s Walk in Indianapolis with American Senior Communities this year! In addition to a home office team, each American Senior Communities location has a team. Click here to sign up or donate today!

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Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

signs of strokeEvery 40 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a stroke. Infact, stroke is the leading cause of disability in adults, and is the fifth leading cause of death in the country. While some people are able to recover completely from a stroke, more than two-thirds of the survivors have some type of disability and will require ongoing rehabilitation. For some, stroke recovery is a lifelong process.

What is a Stroke?

A stroke, also called a “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to an area of the brain is suddenly cut off. This can happen to anyone, at any time, and deprives the brain cells of oxygen, causing them to begin to die. The damage a stroke causes to an individual is dependent upon where in the brain the stroke occurred, as well as how many brain cells were damaged.

This means someone who suffers a small stroke may only suffer temporary problems, like weakness in the arms and legs. However, someone who had a larger stroke could become permanently paralyzed on one side of the body or lose the ability to speak.

A doctor can help evaluate your risk for stroke, as some of the uncontrollable factors include:

  • Age – although stroke can occur at any age, those 65 and older are at a higher risk
  • Race – African-Americans are at an increased risk
  • Gender – more men than women have strokes, but women suffer more damage
  • Family history

Your lifestyle and habits can also play a role in increasing your risk for stroke. However, it’s important to note that up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.

Warning Signs of Stroke

Recognizing the warning signs of stroke is key to ensuring medical help is administered as soon as possible. For every minute that a stroke goes untreated, an individual will lose around 1.9 million neurons while the blood flow is being restricted to the brain.

The American Stroke Association recommends using the acronym F.A.S.T. to recognize some of the most common and sudden stroke symptoms. Being able to spot the signs will allow you to contact 911 immediately so proper treatment can begin. F.A.S.T. stands for:

F – Face drooping. Ask the individual to smile and take note if one side of his or her face droops or appears uneven.

A – Arms. Have the individual raise both arms. Does one arm appear weak and drift down? Is one arm numb?

S – Speech. Tell the individual to repeat an easy sentence, such as “The sky is blue” or “Mary had a little lamb.” Note if his or her speech is slurred or if repeating the sentence is too difficult.

T – Time to call 911. If any of the above stroke symptoms are displayed, call for help right away. Even if the symptoms appear to go away, it’s vital to get checked out. Also, make a note of the time the symptoms started, as the hospital staff will need that information.

Other signs of stroke include numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side, trouble with communication (speaking, understanding people), difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes, dizziness, balance and coordination issues, and a severe headache that comes on suddenly.

Remember, every minute counts. If you think you or a loved one is displaying the signs of a stroke, don’t take any chances. Call 911 immediately.

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Helping Loved Ones Avoid Social Isolation

social isolation in the elderlySeniors living alone are often more at risk for social isolation. While we often think of social isolation in the elderly as more of a concern over the winter months or around the holidays, it is actually something that needs to be addressed throughout the entire year.

Perhaps recently a spouse or good friend passed away and your loved one was left with less of a support system or social network. Sometimes loved ones move after retirement to a warmer climate and didn’t take the time to build as many relationships as they should have. Or, perhaps your loved one lives in a rural area where public transportation isn’t readily available, making it difficult to leave the home regularly. Oftentimes, caregivers themselves also face social isolation when they become overwhelmed with their caregiving duties.

The Effects of Social Isolation in the Elderly

While there can be many reasons why a senior is socially isolated, the effects are often the same:

  • A decline in physical health.
  • Mental health issues like depression.
  • An increased risk for cognitive decline.
  • An increased risk for falls and readmission to a hospital.

With the aging population growing, more and more seniors will face these effects of social isolation in the coming years. This is why it is so vital to help your aging loved one stay as socially active as possible and continue to form healthy relationships.

Ways to Help Your Loved One Avoid Isolation

Here are a few things you can do to ensure your loved one is staying connected to others:

Suggest downsizing to a senior living community. One of the best ways a senior can avoid getting lonely is to move into a senior living community. These communities make it a priority to offer a wide range of social activities and events that keep residents busy building meaningful relationships with their peers.

Give them a sense of purpose. Encourage your loved one to start a new hobby that provides a sense of purpose. Joining a club, taking a class or meeting friends for a game of cards are all options that can promote the social interaction he or she may need on a weekly or monthly basis. Or, suggest volunteer work.

Enlist a furry friend. When a senior has something to take care of, the act of nurturing can help relieve feelings of loneliness. Pets offer a variety of benefits for seniors, like constant companionship, emotional support, and a way to stay physically active. Research shows that seniors who own pets suffer less depression and feel more stable and secure.

Provide transportation when possible. Some seniors may no longer feel safe behind the wheel, and not having a way to get to doctor’s appointment, run errands and maintain social engagements can become a real issue. Caregivers often help provide transportation to help their loved ones get around, but you can also look into public transportation options or enlisting help from other family members and friends.

Encourage social dining. Eating a meal together provides a great opportunity to engage in social interactions. Plus, seniors who eat in a social setting tend to eat more and have better nutrition habits. Encourage your loved one to dine with others whenever possible.

Recruit help from neighbors. If you’re a long distance caregiver, visit your loved one’s neighbors and ask them to keep an eye out for anything unusual in your loved one’s behavior. This way you can stay informed if anything were to go amiss in between your visits.

American Senior Communities has a variety of housing options available for your loved one to ensure a safe, healthy future, from our spacious Garden Homes to comfortable assisted living apartments. Contact us today to request more information.

How to Reduce Lower Back Pain with Exercise

lower back exercisesAs we age, our bodies start to go through some physical changes. We lose muscle mass and flexibility, and some of us start to deal with pain from certain chronic conditions, such as osteoporosis or arthritis. One of the most common ailments older adults suffer from is lower back pain, and this is due to the fact that over time, the bones and disks in our spines can start to degenerate, making us sore, stiff and uncomfortable.

Basically, the individual bones in our spine, called vertebrae, are stacked on top of each other with small joints in between them that allow the spine to move, along with disks with a jelly-like center that acts as a shock absorber. These disks begin to wear away as we age, allowing the bones to rub on top of each other, causing the soreness and pain we feel. This degeneration of the joints in the spine occurs in many individuals over the age of 60. In fact, aging is called the number one cause of back pain in seniors.

However, there are many other reasons lower back pain occurs in seniors. Having poor posture throughout your life, being overweight, lack of physical activity and unhealthy eating habits, conditions like spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis can cause chronic back pain.

The Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain

By properly adjusting your lifestyle, back pain doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of aging. Adding some gentle lower back exercises into your daily workout routine can help strengthen your back muscles, increase your range of motion and improve your flexibility. Plus, these exercises have other positive effects, like improving your balance and mobility.

Some of the best exercises for lower back pain include:

Pelvic Tilt: Strengthen muscles in the pelvic and abdominal regions for the support needed to avoid back strain leading to pain. Lie on your back on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you. Tilt your pelvis in toward your chest, keeping your mid-back on the floor. Hold for 3 seconds, then release. Repeat up to 10 times.

The Bridge: Strengthen muscles of the lower back and buttocks while stretching the hip flexors, which help keep the lower back muscles healthy and strong. Like the pelvic tilt, start lying flat on the floor on your back, bending your knees and keeping your arms at your sides. Raise your pelvis into the air as high as you comfortably can and hold for 3 seconds, then lower back down.

Stability Exercises: These exercises often require the use of an exercise ball to strengthen the lower back. A good one to try is sitting on the ball with your feet flat on the floor, slowly raising one arm overhead, repeating on both sides.

Core Exercises: Having a strong core is an essential part of your overall health, as every movement you make is generated from the muscles located in your abdomen, back, hips and pelvis. Core exercises can be done anywhere, at any time, and no fancy equipment is needed.

Leg Strengthening: Strong legs help prevent tension in the lower back, because these muscles pull on your spine. Leg strengthening exercises such as simply standing with your hands on a piece of sturdy furniture for balance, slowly bending the knee and pulling it up to hip level, then lowering it and repeating on the other side will not only reduce lower back pain, but also make daily tasks like getting out of bed or into the shower easier.

American Senior Communities’ New Energy Wellness program is a unique fitness program for seniors designed to promote an active lifestyle. Contact us today to request more information.

5 Tips for Cutting Costs During Retirement

retirement savings tipsAs you enter your retirement years, you’re probably looking forward to relaxing, traveling, spending time with family and friends, picking up a new hobby or just having to the ability to do all the things you enjoy doing. That’s what retirement should be, after all; a time for new experiences after a long, rewarding career.

However, some retirees may worry how they will be able to maintain the lifestyle they’ve always had once they’re no longer in the workforce. This is why proper retirement planning and saving for the future is so key to a fulfilling life in our later years. However, there are also some ways to cut costs to ensure your retirement savings are not depleted within the first year or two of your retirement.

How to Keep Your Retirement Savings in Check

Research shows that around 71% of Americans have financial worries like not having enough money in their savings account. In fact, 34% have no savings outside their retirement savings plan! This means if an emergency were to arise, it may lead to a somewhat desperate situation.

This is why it’s important to evaluate your spending after you retire to discover some new ways to continue to build your retirement savings. Here are five tips for things you can do to cut some costs- and put that extra money right into a savings account:

  • Stick to a budget. Hopefully, by this point you have been utilizing a budget regularly to keep track of your monthly expenses. If you haven’t, retirement is definitely the time to start. Otherwise, now that you have more time on your hands you might find yourself spending money you wouldn’t normally have spent in the past.
  • Pay with cash. Put the plastic away and spend cash instead. Studies show that people who buy things with cash typically spend about 20% less than those who charge items. This is because before you make a purchase, you really have to think about where your money is going and what you might have to sacrifice that month to buy it.
  • Travel during non-peak times. Once you’re retired, you have the option of traveling during the week when air fare may be cheaper. Or, you can travel during the off-season when kids are in school and rates for accommodations are lower.
  • Downsize your home. Once you’re retired, your children are most likely moved out of the home and you may find yourself living in a space that’s simply too big for your needs. It can get difficult to maintain a large home in your later years, and big-ticket expenses like needing a new roof or furnace can really start to add up. You can consider downsizing into a smaller home or apartment, or even moving into an independent senior living community where all home maintenance tasks are included in your monthly rent.
  • Ask for senior discounts. One of the biggest perks throughout your senior years is all the discounts you can get! Places like restaurants, movie theaters, museums, parks and even shopping centers offer senior discounts, allowing you to put the money saved right into your retirement savings account.

Enjoy your retirement at American Senior Communities in our Garden Homes or independent living apartments. Contact us today to request more information.

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