Senior Woman Winning Game Of Bingo In Retirement Home

The Importance of Socialization for Senior Citizens and When to Know it’s Time for Assisted Living

As people get older, it’s important that the mind stays active, and being social is a great way to do that. In the past year, it has become even more evident just how important the people and interactions we have in our lives are. Being alone or inactive can be extremely taxing on the mind […]

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Heart Disease Awareness

  February is Heart Disease Awareness Month, and it’s a great time to take a moment to learn and educate yourself and your loved ones on the signs and preventatives of heart disease. Heart disease is a major threat to seniors, and in fact is the leading cause of death for men and women in […]

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Loving your friends and family in VLSL

Alone time has taken on a new meaning after the crazy year we all just experienced. Sharing moments and spaces together was no longer something we could all take part in, and a lot of us missed out on some valuable time with the people we love. While there is a definite light at the […]

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Healthy eating, exercise, and a positive attitude in 2021!

A new year is a perfect time to create new goals, set resolutions, and check-in with yourself. A lot of people start the new year with a desire to work on their physical and mental health and while these should always be goals to keep in mind, the new year is a great time to […]

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New Year, New Ideas, Goals and Visions

Happy New Year! The start of a new year is exciting and refreshing, and especially after the chaotic year we’ve all just had, this new year will hopefully bring a breath of fresh air. It’s a great time to focus on how you want the year to look, goals to set yourself, and how you […]

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Staying Healthy This Holiday Season

This year has been really stressful for everyone health-wise. Keeping yours and your loved one’s immune systems healthy and strong can be hard but it doesn’t have to be. There are lots of things you can do to keep your immune system in tip-top shape, and while all bodies are different, doing what you can […]

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Gift ideas For Seniors

Winter is such a beautiful time of year! Snow on the ground, lights all around, decorations to enjoy, and the best part, giving presents! Seeing the joy on your loved ones’ faces when they open something you put thought and care into is a wonderful thing and just because we can’t celebrate the holidays together, […]

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Technology in Assisted Living: What works well for residents and families

Using more technology in assisted living is now crucial for keeping residents and families connected. However, when we mention technology, you may only think of smartphones, tablets and interactive TVs. It includes much more than just communication. Advances in technology for senior living are more focused on improving quality of life and giving seniors more […]

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Losing Someone to Covid-19 Who is in Assisted Living

We aren’t going to sugar coat this. Losing a loved one, no matter the circumstances, is really hard. Losing someone to Covid-19 who is in assisted living has additional challenges that are important to acknowledge. If you are struggling with how to find closure or would like help navigating the new visitation and funeral rules […]

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Limited Visitation. Senior man putting on a mask outside

Limited Visitation Now Allowed at Assisted Living Communities

On June 30th, 2020, the Director of Health and Human Services, Robert Gordon, gave an Emergency Order MCL 333.2253 to all long-term care communities.   Click HERE to read the order. With this post we hope to clarify, as much as possible, when limited visitation may occur at any of our four Vibrant Life communities.  The […]

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