To make it easier for you to understand the ins and outs of senior living, check out our blogs. They’re a useful resource for your family to rely on as you embark on your senior living journey.

The Benefits of Balance Exercises for Older Adults

If you want to gain confidence while enhancing your mobility, then engaging in balance exercises may be just the activity for you!  Studies have shown that older adults who engage in these types of exercises for at least six weeks can improve balance control and gain more self-assurance. In this article we’ll discuss why balance …

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Why Brain Health Declines as We Age (and How to Prevent it)

Maintaining good brain health is important at any age. However, it becomes especially critical as we age because cognitive function can start to decline. But you can be proactive about maintaining your brain’s optimal functionality. Here’s why our brain health declines as we age, and how you can prevent it.    What is Brain Health? Brain …

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Is an Independent Living or Assisted Living Community Right for You?

You’ve worked long and hard to plan for retirement, so it’s important to ensure you’re taking the right steps to get the most out of those years. For many, independent senior living communities strike the perfect balance of freedom and support that they’re looking for at this stage of life. But is an independent living …

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Summer Events for Seniors in Kansas City

There’s an abundance of things to see and do in the Kansas City area during the summer season.  At Claridge Court, a senior living community in Prairie Village, Kansas, we are just 20 minutes away from all that this big city hub has to offer.   Here’s why we at Claridge Court love our region’s summers …

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Tips for Seniors to Stay Healthy This Summer

Summer is here! You can finally take advantage of the longer days to bask in the sun and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities. What will you do first? Take a leisurely stroll? Eat ice cream? Read a book by the pool?  Whether you spend summertime at home with family and friends, are out and about …

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5 Tips for Boosting Brain Health

It’s important to maintain our physical, mental and spiritual health as we age. But what about our brains? If you have family members or friends who suffer from serious cognitive diseases, you may be researching ways to reduce your risk of experiencing these as well. Fortunately, more research is being compiled on how to improve …

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How and Why Seniors Stage Their Homes for Sale 

As adult children move away and demands on time lessen in retirement, many older adults find that they no longer want or need to live in a large residential home. This shift, as well as concerns about social isolation and future health needs, leads many seniors to explore senior living communities like Claridge Court.  Once …

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What Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

If you’ve ever explored retirement community options for yourself or a loved one, you know there are a wealth of choices. The ideal way to start your search is with a structured plan that gives you a better understanding of available choices so you can easily evaluate and narrow them down. Is now the time …

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How Friendships Later in Life Impact Our Well-Being

Friends play an important role in every stage of our lives. From preschool, to college, to our first jobs, friends are there every step of the way to love, support and celebrate us. Although it can be difficult to make new friends as an adult, you may be surprised to learn the positive impact our …

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips

For many of us, chilly temperatures evoke  the urge to cuddle up with a warm beverage and a good book. Before settling down for the season, however, homeowners must complete the yearly process of winterizing their homes ahead of the winter weather. This process requires yearly labor and costs that can become difficult to manage, …

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