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Senior Living – A Blog About the Primrose Lifestyle

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Maintaining happy and healthy living environments for our resident isn’t just part of the Primrose Mission, it is what our staff members strive for during every shift of work. Primrose staff members are the reason that our residents are able to exclaim ‘THIS IS LIVING!’ Please take a few moments to enter your post of… Read more

5 Challenges of Getting Older [And 5 Solutions]

Primrose staff member helping resident on fitness bike at onsite wellness center.

They say the first 100 years are the hardest. Well, that’s certainly not an understatement. For seniors, especially, getting older is filled with a mix of exciting milestones and unique challenges.  From increasing health concerns and medications to maintaining social connections and getting enough exercise, there’s a lot to juggle during your golden years, which… Read more

Is Working in Assisted Living Worth It?

Primrose staff member smiling with two happy residents.

At Primrose Retirement Communities, we have the privilege of serving residents across the country with luxury apartment homes and amenities that allow them to stay social, happy, and active in their communities. We also want them to live on their schedules without worrying about maintenance or other household responsibilities that keep them from pursuing their… Read more

Best Family Card Games for All Ages

People of different ages playing family card games at table.

Did you know that card games are one of the easiest ways to introduce intergenerational activities into your home or community?  The reason? Playing cards offer cognitive benefits to children, adults, and seniors, alike. After all, most games require players to use math, categorize and sort cards, memorize sets, and problem-solve—all while having fun together. … Read more

Bringing Intergenerational Activities into Your Community

An elderly woman baking cookies with young teenager.

Intergenerational activities and programming are nothing new. Yet, finding creative ways to boost engagement among different age groups can be challenging. Age-related stereotypes or biases are often the culprits for the social division and misunderstandings among young and older generations. But, in reality, we all have something to learn and teach those around us—regardless of… Read more

Tips for Pumpkin Carving with the Grandkids

A young granddaughter and grandson holding freshly carved pumpkins.

We’re already nose-deep into pumpkin season, but if you haven’t grabbed your bright-orange, soon-to-be Jack O’ Lanterns yet, there is still plenty of time!  This year, in honor of National Pumpkin Day, we wanted to share a few fun, fall-themed activities you can enjoy with the grandkids. These activities are perfect for every age and… Read more

Making the Transition to Assisted Living

Older married couple in embrace as they contemplate transitioning to assisted living.

Life is filled with exciting milestones. From buying your first home and raising kids to watching your children get married and start their own families. Each major life event often marks a new beginning and is cause for celebration. Yet, one important life event that doesn’t inspire the same sentiment is that moment when seniors,… Read more

Understanding How Age Impacts Eye Health

Senior man wearing glasses to improve eye health.

Just as with any part of the body, our eyes require a bit more TLC as we age. Over time, you may notice that your vision becomes weaker or that it takes longer for your eyes to adjust to changes in light levels.  These are just a few common age-related eye issues that seniors may… Read more

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