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On the Lookout for Elder Fraud: 6 Scams to Avoid
August 2, 2021

While seniors are not the only ones who fall victim to scammers and fraudsters, they are attractive targets. This is largely because older adults generally own their homes, have a nest egg of savings, and are generally trusting of others. With that in mind, it’s always good practice to be aware of some of the most common scams so that…

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4 Ways to Easily Share Your Story
July 1, 2021

Picture this: You wake up one morning and realize it’s your 100th birthday. You get out of bed, get ready for the day and walk into the kitchen to eat breakfast. When you get there, you’re surprised to see the faces of everyone you love staring back at you. They’re thrilled to see you and excited to celebrate with you….

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The Future of Your Health at Summit Vista
July 1, 2021

Lifestyle Medicine Good health begins with “lifestyle medicine.” Nutrition and fitness are foundational to well-being, and both are offered in abundance at Summit Vista. Our menus accommodate a variety of dietary preferences. With over 20 fitness classes per week, there is something for “everybody” at every level.   Another key contributor to well-being is engagement. At Summit Vista, our residents…

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Norm’s Inspirational Story
June 7, 2021

“One day, you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” Norm Potter went through many hardships throughout his life, but he is thankful for the opportunity to share his story with others as he hopes it will become a survival guide for those who are also experiencing…

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10 Benefits of Pet Ownership for Senior Adults
June 7, 2021

When it comes to living a life filled with purpose and joy, some people have discovered a non-human treasure: pet ownership. Who could argue? The idea of receiving unconditional affection from a furry friend is enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. But the treasure-trove of pet-related benefits doesn’t stop there—especially for senior adults. Here are a few of…

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The Myths of Living in a Life Plan Community, Debunked
May 18, 2021

If you’ve looked into your options for retirement, you’ve probably come across the concept of a Life Plan Community (LPC). This innovative option for senior living is designed for senior adults who are seeking opportunities to live an active, social, and fulfilling lifestyle while maintaining their health and independence as they age.   However, if you ask someone what they…

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Tips for Tackling Household Germs
May 11, 2021

Maintenance-free living in a Life Plan Community has its obvious perks. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re off the hook for taking care of some of the simple chores around the house—especially when it comes to the ongoing battle being waged against germs. After all, keeping household germs under control is one of the most effective ways to keep colds,…

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The Art of Living in the Present
March 10, 2021

Your whole life, you’ve worked toward that dream of retirement. Now that it’s finally here, you might find yourself somewhat paralyzed with a mix of anxiety and trepidation. Maybe even asking yourself, “now what?” or “did I save enough?” or “what happens if my needs change?” This is perfectly normal. Transitions in life have never been known to come without…

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5 Ways a Life Plan Community can Lead to Better Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health
February 8, 2021

Ask today’s senior adults what their plans for retirement are, and you’ll likely hear, “Living well and staying active, without having to worry about my changing needs.” But what does that mean, exactly? More importantly, how is it accomplished?   For many, the idea of a happy, healthy retirement revolves around the idea of “aging in place” with specific emphasis…

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Don’s Journey of Love and Faith
January 14, 2021

Don Porter grew up in Massachusetts, went to college in Kansas, and then worked in the education field while living in many different states, including Maryland. But when Don and his wife, Peggy, moved to Utah, they fell in love with the mountains of the West. Don moved to Utah to work at Salt Lake Community College as a financial…

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