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Seniors May Need To Adjust To Using Hearing Aids

By Julia Little  |  March 5, 2015

In the past, people have believed that simply placing a hearing aid in a person's ear would make their world instantly better. One recent study revealed that may not be the case, however.

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5 Major Changes In Social Security For 2015

By Megan Ray  |  March 5, 2015

Now that we've entered 2015, a few major changes have happened in Social Security, meaning your retirement plan may be affected, according to AARP. Consider how these alterations could affect your lifestyle.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Macaroni & Cheese

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 4, 2015

The dining service coordinator at Sunrise of Silver Spring, MD, enjoys fond memories of his mother making this side dish for special family occasions during his childhood. Now, he loves to make it for our residents. They love the unique combination of flavors and extra sharpness that the feta cheese adds!

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Purim: Tradition And Treats For The Jewish Holiday

By Tim Watt  |  March 4, 2015

There are many religious holidays celebrated each year, and one of the most notable on the Jewish calendar is Purim. Each spring, people who practice Judaism celebrate maintaining their freedom in ancient times from the Persian Empire. Residents of senior living - regardless of belief - can participate in the holiday as well by learning about the history of the day, as well as traditional means of its celebration.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Caribbean Jerk Chicken with Salsa

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 3, 2015

This unique dish was created by the dining service coordinator at Sunrise of Presque Isle Bay, PA for a “Day at the Islands” social at the community. It was a big hit with the residents because the sweetness helps to nicely tame the heat of traditional jerk chicken.

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A Sunrise Recipe: Chicken Poached in Olive Oil

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 3, 2015

The dining service coordinator at Sunrise at River Road, AZ, created this recipe himself with the residents’ dietary needs in mind. The cooking method results in tender chicken with natural flavors.

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New Drug May Provide Unlikely Treatment For Dementia

By Megan Ray  |  March 3, 2015

With chronic conditions that are as pervasive and difficult to understand as Alzheimer's disease and dementia, doctors and researchers are constantly on the lookout for new treatment methods that can help manage or even reverse the symptoms of cognitive decline. While research into potential treatments for dementia has been ongoing, there are still only a limited number of medications that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat symptoms.

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3 Make-Ahead Dinners For National Frozen Food Month

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 3, 2015

March is National Frozen Food Month, a celebration to raise awareness about the benefits of frozen foods. Many people think that healthy meals equate to fresh ingredients, but that doesn't have to be the case. When you freeze extra produce or meats, they still retain the beneficial nutrients, so there's really no downside to preparing make-ahead meals and freezing them for later. Here are three easy and freezer-friendly dinners that are perfect for seniors living in retirement communities.

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