4 Healthy Quinoa Bowls For A Balanced Breakfast

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  May 27, 2015

Quinoa probably isn't an ingredient that you think to include in your breakfast, but there's a case to be made for eating this grain in the morning. When you eat quinoa during your first meal of the day, you're loading up on important vitamins and minerals, as well as dietary fiber that will keep you full until lunch. If you want to include this grain in your morning meal, try one of these four delicious and healthy breakfast bowls.

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What Makes a Sunrise Community Feel Like Home?

By Becky Devor, Sunrise Senior Resource Counselor  |  May 27, 2015

“Welcome Home” is what moving day at Sunrise feels like. There may come a time in your life when living in your own home is no longer safe and preferred. It’s at that critical time that Sunrise communities can offer you a home that’s just what you and your family are looking for.

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Design Insider: How to Decorate Your Space with Memories

By Sunrise Design Team  |  May 26, 2015

With over 100 years of combined experience designing for seniors, our in-house Design team knows a thing or two about planning a beautiful, functional living space – and this applies just as easily to a senior living community as it does to a treasured home. Today they’re sharing tips on how to make a senior living apartment your own with some strategically placed decorations.

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The 5 Best Apps For Caregivers

By Tim Watt  |  May 26, 2015

As caregivers, it can often seem like you have your hands full with loved ones. Luckily, we live in a world of technology that helps make things more convenient for us. Well, why shouldn't caregiving be made easy with technology? Now it is, thanks to a few handy apps. Use these caregiving apps to aid you from day to day.

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Consumption Of Sugary Drinks May Increase Risk Of Heart Disease

By Tim Watt  |  May 22, 2015

According to the Heart Foundation, heart disease, which includes stroke and various cardiovascular illnesses, is the leading cause of death among the American population. There are certain foods that increase one's risk of developing these heart problems. A new study has shown that beverages with large concentrations of high-fructose corn syrup may drastically raise people's chances of developing heart disease.

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All About Avocados: 4 Facts And 3 Recipes

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  May 21, 2015

If you're looking for a nutrient-dense food to add to your diet, look no farther than the produce section of your grocery store. Here, you'll likely find avocados, which are an amazing ingredient for seniors who want to increase their vitamin and mineral intake to boost their health. Read on for some fast facts about these green, buttery fruits and three recipes that you're sure to love.

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Spring Cleaning Brings Discussions About Senior Living

By Amy DiStefano, Sunrise Senior Living Resource Counselor  |  May 20, 2015

Our country has seen some record breaking cold temperatures and snow accumulation this year. This leads to isolation for many of us, including our beloved seniors. Thankfully, the sun and warmth of spring brings a rejuvenation of the body and mind. And some studies show that May is the happiest month of the year, so it seems like a perfect opportunity to broach the subject of assisted living options with your loved one. Naturally, this conversation usually opens up the discussion around assisted living versus homecare. Many feel very connected to their home and the thought of leaving it presents as frightening, overwhelming and daunting. Below are some talking points to highlight some of the advantages of assisted living over homecare to help guide this discussion with your loved ones:

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New Study Finds Link Between Belly Fat And Hypertension

By Tim Watt  |  May 20, 2015

A high percentage of the U.S. adult population is impacted by high blood pressure and obesity. However, how the two are linked has remained unclear. Researchers from Michigan State University believe that hypertension could be caused by belly fat hormones and their interactions with blood vessels in the abdomen. The scientists plan on testing this hypothesis in a new study.

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