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Why Living with Purpose Is Essential during Retirement

Retirement is a time of life most of us look forward to for many years. We envision relaxing days mixed with daily activities of our own choosing. But what happens a few months after you retire? Once you have had time to enjoy carefree days and are now seeking days with more purposeful activity?

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Coping with a Sense of Loss When a Loved One Has Dementia

When a senior loved one has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, the impact on the entire family is significant. The disease is often referred to as “the long goodbye” because it slowly robs a person of their memory and independence, while families watch helplessly.

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40 Years of Commitment to Our Mission and Principles

Over the past 40 years, Sunrise has grown, evolved, and innovated to become the iconic brand and industry leader you know today. We’ve achieved this thanks to the hard work of our incredible, passionate team who live our mission, and by collecting, listening to, and adapting based on customer feedback - meeting their personal needs is what we are all about. We encourage you to check out this 40 Years of Sunrise Milestone Video to see the Sunrise journey and celebrate just some of the ways we’ve innovated through the years. 

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Tips to Help Finance Assisted Living for a Senior Loved One

For adult children and their senior loved ones, understanding the pricing structure and options for how to finance assisted living care can be confusing. Each senior living company structures their monthly fees a little differently. Some bundle expenses into one monthly fee. This charge covers everything from rent and utilities to personal care and meals.

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Avoiding the Post-Holiday Caregiver Blues

The holidays and the months following them can be a tough time of year for family caregivers, particularly those in colder climates. Winter weather can make it difficult to leave home, especially if the senior you are caring for has mobility challenges. Those caregiving for a loved one with a disease that impairs verbal skills may be exceptionally lonely.

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Happy New Year, Sunrise Family!

In bidding farewell to 2021, we know we have a lot be grateful for, especially our dedicated team members, our beloved residents, and our supportive families. Everyone in our communities brings unique skills, backgrounds, and perspectives that help shape the Sunrise experience and create wonderfully warm, engaging, and inviting homes.

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Using One Little Word to Make 2022 Brighter

January is a month when people make resolutions on what changes they will make in the new year. For most, it will be tough to stick with what are often unrealistic goals. Family caregivers may skip making resolutions due to a lack of time or the belief that their days are not their own right now. One idea to consider for 2022 is to adopt one little word.

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Is Your Senior Loved One Still a Safe Driver?

As we head into the heart of winter, you may be concerned about how safe a senior loved one is behind the wheel of their car. It’s something older adults might fear too, but don’t often admit to family members. Because driving represents freedom to most people, the idea of hanging up the car keys permanently can be frightening. It’s a situation that often leads to disagreements between parents and their adult children.

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