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Using Positive, Person-First Language to Fight the Stigma of Dementia

Millions of people across the US and Canada are living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. There can be many challenges associated with the condition beyond its immediate and long-term health effects. For those living with dementia and those who love and care for them, there are still stigmas and outdated misperceptions associated with the condition and about those who live with it.


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Coping with Difficult Emotions While Caregiving

Caregiving for a parent or spouse can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a demanding one. This is especially true when the senior you are caring for has Alzheimer’s disease or a life-limiting illness. The stress that comes from being responsible for the well-being and safety of someone dear can be significant. It can trigger a range of difficult emotions, including guilt, fear, and sadness.

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A Message from CEO Jack Callison: A Thank You to Our Team

Two years ago, when much of the world shut down with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sunrise team members stepped up in such a significant way.

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How Legacy Planning Brings Peace of Mind

As we grow older, most people reflect on what their lives have stood for, how they will be remembered, and what legacy they will leave behind. Part of successful aging is feeling as if we made a difference in the world. Beyond financial planning concerns, there are other benefits of legacy planning that include living with purpose and documenting family history. For seniors, an important part of this process is feeling confident younger generations are aware of their values and experiences.

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Using Tai Chi to Manage Osteoarthritis Pain

The change of seasons, whether it is winter to spring or summer to fall, can be tough times for seniors with osteoarthritis. Fluctuations in temperature can cause the barometric pressure to shift. Cold weather can exacerbate osteoarthritis and other health conditions, like congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The same is true for hot, humid weather.

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Be Good To Your Brain: Brain Awareness Week 2022

We are excited to recognize Brain Awareness Week from March 14 through March 20. Sponsored by The Dana Foundation, this campaign aims to increase awareness around brain health as well as highlight all the progress made in brain research. It’s also a perfect time to think about our own brain health and ways we can support it with little habits each day.

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Downsizing A Senior’s Home to Sell

Downsizing to a condominium or senior living community is often a good idea for many reasons. Maintaining a large house doesn’t always make good financial sense when only 1 or 2 people are living there. Also, home maintenance and repairs can be a lot of work for seniors and their families. But after living in the same house for a number of years, as older adults often do, the idea of packing up can feel overwhelming.

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40 Years Of Delicious Dining

Delicious food made with love. Not only is this central to almost every celebration, holiday, and family gathering the world over, but for 40 years and counting, it has also been the focus of the talented Sunrise Dining Services teams. Across 270+ communities in the U.S. and Canada, every day is made to feel special thanks in part to gourmet meals that are lovingly prepared by Sunrise chefs to showcase the local flavor and favorites of each region and community and tailored to the preferences and dietary needs of every resident. 

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