For Barbara and Phil Jones, residents at Franklin Park® Boerne Assisted Living Community, nothing was more exciting to them than spending time together again at Thanksgiving with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. They all came together from across the country for the first time in several years.
Retirement is an exciting time full of new opportunities and relationships. Many adults choose to move to a senior living community during this time to take full advantage of their newfound freedom since they provide services and spaces that make it easy to create these new experiences and connections.
Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic put everyone in physical and social isolation. While some people thrived in quarantine—baking bread and organizing closets—others have felt the impacts of this isolation, feeling mentally and emotionally drained.
Seniors and older adults are the fastest-growing age demographic on Facebook—with 46% of Americans over 65 on the site. Social media can be a great way to keep in touch with family, reconnect with old friends, and be entertained with videos, recipes, and articles. There are also stimulating games like Words with Friends and chess that […]
Unfortunately, many scams specifically target older adults, and often, adult children are the ones left to recognize, evaluate, and determine what happened. Franklin Park® Senior Living has luxury senior living communities throughout San Antonio, Texas, and understands the issues that scams can raise. We aim to educate our residents about how to prevent possible scams […]
Advancements in technology happen so quickly that it can be hard to keep up with at times. Franklin Park® Senior Living knows that seniors love to adapt and learn, so we want to share a few of the impacts that advancing technology has created for older adults. Convenience Although it may not be the most impressive […]
Exploration is a natural instinct that many adults crave. Just because you have an older loved one residing in independent senior living, it does not mean they have given up their thirst for adventure! In fact, the senior population is traveling now more than ever! This means that planning a family trip should include the whole family, […]
Has your older loved one recently gotten more involved with online social media? It can be a great thing that they have been showing more interest in the internet as it can help Mom or Dad improve their social life and build a sense of community. Unfortunately, there is a downside. If your parent is […]
Humans are social creatures. Spending time with friends and family is not only enjoyable, but it is also essential to our health. In fact, this Forbes article cited research showing that low social interaction is as bad (or worse) for your health as being an alcoholic, smoking 15 cigarettes a day, becoming obese, or never exercising. As […]
While it may seem that the younger generation is the primary users of social media, the senior generation is quickly catching up on some social media platforms. In fact, a 2016 study showed that 62% of adults 65 and older are using Facebook regularly. If your parent or loved one is actively using social media, […]