Join Us at a United Way of Santa Fe Early Childhood Programs Fundraiser

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MorningStar of Santa Fe is proud to be a sponsor of the United Way of Santa Fe’s “Coats & Cocktails” fundraiser for their Early Childhood Programs.  The event will be held on Wednesday, December 12 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Casa Espana. Guest speaker will be Abby Bordner of the United Way.  Appetizers and cocktails will be served as well as a raffle that offers multiple staycations from local hotels and resorts.

The United Way is seeking cash donations along with children’s coats and other articles of clothing suitable for winter weather.  They are requesting new clothing only and in sizes 0-7. If you would just like to make a donation, there is a convenient drop off bin at MorningStar of Santa Fe.  

Anyone interested in being a part of this great cause, please RSVP 505-919-7989 by December 10th.  The United Way of Santa Fe County provides free, high-quality early learning programs for area families, including home visits, Pre-K, caregiver support and early literacy projects.  We encourage you to take a look at their website to learn more about the wonderful programs they provide to the community, which increase opportunities for Santa Fe children and families to achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Please visit MorningStar of Santa Fe’s website for all the current news of our new community as we get closer and closer to our opening date.  Also we will keep you posted on details regarding our Grand Opening, which is expected to be sometime around Christmas. Our new community will have 56 bright suites for assisted living and 29 secure suites devoted to the individualized care of residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia-related diseases.  

MorningStar of Santa Fe offers the very best in senior living with our distinct mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.”  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve to create a true “home” for residents.  Situated on the west side of town, we invite you to give us a call or stop by our onsite Information Center for more details on the finest assisted living in Santa Fe, NM.

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Schedule a Tour of MorningStar of Sparks

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Searching for Reno assisted living, independent living or memory care?  Look no further than MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks, located east of Reno in the Sparks neighborhood of Wingfield Springs.

The gallery pictures on our website do a very good job of showing off MorningStar of Sparks’ gorgeous senior living community, but to really get an ideal of what we are all about, we encourage you to schedule a tour.  Located on our home page is a link to “Schedule a Tour” that takes just a few minutes to fill out.  If you plan to tour a couple of senior living communities, you may want to read a few articles on the Internet regarding things to look for on your tour.

An onsite tour is important for many reasons and gives you the chance to experience it with your own eyes, ears, and instincts.  Remember this may be the place where you or your loved one decide to make their new home.  A tour also allows you to evaluate the community for cleanliness and to get an idea of the daily routine of the residents.  Additionally you will get to meet the staff and talk to residents.

Some of the questions you will want to ask include information regarding staff members’ credentials and have they gone through background checks or received any special training.   Does the staff seem friendly and do residents appear to be well cared for and happy?  If you can, eat a meal at the community as it gives you an idea of the quality of food as well as time to visit with staff and residents.

At MorningStar of Sparks, we recommend that you plan on spending at least 45 minutes with us during your tour.  You are welcome to join us for lunch (please let us know when you set up the tour) and if you do, please allow approximately 90 minutes so you can enjoy your meal.  We will tailor the visit to your priorities and let us know if you have any special concerns.  Once you complete our online form, we will get back to you ASAP to set up a convenient time for you.

MorningStar of Sparks provides the very best in senior living with our unique mission statement of “to honor, to serve, to invest.”  With a foundation built on honoring God, valuing all seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve, we create a true home for residents amidst a peaceful setting.  Please contact us to set up a tour of our Reno assisted living, independent living and memory care community.

Many Seniors Prefer a Community Lifestyle

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Most seniors say that they actually prefer living in a senior community to that of living alone.  In fact, there are many reasons why senior living communities such as MorningStar at Arcadia have become such a popular option among aging adults.  One reason no doubt is that they specialize in providing seniors with a lifestyle designed around comfort, wellness, and community.   

As senior age many feel good about relinquishing tasks such as yardwork and home maintenance.  Many no longer feel comfortable driving and may have given it up altogether. This may mean it is not as easy for many older folks to get out and about as in the past and makes grocery shopping and meal preparation more difficult.  These problems are no longer an issue when you or a loved one moves into MorningStar’s assisted living.

Older adults also report senior living communities make them feel safer and they no longer worry about home intrusions.  They also get peace of mind knowing that 24/7 help is just a push of a button away with their emergency call system if the need arises.  As A Place for Mom explains, “while many seniors living alone are fine, there are vast numbers of seniors living alone in unsafe or unhealthy situations who would benefit immensely from life in a senior community.”

Another big problem with seniors living alone is they often do not eat well.  Again, at senior living communities such as MorningStar at Arcadia, our residents are served food that is both healthy and tasty.  Not only that but as meals are served restaurant-style in our attractive dining room, mealtime is not only about food but allows us to share the companionship of breaking bread together.  

Furthermore, senior living provides ready-made companionship and helps to alleviate feelings of loneliness and boredom.  At Arcadia, we offer a range of activities designed to keep seniors engaged physically, mentally, spiritually and socially.  Please visit our website to discover the finest senior living Phoenix offers.

MorningStar at Arcadia’s distinct mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options.  Our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve.  Set in a warm, loving environment with exceptional architecture and resort-style amenities, MorningStar at Arcadia invites you to drop in or give us a call to learn more about the best senior living Phoenix has to offer.

Source: aplaceformom.com/blog/why-seniors-prefer-senior-living-communities/

MorningStar of Sparks Takes Dining to the Next Level

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MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks is dedicated to providing the finest senior living Reno NV and the surrounding area has to offer.  To that end, we proudly take dining to a new level with beautifully prepared meals served restaurant-style.  We recognize that good nutrition is especially important to the wellbeing of seniors, which is why we put so much emphasis on ensuring our food service is A+.

Furthermore, we believe food is a healing medicine unlike any other and is one of the great joys of living, especially when enjoyed within a community setting.  When we break bread together, it is much more than just physical nutrients as it helps to bond us as a family and as friends.

To ensure our food service is both delicious and nutritional, we have our own highly-trained Executive Chef.  Residents enjoy seasonal menus that are prepared largely from scratch and feature the freshest of ingredients of which come from high-quality producers.  Meals are also modified to include an array of low sodium, sugar free, no sugar added, vegetarian and low fat choices so that residents can self-manage any dietary restrictions.

Recognizing that nutrient-rich foods can help stimulate the appetite as well as support brain health, MorningStar of Sparks’ meals are also prepared using ingredients with high concentrations of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds.   These “super foods” include leafy, dark greens; dark chocolate; acai; berries, and Omega 3 fats.  Most importantly mealtime MorningStar is a time for residents to relax and enjoy the company of fellow residents or family and friends.

Nestled in a quaint neighborhood east of Reno, MorningStar of Sparks’ residents enjoy a lifestyle of comfort, wellness and community within a loving, family atmosphere.  Please visit our website to learn more about the area’s best senior living community, and while you are there, set up a tour to see for yourself why residents are proud to call us home.

The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Sparks, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to see for yourself the finest senior living Reno NV area offers.

 

Daily Exercise Offers Long Term Health Benefits

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At MorningStar at Arcadia, we recognize that daily exercise is essential to the wellbeing of our residents.  Research backs up that claim as the National Institute of Health (NIA) explains that seniors who stay physically active and regularly exercise receive long-term health benefits.  They state that, “it can even improve the health for some older people who already have diseases and disabilities.”

Taking part in physical activities such as walking your dog, using the stairs, or gardening as well as regular formal exercises such as weight training, tai chi, or aerobics classes are both beneficial to seniors.  Studies have found an increase in mental capacity and a slower mental decline in older adults who stay physically active as it can help to increase blood flow to all parts of the body including the brain. The NIA also states that exercise may delay or prevent diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and colon cancer, and help to reduce death and hospitalization rates.     

In addition physical activities and exercises may help to improve healing in seniors, provide better balance and reduce falls, and enhance their overall quality of life.  Furthermore, the research finds that it is never too late to start exercising to receive the benefits.   

Another thing to remember is that you do not need to have full mobility to start exercising as there are many exercises designed to overcome individual limitations.  Activities should include modified stretching exercises to increase flexibility, cardiovascular exercises to raise the heart rate and increase endurance, and weight training to build muscle and bone mass and improve balance.     

A few examples of Morningstar at Arcadia’s activities include our group exercise classes as well as chair yoga, chair volleyball, a walking club, fitness room, and other special activities.  We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about our Phoenix senior living community. In total we have 80 assisted living suites, and 30 secure suites for residents with dementia-related diseases.  

MorningStar at Arcadia’s unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior communities.  Committed to creating a true home for residents within a gorgeous setting, our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve.  We invite you to schedule a visit to learn more about our exceptional Phoenix senior living.

Sources: nia.nih.gov/health

helpguide.org/articles/exercise-fitness/chair-exercises-and-limited-mobility-fitness.htm

Independent Living Located in the Reno/Sparks Area

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At MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks, we offer comfort, wellness and community with an array of amenities, making us the best senior living Reno NV and the surrounding area has to offer.   Along with 128 independent living suites, our community is also home to two other neighborhoods, assisted living for seniors who require help with daily personal care, and our Reflections Neighbor devoted to those with memory impairment.

Independent living at MorningStar provides seniors with carefree retirement years, and as our suites are rented on a month-to-month basis and not a buy-in community, it does not require a large upfront investment as many other area properties.  In addition, we offer a selection of floor plans with one and two-bedroom configurations.   Our stylish, contemporary suites offer ceiling lighting, high ceilings, large windows, wall-to-wall carpeting, mini blinds and laundry facilities. And yes, we are pet friendly!

All of our MorningStar residents are treated to a host of creative programs and resort-style amenities and services.  Our promise of a carefree lifestyle includes beautiful, relaxing outdoor strolling paths, transportation that makes it easy to get out and about, and a full calendar of wellness programs and activities.  Furthermore, we have a professional chief on staff and residents are served three healthy and delicious meals daily in our elegant dining room.  Additional on-site services include a full salon, billiards and game room, bistro, library, theatre, fitness room, and spa bath.

Please contact us to learn more about MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks.  We are conveniently located east of Reno in the Sparks neighborhood of Wingfield Springs. The Reno-Sparks area is just 59 miles from Lake Tahoe and adjacent to Sun Valley, Nevada.

The unique mission statement of MorningStar of Sparks, “to honor, to serve, to invest,” sets us apart from other senior living communities. Our foundation is built upon honoring God, valuing all seniors, and investing in staff with a felt calling to serve. Dedicated to creating a real home for residents within a beautiful setting, we encourage you to see for yourself the finest senior living Reno NV area offers.

 

MorningStar at Arcadia Treats Memory Care Residents with Dignity

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MorningStar at Arcadia offers unsurpassed assisted living and memory care.  Along with 80 private assisted living suites, our Reflections Neighborhood has 30 secure suites in a variety of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom configurations devoted to caring for seniors with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

The entire memory care area clustered on the second floor of our community is specifically designed to allow our most tender residents the freedom to explore their surroundings safely and easily.  Within the safe haven of our “Neighborhood,” we have created an environment that encourages and supports residents’ independence whenever possible.

As dementia care specialists, we understand how devastating it is when a loved one receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another memory loss disease, and we want you to know we are here to help.  Our community is staffed by experienced and compassionate caregivers who truly understand the disease. Our holistic approach to memory care is designed to affirm the value of the person and to find ways to celebrate the smallest successes.  MorningStar leverages the power of dance, music, art, exercise, animals and aromatherapy in order to heal and comfort, and provides meaningful wellness programs and activities that engage our residents. Also as many adverse behaviors are often side effects from antipsychotic drugs, our goal is to have as few as possible of our residents on such drugs.

We invite you to schedule a tour and see firsthand why MorningStar is one of the best senior living communities Phoenix has to offer. We know you will be gratified to discover a staff that is committed to providing compassionate and loving care to our special residents each and every day.  

MorningStar at Arcadia’s mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior living options. We have built a foundation on honoring God, valuing our seniors and selecting staff with a felt calling to serve. Set in a warm, loving atmosphere with exceptional architecture and resort-style amenities, MorningStar at Arcadia is one of the finest senior living communities Phoenix offers.