Staying Safe During Summer Months

Summer is the season to enjoy the beautiful weather by spending time outside. However, it’s important to take proper precautions to prevent illness and injury from the scorching summer sun. Follow these tips to beat the heat and stay safe this summer: Stay Cool Limit the amount of time spent in the sun or outside …

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Celebrating a 90th Birthday With a Family Reunion

Friendship Village of Dublin residents Mervin and Barbara Muller recently celebrated Mervin’s 90th birthday by hosting a family reunion at Friendship Village of Dublin. With 24 family members ranging from seven to 90-years-old, there was never a dull moment. To accommodate their large family overnight, they rented the four on-site guest rooms in the main …

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5 Places to Volunteer in Columbus

At Friendship Village of Dublin, we believe the key to a fulfilling retirement is striking a balance between all nine dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, nutritional, health services, vocational and environmental. One great way to fulfill several dimensions of wellness is by volunteering regularly.  Studies show spending time giving back can reduce …

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Honoring Residents Who Served Our Country

On Saturday, April 7, four Friendship Village of Dublin veterans had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the D.C. monuments created to memorialize their service to our country. Organized by Honor Flight Columbus, a local organization that’s flown more than 5,000 veterans to our nation’s capital, the trip was intended to thank them for the sacrifices …

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How to Avoid Scams and Fraud: The Basics

Seniors are more likely to be targeted by scammers than other generations for a variety of reasons. Older adults are more trusting and polite because we’re used to living in a world where we can look someone in the eye and make a deal  — and unfortunately,  that’s just not the case anymore. Also, retirees …

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Caring For A Loved One With Alzheimer’s or Dementia

 As our loved ones age, it’s common for them to experience declining memory. In fact, it’s estimated that more than 40 percent of people over the age of 65 routinely experience some form of memory loss. While age-associated memory loss is a natural part of growing older, a dramatic shift in memory may signal the early …

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5 Podcasts That Will Get You Hooked

Podcasts have soared in popularity in recent years with at least 112 million Americans reporting having listened to a podcast. In case you’re unfamiliar, podcasts are pre-recorded radio-like shows, which are available for download or streaming on the internet. Podcasts cover every topic imaginable from sports to history, investigative journalism to arts and entertainment. They …

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Respite Care: The support caregivers need

Being a caregiver for a family member with dementia or Alzheimer’s can be both rewarding and demanding. A successful caregiver must have a network of support to be successful — and one part of that support network is seeking professional help when needed. Respite care can provide short-term relief from the pressures of being a …

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Furry Visitors: Dogs at Friendship Village

Animal lovers know that there is something special about a pet that brings joy into our lives. This explains why approximately 47 million American households have at least one cat and 60 millions households have at least one dog, according to the American Pet Products Association. There is more than one good reason to have …

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5 Gift Ideas for Retired Loved Ones

Great gifts for your retired parents or grandparents can be a challenge to find. Older adults have received many gifts over a lifetime of holidays and frequently don’t need or want anything new. Here are some creative gift ideas that retired relatives will love. Tickets to events Tickets are always an exciting gift that provides …

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