Our blog is here to serve as your go-to destination for everything from community news to the latest senior living insights and resources. Dig in, and be sure to check back for updates.

How Seniors Can Stay Healthy This Summer

If the winter months made it difficult to stick to a healthy and active routine, summer is the best time to get back on track. With the sun out and temperatures on the rise, many older adults find themselves exercising outdoors, going on more frequent walks, and perhaps indulging in a little more ice cream.  …

Read More

Tips for Reducing Loneliness for Seniors During the Holidays

For many individuals, the holiday season is their favorite time of year. It’s a time when you can gather with family and friends to give gifts, enjoy a few drinks, eat to our heart’s content and enjoy each other’s company. For many seniors, however, the holiday season can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression. …

Read More

Caregiver Burnout? Respite Care Can Help

America is a country of caregivers. In fact, more than one in five Americans are caregivers, according to the “Caregiving in the U.S. 2020” report from AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC). But caregiving can often come with a cost. In fact, 23% of American caregivers report that caregiving has made their own …

Read More

Do you qualify for respite care?

As a primary caregiver, your health is as important as the health of the friend or family member you are providing for. You have your own needs, and it is not selfish to attend to them. In fact, it is in the best interest of the person in your care for you to take care …

Read More

The Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Seniors

As we age, injuries, diseases, or illnesses can negatively affect our ability to perform everyday activities for ourselves. Daily tasks we once may have taken for granted – getting dressed, taking a walk, making dinner – may suddenly be difficult or impossible to do on our own. This is where the benefits of occupational therapy come …

Read More

The Benefits of Taking a Virtual Tour of a Health Center

The best senior living communities adapt to their residents’ needs and those of their loved ones. For that reason, several communities are now offering recorded or  live virtual tours of their health centers and community. For family members and loved ones with increasingly busy lives, there are numerous benefits to a virtual tour. What are …

Read More

Oak Trace Is Proving These Common COVID-19 Senior Living Myths Are Wrong

Senior living myths have proliferated since COVID-19 began to hit the headlines in mid-February of 2020. Among them: Senior living communities aren’t safe places for older adults during the coronavirus; residents have been locked down to prevent the virus’ spread and are unable to leave the community or socialize with others; because of the virus, …

Read More