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Joyful Moments for National Assisted Living Week

September 19, 2022 — Every year the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) invites everyone to recognize the role assisted living has in caring for America’s seniors and individuals with disabilities. This year’s National Assisted Living Week® (NALW) ran September 11-17. Created in 1995, NALW inspires assisted living communities to host a variety of events and activities to celebrate... Read More

Seniors Stay Fit For Games

July 29, 2022 — Disproving the myth that seniors should take it easy, the National Senior Games Association (NSGA) completed their eighteenth summer national championships in May. Established in 1985 and originally named the National Senior Olympics Organization, NSGA’s vision is to promote healthy lifestyles for adults through education, fitness, and sport. The first National Senior Olympic Games was... Read More

Once Upon a Time: Storytelling with Seniors

July 11, 2022 — Everyone loves a good story. From cave drawings to corporate marketing, storytelling helps people find purpose and meaning; it may have even helped with evolution by encouraging cooperation. Multiple studies have shown that  storytelling impacts the well-being of seniors. When an elderly person shares the story of their life, especially with someone from a younger... Read More

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

June 10, 2022 — The pandemic has been challenging for everyone. It has also highlighted what is possible with talented staff and quality care, especially in senior living.  Charlesgate is proud to announce that two employees have been honored by the Rhode Island Assisted Living Association (RIALA) for their dedication and excellence. Jessica Bonin, wellness director, was presented with... Read More

Helping Someone Move to a Senior Care Residence

March 20, 2022 — Moving to a skilled nursing or assisted living residence—like Charlesgate—involves adjustments that are both emotional and practical. Any move to a new home often leads to feeling that you’ve “lost your bearings”—your sense of familiarity and belonging. Making new friends and settling into a whole new scene takes effort and a willingness to stretch and... Read More

Visiting a Friend or Loved One in a Skilled Nursing Facility

December 20, 2021 — During the holidays, most of us make every effort to spend time with the people we love. We cook, clean the house and wrap presents. We brave busy airports to join family who live out of town for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa—whatever celebrations that are meaningful to us. And if we have a friend or... Read More

Is it Time for Assisted Living?

July 5, 2021 — Over 800,000 older Americans are living in assisted living facilities and communities today. Residents choose assisted living because it offers the combination of a private, home-like residence as well as support to meet personal care and some health care needs. According to the National Center for Assisted Living, the typical assisted living resident is 85... Read More

Keep Cool and Enjoy a Summer Read

August 11, 2020 — If you’re tired of reading about COVID-19, social distancing, and face masks, you’re not alone! How about a little summertime distraction? August is the perfect time for some lazy reading time. Find some shade, pour your favorite beverage and check out these fun stories you may have missed. The 9 Types of People You’ll Meet... Read More

How Doing Good Does Us Good

July 13, 2020 — Older adults possess a vast array of skills and experiences that can contribute to the greater good of society via volunteering. And those who do regular volunteer work benefit physically and mentally—even to the extent of lowering their risk of death, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The study... Read More

13 Ways to Beat Depression During COVID-19

May 20, 2020 — When we’re emotionally and/or mentally stressed, we tend to turn to others. But as the coronavirus epidemic continues, many of the traditional ways we seek comfort are unavailable to us—a hug from a loved one or stranger, a get-together to discuss our grief and worries over coffee, a spontaneous gathering to light candles and leave... Read More