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  • 15 Balance Exercises for Seniors Posted in: Blog, Palatine - It’s normal for seniors to lose some of their sense of balance as they age, but just because it’s normal doesn’t mean it’s something you should shrug off. Things like going for a walk or standing on a stepladder become much more risky in your older years than they ever were before. And falls are, by far, the leading cause of ...
  • How To Make Your Space Feel Like Home Posted in: Corporate, Blog - Every move comes with the opportunity to personalize a new space and build a place that feels like home, and moving to a senior living community is no different. (With the added bonus that your new home comes with great amenities and a built-in community!) When making the move to senior living, many residents go from a full-size house to ...
  • Play the Boredom Away: Best Card Games for a Rainy Day Posted in: Blog - As we head into month six of quarantine, it’s no surprise that you may be going a little bit stir crazy. Even during normal times, boredom can occasionally set in, and it’s good to have go-to games and activities that make downtime more enjoyable. While there are endless activities you can enjoy without going anywhere, today we want to focus ...
  • Enriching Your Mind, Body and Life Through Music Posted in: Blog - It’s safe to say that almost everyone loves music. There are so many different genres and styles that it’s easy to find songs as unique as you are. It’s hard to imagine life without music; it’s all around us – in the car, over speakers at stores, at a restaurant, in the background of movies and TV shows – you ...
  • How To Downsize Your Things Without Downsizing Your Life Posted in: Blog - One of the most potentially overwhelming parts of the transition to a senior living community can be downsizing your things. Moving from living in a house (sometimes for decades) to a new apartment is intimidating and a lot of work if you don’t have a plan. We accumulate so many things over the years, and sometimes that can weigh us ...
  • Pets of Solstice Posted in: Blog - Here at Solstice, many of our residents have pets, and our furry friends make our communities even more lively and fun! We are proud to be a pet-friendly home because we know how beneficial pets can be for their owners. Besides being cute and cuddly, pets can: Reduce stress Lower blood pressure Increase social interaction Increase physical activity Help people ...
  • How to stay active with low-impact exercises Posted in: Blog - It can be difficult to stay disciplined in a regular exercise routine even in the best of times. As some gyms are closed and exercise classes are on pause, you have to get creative with where and how to stay active. The good news is that working out with limited movement is completely doable. Everyone is different, and it’s important ...
  • Celebrating Independence Day at Solstice Senior Living Posted in: Blog - This weekend, Solstice Senior Living communities enjoyed socially distanced activities in celebration of Independence Day! We loved to see everyone’s patriotic outfits, hats, accessories and more.  Here are some of the ways we spent the day at Solstice: Patriotic Bingo: Residents enjoyed Fourth of July-themed bingo and dressed for the occasion.  Craft Activities: We loved seeing our residents’ creativity kick ...
  • Happy Father’s Day: Advice From Dads Posted in: Blog - Today we celebrate the love, dedication and support of fathers. We want to take a moment to recognize the men who have had an impact on our lives. We asked our Solstice residents to share the best advice they received from their fathers or have given to others. Happy Father’s Day! We wish you many dad jokes and lots of ...
  • Maintaining Friendships and Developing New Ones Posted in: Blog - It’s no secret that making new friends and staying in touch with longtime ones is more challenging as adults than it was when we were younger. During our school days, we were constantly surrounded by our peers, meeting new people, and participating in activities, clubs and sports. As you grow older, you quickly realize that staying in touch with friends ...