East Amherst

  • Happy Holidays from Solstice Senior Living Posted in: Blog - This year has been full of change, but we hope that you were able to find joy and happiness despite the challenges. 2020 has been a year of change, and this holiday season we want to take a moment to express our gratitude to all who have been with us as we’ve grown and adapted. As we reflect on this ...
  • Margaret Kleinmann Receives Dr. Evan Calkin’s Meritorious Service Award Posted in: East Amherst - Solstice Senior Living at East Amherst’s executive director, Margaret Kleinmann, was named a 2020 recipient of the Network in Aging Award, earning the Meritorious Service Award.  The Network in Aging of WNY, Inc., was founded in 1981 by a network of people committed to improving the quality of life for older persons in Western New York. Each year, The Network ...
  • 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 ...
  • Solstice at East Amherst hosts Dance-A-Thon Posted in: East Amherst, Corporate - Residents from Solstice at East Amherst hosted a coast to coast dance-a-thon with their sister community, Solstice at Normandy Park! Residents, family and friends were able to connect via Zoom to boogie with us virtually. Everyone dressed to the nines and had a wonderful time staying active. Check out the link below to learn more. https://buffalonews.com/multimedia/out-and-about-in-western-new-york-september/collection_10924356-eeb1-11ea-a13e-4f4b4cb308f6.html#20 As one of the ...
  • 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 ...