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Rosemark Celebrated National Assisted Living Week and Grandparent’s Day!

Here at Rosemark at Mayfair Park, we make a habit of celebrating the grandparents in our assisted living community every day of the week. We celebrated National Assisted Living Week and Grandparents’ Day, and were thrilled to share a week full of celebrations with the community.

If you were here to celebrate you will have enjoyed a variety of great events, From a performance by the Ballet Melange Dance Troupe to pizza in the parking lot, our events had something for folks and families of all kinds. Learn more and check out our schedule of events that we did below:

Sunday, September 8 – Grandparents Day – 1 pm to 3 pm
Celebrate Grandparents Day with us and the Rocky Mountain Steel Bands. From Aurora, Colorado, RMSB is a group of community bands that love to share the amazing steel drum melodies from the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Continue the celebration by taking a professional photo with your grandparents to cherish forever. We will also have an art banner for the kids to decorate.

Monday, September 9 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Join us for an art show opening with delicious wine and cheese! Dance along to El Javi, the Denver-based “king of “rock flamenco” who will be providing the lively tunes.

Tuesday, September 10 – 6 pm to 7 pm
The Alzheimer’s Association does amazing work to help with Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. They’re passionate about ending Alzheimer’s disease, and that’s why we’re holding an all-day bake sale to benefit their mission. Enjoy some treats for a good cause, and live music by Mile High Big Band.

Wednesday, September 11 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Who doesn’t love a good slice of pizza? Join us in the parking lot for some good food and good conversation!

Thursday, September 12 – 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Ballet Melange, a local troupe of emerging dancers, will perform. Ballet lovers and those who haven’t seen a single ballet alike are welcome to join us for dance and dessert!

Friday, September 13 – 5:30 pm to 7 pm
Let the good times roll, and join us for a banana split or ice cream sundae during our traditional ice cream social with all the fixings. As if it couldn’t get any better, we’ll also be serenaded by a barbershop quartet!

Rosemark at Mayfair Park takes pride in the exceptional care we bring to the residents of our Denver assisted living community and their families. Grandparent’s Day and National Assisted Living Week will be a celebration of our residents’ individuality and offer family bonding experiences to cherish for years to come. We hope to see you and your family there!

Why it’s Important to be Social as You Age

For seniors, isolation, loneliness, loss of self-esteem and self-confidence on the background of physical and mental decline represent common traits.

Community life in nursing homes in Denver is important for socialization, and seniors need different types of activities that bring them together and allow them to interact in different ways. These activities contribute to maintaining the memory alive, develop creative and polite dialogue and improve self-confidence.nursing homes in Denver

Religious holidays, birthdays or anniversaries – all these events should not be neglected at senior age, on the contrary: they should be used as the main pretext for socializing and sharing joy, thoughts, etc. Organizing evenings with music, dance, reading or theater helps brain activity, not to mention that they can be a lot of fun.

Internet and phone services ensure socialization in the virtual environment. And let us not forget the evenings spent watching a movie with friends or family, or walking outdoors: they create and consolidate human relationships, promoting a relaxing environment for body and mind.

Games are also important for socialization. Seniors love table games (chess, rummy, playing cards, , domino etc.), and the best part is that these games stimulate the brain and the competition spirit.

Last but not least, group trips to nice and quiet places are also an excellent way to socialize and keep away monotony.

Tips for Staying in Touch with Old Friends

With an old friend you will always have a lot of common memories related to things you have lived and together, things about happy or sad times that you will treasure more and more, as the time passes by. Sometimes friends take different paths and lose their connection; other times, they remain in touch for a lifetime.

A true friendship does not necessarily take into account how often you see each other or how often you speak. It rather needs a special connection, a vibration of the spirit, of the heart.

Besides, today it is not that difficult to keep in touch if you really want to, no matter where you are.

  1. Phone

Even if your old friend lives now in another corner of the world and obviously on another time zone, your phone is your biggest ally, meant to strengthen your bond.

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  1. The computer maintains the connection

Maybe you do not write letters anymore, but you can definitely write emails or communicate by messenger. The internet and the computer help you keep your friendship alive, by sharing thoughts and photos in real time, as if you were face to face. Personalized care assisted living facilities in Denver offer technical support to seniors to ensure they have the resources and skills to reach out and stay connected to friends and family.

  1. Plan a holiday together

At your place or t your friend`s place, a holiday spent together will surely revive the old activities you used to do together and all the memories.

 

Nutritious Smoothie Recipes for Seniors

skilled nursing facility Denver dietitians Having a balanced diet can be a real challenge for seniors. After reaching a certain age, the body is less effective when it comes to assimilation of essential nutrients. In addition, the gustatory perception is no longer as developed as it used to, affecting appetite, not to mention that some foods can become hard to chew and digest.

A delicious smoothie, which is so easy to prepare, can solve all these problems. Here are some nutritious smoothie recipes from skilled nursing facility Denver dietitians that seniors will love.

Banana smoothie with cocoa – one serving of energy

Mix banana pieces (one or two bananas can be used, depending on the consistency you prefer) in the blender, with the following ingredients, until everything becomes homogeneous and creamy:

  • 1/2 cup of coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon of crumbled coconut
  • 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon of maca powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds
  • 2 dates.

Berries smoothie – a cocktail of antioxidants for your well-being, as well as a healthy source of nutrients and vitamins.

Ingredients to be mixed in the blender:

  • 50 g of blueberries
  • 3-5 fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon of goji fruits
  • 2 teaspoons of ground nut seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of chia seeds

 

Essential Tips to Help You Stay an Optimist as You Age

Staying an optimist is often difficult in the active, humdrum daily lives most of us lead. However, you’ll find that it’s not just possible but can also be quite easy, as long as you invest some time and energy into it. Far from being a problem, old age can actually become a fun and exciting time in your life, as long as you follow these tips to stay optimistic:

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Think for yourself, and don’t let others influence the way you see the world. There are so many stereotypes these days relating to old age and disease or weakness. If you buy into all of them, and you keep worrying about your body deteriorating over time, you simply won’t have any more time to really live your life to the fullest.

  1. Find new things to do every day. Whether you’re picking up a new habit or considering a spontaneous trip to the countryside, being active and taking life by the horns is one of the major keys to living a happy and optimistic life during old age. Many of the best retirement communities in Denver offer lots of opportunities to pursue hobbies, exercise, take classes, or visit local museums, theater, and concerts.
  2. As you age, learn to see the cup as half full. Even though your body might not be as vigorous and strong as it used to be, you can still have a fun time with your grandchildren, help your kids learn about old family recipes, take up gardening or enjoy a good book from time to time.

Helpful Communication Tips for Seniors – How to Manage the Awkward Phase of Growing Old

Once you become a senior, communication can become somewhat more difficult. Aside from the fact that there’s at least one major generation gap between you and just about everyone you encounter in day to day life, there’s also the issue that you might be retired and no longer able to relate to the work-related problems and social matters that used to make communication easy when you were younger.

Let’s face it, growing old can be depressing and difficult, even if you just barely reached the age of 65. However, you’ll find that you can always get through communicating with others, as long as you have a little willingness to get involved and open up to people.

The first thing to remember is that most people won’t look at your too much differently at 60 compared to how they perceived you at 40. If you assume that they do, you’ll immediately put obstacles on your path and create your own difficulties and challenges.

assisted living Denver offers up to date technology for residentsAnother tip is to keep up with current world events and social habits that most people have. Technology can be a big part of that, since just having the latest smartphone will already help you strike up a lot of good conversations with younger individuals. Modern assisted living Denver facilities ensure that residents have access to up to date technology tools.

Finally, don’t forget to just be yourself and stay genuine. Even if you have nothing in common with the other person, you’ll find that they will naturally gravitate towards you as long as you don’t try to become someone you’re not.

Fun and Interesting Activities for Seniors in the City of Denver

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Seniors usually have a hard time finding stuff to do in the big city. This isn’t the case with Denver. A city molded around families that wish to settle down and enjoy some tasteful, relaxed and outdoorsy fun, Denver definitely has a lot to offer to seniors who just want some simple enjoyment opportunities.

There are lots of parks and green areas to enjoy in and around Denver. Whether you want to enjoy a camping trip or a simple picnic with your senior friends and family members, Denver has everything you need for having a wonderful time. You can even explore various large parks and hiking areas that are just outside the city, if you want a little more healthy, fresh air.

Denver is also a great place for sporting enthusiasts and people who enjoy just about any types of sports or family activities. Arenas, sports centers and stadiums are available whether you want to just go and see a ball game, or take part in a fun summer or winter sporting activity with the family.

Finally, seniors who are more attracted to patriotic activities and events will simply love how Denver handles most of the major American holidays. Whether it’s Thanksgiving or Independence Day, you can enjoy barbecues, tasteful downtown events and activities, as well as fun and unique community events organized on these days.

For more information regarding retirement living at its best, visit http://rosemarkmayfairpark.com.

What Are the Best Ways to Remember Your Family Veterans on Fourth of July?

Remembering Veterans in Senior Living Centers on Fourth Of July

The 4th of July is a time when families remember their veterans and attend patriotic community events about the Independence of the United States. This Independence Day, you will definitely want to get involved in your local community events, but it’s equally important to remember your own family’s veterans even those staying in senior living Denver centers and the contribution they made for keeping their country safe.

 

Anyone who has parents or grandparents who have fought or died in WWII or in the wars of Vietnam or Korea can relate to the special meaning that the 4th of July holds. Although it’s not Veterans’ Day, it’s still one of the most meaningful and important patriotic holidays in the United States, and it warrants calling the family together for a special meal.

 

To celebrate the veterans in your family, you can consider a 4th of July themed barbecue or family dinner with all the traditional foods that are normally prepared in your area during the event, and with a few additions that your family’s veterans used to enjoy.

 

Of course, celebrating your family veterans shouldn’t be exclusively about family members who have died while in service of their country. Veterans who have fought in the Gulf war or in Afghanistan should also be celebrated for their brave efforts and outstanding contributions to supporting their country’s safety and well being.