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Why We Need Senior-Friendly Urban Developments

Low-income seniors face multiple challenges living in a suburban area, especially if they are unable to drive or can no longer afford to own a car. Without a steady means of transportation, such as regular bus transportation, they are often left to depend on others for transportation and in effect,

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FSL and Veterans: Denny’s Story

Denny grew up in a proud military family. His cousin was a Green Beret and his father gave his life as a Marine during World War II. He vividly remembers his days on the deck of the USS Ticonderoga in the South of the China Sea during the Vietnam War.

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How to Design Bathrooms for Fall Prevention

While the bathroom may be the smallest room in a home, it’s also one of the most dangerous for adults with mobility issues. A bathroom that is not designed with safety considerations can make achieving the goal of independent living difficult. With almost 90 percent of seniors stating their desire

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June is Home Safety Month

June is National Home Safety Month and FSL wants caregivers to ensure homes are safe for their loved ones. Each year, thousands of older Americans fall at home, making falls the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries. Falls often occur due to avoidable hazards that are easy to

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Save the Date: June 3 FSL Sponsors Utility Assistance Day

Foundation for Senior Living (FSL), NW Valley Community Action Program is hosting a special utility assistance day on Saturday, June 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peoria Community Center, located at 8335 W. Jefferson St., Peoria, Ariz. 85345. Residents of Peoria, Sun Cities, Waddell and Youngtown are

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May is Community Action Month

The Community Action Network is made up of public and private agencies that work to alleviate poverty and empower low-income families in communities throughout Arizona. Most of the agencies are Community Action Agencies (CAAs), created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. CAAs provide services to more than 232,000 people

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Who Can Benefit from Adult Foster Care?

An adult foster care home (AFC) is a type of assisted living facility licensed by the AZ Department of Health Services. These private homes for older adults and adults with disabilities provide assistance in activities of daily living. Adult foster care homes offer different levels of care, based on the

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Finding a Family; Brian’s Success Story

Foundation for Senior Living Life can take an unexpected turn and when it does, the things that we tend to take for granted, our health, living arrangements, personal relationships and confidence can become tenuous at best. Brain starting playing music at the age of twelve and his connection to music

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Dealing with Doctors - FSL

Dealing With Doctors

Foundation for Senior Living The role of caregiver comes with some daunting responsibilities and challenges, including becoming an advocate during appointments with your loved one’s care team. Being able to communicate changes in health and understand care plans can help ensure that good care is delivered promptly. Unfortunately, there can

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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking

People who have been smoking their whole lives may think that there’s no point in quitting smoking. Even if they understand the harm that smoking causes, many believe that the harm is already done and stopping now wouldn’t make that much of a difference. However, a recent study has revealed

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100th Birthday Party

Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday with FSL

It’s not every day that you get to celebrate a milestone like a 100th birthday, but one of our residents spent hers in style alongside her family, neighbors, and FSL staff! Estee has been a part of the FSL family since 1992 when she moved in to an apartment at

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Spring Activities for All Ages

The weather is warming up and spring brings with it some great opportunities to get out of the house and enjoy spending time with your loved one! Here are some great ways to take advantage of the weather. Enjoy a Picnic Picnics are a great way to get out and

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Hunger Affects Seniors In Our Communities

Seniors everywhere face challenges. Aging isn’t easy! Health issues pop up, financial concerns arise, and bodies change. But there are two issues seniors should never have to face – hunger and substandard housing. This statistic from the Association of Arizona Foodbanks, however, is alarming: 1 in 7 seniors in Arizona

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Modern Aging Workshop at FSL

Time Out Workshop Presents: Modern Aging

Join FSL and our Community Partners at the Time Out Workshop, held on Monday, March 20th, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Ability 360 located at 5025 E Washington, Phoenix, AZ. Do you work in the ever-changing field of gerontology? Are you wanting to keep up-to-date on technology,

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