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Life at Maple Knoll Village is simply exceptional. Our daily events and programs provide endless social opportunities to stay active and engaged. Enjoy a casual meal at our Main Street Café, stroll through our picturesque gardens, or relax in the whirlpool.

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Noticing Memory Loss in Loved Ones

As we age, it’s very common to notice changes in our physical and cognitive abilities.  While these conditions might spark worry and concern about our overall health, they can be normal age-related changes. However, when it comes to memory, it’s important to understand the difference between
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Everything You Should Know About Parkinson’s Disease

The month of April marks Parkinson’s Awareness Month and provides a great opportunity to learn more about the disease. According to the National Institute on Aging, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. PD is
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Using Diet to Boost our Memory

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, “nearly 40% of people over the age of 65 experience some form of memory loss, or age-associated memory impairment, which is considered a part of the normal aging process.” Nearly 5 million people worldwide live with dementia, a general term for
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Benefits of Virtual Reality for Older Adults

When we think of cutting-edge technology, senior citizens aren’t often the first to come to mind. However, a new technology has captivated both young and elderly audiences. Virtual Reality (VR) is a technology that simulates the experience of being in a different time and place, allowing
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Power of Pets for Seniors

According to a 2018 AARP survey, nearly one in three Americans suffer from loneliness, a rate which is only expected to rise as more older adults choose to age in place, often living alone. When left untreated, chronic loneliness can lead to inflammation, excess weight gain,
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Time to Move? Why you should consider a CCRC

As we enter into our later years, most of us will need to decide where we want to spend the rest of our lives. Aging in place might seem like the most practical option, however, many older adults end up needing assistance as they age. In
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Preventing Caregiver Burnout

As more than 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day, more caregiving services are being provided by people who aren’t healthcare professionals. According to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP Public Policy institute, an estimated 43.5 million American adults are unpaid caregivers, and 85% were
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Importance of Exercise for Older Adults

As we age, our bodies undergo many different physical changes. Some older adults might experience increased joint pain and decreased flexibility. However, participating in daily exercises can actually improve mobility and decrease the chances of developing a number of physical and mental health conditions. For those
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