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Half a Week’s Wage for Two Days of Music: A Look Back on Woodstock

At age 74, Kenneth Love is spending this August with his wife at his home at New Pond Village, a continuing care retirement community located in Walpole, Massachusetts. However, in 1969 Ken was on his way to Bethel, New York, eager to witness his favorite artist, Janis Joplin’s live performance. Little did he know he […]

The Best Gift: Why Senior Living is the Best Choice for Aging Parents

Watching their parents age can be overwhelming for adult children. It can get even more complicated when the topic of moving to a senior living community comes up. Children may feel guilty about having their parents age away from home. Likewise, seniors may be wary because they envision a traditional “retirement home” characterized by loneliness […]

Nutrition Is Key To Cognitive Function

Proper nutrition is important for everyone to ensure strength and health. But for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia, it is essential to helping them lead a better life. Food demonstrations for the residents in Memory Care at New Pond Village, help residents, spouses and their families stay in tune with nutrition tips. Some guidelines for […]

Emotional Benefits of Volunteering for Seniors

The season of giving is upon us and it is often a time when many think of ways to give back to their community. A significant percentage of all charitable giving is done in the last two months of the year. However, giving to others doesn’t need to come in the form of monetary donations. […]

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

Try as we may, there is just no way of wishing winter away. Now that the leaves are sporting vivid colors and falling in preparation for the changing season, here are some winter safety tips for seniors to keep you safe when the thermometer plunges below freezing: Walkway Maintenance Walkways should be a high priority. […]

Tips On How You Can Delay Alzheimer’s Symptoms

By 2050, 131 million people could be living with dementia globally. Research continues to focus on identifying a cure to solve the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. While there is not a cure yet, a few lifestyle changes may help delay memory loss. Cognitive Training According to Dr. Ronald Petersen , an Alzheimer’s expert at […]

How Does Music Help Boost Brain Activity?

Music offers a variety of benefits for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, research has found. For instance, music can help reduce agitation, depression and anxiety, and it can lower stress levels. Why is music such a powerful tool for individuals with Alzheimer’s? Researchers believe that interacting with music — whether singing or listening […]

Why Leif Jacobsen Chose Independent Living at New Pond Village

After living for more than 50 years in Walpole, Massachusetts, Leif Jacobsen decided it was time to make a choice about independent living and where he would best fit in and feel most welcome. A Home Close to Heart Just a few miles away lay New Pond Village, Leif Jacobsen’s chosen home for the past […]

How to Improve Your Quality of Life as You Age

Quality of life is the general well-being of an individual – and everyone has their own definition. Engagement, health, independence and creativity are all components that may play a role. Maintaining a strong quality of life can become challenging as friends and family move away. Careers turn into retirement and free-time becomes more difficult to […]

Is Blue Light Harmful to Your Vision?

If you’re like most Americans, you may find yourself spending hours each day glued to your smartphone or tablet. The number of smartphone users in the United States continues to skyrocket reaching an all-time high of 309 million individuals in 2023. Recent research has begun to uncover a potential consequence of our ubiquitous gadget use: […]