At Portola Gardens, a Mother and Son Connect Everyday


Good mail delivery people are bound by the age-old creed, “neither snow nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” but at our Portola Gardens community, United States mail carrier Richard Cairo is true to another, more personal commitment, he “says ‘hi’ to Mom.” Read the full article ⟶

Happy Holidays and a Joyous New Year!


From the entire staff at CiminoCare and our communities, we wish you and all those close to you… Read the full article ⟶

Top Holiday Songs Through the Decades ‘Tis the season to remember favorite songs from years past


We love to fill our communities with the sound of music. The holiday season gives us all the more opportunity to bring joy to our residents with songs we were listening to back then. Read the full article ⟶

Holiday Gifts Ideas for Your Favorite Senior


Seniors have been giving and receiving gifts for decades, so what do you get them now? The key to holiday gift giving for seniors is to keep in mind their needs and capabilities at this time in their lives, while also being practical yet thoughtful. Read the full article ⟶

Celebrating the Holidays with Senior Living Residents


When we think of festive holiday celebrations, we tend to picture several generations of family members gathering under one roof. The reality, though, for many American families is different. Today’s families, especially larger, multi-generational groups, likely do not live in the same residence—or even in the same state. Read the full article ⟶

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What To Do When Seniors Refuse Help: How should caregivers respond when older adults won’t accept advice or assistance?


Ask any caregiver about the most challenging aspects of assisting older adults, and you’ll likely hear examples of their frustration when help is offered but refused. There’s no doubt that many senior adults need varying levels of assistance with daily activities, says a recent study from the National Center for Health Statistics. Approximately one in Read the full article ⟶

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65 or Older? Be Prepared for the Upcoming Flu Season


While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease.  In recent years, it’s estimated that between 71 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older  Between 54 percent and 70 percent of seasonal Read the full article ⟶

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For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Learn the Ways To Prevent the Disease in Older Women


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual worldwide campaign organized by major breast cancer charities to raise awareness, offer support, and to encourage research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure. Studies show that women in the U.S. who live to the age of 80 have a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer Read the full article ⟶

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Music Gets the Toe Tapping at Any Age


Music is a great way to improve the quality of life for older adults. Many studies show the benefits of music. It reduces stress, anxiety, and pain. It also can  improve immune function, helps memory, and encourages exercise. It has been well documented that music reaches those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Music helps people reminisce Read the full article ⟶

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