The Importance Of Happiness As We Age

Several scientific studies suggest that happiness causes better health; others suggest that the two are most definitely correlated—perhaps good health causes happiness. Happiness and health may indeed be a virtuous circle, but researchers are still trying to untangle their complex relationship. 1. Happiness combats stress – Stress is known as the “silent killer,” as it’s consistent presence in one’s life can …

Transitioning To A Senior Living Community

Moving into an assisted living community can be a scary thing to tackle. It can be an emotionally and physically draining process for both you and your family. Little decisions can seem incredibly overwhelming. So many things need to happen even before you choose your new home. After choosing your new home, the moving process can still be daunting. Even …

Honor and Observance: Memorial Day Activities For Seniors

Memorial Day means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Most Americans consider this day to be the official beginning of summer. However, for many Americans, especially the senior community, this holiday commemorates something much more than beach trips and cookouts. For many seniors, it is about reflecting on the memory of soldiers who’ve fallen during …

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It’s Time for a Senior Mardi Gras | Francois Bend

Mardi Gras 2019 is upon us and here at Francois Bend, we think that seniors should be given every opportunity to celebrate too! If you are looking for a fun and festive place for your loved one, look no further than here at Francois Bend. Here are some ways to celebrate Mardi Gras with your senior loved ones. Beads In …

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Honoring Veterans This Veterans Day

Veterans Day is coming up quick! Few groups deserve our recognition, respect and gratitude more than the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military. Here at Francois-Bend, we honor our veterans. This Veterans Day, we would like to extend our sincere thanks to veterans who have served so selflessly and courageously by letting you know some …

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The Signs of Dementia | Memory Care in Louisiana

Do you know the signs of dementia? Dementia is never a pleasant topic, but with 5.7 million suffering from Dementia in the US: talking about dementia is necessary. People with dementia may sometimes behave in ways that are physically or verbally aggressive. This can be very distressing for the person and those who support them. The two forms of aggression …

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How to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

August 21st is National Senior Citizens Day in the US and here at Francois Bend, we want to help you celebrate! Various events and activities are organized on Senior Citizens Day to raise awareness of supporting older people and recognizing their achievements. Some people raise awareness through social media and news stories, while others organize special community gatherings inviting senior …