MorningStar Assisted Living Blog

Medication Management Helps Prevent Dangerous Mix-ups

Experts say medication management is an important preventive measure to avoid potential serious health hazards for seniors. As many older adults take multiple medications, vitamins, and supplements to treat different symptoms and health conditions, they are at a greater risk for medication mix-ups. Research indicates “25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at … Continue reading Medication Management Helps Prevent Dangerous Mix-ups

What We Need to Know about Environmental Conditions Affecting Our Health

In many parts of the country, extreme weather has made it a very challenging year especially for older adults and people suffering from many chronic health conditions including asthma and other respiratory illnesses. Not only have areas experienced record-setting heat waves but many have also had to deal with poor air quality due to wild … Continue reading What We Need to Know about Environmental Conditions Affecting Our Health

Research Shows Many Seniors are Living Productive Lives in Their Eighties

Many people believe growing older is awful and that everyone in their eighties is sickly and depressed. However, in 86-year-old psychologist Katharine Esty’s fourth book called, EightySomethings: A Practical Guide to Letting Go, Aging Well, and Finding Unexpected Happiness, she strongly dispels this notion. In fact, her research found elderly adults are happier and hold … Continue reading Research Shows Many Seniors are Living Productive Lives in Their Eighties

Show Your Support by Wearing a Pink Ribbon

The entire month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. Started in 1985, the National Breast Cancer Awareness month began as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries. Breast cancer survivor and former first lady Betty Ford kicked off the week-long event. The symbol of the … Continue reading Show Your Support by Wearing a Pink Ribbon

Exercise is One of the Best Ways to Maintain Independence for Older Adults

While we know exercise is good for us, certain ailments can make it more challenging for some seniors. However, you may want to be mindful of advice from the Harvard Medical School that says, “Regular exercise promotes an older adult’s ability to walk, bathe, cook, eat, dress, and use the restroom. If self-reliance is a … Continue reading Exercise is One of the Best Ways to Maintain Independence for Older Adults

Assisted Living Encourages a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle

As a vibrant 55+ community, MorningStar of Pasadena offers 149 bright suites offering seniors a choice of independent living or assisted living. Our independent living is designed for active seniors who love the idea of someone else handling the maintenance and housekeeping giving them more time to socialize, travel and pursue their hobbies and interests. … Continue reading Assisted Living Encourages a Healthy, Balanced Lifestyle

Extreme Worrying & Anxiety May be Signs of a Serious Disorder

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) says the generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common anxiety disorder among older adults. Experts say worrying about everything in your life including worrying about too much worrying may be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The National Institute of Mental Health explain people suffering … Continue reading Extreme Worrying & Anxiety May be Signs of a Serious Disorder

Positive Thinking can Help You Stay Healthier as You Age

Social scientists say “aging gracefully” should not be just a expression but rather something people should take to heart as they enter into their senior years. Maintaining a positive attitude as we age can help us better weather the many ups and downs we encounter along the journey.  A comprehensive study from the Yale School … Continue reading Positive Thinking can Help You Stay Healthier as You Age

MorningStar’s Kirkland Community is Opening Later This Year

Since our company was founded in 2003, we have believed it is a privilege to “cast a new light” on senior living guided by the following precepts: to honor God in our business practices and relationships; value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals; and invest generously in our team’s ability to serve well. In … Continue reading MorningStar’s Kirkland Community is Opening Later This Year

Combat Loneliness with a Move to Independent Living

The U.S. Census Bureau reports almost 13.8 million seniors live alone. We know various causes including chronic and worsening health conditions, hearing loss, no longer driving, mobility issues, loss of a spouse or other loved ones can result in loneliness and isolation for older adults on their own.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading Combat Loneliness with a Move to Independent Living

Did You Know Assisted Living will Help Maintain Your Independence?

Some people think a move to an assisted living community signals an end to their independence but nothing could be further from the truth. At the MorningStar of Pasadena senior living community, we respect the fact that seniors have spent a lifetime living independently, raising families, working jobs, and making their own decisions, and consider … Continue reading Did You Know Assisted Living will Help Maintain Your Independence?

Research Shows Humans May have the Potential for a Longer Lifespan

The Medical News Today recently reported on an interesting study published in the journal, Demographic Research, and conducted by the University of Washington, which indicated a likely rise in human longevity by the end of this century. Worldwide we have seen a rise over the last several years of a half a million people, referred … Continue reading Research Shows Humans May have the Potential for a Longer Lifespan

As You Age, it is More Important than Ever to Get Routine Medical Care

Medical experts say while people of all ages should keep up-to-date on recommended health screenings and vaccines, it is especially important for seniors as they have an elevated risk for health problems. Due to the pandemic, statistics show many seniors put off routine medical care, and doctors want them to start scheduling those appointments if … Continue reading As You Age, it is More Important than Ever to Get Routine Medical Care

Learn More About Prediabetes

Dr. Lyudmila Shvets-Gabriel, an endocrinologist with White Plains Hospital Physician Associates in Armonk, New York explains, “Prediabetes is a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. It means having higher blood sugars than what is considered normal, but not high enough to be labeled as having diabetes.” According to the CDC, the majority of people with prediabetes … Continue reading Learn More About Prediabetes

Committed to Serving Our Residents, Neighbors & Those in Need across the Globe

MorningStar at River Oaks is part of the MorningStar Senior Living Company, whose mission is to “cast a new light on senior living.” We start by creating a true home for the remarkable residents beneath our roofs, made possible by a dedicated team who understands the highest expression of living is to share their gifts … Continue reading Committed to Serving Our Residents, Neighbors & Those in Need across the Globe

Opening of the Area’s Newest Independent Living Community Grows Close

Ken Jaeger, MorningStar Senior Living’s Founder/CEO says it best with the following: “What do seniors essentially want? What do we all want? To be valued at our core; to be seen as significant; to be looked squarely in the eyes and loved.” At MorningStar of Hillsboro, we believe serving seniors to be our calling and … Continue reading Opening of the Area’s Newest Independent Living Community Grows Close

Stretching Exercises will Improve Your Flexibility

Health professionals say it is important to incorporate stretching exercises into your routine especially the older we get as our flexibility naturally decreases. As joints become stiff, and tendons and ligaments tighten up, we become more susceptible to injuries as well as chronic pain and poor posture. In fact studies show men’s flexibility drops sharply … Continue reading Stretching Exercises will Improve Your Flexibility

Our Senior Living Community is Designed for Your Every Need

When you join MorningStar of Pasadena’s independent living and assisted living community, we do our utmost to make you feel right at home. This starts with a great selection of suites including smartly-designed studios ranging from 389 to 478 sf. Next we have a choice of roomy one-bedroom, one-bath suites up to 840 sf. or … Continue reading Our Senior Living Community is Designed for Your Every Need

“Walking is the Closest Thing We Have to a Wonder Drug…”

So the former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Thomas Frieden, is quoted as saying, and many in the medical profession agree. While it is universally acknowledged that any exercise is beneficial to our overall health, walking offers some unexpected advantages.  One of those advantages is it seems to counteract the … Continue reading “Walking is the Closest Thing We Have to a Wonder Drug…”

Fashionable Independent Living Offering Comfort, Style, Services & Location

If you thought you would have to give up something to move into independent living, please meet MorningStar of Hillsboro, Hillsboro, OR’s newest 55+ community. Scheduled to open in the last quarter of 2021, our community has it all starting with 141 contemporary apartments in a range of configurations including spacious studios; and one- and … Continue reading Fashionable Independent Living Offering Comfort, Style, Services & Location

Each Year, Twenty Percent of Seniors has a Fall that Results in an Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that each year, one out of every five Americans aged 65 years and older has a fall that results in an injury such as broken bones or a head injury.  However, medical professionals say while it is important for seniors to take precautions to prevent falls … Continue reading Each Year, Twenty Percent of Seniors has a Fall that Results in an Injury

Doctors Remind Seniors to Get Health Screenings & Vaccines

Medical experts say while people of all ages should keep up-to-date on recommended health screenings and vaccines, it is especially important for seniors as they have an elevated risk for health problems. Due to the pandemic, statistics show many seniors put off routine medical care, and doctors want them to start scheduling those appointments if … Continue reading Doctors Remind Seniors to Get Health Screenings & Vaccines

What You Need to Know about Prediabetes

Dr. Lyudmila Shvets-Gabriel, an endocrinologist with White Plains Hospital Physician Associates in Armonk, New York Prediabetes, explains, “Prediabetes is a precursor to Type 2 diabetes. It means having higher blood sugars than what is considered normal, but not high enough to be labeled as having diabetes.” According to the CDC, the majority of people with … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Prediabetes

If You Find Yourself Feeling Anxious, Take a Look at Your Diet

If you are jittery or anxious during the day, medical experts say it could be due to the type of foods you are eating or drinking. Dr. Uma Naidoo, a nutritional psychiatrist, professional chef, nutrition specialist and author of “This Is Your Brain on Food, says, eating certain foods can create a feeling of internal … Continue reading If You Find Yourself Feeling Anxious, Take a Look at Your Diet

Everett’s Independent Living & Assisted Living Just Got a Lot Better

As MorningStar at Silver Lake (formerly known as Garden Court Retirement), joins the offerings for quality independent living and assisting living in beautiful Everett, area seniors have a reason to celebrate. MorningStar Senior Living was started in 2003 with the intention of “casting a new light” on senior living and creating housing for older adults … Continue reading Everett’s Independent Living & Assisted Living Just Got a Lot Better

A Company Built on “Casting a New Light” on Senior Living

Since our company was founded in 2003, we have believed it is a privilege to “cast a new light” on senior living guided by the following precepts: to honor God in our business practices and relationships; value all seniors as gifted and contributing individuals; and invest generously in our team’s ability to serve well. In … Continue reading A Company Built on “Casting a New Light” on Senior Living

To Age Well, Lay the Groundwork for a Healthy Lifestyle

Growing older can open the door to chronic diseases, impaired mobility and other distressing health concerns. While there are many challenges we encounter on our path to old age, medical experts say there are some things we can do to improve and protect our overall wellbeing. Dr. Fatima Cody Stanford, an obesity medicine physician at … Continue reading To Age Well, Lay the Groundwork for a Healthy Lifestyle

Independent Living is Growing in Popularity among Seniors

If you have friends who have recently made a move into senior living, particularly independent living communities offering carefree retirement years for adults 55+, they are not alone? Seniors are recognizing the many advantages independent living offers such as maintenance-free living, predictable budgeting and a broader community of friends. The Centers for Disease Control and … Continue reading Independent Living is Growing in Popularity among Seniors

Pasadena’s Best Senior Living Offers Independent Living & Assisted Living

MorningStar of Pasadena is a vibrant 55+ community with 149 bright suites offering seniors a choice of independent living or assisted living. Our independent living is designed for active seniors who love the idea of someone else handling chores like maintenance, landscaping, and housekeeping to have more time to socialize, travel, and pursue various hobbies … Continue reading Pasadena’s Best Senior Living Offers Independent Living & Assisted Living

Loneliness Can be a Real Threat to Seniors’ Wellbeing

In 2018 researchers conducted a thorough examination of data from a number of independent studies regarding loneliness to determine overall trends. Of the more than 35 research articles measuring loneliness and mortality, the group found confirmation suggesting loneliness is a risk factor for all-cause mortality in both men and women.  Another study from the University … Continue reading Loneliness Can be a Real Threat to Seniors’ Wellbeing

Uplift Your Mood with Nature

Ecotherapy is a growing scientific field based on the concept that people have a deep connection to their environment and to the earth itself, and if we fail to nurture this connection, it can negatively impact our mental health. While more common in men than women, research indicates mood disorders can occur as seniors face … Continue reading Uplift Your Mood with Nature

Casting a New Light on Senior Living – A Mission to Serve Seniors

As one of the newest MorningStar Senior Living communities, MorningStar at River Oaks offers trusted assisted living and memory care. Our home is distinguished by comfort, wellness and love; made possible through a dedicated team who understand how to provide residents with a quality of life other assisted living communities simply cannot match. Founded in … Continue reading Casting a New Light on Senior Living – A Mission to Serve Seniors

New to the Concept of “Assisted Living?”

Today’s assisted living is not just another term for a nursing home, which is intended for people who require skilled, around-the-clock medical care and supervision. Rather assisted living, the most popular and fastest growing long-term care option for older adults in the U.S., is designed for seniors who cannot get the help they need or … Continue reading New to the Concept of “Assisted Living?”

Adults 55+ have a New Option for Senior Living in Hillsboro, OR

In case you haven’t heard, the various options for independent living in Hillsboro, OR will soon be elevated with the opening of the new MorningStar of Hillsboro Senior Living community. Scheduled to open in the later part of 2021, we offer 141 apartments in one- and two bedroom floorplans, which are designed to maximize space … Continue reading Adults 55+ have a New Option for Senior Living in Hillsboro, OR

A Vibrant New Senior Living Community is Coming to Kirkland

Ready to start enjoying your retirement years, and love the sound of no longer worrying about home maintenance and unexpected repairs? If so, we would like to introduce you to the newest independent living community in family-friendly Kirkland, MorningStar of Kirkland. Opening in the fourth quarter of 2021, our community will offer hospitality services and … Continue reading A Vibrant New Senior Living Community is Coming to Kirkland

Meet Houston’s Newest, Luxury Assisted Living Community

MorningStar Senior Living wishes to introduce area families to the vibrant MorningStar at River Oaks assisted living and memory care community. Dedicated to elevating the standard in senior living, we offer residents a lifestyle in which to comfortably and safely age in place with a range of hospitality and care services, luxury amenities and a … Continue reading Meet Houston’s Newest, Luxury Assisted Living Community

Summer is Almost Here – Make Sure to Have Plenty of Sunscreen on Hand

While it is important to wear sunscreen every time we go outside in daylight regardless of the time of year, with summer coming, many of us are outdoors for longer periods and need to remember the sun’s rays are stronger. If it has been awhile since you bought your sunscreen, dermatologists say to take a … Continue reading Summer is Almost Here – Make Sure to Have Plenty of Sunscreen on Hand

Your Best Step Forward as Neither an Optimist nor a Pessimist

Psychologists suggest that true happiness lies somewhere between always seeing the sunny side of life to feeling things will inevitably end badly.  While many of us believe being an eternal optimist is the best way to see things, research shows that being somewhere in the middle is actually the best path forward. Ronald Siegel, an … Continue reading Your Best Step Forward as Neither an Optimist nor a Pessimist

A Company that Begin with the Mission of Honoring Seniors

While there are a number of senior living options in the area, MorningStar of Pasadena stand out as one of the best.  Formerly the Fair Oaks by Regency Park, our senior living community is now under the management of the MorningStar Senior Living Company.   At first glance, you may not think that makes much difference … Continue reading A Company that Begin with the Mission of Honoring Seniors

Senior Living Offering a Wide Range of Floor Plans

Comfort, security, built-in companionship, and predictable budgeting are just some of the benefits of senior living communities like MorningStar of Pasadena offer.  With 149 suites designed for independent living and assisted living, you will discover a broad range of floor plans that meet the needs of even the most discerning seniors.   Our stylish, spacious apartments … Continue reading Senior Living Offering a Wide Range of Floor Plans

Let Us Introduce You to MorningStar’s Newest Community

MorningStar of Pasadena (formerly known as Fair Oaks by Regency Park) is now under new management.  The MorningStar Senior Living Company is proud to introduce area seniors and their families to a vibrant 55+ community that is unlike any other in the area and offers 149 bright suites for independent living and assisted living.    Our … Continue reading Let Us Introduce You to MorningStar’s Newest Community