Your Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2017

From all of us at Senior Living Residences, we want to say a huge thank you to our regularly contributing team of experts, our always-insightful guest bloggers, and our readers who inspire us to provide relatable content for seniors, families, and caregivers.

As we bid farewell to 2017, let us count down our ten most-read and most-shared stories.

10.  Why You Should Get Your Affairs in Order Now

by Margaret Hoag

As unpleasant and uncomfortable preparing for end-of-life can be, it is extremely necessary. Margaret Hoag helps ease the burden by laying out every tool you’ll need in the process.

9.  How Assisted Living is Like College 

by Lee Larkin

The Sandwich Generation’s Lee Larkin explains why you should treat choosing an assisted living community just like choosing a university. Who wouldn’t want to go back to college?!

8.  Baked Whitefish with Tomatoes & Olives

by Kim Smith

Brain Healthy Cooking fans loved this healthy fish recipe, making great use of key Mediterranean ingredients.

7.  7 Questions to Ask on an Assisted Living Tour 

by Lee Larkin

Use this guide to know what to look for on an assisted living tour, like comfort, quality of food, and unique programs that excite you or your loved one.

6.  The Art of Age: Identity, Expression & Ability

by Tessa D’Agostino

Readers loved this moving piece about the power of self-expression at any age. 

5.  Care for Caregivers: Why it is So Important to Take a Break

by Pam Maloney

If you need justification for taking a break, especially if you are caring for someone else, read this informative piece. It also explains how assisted living fits in as an option.

4.  5 Ways to Make Assisted Living Affordable

by Lee Larkin

If you’re looking for an outline of financial programs that can help offset the cost of assisted living, look no further! Lee has compiled all the information you’ll need.

3.  Packing Memories with a Memory Book

by Betsy Millane

Readers enjoyed this powerful article about using a “memory book” to connect with the past. It truly transformed the life of this guest writer’s father.

2.  How to Eat More Brain Healthy Foods 

by Kim Smith

The Brain Healthy Diet can be confusing, but Kim has created a comprehensive guide that’s easy to follow. If you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution, try this out!

1.  Common Questions about Hospice Care in Assisted Living

by Joe IaQuinto

2017’s most-read article outlines common questions people have about hospice care, with a helpful answer presented for each.