Blog

Making the transition to senior living is one of the biggest decisions in the life of a senior. Accurate and reliable information makes the decision so much easier. Senior Star’s blog is a series of articles intended to provide you and your loved ones with the information you need to make an informed decision that is right for you.

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Senior Star Blog

Jun / 2024

Five Questions to Ask When Visiting A Memory Care Community

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Jun / 2024

Add a Little Spice: How to Embrace the Power of Oregano

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Jun / 2024

Discover Greece: A Journey Through Time, Culture, and Beauty

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Jun / 2024

Introducing Think & Move®: Elevating Wellness at Senior Star Communities

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Jun / 2024

The Importance of Regular Hearing Checks: A Key to Independence and Quality of Life

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May / 2024

Five Reasons Introverts Can Thrive in a Senior Living Community

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May / 2024

How Senior Star Associates Make a Difference in the Lives of Residents

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May / 2024

The Amazing Avocado

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May / 2024

¡Hola México! Exploring the Vibrant Heart of Latin America

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Apr / 2024

3 Years in a Row! Senior Star Communities Earn Top Marks in U.S. News & World Report Best Senior Living

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Apr / 2024

Senior Star Featured on What Matters with Mindy and Mikaela on iHeartRadio

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Apr / 2024

Why Falling Doesn’t Have to Be a Natural Part of Aging

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Apr / 2024

Rock Steady Boxing: Empowering Senior Adults to Fight Back Against Parkinson’s

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Apr / 2024

Matcha Might be Your Cup of Tea

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Apr / 2024

Konnichiwa, Japan! Exploring the Land of the Rising Sun

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Mar / 2024

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Senior Star at Elmore Place Resident Transformative in change in Iowa Women’s Sports

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Mar / 2024

Senior Star’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease

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Mar / 2024

Love Knows No Age: A Heartwarming Tale from Burgundy Place

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Mar / 2024

Seven Reasons Why In-home Care Can Be Difficult as You Age in 2024

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Mar / 2024

Unlocking Memories: The Healing Power of Music for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

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Mar / 2024

Discover the Emerald Isle’s Hidden Gem: Beets!

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Feb / 2024

Stay Active, Stay Strong: 6 Easy Exercises for Seniors

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Feb / 2024

What Is Independent Living?

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Feb / 2024

Go Bananas for Senior Star Adventures!

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Feb / 2024

What Age Is a Senior? Embracing Life’s Chapters & Milestones

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Jan / 2024

The Best Age to Move Into Independent Living

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Jan / 2024

Unlocking Nature’s Treasure: Exploring the Health Benefits of Cinnamon

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Jan / 2024

Senior Star Adventures – Around the World in 2024

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Jan / 2024

Aging With Attitude

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Dec / 2023

Celebrating the holidays at Harrison on 5th

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Dec / 2023

Six Tips to Stay Mentally Sharp At Any Age

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Dec / 2023

New Year, New You: Six Simple New Year’s Resolutions for 2024

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Dec / 2023

Senior-Centered Fitness

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Dec / 2023

Six Health Benefits Found in Mint

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Nov / 2023

Harrison on 5th – Cooking up Traditions with Daytime Columbus

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Nov / 2023

Veteran Nick Slater continues to thrive and inspire despite dementia

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Nov / 2023

The Kenwood by Senior Star holds special Veterans Day celebration

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Nov / 2023

Celebrating Thanksgiving traditions at Harrison on 5th: Executive Director and Residents share their favorite holiday recipes

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Nov / 2023

How to Beat Seasonal Depression

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Nov / 2023

Preparing to Visit A Senior Living Community

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Nov / 2023

Gifts That Give Back

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Nov / 2023

Nuts About Nuts: How A Simple Snack Could Improve Your Health

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Oct / 2023

Why settle for anything less than excellence in senior living?

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Oct / 2023

Fall in Love with Harrison on 5th – Good Day Marketplace

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Oct / 2023

The Importance of Self-Care for Seniors

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Oct / 2023

The Spookiest Superfood: Five Health Benefits Pumpkins Have to Offer

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Oct / 2023

Signs Your Aging Family Member May Need Help

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Oct / 2023

Power of Attorney Simplified

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Sep / 2023

Good Day Marketplace hosts Harrison on 5th by Senior Star & Senior Star at Dublin Retirement Village

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Sep / 2023

When you love what you do, it’s not work, it’s a home away from home

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Sep / 2023

Living Local – Quality Culture – Senior Star

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Sep / 2023

National accolades for a company dedicated to Senior Living

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Sep / 2023

Good Day KC welcomes Wexford Place for in-depth into the Fortune announcement

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Sep / 2023

Cincy Lifestyle with The Kenwood by Senior Star – Fortune Best Workplaces in Aging Services 2023

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Sep / 2023

World Alzheimer’s Month – Innovative Programing at Senior Star

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Sep / 2023

Step into the shoes of someone living with Alzheimer’s disease

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Sep / 2023

Resident family members shares first hand experience ~ Senior Star at Elmore Place

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Sep / 2023

Senior Star named FORTUNE Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ 2023 ~ Leading with Love!

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Sep / 2023

Fall In Love With Fitness

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Sep / 2023

The FAQs of Memory Care

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Sep / 2023

The A-Peeling Benefits of Sweet Potatoes

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Sep / 2023

Overcoming Caregiver Burnout

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Aug / 2023

Taking the fight against Parkinson’s to a whole new level at Senior Star communities in Columbus Ohio!

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Aug / 2023

Certified Rock Steady Boxing in Columbus, OH – Senior residents fighting back against Parkinson’s disease

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Aug / 2023

Work, Live, Love – one Senior Star associate does all three at Harrison on 5th

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Aug / 2023

Harrison on 5th by Senior Star: Where Community and Comfort Converge

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Aug / 2023

Tech-Savvy Seniors: How to Make Technology Work For You

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Aug / 2023

Maintain Healthy Joints At Any Age

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Aug / 2023

Saying Goodbye to Social Isolation

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Aug / 2023

An A-Maize-ing Superfood to Try This Summer

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Aug / 2023

Local nurse gains inspiration from grandparents to help elderly at retirement home – Elmore Place

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Jul / 2023

Revving Up Memories! Senior living community in Kansas City uses classic cars to help residents dealing with memory loss

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Jul / 2023

93-year-old uses engineering experience to create his own violins @ The Kenwood

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Jul / 2023

Harrison On 5th ~ Meeting the Needs of Aging Seniors

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Jul / 2023

Senior Star: A Great Place to Live & A Great Place To Work

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Jul / 2023

The Importance of Intergenerational Relationships

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Jul / 2023

Summer Safety for Seniors

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Jul / 2023

Here Today, Gone Tomato: Why You Should Take Advantage of Tomato Season

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Jun / 2023

Kansas City ‘Longest Day’ painting raises money for Alzheimer’s research

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Jun / 2023

Pandemic helps Kansas City father, son return to hobby 50 years later

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Jun / 2023

Professional chefs can whet residents’ appetites at elder care communities

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Jun / 2023

Harrison on 5th Welcomes Niniana Oehler: A New Era of Senior Living Excellence

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Jun / 2023

Build Relationships Across Generations

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Jun / 2023

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: The Key Differences in Your Senior Living Options

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Jun / 2023

The Benefits of Blueberries

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Jun / 2023

Lifelong Learning: Why It Matters & How to Make It Work for You

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May / 2023

10 Outdoor Activities To Enjoy This Spring

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May / 2023

Frequently Asked Questions: Independent Living

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May / 2023

Senior Star – Great Place to Work Certified 6th Consecutive Year!

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May / 2023

Berry Special: How Strawberries Can Benefit Your Health

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May / 2023

U.S. News and World Report Nationwide Survey Highlights Five Senior Star Communities as Top-Rated Senior Living Community

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May / 2023

How to “Rightsize” Your Life

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May / 2023

As Alzheimer’s burden grows, ability to care for seniors in Iowa and Illinois faces critical challenges

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Apr / 2023

Six Microwaveable Snacks You Can Make in Minutes

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Apr / 2023

Overcoming Senior Living Fears

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Apr / 2023

Important Questions to Ask on Your Senior Living Tour

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Apr / 2023

You Won’t “Be Leaf” All of the Benefits Found in Basil

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Mar / 2023

A new way of senior living – Harrison on 5th by Senior Star on Daytime Columbus – Now Open

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Mar / 2023

Harrison on 5th by Senior Star is Rooted in Heritage and Built on Heart – Now Open in Columbus, OH

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Mar / 2023

Breaking Down Common Misconceptions of Aging with Senior Star

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Mar / 2023

How Senior Star Communities Support Families and Loved Ones

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Mar / 2023

Tips for Developing a Daily Routine for a Person Living With Dementia

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Mar / 2023

There’s More to Carrots Than Meets the Eye

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Feb / 2023

How Small Changes Can Make a Big Difference in Heart Health

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Feb / 2023

Get More Out of Life With Senior Star Dining

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Feb / 2023

New Harrison on 5th community offers State-of-the-Art Memory Care, Assisted Living and Independent Living options

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Feb / 2023

Ohio Valentine’s Day sweethearts share a love story going on 65 years

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Feb / 2023

How We “Do For One Another with Love”

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Feb / 2023

The Hidden Health Benefits of Chocolate

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Jan / 2023

Seven Reasons to Take a Tour of Any Prospective Retirement Communities

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Jan / 2023

Seven Foods That Can Help Fight Inflammation and Ease Arthritis Pain

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Jan / 2023

Making Friends as a Senior Adult

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Jan / 2023

Planning Ahead: When to Start Looking into a Senior Living Community

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Dec / 2022

Five Incredible Trips to Take in 2024

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Dec / 2022

High tech help: Dublin Retirement Village robot helping to ease the workload

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Dec / 2022

How to Have Great Conversations At Any Social Gathering This Season

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Dec / 2022

Five Steps to Walk Away from Loneliness

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Dec / 2022

Retirement village calendar benefits Alzheimer’s research

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Dec / 2022

Robots deliver connection to Kansas City seniors

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Dec / 2022

Yoga – Benefits Beyond the Mat

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Nov / 2022

Robots join wait staff at Kansas City senior living community; Wexford Place

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Nov / 2022

Five Great Photo Gifts

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Nov / 2022

Bring Your Family Together With A Game Night

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Nov / 2022

WWII veteran with bittersweet survival story calls Dublin Retirement community – Home

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Nov / 2022

A Parent’s Guide to Visiting a Loved One With Dementia

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Nov / 2022

Good Day Market Place shares Senior Star at Dublin Retirement Village Nationally Ranked

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Nov / 2022

Five Ways Your Fall Traditions Can Grow With Senior Living

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Oct / 2022

Online Banking 101

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Oct / 2022

Senior Star TULSA communities ranked 5th in Fortune Magazine Best Workplaces for Aging Services

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Oct / 2022

Kansas City – Senior Star Senior Living communities Rank Top 5 in Fortune Magazine

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Oct / 2022

Unique exercise program in Dublin helps seniors fight Parkinson’s

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Oct / 2022

How a New HQ and Slimmer Portfolio Are Helping Build ‘Senior Star 3.0’

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Oct / 2022

Help Wanted: Could Seniors Assist with Staffing Shortages?

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Oct / 2022

10 Classic Movies to Share with the Next Generation

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Oct / 2022

How Living in a Community May Boost Your Health

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Sep / 2022

Seniors knock out Parkinson’s symptoms with boxing at Senior Star Elmore Place

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Sep / 2022

Everyday Lifestyle Tips to Support Healthy Aging

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Sep / 2022

Kansas City Parkinson’s residents at Wexford Place are working to deliver KO punch to disease

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Sep / 2022

Bucket Lists 101: How to Make and Do Yours

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Sep / 2022

Elmore Place on local Paula Sands Live show – Senior living never looked (or felt!) so good!

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Sep / 2022

Everyday Fitness Tips to Support Healthy Aging

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Sep / 2022

Fortune and Great Place to Work® Rank Senior Star in Top 5 Best Workplaces in Aging Services™ 2022

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Aug / 2022

8 Retirement Hobbies That Can Help You Live Longer

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Aug / 2022

Everyday Nutrition Tips to Support Successful Aging

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Aug / 2022

Graduating officers learn more about how to help those with dementia: Senior Star @ Wexford Place

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Aug / 2022

An Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis: Tips for Families

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Aug / 2022

Successful Aging with Blue Zones Lifestyle Traits: Part Two

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Aug / 2022

Senior Star Is Walking to End Alzheimer’s Disease This Fall

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Jul / 2022

Successful Aging with Blue Zone Lifestyle Traits: Part One

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Jul / 2022

Planning Ahead for a Positive Visit with Someone with Dementia

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Jul / 2022

Ohio State students work with memory support residents to create art

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Jul / 2022

Senior Star’s Inner Strength Signature Programs

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Jul / 2022

The Blues Zones and Successful Aging

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Jun / 2022

Senior Star’s Movement & Exercise Programs

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Jun / 2022

Daytime Columbus

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Jun / 2022

Settling Into Your New Senior Living Home

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Jun / 2022

Legacy of retired dermatologist/dad continues, still ‘moonlights’ as trumpet player at 97 – The Kenwood by Senior Star resident

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Jun / 2022

8 Surefire Ways to Make Friends in Senior Living

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Jun / 2022

Senior Star Supports the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease on The Longest Day

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May / 2022

Planning for a Successful Move to Senior Living

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May / 2022

10 Tips for Decorating Your Senior Living Retirement Home

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May / 2022

Dublin Retirement Village hosts retirement ‘PAWty’ for beloved therapy dog

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May / 2022

7 Benefits of Downsizing to Senior Living

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May / 2022

U.S. News & World Report Names Senior Star Communities 2022-23 Best of Senior Living recipients!

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May / 2022

Tips for Downsizing Your Home for a Move to Senior Living

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May / 2022

Magic tables provide stimulation for memory care residents

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May / 2022

Senior Star Certified as a Great Place to Work® for 5th consecutive year!

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May / 2022

Aging Well in Senior Living

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Apr / 2022

FTD x Senior Star x ALZ: United in the fight against Alzheimer’s 

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Apr / 2022

Why Socialization Is So Important for Older Adults

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Apr / 2022

How to Find and Research Senior Living Communities Near Me

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Apr / 2022

90 Year Old Kansas Resident Creates 260 LEGO Models

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Apr / 2022

Signature Programs for Senior Star’s Independent Living Residents

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Apr / 2022

Tips for Downsizing to Senior Living

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Mar / 2022

Dining Is an Experience Every Day at Senior Star

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Mar / 2022

What Care Is Provided in Senior Living Communities

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Mar / 2022

Lunch With Art Fusaro on his 101st Birthday

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Mar / 2022

7 Benefits of Downsizing to an Independent Living Community

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Mar / 2022

Tulsa United Way Letter of Appreciation

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Mar / 2022

Tips for a Successful Conversation About Senior Living With Your Family

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Mar / 2022

Employee Appreciation – 2022

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Feb / 2022

8 Questions to Ask Yourself When Considering Independent Living

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Feb / 2022

Understanding the Cost of Moving to a Retirement Community

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Feb / 2022

What Questions to Ask When You Tour a Retirement Community

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Feb / 2022

Valentine’s Day: Dublin couple say laughter is key to their 77-year marriage

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Feb / 2022

QC married couple of 53 years celebrates Night to Shine at Senior Star @ Elmore Place

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Feb / 2022

Resident supports The Kenwood’s efforts of the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Feb / 2022

Iconic movie calendar starring Dublin Retirement Village residents

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Feb / 2022

How to Prepare for Researching Senior Living Online

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Feb / 2022

6 Reasons Why Safety Is So Important in a Senior Living Community

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Jan / 2022

Priceless Benefits: What’s Included in the Cost of Senior Living

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Jan / 2022

What Are You Looking for in a Senior Living Community?

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Jan / 2022

How to Pay for Assisted Living with Life Insurance Conversion

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Jan / 2022

Senior Living never looked (or felt) so good!

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Jan / 2022

Introverts and Senior Living: A Guide to a Happy Life

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Dec / 2021

Talking to Parents About Assisted Living

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Dec / 2021

The Perks of Senior Living Community Life in The Winter Months

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Dec / 2021

Paying for Memory Care With a Reverse Mortgage

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Dec / 2021

Using Veterans Benefits to Pay for Senior Living

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Nov / 2021

Elmore Place – Holiday Traditions continue thanks to COVID vaccinations & safety protocols

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Nov / 2021

3 Steps to Prepare a Budget for Senior Care

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Nov / 2021

When Your Spouse Has Alzheimer’s Disease

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Nov / 2021

10 Warning Signs to Look For During Holiday Visits With Older Loved Ones

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Nov / 2021

8 Benefits of a Winter Move to an Independent Living Community

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Oct / 2021

Paying For Senior Living: 7 Options

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Oct / 2021

A Day in a Life: What To Expect in Assisted Living

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Oct / 2021

Sons finish mother’s final piece of artwork for Alzheimer’s – The Kenwood by Senior Star

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Oct / 2021

5 Big Benefits of Memory Care

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Oct / 2021

Inside the Wellness-Driven Memory Care Models of Senior Star

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Oct / 2021

Dublin Retirement Village 91-year-old dance teacher and resident featured on Feel Good Friday segment.

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Oct / 2021

Comparing Costs of Staying at Home Versus Senior Living

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Sep / 2021

Memory Care or Home Care? Which Is Right for Your Loved One’s Situation?

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Sep / 2021

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Sep / 2021

8 Benefits of Independent Living Community Life for Seniors

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Sep / 2021

Enjoying The Benefits of Carefree Assisted Living

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Sep / 2021

Tapping Into Unforgotten Skills With Memory Care Activities

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Sep / 2021

Local memory care resident greatly helped by exercise

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Aug / 2021

Senior Star Thomas Brothers Inducted into ASHA Hall of Fame

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Aug / 2021

Why Socializing Is So Good for Older Adults

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Aug / 2021

How Music Therapy in Memory Support Boosts The Brain

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Aug / 2021

5 Ways to Ease Moving Your Spouse into Assisted Living

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Aug / 2021

Lifelong Learning: Back to School for Independent Living

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Jul / 2021

Memory Support Routines Enhance Residents’ Lives

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Jul / 2021

The Benefit of Aging in Place at an Assisted Living Community

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Jul / 2021

Finding Senior Living That Fits What Matters to You

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Jul / 2021

Listen to the Experts: Questions for Current Independent Living Residents

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Jun / 2021

Options for Paying for Senior Living

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Jun / 2021

Fears vs. Facts About Senior Living

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Jun / 2021

Maybe It’s Time: When to Consider Assisted Living

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Jun / 2021

Comparing Senior Living Communities

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May / 2021

Cost of Memory Care and What Is Included

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May / 2021

Talking to Parents About Senior Living? How to Prepare

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May / 2021

Moving Day Tips for Seniors

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May / 2021

Light is Right: The Benefits of Downsizing for Seniors

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Apr / 2021

Moving to Independent Living? Questions to Ask When You Visit

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Apr / 2021

How Memory Support Can Improve Quality of Life for Your Loved One

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Apr / 2021

How Independent Living Promotes Healthy Aging

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Apr / 2021

Benefits of Moving to Assisted Living

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Mar / 2021

How Memory Care Can Benefit the Whole Family

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Mar / 2021

Want More Free Time? Check Out Assisted Living

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Mar / 2021

Senior Social Skills: How a Sense of Community Benefits Seniors

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Mar / 2021

Planning for senior living: sooner rather than later

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Feb / 2020

Programming for a Healthy Body & Mind – Senior Living Executive Magazine

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Feb / 2020

Virtual Bike Ride Helping Seniors with Memory Loss

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Feb / 2020

Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Do?

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Jan / 2020

Best of the Best: Features of an Enriching Community

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Aug / 2019

Ranked in the Top 10 for the second year in a row! FORTUNE Magazine Best Workplaces for Aging Services

May / 2019

Adventure Awaits: Trips for Grandparents and Grandchildren

May / 2019

Preventing Medication-Related Falls

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Apr / 2019

Boxing Therapy for Parkinson’s: Learn How to Punch Back!

Apr / 2019

The Incredible Benefits of Canine Therapy

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Apr / 2019

Important Questions to Ask When Touring a Senior Living Community

Apr / 2019

How to Talk to Your Parent or Loved One About Assisted Living

Mar / 2019

Partnership With Senior Star at Weber Place Raises Up Difference Makers in Healthcare

Mar / 2019

Home Safety Tips to Keep Your Loved One Safer

Mar / 2019

After Years of Writing, Woman Publishes 1st Novel at 95

Mar / 2019

Local seniors Can Bike Down Memory Lane Thanks to BikeAround Technology

Feb / 2019

High Schoolers Help Senior Center Celebrate Prom

Feb / 2019

3 Big Advantages of Independent Living Communities

Feb / 2019

3 Signs Your Loved One is Ready for Assisted Living

Feb / 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease: What to Do?

Feb / 2019

Understanding the Difference Between Senior Lifestyle Options

Feb / 2019

Virtual Bike Ride Helping Seniors with Memory Loss

Jan / 2019

Programming for a Healthy Body & Mind – Senior Living Executive Magazine

Jan / 2019

Senior Star Donates “Coping Boxes” to Local Alzheimer’s Association

Dec / 2018

Burgundy Place

Dec / 2018

Dublin Retirement Village

Nov / 2018

Dublin Retirement Village

Nov / 2018

Elmore Place

Nov / 2018

Korean War Veterans Share Stories, Thoughts, Hopes for Future

Nov / 2018

Two Retired Men Find Friendship Making Dollhouses at Weber Place

Oct / 2018

Achieving Excellence Through Quality Service

Sep / 2018

Senior Star Makes Fortune’s Best Workplace for Aging Services List

Sep / 2018

CEO Anja Rogers Shares Stories Two Stories that Capture Senior Star Culture

Sep / 2018

Senior Star Named Among Best Workplaces for Aging Services

Aug / 2018

Senior Star CEO, Anja Rogers, Highlighted by Senior Housing News

Aug / 2018

Dublin Retirement Village Resident Finds Solace in Art

Aug / 2018

Taking a BikeAround Memory Lane

Aug / 2018

Senior Star Has Become the First Senior Living Community in the Country to Purchase and Install BikeAround

Jul / 2018

Woodland Terrace Unveils Newest Signature Program – KTUL News Channel 8

Jul / 2018

Romeoville Senior Living Community Offers Two New Programs

Jun / 2018

Support is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers

Jun / 2018

Residents at Local Senior Living Community Can Travel the World Without Leaving the Building

May / 2018

Families Face Delicate Balance As They Care For Aging Parents – Toledo Blade

Apr / 2018

My Ability: And She Danced – KWQC TV 6 News

Apr / 2018

Seniors Pedal Down Memory Lane During Virtual Bike Rides – USNews & World Report

Apr / 2018

Virtual Bike Ride Takes Seniors On a Trip Down Memory Lane – KHSB 41

Jan / 2018

Senior Star Employees Take Flight – KOTV News On 6

Jan / 2018

Laughter Yoga in the Morning

Dec / 2017

Las Colinas Village Gives Back

Dec / 2017

Visiting Aging Relatives for the Holidays – KTUL News Channel 8

Nov / 2017

Why It’s a Good Idea to Give Aging Loved Ones Extra Attention This Holiday

Nov / 2017

Ceremony Recognizes Service of Dublin Veterans

Sep / 2017

Wexford Place Partners with Kansas State University to Introduce LEAP Program

Aug / 2017

Senior Star Owners Focus on Funding to Find a Cure

Aug / 2017

Weekly Activity Introduces Seniors to New Flavors, Food Trends

May / 2017

86 Year Old “Tech Wizard” Teaches Modern Technology

Jan / 2017

Winter Blues: ‘Hibernating’ Seniors at High Risk

Sep / 2016

Simulation Provides a Glimpse of Dementia Effects

Apr / 2016

Murphy is a Popular Resident at Local Retirement Village

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