This is the Sierra Winds Blog where you can find information relevant to seniors.

Follow the Sierra Winds Blog for monthly updates. Topics include everything from information about wellness activities, to volunteer opportunities, to reports about recent community events.

What Does It Cost?
Staying In Your Home vs. Moving to a Life Plan Community

Although continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities) offer residents many conveniences and amenities, the top reason that seniors cite for their desire to move to one of these communities is their full continuum of care services. In fact, according to the 2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey, this access to care is the number […]

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For 2020…
Let’s Up the Game on New Year’s Resolutions

Every year following a joyous season filled with family, friends, food, frolic, and festivity, an age-old tradition dictates that we pause and set lofty goals for the year ahead. It’s time again for New Year’s resolutions. According to a recent YouGov survey, the top resolutions for 2019 were exercise more, lose weight, and save money. […]

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Experience Is Everything
What Role Does Activity Programming Play in Defining Community Culture?

According to Sierra Winds’ Activities and Fitness Director Chris Ratay and Activities Coordinator Diane Herr the answer is—absolutely everything! This professional team has more than 15 years of combined experience in senior living; it directs a vibrant and dynamic activities program with the 8 Dimensions of Wellness foundation: Physical, Social, Intellectual, Emotional, Environmental, Vocational, Spiritual, […]

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Good Medicine: How Friendships Can
Improve Your Health

Think about sitting alone while eating lunch. Now imagine that same lunch shared with a friend. There’s just something about the company and the conversation that makes the whole experience more pleasant. After all, human beings are “social animals”—meaning we naturally seek the companionship of others as part of our well-being. Without that companionship, loneliness […]

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