At Newcastle Place, residents like to keep busy attending educational talks, going on community outings, pursuing personal goals, or just catching up with family and friends. To keep up to date on the latest events, check back here often. We’ll have interesting stories about Newcastle Place and other information of interest to seniors.


Know the Warning Signs: 5 Common Indicators of Stroke

Americans suffer strokes at a rate of one every 40 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 75 percent of strokes occur in people aged 65 or older. However, age-related risk begins around age 55, and a stroke can happen at any age. Strokes are categorized by their causes.     …

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How to Know When It’s Time for Memory Care

You pride yourself in caring for your aging parent or loved one. You know their favorite foods, activities and their medication schedule. If your loved one needs dementia care, you’ve created a  specialized routine to properly provide them with optimal in-home care.  While you may be handling care successfully, it’s important to consider that as …

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Tips for Managing the Process of Moving to a Retirement Community

Moving to a new home is always a complicated process. Even the easiest move requires organization, time management and an understanding of the complete process from start to finish. If you are an older adult moving into an independent living community like Newcastle Place, this process carries with it additional considerations.  Here are our suggestions …

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12 Essential Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

Our population is getting older, and with more people entering retirement, more living and care options for seniors are being made available to meet demand. According to a Gallup survey, the current mean retirement age for retirees is 62 years of age. It’s estimated that more than a fifth of the U.S. population will be …

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How to Make Friends Later in Life — And Why It’s Good For You

One of the challenges of getting older is not only maintaining friendships, but building new ones. In the absence of friendship, life can seem more difficult than it already is. In fact, nearly a quarter of adults age 65 and older are considered “socially isolated,” according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, …

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How to Avoid Home Maintenance Next Winter

Home ownership comes with numerous benefits and also—responsibilities. As we get older, the time and labor necessary to maintain our homes can become a burden, especially when winter arrives with its snow, ice and freezing temperatures. This burden only grows when one lives in the home by themselves.  However, for many older adults, there is …

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Benefits of Living in a Life Care Community

If you’re unfamiliar with the term “Life Care” or what it means to live in a Life Care community, fear not. We can help you understand exactly what Life Care is and why a Life Care community should be at the top of your list when considering retirement options. What is a Life Care Community? …

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Seniors

What comes to mind when you think of the holidays? If your answer is food, you’re not alone. Many holiday gatherings are spent enjoying a family meal around the dinner table or at a friend’s party indulging in a spread of tasty treats. It’s all too easy to set aside healthy eating habits until the …

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Understanding Why Holidays Can Be Difficult for Older Adults

What do you love most about the holidays? Gathering with family and friends? Sitting down for a bountiful holiday feast? Showering your loved ones with gifts? There are plenty of reasons to get excited for the holiday season, but it’s not the same experience for everyone. There are many people, especially older adults, for whom …

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What is National Family Caregivers Month?

There are an estimated 43.5 million caregivers in the United States, according to the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP. Chances are, you probably have at least one family caregiver in your life. What you may not know is that November is National Family Caregivers Month, giving us all the chance to show our respect …

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