Fall is the time for big sweaters, warm drinks, and everything cozy. There is no better time to give your home a refresh. Whether you are a fan of festive decor, like pumpkins, Thanksgiving fair or even spooky halloween decorations, or you are looking for warm colors and comfortable textures, there are so many ways you can cozy up your space this season.
One of the biggest myths about senior apartments or retirement communities is that they are stale, boring, or have no personality. The truth is, most senior housing communities allow you to add your own personal touches to your space, and encourage you to make your apartment feel like home. Bring photos, personal items and touch of your own style to your space. Adding personality and your own touch on a space will help it feel like home - not just like an apartment.
This fall, enhance your daily living with these tips and tricks for making your apartment a more comfortable, cozy, and inviting space.
Indulge with this Butternut Squash Risotto recipe from Chef Jasmine of Pacifica Senior Living Sterling. Hearty, filling, and prefect for fall, it is a delicious take on comfort food. With rich, creamy butternut squash, and a punch of sage, this savory dish will be a new fall favorite.
Risotto is a dish made with love. Slow cooked and constantly tended to, it is a special treat that is perfect for a fall occasion, family gathering, or dinner party. You can bring home a taste of pacifica Senior Living sterling for yourself, and try this recipe at home! Chef Jasmine makes it easy to replicate this signature dish in your own kitchen.
There are endless benefits to downsizing in your golden years, like taking advantage of lower energy bills, having a smaller space to maintain, and having the opportunity to move closer to loved ones. It’s a wonderful way to start the next stage of your life. Even so, it can be a difficult experience for older adults. Saying goodbye to a long-time home may not come easy, but there are steps you can take to make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible.
September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day, and Pacifica Senior Living communities are celebrating by running fundraisers and events to raise both funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s research.
Pacifica works closely with the Alzheimer’s Association in order to work towards a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and raise Alzheimer's awareness for a better understanding of memory loss conditions and other types of dementia.
Chef Jamie has been an integral part of the Pacifica Senior Living community for decades, and has inspired countless other staff members, residents and family members during his time with us. His passion, dedication, and heart make him a true standout within our community, and a joy to be around. The Culinary team and staff at The Park Lane wanted to honor Chef Jaime for his continued work and leadership.
He continues to be a shining light in our community, and a wonderful mentor and friend to so many.
We asked the team at The Park Lane to share a little bit about Chef Jaime, and the impact he has had on them and their community. This is what they had to say:
Welcome fall with this sweet and spiced pumpkin cheesecake recipe. It is the perfect sweet treat for festive parties or family meals, and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
This dessert dish from Chef Pablo Soria of Meridian at Laguna Hills is a great option for dinner parties, family events, or a special occasion. Pair it with a festive fall meal, enjoy a slice with a warm drink for an afternoon sweet snack, or have as an after-dinner treat. Follow the recipe below to try it at home for yourself.
Pacifica Senior Living is proud to announce we are the 5th Largest Memory Care provider in the country. In what has been a particularly tough year for senior Living, we are honored to be recognized, and proud of the continued amazing work our Memory Care communities put in each and every day to continue to bring our residents the highest level of care.
Technology that is aimed at an aging population is a growing market. Senior focused or elder focused tech is designed to help make the lives of older adults simpler, more connected, and more fun. Whether you or your loved one uses tech for engagement, connecting with others or practical tasks like healthcare management, having devices and programs that are designed to be easily used and understood can help bridge the gap between the older generations and new technological advancements.