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When you’re looking to retire from the daily hassles of owning your own home, but don’t want to miss out on fun with your friends, a retirement resort like San Clemente Villas by the Sea can offer just the right balance. Read on to learn more about the benefits of living in an Orange County retirement resort:
- San Clemente Weather - One of the greatest advantages of living in San Clemente lies in the moderate temperature and sunny skies. San Clemente offers one of the finest climates in the world, with 340 days of sunshine each year and an average temperature of 70 degrees. The balmy temperature, white stucco buildings with red roofs, and blue Pacific Ocean will make you feel like you’re in the Mediterranean. Our temperate climate is the ideal setting for all of your favorite activities.
- Outdoor Activities - The pristine stretch of coastline in San Clemente offers ready access to water sports and activities. San Clemente also has a network of trails throughout the city for hiking, walking, and mountain biking, many ending at the beach. Stay active by hiking through the canyons and hills of San Clemente. Within San Clemente, there are also several golf courses, as well as access to nearby courses in San Diego and Los Angeles.
- Community Activities - San Clemente is a wonderful city to retire in for the multitude of community events that offer a wide array of social opportunities. Some highlights of community events include summer concerts, street fairs, arts and craft shows, galleries, and farmer’s markets.
To learn more about San Clemente’s most luxurious retirement resort, San Clemente Villas by the Sea, call (949) 485-4028. Here, you can enjoy the clean, warm ambiance of San Clemente. We offer active independent living, as well as assisted living, in the inviting environment of a retirement resort.
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Retirement doesn’t have to mean a dull life of sitting at home. If you’re looking for a retirement community that offers a beautiful environment in a stunning city for active, independent seniors, San Clemente Villas by the Sea is the perfect place for you.
In addition to the beautiful surroundings and perfect weather of San Clemente, our retirement resort offers daily activities and exciting events. Throughout the year, we offer exciting and fun themed parties with food, entertainment, music, and dancing. We also love to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays. Here are just a couple of our exciting parties for our residents:
- Luau Party - San Clemente Villas by the Sea loves to celebrate like the kings and queens of Hawaii with fun and festive luau parties. This island-style celebration is a wonderful opportunity for the residents of our retirement community to have all the fun of a luau without ever leaving home. The balmy weather of San Clemente provides the ambiance and feel of Hawaii. This party allows you to enjoy leis, tropical drinks, thematic food, laughter, and fun!
- Flapper Party - Our roaring 1920s flapper party was the bee’s knees! Our residents had a smashing time donning their flapper style with fun hats, sassy tassels, and beaded necklaces.
As a resident at San Clemente Villas by the Sea, you, too, can enjoy the dancing and fun offered by our exciting parties. We throw parties to celebrate many occasions, including Oktoberfest and Cinco de Mayo. Outside of our fun parties, we offer a warm and inviting retirement and assisted living community in San Clemente, situated near Dana Point. If you’re looking for a retirement resort community for active, independent seniors, call us today at (949) 485-4028.
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If you’ve noticed some changes in your elderly loved one who is living with Parkinson’s disease, you may be concerned. Learning more about this condition can help you understand what your loved one may be experiencing and what type of care he or she will need.
- Understanding Parkinson’s Disease - Parkinson’s disease is a neurological condition in the family of motor system disorders. Normally, some nerve cells in the brain produce dopamine, a chemical that transmits signals within the brain in order to smoothly move muscles of the body. In Parkinson’s patients, 80% or more of these cells are damaged or dead. As a result, nerve cells fire uncontrollably, resulting in uncontrolled movements of the body. Some of the most common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease include slowness of movement; tremors in the hands, arms, and legs; and postural instability or impaired balance and coordination.
- Living with Parkinson’s Disease - At first, Parkinson’s disease may show itself in symptoms like feeling overly tired, shaky, or depressed. However, Parkinson’s disease can become a crippling and disabling disease. Initial tremors can develop into uncontrolled movements that prevent the sufferer from being able to accomplish daily activities. Speech may be come soft and mumbled, causing difficulty in communicating clearly. Some patients may experience stiff, unsteady, or slow movements. The symptoms can result in increased risk of falling, as well as difficulty performing daily activities like getting dressed. As Parkinson’s develops, patients may also experience depression, difficulty sleeping, constipation, urinary problems, and dementia.
San Clemente Villas by the Sea is a retirement community that offers both assisted living and residency for active, independent seniors. If your elderly loved one suffers from Parkinson’s disease and needs extra help around the house, call (949) 485-4028 to learn more about our assisted living services.
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Your elderly loved one has made the positive decision to move into a retirement community. With a lifetime of furniture, accessories, mementos, and treasures, moving into a smaller living space is one of the challenges he or she will face. However, there are ways to provide your loved one with the homey feeling they’re accustomed to.
1. Keep Old Furnishings - Once you’ve helped determine what your loved one will need in his new senior living apartment, you can help guide him through selecting which of their furniture pieces, accessories, and treasures will best suit his needs in his new apartment. Using new furniture and accessories can cause stress and be overwhelming; often using your loved one’s coveted items will be one of the best ways to make their apartment feel comfortable and like home.
2. Display Knickknacks and Photos - Use your loved one’s most beloved photographs, knickknacks, and mementos to make his new apartment in a retirement community feel cozy and familiar. Display photos in frames or on the wall. If space limits the number of photos that can be displayed at once, consider rotating the pictures. That way, all the photographs can be used, and the apartment will stay looking fresh. Find areas to display souvenirs and knick-knacks on the walls or on shelves to provide decoration.
3. Show Off Crafts and Mementos - There are many creative ways to utilize and display your loved one’s favorite mementos. If your loved one has too many photographs to be displayed, you can make a photo album or scrapbook to keep his photos and memories just an arm’s length away. You can also put favorite crafts around the apartment, like a handmade quilt on the back of the couch, drawings from grandchildren on the refrigerator, or cross-stitched pillows in a reading chair.
San Clemente Villas by the Sea is a retirement community that offers living for active independent seniors, as well as assisted living accommodations. Learn more about life at a retirement resort by calling us today at (949) 485-4028.
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Your parents may have problems recognizing the symptoms of a failing memory. Take a look at these signs that memory loss is affecting the quality of your loved one’s life to find out if it’s time to investigate assisted living care for your loved one:
- Routine Deterioration: Initial signs of debilitating memory failure include a loss of daily stability. Increased reliance on written reminders or repeated questions indicates a decline in cognitive ability. These symptoms eventually expand to difficulties in meeting and making appointments. Memory loss victims also begin to experience challenges in keeping up-to-date with timely commitments, like cable bills or mail delivery. You may also notice declined interest in favorite activities that memory problems have rendered impossible.
- Loss of Awareness: Seniors afflicted with failing memory show a limited understanding of the world around them, which may result in confusion over calendar dates and weather patterns. Others develop problems determining spatial distance, depth perception, and interpreting text. Declining ability to locate important items like keys and wallets provide unmistakable signs of a memory problem. Listening carefully to your parent’s memory frustrations can allow you to create an accurate timeline of symptoms.
- Limited Social Activity: Another important red flag for senior parents is a visible disinterest in social activities, including hobbies and sports were typically played on a weekly basis. This change originates in a growing gap in mental ability or unusual shifts in personality. Treat both symptoms as clear indicators that your parents may need professional help.
Ignoring signs of memory loss could result in disastrous consequences for your parent or loved one. Explore options for assisted living and active senior living with a call to San Clemente Villas by the Sea at (949) 485-4028. Our bayside residence provides the highest standard of senior care in the heart of beautiful Orange County.