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Top 10 Grandchildren Gifts Under $50

Giving gifts they'll love without breaking the bank
It’s that time of year again. Time to make your gift-shopping list, check it twice, and wonder what kinds of presents your grandkids will think are nice. Picking just the right gift can be tricky, and...

Five Benefits of Pet Ownership for Older Adults

How your furry friend can improve your overall wellness
As we discussed in a recent blog post, wellness isn’t just about your physical health. Several factors contribute to your overall well-being, including your emotional and spiritual health. While many ...

Wellness at Prime West Knoxville

How we tackle all 5 dimensions of wellness
Wellness is a lifelong journey. That’s why, 19 years ago, the International Council on Active Aging® founded Active Aging Week. Starting on the first Monday of every October, the event aims to highlig...

Moving Made Easy

Advice and more from Caring Senior Move
Moving can be stressful. If you read our blog about downsizing, then you already know how challenging it is to sort through all of your belongings. Add on top of that trying to pack everything into bo...

The 3 Cs of Getting “Hooked” on Crocheting

Weave new social connections and more
Engaging in hobbies we love… it’s not just fun to find activities where we can find our flow – it’s also good for our health. We’ve shared how physical activities like pickleball help keep your body f...

Something to Sing About

3 key benefits of breaking into song!
Everyone has that one song. Whether it be a catchy modern pop hit like Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” or a timeless crowd-pleaser like “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, we all have a special song that puts...

Finding the Right Fit

6 dos and don’ts for downsizing and rightsizing
If you read our most recent blog, then you already know a little bit about the rising popularity of minimalism. One survey found that 56% of their responders would consider living in a tiny house, and...

Three Ways to Beat the Heat Without Sacrificing Summertime Fun

Your warm weather to-do list just got better
Hot days, late sunsets, kids out of school–summer is officially upon us. While some people simply enjoy the warmer weather and longer days, others feel nostalgic for the season. Memories of sunny days...

Why Pickleball is Gaining a Huge Following

A sport for all ages and ability
Pickleball. With nearly 8,500 locations on USA Pickleball’s Places2Play map, this increasingly popular sport is practically a household name by now. Pick-up games and well-organized leagues are poppin...

How to Get Fit at Prime

(With a Little Help From Servant Rehab)
Question: Where can you belly dance on Monday, balance on Tuesday, strengthen your heart on Wednesday, run some circuits on Thursday and move to music on Friday?Answer: Prime West Knoxville! (And if y...

19 in 90

Why You Need To Be Part of Our Fast-growing Community
If you bump into a Prime West Knoxville employee who's repeating the phrase "19 in 90!" while punching the air, please don't worry. They haven't gone mad. They're simply celebrating the fact that Prim...

Working in Retirement:

Why Some Older Adults Decide to Keep a Job
When counting the ways older adults can stay active in retirement, most people instinctively think of leisure pursuits. Outings with the grandkids or long walks with the dog. Fun fitness classes with ...

Senior Living Levels of Care

Understanding Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Nursing Care
Advanced technologies and modern medicine have kept us alive longer than ever before. In fact, the average U.S. life expectancy is at an all-time high, approximately 78 years old. Consequently, senio...

Holiday Gift Ideas for Grandparents and Grandchildren

Last-minute Shopping? We Have You Covered.
Gift shopping for grandchildren can be tricky. Some of your grandchildren may appear to have everything. Others may appear to have nothing except perhaps a smartphone and earbuds. What, if anything,...

6 Ideas for Hassle-free Holiday Entertaining

Easy Ideas for Your Gathering
At first glance, "low-key holiday celebration" sounds like a contradiction. Can an event indeed be festive if it doesn't involve roasting an enormous bird, baking an army of gingerbread men and sourci...

Grape News!

Here’s Why Drinking a Little Wine is Good for Your Health
It's often said that wine gets better with age. But could it also be the case that aging gets better with wine?Some experts think that it does. That's excellent news for those of us who enjoy a glass ...
While anyone can get scammed, older adults are particularly vulnerable to this kind of crime, partially because they’re a heavily targeted population. The FBI estimates that fraudsters steal some $3 b...

How to Make Healthy Aging Month Your Springboard to All-Year Wellness

There’s never a better time to start than now!
Looking for strict guidelines on keeping up with 10,000 steps a day or how much spinach to incorporate into your diet? This isn’t the blog for that. Nutrition and exercise are crucial, of course, for ...
It was 56 years ago today that President Johnson signed this national health insurance program into law. Since then, Medicare has covered at least some healthcare expenses for millions of American old...
Do you remember when you, or perhaps one of your children, chose a college? All those anxious hours poring over brochures, totting up costs, assessing strengths and weaknesses — and all to decide wher...

Why Every Day is Independence Day at Prime West Knoxville

How is independent living different?
Some say that independent living is a great way to retire. We say that it’s a great way to live. Independent living can offer older adults the most freedom and opportunity they’ve ever known. Bills, g...
Summer’s here and the time is right … for having fun outdoors in accordance with the CDC's revised guidelines for vaccinated older adults?Admittedly, this isn’t quite as catchy as the Martha and the V...

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