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Birthday Bash!

    Celebrating a birthday can be such a tender gift in an a assisted living community! Here at Bel Aire Senior Living, we make sure to make that day special for each resident and then we follow it up with a big birthday bash at the end of each month for all of those who had a birthday!  It…

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When Do We Know It’s Time?

We become hesitant when we think about putting our loved one into assisted living. They seem to be doing fine taking care of themselves and when we bring up the idea, we don’t want to face the truth. Our loved ones have cared for us our whole lives and we don’t want the roles reversed. However, it is inevitable to…

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Can Technology Help Us?

Though the pandemic, our society has had to lean into technology for a lot of different things. People of all ages have had to learn how to use technology in order to keep in contact with loved ones, pick up groceries, and have things shipped to their home. This has been overwhelming for a lot of our seniors who have…

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Healthy Aging

Do seniors get enough exercise? Physical activity needs to be a priority in all assisted living residences and here is why. It is so important to keep our blood pumping and our muscles active. If we aren’t moving enough, our muscles can atrophy and eventually we will decline because of it. Physical activity extends vitality and strength. Here at Bel…

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No Need to Fear Aging!

Today we thought we would share some fun statistics and facts about getting older! Usually, the thought of aging scares people and makes them uncomfortable. Instead of fearing it, we should embrace it and expect to enjoy certain perks. Working at Bel Aire Senior Living and talking with all the residents here, it is clear that a lot of them…

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What We Need to Survive – Each Other

Wait a minute. Could it be? A light at the end of the tunnel? We may finally be emerging from the tough times that the Corona virus has put us through. We at Bel Aire Senior Living, thought it would be a good idea to talk about something today that has been so beneficial throughout this whole experience. This has…

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THE DAKIM® BRAINFITNESS™ SYSTEM

As we age, our physical ability declines, and with it, our mental and cognitive abilities may also diminish. Memory is one of the most important parts of our cognitive function that is especially prone to decline. Here at Bel Aire Senior Living in American Fork, Utah, we care about all of our residents’ cognitive function, and we want to help our…

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Bridge The Gap in Fading Memories

Isn’t it interesting how we can lose our keys, wallets, or cell phones but we can sing a song from the radio with ease, no matter how old the song? According to the Mayo Clinic, music is closely tied to our autobiographical memory through our emotions. Often, we will connect a song with emotion, resulting in a powerful and long-lasting memory.…

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Stress Less? We Can Help!

Many families begin their search for an assisted living community after a traumatic situation that leaves their loved one unable to live independently. It can be a stressful time for everyone as finances, care, and accommodations must be sorted out quickly. A senior can feel like their wings are being clipped as cars and homes are sold or Power of…

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The Decision is Yours

There is this common idea that moving into an assisted living home means losing your independence. This is assuredly not the case. As our loved one’s age, they find they cannot perform certain tasks and activities they once could. In a blog by Vantage, a positive aging resource, it says, The ability to make choices throughout the day has a…

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Memory Lane

Here at Bel Aire Senior Living, we also provide memory care. We have several activities that improve our residents’ cognitive ability. These activities include listening to music, scenic bus rides, walking in the garden, sensory activities, book clubs, art, sing-along, brain-stimulating games, and many more. Along with activities, it is extremely important that we help the resident stick to a…

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Fabulous Food

  When choosing a care facility, one of the most important things that contributes to high- quality living is the food.  With some residents being less able or less inclined to have a highly active lifestyle, their meals tend to be of greater importance to them.  Not only does the food need to taste good, it needs to look good…

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Is There a Cure for Loneliness – Maybe

Without a doubt, loneliness affects people from all walks of life, but according to the National Poll on Healthy Aging performed by the University of Michigan, seniors feel the impacts of loneliness significantly more than other age groups. The survey reveals, “The findings from this poll suggest that millions of older adults across the U.S. feel lonely. Research shows that…

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