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Why Reading is so Important for Seniors

In a fast-paced digital world where screens dominate our attention, reading remains an invaluable pastime. Regardless of age, reading holds a special place in our lives. However, seniors who read enjoy much more than some good stories. Engaging in reading, particularly through book clubs like the one at

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Purim Traditions at Lester Senior Living

One of the most fun and joyous holidays is approaching fast: Purim! Here at Lester Senior Living, we really cannot wait for the festivities to begin. We are starting some new activities this year that weave in the age-old traditions of Purim, like

How REM Sleep Affects Your Heart

February is Heart Awareness Month and you’ve probably heard all about how diet and exercise can keep your heart healthy by now. But, did you know that sleep directly correlates to heart health? REM and non-REM sleep is actually crucial for your heart rate. In this article, we will go over how this affects your heart health and different ways seniors can achieve...

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The Best Dessert for Hanukkah? Doughnuts!

Food tells the story of our people, and doughnuts are no exception. These delicious, fried dough treats date back all the way to Jews in the New World. Sufganiyot – doughnuts filled with fruit jam filling and sprinkled with sugar – are the signature food of Hanukkah since 1920. Why? Because the Israeli Labor Federation declared them so, and we’re...

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Mistakes to Avoid When Looking for Assisted Living

Selecting an assisted living community for your loved one is a challenging process. After all, it’s an important decision which places the care of mom or dad in the hands of people you do not know. Understandably, this is a major concern for a lot of children of senior parents. How do you know if you can trust an assisted living facility with your loved one? And...

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