Cantissimo Senior Living Blog

Cantissimo Senior Living blog - an educational resource for older adults in lifestyle, wellness, and more.

Posts about Lifestyle:

How To Make Time for Yourself While Caregiving

How To Make Time for Yourself While Caregiving

As a caregiver for seniors, it’s essential to find ways to balance work, caregiving, and your personal life. It can be difficult to juggle all of these commitments while still looking after yourself. Fortunately, there are plenty of strategies caregivers can use to stay balanced and healthy. This can include scheduling regular check-ins with yourself and prioritizing self-care activities. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed lately, it’s time to make some changes. Let’s take a look at some of the best strategies you can use to bring balance back into your life. 

16 Things You’re Doing the Old-fashioned Way That You Could Do Online

16 Things You’re Doing the Old-fashioned Way That You Could Do Online

In today's fast-paced world, technology has made it possible to do many things online that were once only possible in person. From banking to shopping to learning and entertainment, the internet offers many opportunities to make our lives easier and more efficient. In this blog post, we will explore 16 different things that you can start doing online that you might be doing the "old-fashioned" way.

So whether you're looking for ways to improve your financial situation, stay in touch with friends and family, or learn new skills, this blog post will provide valuable information and resources to help you achieve your goals.

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

What To Consider When Moving to a New Home in Retirement

So you've decided to move. Congratulations! You are about to embark on a great adventure. However, you have many more decisions ahead.

  • Are you moving near to your current home or further away?
  • Are you downsizing, upsizing, or maintaining similar square footage?
  • Are you renting or buying?
  • Are you adding a second home?
  • What about timeshares or fractional ownership?

Beyond Hotels: Alternative Accommodations for Traveling in Retirement

Beyond Hotels: Alternative Accommodations for Traveling in Retirement

With age, traveling can become more challenging, but it doesn't have to stop you from exploring new places and experiencing new things. Finding the right accommodation is an important part of planning a trip. Hotels are a popular option for many travelers, but they may not always be the best fit.

This blog post will explore alternative accommodation options that may cater to your specific traveling needs. Whether you're looking for something budget-friendly, comfortable, or unique, we'll help you find the perfect accommodation for your next adventure. In this post, we'll take a detailed look at the benefits of each of these options and help you make an informed decision when planning your next trip.

Navigating Change: The Power of Adaptability in Aging

Navigating Change: The Power of Adaptability in Aging

Our bodies and minds change as we age, and we face new challenges and obstacles. However, by developing the trait of adaptability, we can learn to navigate these changes and maintain our independence, health, and quality of life. Adaptability is the ability to adjust to new situations and find new solutions to problems. It allows us to be more resilient, cope with stress and adversity, and continue learning and growing. This blog post will discuss the importance of adaptability as we age and how it can help us to live successfully in our golden years.

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

Moving in Retirement? How To Decide Where To Go

As noted in our recent post, Should I Move in Retirement?, there can be several triggers for considering a new home later in life.

  • Retirement
  • An empty nest
  • Health problems
  • Job transfer
  • Living costs
  • Lifestyle choices

Among these, a health situation could urgently drive the question of where to live into immediate focus.

If you find yourself in this situation, the first step is to thoroughly assess your condition and the implications for your living situation. Consulting with medical professionals and family is crucial in this assessment. The result should be a living plan that provides the best support for your healthcare needs.

The elements of the plan need to consider several questions.

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Retirement on a Budget: 150+ Simple Ways To Save Money

Retirement on a Budget: 150+ Simple Ways To Save Money

Retirement can be a wonderful time in a person's life, but it can also come with financial challenges. With fixed incomes and rising costs, it can be difficult for seniors to make ends meet. However, there are many ways for seniors to save money and stretch their budgets.

In this blog post, we will discuss over 150 simple ways for seniors to save money on everything from housing and utilities to healthcare and entertainment. From cutting back on unnecessary expenses to taking advantage of discounts and rewards programs, there are plenty of ways for seniors to save money and make the most of their retirement years. Whether you're looking to save money on everyday expenses or plan for a special vacation, this post will provide you with the tips and strategies you need to make your money go further.

Senior Living Communities: Boosting Senior Residents Mentally

Senior Living Communities: Boosting Senior Residents Mentally

Socialization is one of life's constant needs. It builds connections, communities, and a sense of belongingness. Like food and water, social interactions keep you healthy and help you survive. Humans are social beings who thrive in supportive and social environments. However, as one ages, social isolation begins creeping in. Disconnection from social surroundings takes a toll on mental health, especially in older people. Senior living communities create a safe and secure environment, ensuring socialization.

According to The State of Mental Health and Aging in America, people over 55 experience debilitating mental health. They can become anxious and depressed, experience mood swings, and exhibit cognitive dissonance signs. In addition, not getting enough social exposure increases depressive episodes. It causes immense stress and affects physical well-being. Unfortunately, despite mental health awareness efforts, the mental state of older adults is severely under-reported and neglected. 

Senior living communities build a safe space for older adults. They prevent social isolation and give them a new life purpose, thus supporting them mentally and emotionally. Well-connected networks, caring staff, and safe surroundings allow senior citizens to form human bonds and maintain thriving social lives. Loneliness causes internal sufferings—senior living communities leave no room for that.

Growing Better With Age: The Best Things About Aging

Growing Better With Age: The Best Things About Aging

As we age, life can take on a new dimension of joy and fulfillment. While some may view aging as a negative experience, the reality is that there are many positive aspects to growing older. The years of experience we accumulate as we age can provide us with a unique perspective on life that only comes from living it. We've been through a wide range of experiences and have developed a deep understanding of how different situations and people can impact us. And we've gained wisdom from self-reflection and living a long and varied life. These are just a few examples of the many benefits that come with aging.

This blog post will dive deeper into these benefits, exploring the many positive aspects of growing older. Whether in your 50s, 60s, or beyond, there is always something to look forward to and be grateful for. So, if you're feeling a bit down about getting older, know that there are many good things that come with age, and you can find joy and fulfillment in every stage of your life.