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Daffodil Days at EPOCH Senior Living

EPOCH Senior Healthcare of Melrose has been participating in the American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days fundraiser for six years.

Holistic health and other events at EPOCH Senior Living this week

One of the goals at EPOCH is to not only entertain and engage our residents, but to help others in the community as well. Many EPOCH communities hold educational events on a wide variety of topics, from new tax laws to brain and memory health. Anyone from the greater community is welcome to attend. One such event happening this week is the Holistic Power to Heal at EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place in Massachusetts.

The senior living continuum of care: what is it?

The confusion surrounding what’s out there with regards to senior living can be daunting. What’s the difference between assisted living and independent living? What about skilled nursing facilities, where do they come in? Knowing what different types of senior living communities offer can help you make better decisions about what might match your needs for medical care, housing, or both. Let’s go over the key characteristics of the different types of options out there.

»Independent Living

The name explains a lot about independent living. This type of housing is best for seniors who are virtually independent and have minimal medical issues. Most independent living communities are comprised of private apartments where residents cook their own meals and come and go as they please. They can, however, partake in dining options if they choose. There is often regular entertainment and outings, including trips to local stores and markets, though some seniors may choose to keep their own vehicle as well. For the most part, individuals select independent living to leave the responsibilities of home ownership behind, live with peers in a secure environment, and enjoy the shared amenities of the community.

Scavenger hunts – a rewarding, fun activity at EPOCH Senior Living

We talked with Brizida Koci, life enrichment director at EPOCH at Boylston Place, about her background and the events she plans at EPOCH.