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Assisted Living Facilities Help Residents Become Inspired And Live Life To The Fullest

“Life does not come equipped with an instruction manual, and neither does death. We had worked together on and off during almost 18 years of marriage, but in our private life we were always very much a team. As well as lovers, we were each other’s critic, editor, fan and friend. While we had had two long years to get used to the idea, when he died I was shattered. My first instinct was to crawl away somewhere to mourn in private, and to some extent, I suppose I did. But there were two other gentlemen in my life, my dogs, Timmy, a coal black miniature poodle, and Sooner, a Labrador golden retriever mix. They missed him, too, but were not about to let me just wither away.”

Assisted Living Communities provide a support system for the elderly and families dealing with death. It is hard to overcome the loss of a loved one and assisted living facilities help people grieve in the right way. Just as Betty White described her experience of wanting to be alone after the death of her husband but finding comfort in the companion of her dogs, assisted living facilities make sure those experiencing the loss of a loved one are not alone.

The above quote was written 29 years ago by a woman who had just lost her husband of 18 years. And, would you believe she’s still working today at age 88! She recently won her 8th Emmy for being the oldest guest host of Saturday Night Live. White has won six Primetime Emmy awards and one Daytime Emmy award and received 20 Emmy nominationsover the course of her career. One has to give credit to the actress, comedian and game show host who continues to be active, engaged in life and productive. Lessons are to be learned from her courageous rebound from her husband’s battle with cancer, his passing, and the obvious zest for life that keeps her going.

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“You just put one foot in front of the other and live moment to moment.” This is how Betty White took care of her husband during his remaining years and dealt with the loss of his death. Betty White’s best performance of her life has been as a role model to all the seniors out there. The idea is to continue living life to the fullest no matter how old you are. Assisted living communities invite guest speakers regularly to inspire seniors and give them the courage to continue living. Many seniors find no point of living after the death of their partners. Support groups and programs help seniors cope with the loss of a loved one. It also prepares them for the end and embrace the cycle of life.

Angela Lansbury is another celebrity assisted living residents can be inspired by. At the age of 84 she has won countless awards, performed award winning roles and continues to grace the Broadway stage to this day. She also has overcome the loss of her husband after 54 years of marriage. By immersing herself in her Broadway career she has found a reason to keep living. Many assisted living facilities have Senior Dog projects for their residents. Senior dog projects introduce senior dogs to residents who are lonely or affected by the recent death of a loved one. Having a pet gives seniors a reason to get up every morning, keeping them occupied and active. Many times these projects that Assisted Living Facilities introduce, distracts seniors from the emotional pain they are feeling.

800Seniors.com is a leading referral system in the Elderly Healthcare industry. We are located on 5400 Atlantis Court, Moorpark, California 93021. 800Seniors.com provides the perfect match between seniors searching for health care provisions such as Home Care, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care, Medical Supplies, as well as a variety of Assisted Living New York and Care Homes nationwide. Take the confusion and hassle out of the search. For more information call 1-800-768-8221, visit http://800seniors.com or fax us your details at (805)517-1623.

About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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