Our blog provides useful information on a range of topics including articles related to health, wellness, and travel. You’ll also see stories about interesting seniors who are fully engaged in life. We add new content often, so check back regularly to read new ideas on the topics that matter most to you.


Resident Spotlight: Ed Larson

Longtime Sagewood Resident and now, Desert Willow Assisted Living Resident, Ed Larson, still believes more than a decade later, that his move to Sagewood was one of the best decisions he has made throughout his life. Ed moved into Sagewood Independent Living with his wife, Doris, in 2010 on just the second day the community …

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Is it Alzheimer’s or Normal Memory Loss?

Have you ever forgotten a word as you’re speaking — and the longer it takes to recall, the more you wonder, “Is this normal memory loss or Alzheimer’s disease?” Many seniors can feel easily distracted, have difficulty multitasking, or forget things more often. It’s very common to wonder if these instances are normal parts of …

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Vanessa McCarthy, Acacia Health Center Staff

Whether a patient’s 102 years old or 16 days old, Vanessa McCarthy has worked with them all throughout her experience in healthcare. Currently, Vanessa works as the Rehabilitation Director at Acacia Health Center, helping guide patients through therapy and being able to live their life to the fullest again. Vanessa has worked in therapy for …

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5 Essential Nutrients for Brain Health and Memory

A healthy diet can help you lose weight, feel better, and reduce the risk of age-related conditions such as heart disease and stroke. But eating nutritious foods can also lower the risk of cognitive decline as we age. A team of researchers found that older adults who consumed the most nutritious food lowered their risk …

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Sagewood nears completion of Phase II

Sagewood, a Life Plan Community featuring a resort-like setting in northeast Phoenix is nearing completion for its Phase II – the largest addition to the 85-acre senior living community since opening in 2010 — that features 101 independent living apartment homes, new restaurants and amenities including The Links at Sagewood, an 18-hole championship golf putting course. …

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