The Independent Living Decision: “I’m Not Ready”

The Independent Living Decision: “I’m Not Ready”

Often, in fact every day several times a day, the Lifestyle Specialist at Fair Haven in Birmingham, AL, hears, “I’m not ready!” Lifestyle Specialist Ardell Fleeson helps seniors in Birmingham discover why Independent Living is a marvelous alternative to life alone in...
Top 10 Recommendations for Healthy Eating

Top 10 Recommendations for Healthy Eating

As part of our Eat Well Live Well series, we recently sat down with two Master of Science Registered Dietitians, Savannah Pritchett and Maggie Joly, who together design the food and nutrition program at Fair Haven in Birmingham, Alabama. Their tips for healthy eating...
Why People Choose to Move to a Retirement Community

Why People Choose to Move to a Retirement Community

Making a move to a retirement community is a big decision. To find out why people choose the senior living retirement lifestyle, Fair Haven’s Lifestyle Specialist Ardell Fleeson interviewed all of Fair Haven’s independent living residents to find out how they came to...
12 Senior Adult Activities to Improve Balance and Flexibility

12 Senior Adult Activities to Improve Balance and Flexibility

As a senior adult, getting the proper amount of exercise may be a challenge. As we age, we have to work pretty hard to keep our muscles stretched and flexible. If we don’t, it is easier to lose our balance or to have difficulty doing simple things we used to...
How To Keep Senior Living Social in a Pandemic

How To Keep Senior Living Social in a Pandemic

Activities inside a senior living community today look far different than they did in February of this year. When it seems their hands are tied, how do people charged with the social well-being and recreational activities keep residents engaged in everyday life? When...
Smart Estate Planning: Four Documents Almost Every Person Needs

Smart Estate Planning: Four Documents Almost Every Person Needs

Elder law attorneys become very good at reading the faces of their new clients. They can tell which people are in planning mode and which ones are in crisis mode. Perhaps they’ve just been told that mom has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and no one has the power to...