How to Resolve Inheritance Disputes Before They Happen

October 29, 2020

End-of-life planning is an uncomfortable subject. No family wants to imagine the death of a loved one, and it can seem morbid to plan for your own death. However, a little bit of end-of-life planning can go a long way toward keeping a family together. When a family doesn’t plan how to distribute an inheritance,…Read More

How to Be Sure You Get the Best Price for Services

October 20, 2020

There’s nothing quite like the natural high of a successful negotiation. While bargaining for the best price is clearly a good practice for your wallet, it can also boost your confidence and self-esteem when you reach a deal that’s good for your provider and for you. However, it’s not always easy to know whether or…Read More

The Best Ways to Improve Memory

September 30, 2020

No matter their age, nearly everyone wants to improve memory. Whether it’s something as simple as misplacing the car keys, or as significant as misremembering an important anniversary, the feeling of forgetting is universal to the human experience. However, memory loss is a particular concern for seniors. Approximately 40% of people aged 65 or older…Read More

6 Intergenerational Activities That All Can Enjoy

September 17, 2020

In this fast paced world, it is important to bridge the generational divide. Try these six intergenerational activities to become closer to your family.

Is Now a Good Time to Adopt a Pet?

August 28, 2020

When you’re missing friends and family, pets can be a great source of companionship. If your circumstances allow, now could be a great time to adopt a pet.

How to Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

August 17, 2020

Let’s face it – as much as we all love to travel, long journeys require a lot of time, energy, and money. Traveling in the year 2020 also poses unique health risks that we all need to consider. Fortunately, there’s a healthier, budget-friendlier way to satisfy your wanderlust right in your own backyard. Becoming a…Read More

Home Safety Tips You Need to Know

July 23, 2020

Many accidents and injuries that occur in the home are very preventable. Follow these simple home safety tips to make your home as safe as possible.

10 Simple Recipes You Can Make for Dinner

May 28, 2020

Not sure what to make for dinner? Try these simple 5 ingredient recipes for your next meal.

How to Use Technology to Visit With Friends

May 18, 2020

Around the world, health concerns have made it more important than ever for people to rely on technology. Social distancing measures in many areas prevent people from visiting with friends in person. Additionally, large distances or physical disabilities can make it nearly impossible for some to visit with friends in-person. Even if you can’t visit…Read More

The Best Ways to Use Apps to Know Your Neighbors

March 6, 2020

Most of us are familiar with our neighbors on some level. Maybe you wave to the man who walks his dog past your house. Or maybe you exchange a pleasant greeting with the lady next door as you check your mail. Because of differing schedules and other limitations, though, we don’t always know our neighbors…Read More

Fad Diets: What Seniors Need to Know

November 3, 2019

Fad diets may promise quick and easy weight loss, but are they good for your long-term health? Here’s what you need to know before you choose a weight loss plan.

5 Simple Ways to Keep Your Memories Alive

October 22, 2019

We all cherish our happy memories and enjoy talking about them. However, for a person with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, reminiscing can be especially meaningful. This is because, as dementia progresses, recent memories deteriorate first. However, older memories are usually easier to access. When a person is given the opportunity to reflect on…Read More

New Year’s Resolutions for the Retirement Years

January 2, 2019

If you’re thinking that 2018 flew by, you’re not alone! Here we are with another year behind us, and 2019 just around the corner. The start of the new year is a time when many people not only reflect on the events of the past year, but they also plan for the future. The best…Read More

Tips to Plan Now for Your Retirement Years

October 29, 2018

Retirement means different things to different people. But regardless of whether you want to spend your retirement playing at home with your grandchildren, traveling the world, or somewhere in between, you’ll need to plan ahead to make the most of your life after you retire. Many people start planning for retirement early in life. Others…Read More

Signs Your Elderly Loved One May Be Suffering From Depression and How to Help

October 29, 2018

Do you find yourself reflecting on recent changes in your aging loved one’s behavior? Maybe your dad used to light up when you mentioned going fishing, but now he’s hardly interested anymore. Or your mom looked forward to your weekly coffee dates, but now there’s always an excuse why she needs to cancel. Seniors are at…Read More

4 Simple Ways to Keep Your Independence as You Age

September 27, 2018

Independence is something that we all value, and that doesn’t diminish with age. Maintaining as much independence as possible is extremely important to the majority of seniors. Although some health conditions or cognitive issues are beyond our control, there are things you can do to increase your ability to stay independent for longer. Here are four simple ways to keep your independence as you age.

7 Reasons Yoga Can Benefit Seniors

September 25, 2018

September is National Yoga month, making it a great time to incorporate this form of exercise as a part of your healthy lifestyle. If images of participants twisted into human pretzels have you feeling a little hesitant, don’t worry. Yoga can be modified to be safe and comfortable for anyone. You can even perform some poses in a chair!

8 Signs Your Elderly Parent May Need Help at Home

August 29, 2018

It can be difficult for elderly parents to admit that they need help at home. In some ways, it can be just as difficult for their children to come to terms with it. Realizing that the people who have cared for and supported you for so much of your life now need help to care…Read More

How to Talk to an Aging Parent About Driving

August 16, 2018

The decision to retire from driving is one of the most difficult ones seniors have to face. Many of them view their ability to drive as the key to their independence. And, though they may realize that failing eyesight or other factors have an impact on their ability to drive safely, they fear that giving…Read More

Four Benefits of Coloring for Seniors

April 26, 2017

If you thought that coloring was just for kids, it’s time to think again! Coloring can be both enjoyable and relaxing for adults, and it has some notable benefits — especially for seniors. No one is suggesting that you go out and buy a box of crayons and a childish coloring book featuring simple cartoon…Read More

What Seniors Need to Know About ACA Repeal

March 30, 2017

It’s no secret that health care has been a hot topic for the last several years. Currently, a new bill – The American Health Care Act – is being considered yet again as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act. The bill is still in its early phases and will likely go through many adjustments…Read More

Activities for Aging Parents That Encourage Better Mental, Physical, and Social Health

March 30, 2017

As we age, there is no question that our minds and bodies go through many changes, and many of them are not exactly welcome ones. However, it would be a mistake to fall victim to the opinion that aging is an automatic sentence to poor health. Many seniors stay mentally and physically healthy well into their…Read More

When a Loved One Has Alzheimer’s – Tips and Advice for the Whole Family

February 27, 2017

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can leave a family feeling overwhelmed. If someone you love has recently been diagnosed with this condition, you may be looking at the road ahead with at least a little dread and uncertainty. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s isn’t easy, but it can be rewarding. Knowing what to expect and preparing…Read More

When Should You Transfer Power of Attorney?

February 27, 2017

Long term planning can be difficult, especially if it involves thinking proceedings a time in the future when you or a loved one may experience a decline in health or a loss of independence. However, when the proper steps have been taken in advance, any transition in life can be met with more success. A…Read More

Davis Dash 5K and Health Fair

February 22, 2017

Inaugural Davis Dash 5K & Health Fair! Join Us Saturday, April 29 for the first Davis Dash 5K & Health Fair Event. All proceeds benefit The Davis Community Life Enhancement Program and The New Hanover County Senior Center! The 5K Race starts at 10:00 AM on The Davis Community Campus, 1011 Porter’s Neck Road. Runners Please Register…Read More

Dizziness Staying Grounded – Wellness Seminar

February 17, 2017

Dizziness Staying Grounded Wellness Seminar Tuesday, Feb. 21st. 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Join Frank Mikloucich, DPT for a discussion on how regular dizziness can be treated with therapy intervention. Located at the Rehabilitation and Wellness Pavilion at The Davis Community. Have Questions? Call 910-319-2124.

When Driving Becomes Too Dangerous

January 18, 2016

Most of us place great importance on our ability to drive, and justifiably so. For many, especially those who live in areas where public transportation is limited, this ability is what enables them to meet many day to day needs such as purchasing household supplies, getting to and from appointments, and keeping social engagements. Loss…Read More

Assisted Living Tours – What to Look for When Choosing a Facility

January 18, 2016

If you are considering assisted living for yourself or for a loved one, you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the decision. How do you know that you will choose the right facility? Will you or your loved one be happy and well cared for there? Can it ever feel like home?…Read More

Keeping Social Connections as You Age

January 18, 2016

Each new phase of life brings with it many changes, some more welcome than others. Maybe, like many others, you breathed a sigh of relief when you reached retirement, thinking that, with the responsibilities of working and raising a family behind you, you’d finally have some time to do what you wanted to do! And…Read More

Tips for Improving Fitness for the New Year

December 15, 2014

Ah, the holidays. It’s that time of year when we all overindulge with the intent to get healthier the moment the calendar flips to the start of the New Year. But, the New Year will be here before you know it, so now makes for the perfect time to start thinking about your plans for…Read More

Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

December 15, 2014

Winter is a beautiful time of year. With the holidays, it is one of the most cherished. But, the winter season is not without its own unique risks. For seniors, winter can be an especially dangerous time of year if they are not careful. At Davis Community assisted living in Wilmington NC, we take winter…Read More

Christmas Safety Tips for Seniors

December 10, 2014

Now that Thanksgiving is past us, Christmas will be here before you know it. This means that homes will soon be adorned with all manner of holiday decorations, inside and out. But, along with all of that beauty and magic comes some serious risks for seniors. Here are some helpful tips for keeping your home…Read More

Tips for Using a Walker

November 15, 2014

For many seniors using a walker can be emotionally challenging because they often view the aid as a physical representation of their loss of strength, balance, and mobility. There can also be some physical challenges as well, because it can take some time for a senior to get used to walking with a walker. But,…Read More

What is Age-Related Hearing Loss?

November 15, 2014

It’s no mystery that adults gradually start losing their hearing as they age. And while it can be easy to attribute it to listening to their music too loudly when they were young, age-related hearing loss is actually a normal condition that affects almost all older adults, regardless of the music listening habits they enjoyed…Read More

Tips for Making Thanksgiving Easier for Seniors with Dementia

November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving is the iconic family holiday. This day, more than any other holiday, is one in which family from far and wide get together for a wonderful feast and share memories of days gone by. But, for a family member who is suffering from dementia, Thanksgiving can be an entirely different experience. Seniors with dementia…Read More

5 Tips for Lowering Your Risk for Breast Cancer

October 15, 2014

Age is one of the non-changeable risk factors for developing breast cancer. As a woman ages, her risk for developing this type of cancer can increase substantially. Therefore, it becomes even more important to make certain lifestyle changes to help minimize your risk as you enter your retirement years. Here are five important things you…Read More

Risks of Drinking in Middle Age

October 15, 2014

There’s nothing better than enjoying a few drinks with friends. As we hit retirement, that pastime can become more and more frequent. For many, drinking more alcoholic beverages is simply a natural part of the aging process. After all, socializing is a very popular activity for seniors. But, there are some risks to drinking in…Read More

Breast Cancer Awareness: Essential Tips and Information

October 10, 2014

Breast cancer, despite its recent decline in prevalence thanks to early detection and treatment techniques, remains a serious concern for women of all ages. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Davis Community, one of the leading providers of assisted living in Wilmington NC, wants to share some important information and helpful tips that every…Read More

Essential Oils for Seniors

September 19, 2014

Aromatherapy has played an important role in holistic health and wellness practices for centuries. But recently, its effects have been shown to help seniors suffering from a range of health problems. At Davis Community, we use essential oils as part of our wellness program to help facilitate improved health and senior wellness in Wilmington NC….Read More

7 Safe Walking Tips for Seniors

August 21, 2014

Walking is one of the most effective exercises for older adults because it has an excellent benefit-to-risk ratio. Walking is ultra-low-impact on the joints, meaning that seniors won’t be sore after doing it. It’s also a very low-exertion exercise as it safely elevates one’s heart rate without raising it to dangerous levels. Most importantly, the…Read More

5 Tips about Health and Wellness

July 24, 2014

As we age, it becomes increasingly important to adhere to good senior wellness practices. Doing so can help improve your recuperation times after illnesses and in some cases even help you avoid medical problems in the first place. Here are five valuable health and wellness tips from Davis Community, the leader in senior wellness in…Read More

Safe Travel Tips for Seniors

June 23, 2014

For older adults on medications, it is important to plan before going on any type of trip, whether it is across the country, overseas, or simply to the mall. Anything can happen when you step out of your home, so good planning and proper medication management is essential to protecting yourself and avoiding any complications….Read More

5 Myths about Senior Exercise and Rehabilitation in Wilmington NC

May 22, 2014

   Daily exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, but once an individual passes 50 years of age, exercising every day takes on a whole new importance. The reason is that the aging process naturally causes a decline in mobility, flexibility, and overall health. Eating a healthy diet…Read More

Davis Community’s Support for Holistic Health

May 21, 2014

The Davis Community is a proud sponsor of WWAY’s segment “Your Hometown Holistic Health.” We gladly support holistic health opportunities and would like to highlight what we are doing for our valued seniors. Watch the introduction clip and the first episode below:    View “Your Hometown Holistic Health” on Fridays from 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Cape Fear Seniors Interviews Julie Rehder and Angie Barr

April 25, 2014

On April 4, 2014, the Davis Community was the topic on the popular podcast, Cape Fear Seniors, for Business Radio X. Over the duration of the half-hour show, the host offered up questions pertaining to the services offered at Davis Community in Wilmington NC, including skilled nursing, the community’s rehab center, and other questions that…Read More

Cavani Quartet Appearing at The Health Care Center

April 1, 2014

We are thrilled to have the Cavani String Quartet appearing at The Davis Community on Friday, April 4 PM at 3:30 PM.  They are in Wilmington for an appearance for Chamber Music Wilmington and decided to give an appearance at our facility.  We are thrilled to have this world-class quartet perform on our campus.

5 Common Myths about Seniors and Exercise

March 18, 2014

The older you get the more important exercise and rehabilitation become. At the Davis Community, we have a pavilion for fitness and rehabilitation in Wilmington NC that is instrumental in our residents’ lives. They enjoy all of the benefits that come with it, like daily exercise, more energy, mental clarity, greater flexibility and mobility, less…Read More

6 Signs Your Parent Should Not Be Behind the Wheel

February 27, 2014

There comes a time in everyone’s life when they will have to stop driving because as we age, our eyesight diminishes, our reflexes start slowing down, and our ability to make quick decisions gradually reduces. As we all know, three of these are essential to driving safely. Knowing what signs to look for will help…Read More

Find Comfort in Learning the Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

February 15, 2014

Alzheimer’s disease is a scary condition that affects some people as they age. For years, this disease baffled scientists and made life increasingly frustrating not only for those suffering from it, but for their loved ones as well. But, in recent years, science has uncovered new information about the disease that can help those caring…Read More

The Davis Community’s New Fitness Center!

February 11, 2014

When it comes to senior rehabilitation, the term, “strength training,” may seem out of place. Studies show us that in order for seniors to enjoy optimum health and faster healing times, strength training needs to be an active component in their rehabilitation or exercise regimen. At Davis Community’s new fitness center, we make strength training…Read More

What is Skilled Nursing?

January 25, 2014

Skilled nursing isn’t something that most people have to concern themselves with until they have a loved one who needs it. Because of this, most people do not fully understand what skilled nursing actually involves. In this month’s blog post, Davis Community’s Wilmington NC skilled nursing shares some important information that everyone should know about…Read More

What’s your New Year’s Resolution?

January 14, 2014

Champions Assisted Living in Wilmington NC Wants to Know: What’s Your New Year’s Resolutions? Most families have traditions with a good many of them being centered around the year’s holiday season. Whether it is your Aunt’s special sweet potato mash at Thanksgiving or your family’s annual hunt for the perfect Christmas tree, traditions like these…Read More

Top Ten Reasons to Retire at a Wilmington NC Assisted Living Center

December 12, 2013

If your retirement is approaching, then you will soon have to be making up your mind as to where you want to spend your retired years. Now that you are no longer confined by your job, where you decide to live is entirely up to you. At Davis Community, we think our Wilmington NC assisted…Read More

Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC: 5 Signs an Elderly Person Shouldn’t Live Alone

November 14, 2013

Making the decision to start a conversation with your aging loved one about nursing homes in Wilmington NC is something that is not easy to do. At some point, even the most independently-spirited person will need more assistance than what their family can provide. This juncture is usually reached when a family member starts noticing…Read More

Ready for Retirement? This Retirement Planning Checklist from Davis Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC Can Help

October 18, 2013

Retirement can mean a dramatic change in lifestyle for many Americans. When it comes to making this transition, the better prepared you are for it, the more satisfying and comfortable you can expect your retirement to be. At Davis Community  nursing homes in Wilmington NC, we want you to be fully prepared for your new…Read More

Wilmington NC Memory Care: How to Move Your Loved One Into a Memory Care Facility

September 17, 2013

In a previous blog post, we discussed the signs and symptoms of memory loss and dementia in aging adults.  To follow up on that post, we thought it wise to share our advice on how to take the next steps when it comes to moving a loved one into a Wilmington NC memory care assisted…Read More

Memory Care in Wilmington NC: Signs Your Parent May Be Suffering from Memory Loss

August 19, 2013

Watching a parent age is one of the toughest things most adult children go through in life, especially when an aging parent’s memory is one of the first things to go. In fact, memory loss is one of the most common reasons why aging adults enter into specialty nursing homes featuring memory care in Wilmington…Read More

Financial Tips from Davis Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC: Taking Over Your Parents’ Finances

July 19, 2013

Eventually there comes a time when an adult child has to take over his or her parents’ finances. This can be an emotionally trying time for everyone involved and it’s usually accompanied by various levels of stress. Not only is the parent no longer capable of handling their finances, but a variety of questions arise…Read More

Wilmington NC Rehabilitation is the Key to Staying Injury-Free for Seniors

June 17, 2013

Regular exercise and a focus on physical fitness play important roles in any health strategy, but as we age, exercise takes on a whole new level of importance. In Davis Community’s Wilmington NC rehabilitation pavilion, our exercise plans include essential activities that can help seniors avoid certain types of injuries while helping them to enjoy…Read More

Understanding Aging and Nutritional Needs in Today’s Nursing Homes in Wilmington NC

May 7, 2013

When you were in your twenties, your body could process trans fats, empty calories and a generally bad diet with relative ease because most twenty- and thirty-somethings enjoy active lifestyles. But, as you age and enter seniorhood, your body not only becomes less active, it also becomes less capable of processing certain types of food….Read More

How to Accelerate Senior Rehabilitation in Wilmington NC

April 2, 2013

As we get older, accidents and injuries not only occur more frequently, but the time it takes to recover from them is likewise increased. At Davis Community’s Champions Assisted Living Center, we make rehabilitation in Wilmington NC an easier and quicker process for our seniors thanks to our state-of-the-art rehabilitation and wellness pavilion. Still, overcoming the…Read More