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Top Memory Games and Puzzles for Seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

If you’re a caregiver for a senior with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, seeing a smile can light up an entire day. Stimulating games and puzzles are proven methods for keeping your loved one engaged and happy. We’ve found that the best puzzles and games for individuals with a dementia diagnosis include those that elicit […]

Our Annual Maple Sugaring Project

Maple sugaring is a New Hampshire tradition, and each year we join in on the action by tapping the maple trees right here on campus. Maple sugaring season in New Hampshire typically runs from mid-February to mid-April.  Our sugaring season was atypical this year, but the “Bucket Brigade” consisting of about 20 residents had lots […]

7 Reasons Why Pets Are Great for Seniors

For people of all ages, pets bring joy, companionship and love. Medical experts tell us that pets provide many health benefits, including lowering the risk of allergies and asthma in children, reducing depression and boosting heart health. At Havenwood Heritage Heights, we see evidence every day that pets benefit seniors in multiple ways. Here are some of […]

We’re Ready for the 2nd Annual Iron Chef Concord

The 2nd Annual Iron Chef Concord event is coming up on Thursday, April 7th, and Havenwood Heritage Heights is ready to defend our title!  Last year, our very own Chef Jason Seavey took home the title of Iron Chef Concord by dazzling the judges’ palettes, just as he does every day for the residents of […]

8 Important Questions to Ask When Evaluating Assisted Living Communities

If you’re considering assisted living in New Hampshire for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to choose a safe, comfortable senior living community that will truly feel like home. We’ve put together a list of eight questions to help ensure that the community you select will have everything you need and then some. When May […]

Jay’s Story

“Absolutely not.”  This was the gist of Pauline’s response when her son, Jay, suggested that she consider moving to a retirement community. We met her son Jay in 2013, when we hired his video production company to shoot some video footage for Havenwood Heritage Heights. Over the course of a couple of weeks, Jay’s team […]

What Aging in Place Means to Havenwood Heritage Heights

While deciding whether to move to a home in a retirement community or to remain in your own home during your retirement years, you’re likely to come across the term, “aging in place.”  The CDC describes aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of […]

LeadingAge Changes the Term “CCRC” to “Life Plan Community”

How do you describe a place that provides a vibrant lifestyle for seniors — one that respects individual dignity and choice, that offers a range of enriching activities, social interaction and educational opportunities, and that allows for independence at every stage of life? According to LeadingAge, which represents more than 6,000 nonprofit aging organizations, the best […]

5 Surprising Health Benefits of Love & Affection

Valentine’s day may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should cut back on your displays of love and affection. In fact, you may want to start showing more love year-round.  According to research, physical affection has several physical and mental health benefits. In an interesting article from Oprah.com, one expert suspects that as Americans, […]

Looking into Nursing Homes? Ignore These 6 Myths

Years ago, few people moved to nursing homes willingly. Often cold and sterile, these medical care facilities became saddled with negative reputations. Unfortunately, many of the myths around nursing homes remain in circulation today, despite the fact that things have changed considerably. If you’re searching for New Hampshire nursing homes, you should know about some […]