Wondering what a move to senior living might be like for your loved one?
We scoured the Web and discovered a treasure trove of videos from news outlets, industry organizations, and communities themselves. These are just a few of the videos that might shed some light on how life in a good senior living community can be different from living at home, and what senior living residents do for fun.
Assisted Living Overview
Here's an explanatory video from the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). This is an overview of what assisted living offers.
Unusual Activities Keep Residents Engaged
Have you ever heard of "laughter yoga"? Try watching without giggling. Lots of assisted living communities are offering innovative activities programs to bring meaning and fun to residents' lives.
Art Classes Help Seniors Express Themselves
Here, Richmond, Virginia, seniors tap into their artistic side in a group painting class.
New Technologies Bring Joy and Calm
Here, a Western Pennsylvania news story shows seniors bringing music back into their lives -- with the help of tiny little iPods.
Music Therapy Brightens the Day
A frail resident enjoys a moment of joyful music during breakfast in Elgin, Illinois.
Residents Get Out and About
Here, some seniors from Lawrence, Kansas, enjoy creating a holiday-themed flash mob at their local Target store.
Something for Everyone
Woodshop? Golf? Singing? Basket weaving? This New Hampshire community's range of activities is impressive.
Seniors Have a Blast With "LipDubs"
You've never seen Feeling Good performed quite like this -- from a community in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
And here's a new take on Carly Rae Jepsen's Call Me Maybe from some grandmas in Anderson, South Carolina.