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It’s officially spring; summer is just around the corner! 

April is the perfect time of year to get outside and seek new adventure. Your community is a great resource for finding new hobbies and exploring the outdoors; discover activities you haven’t yet experienced by looking into the local workshops or excursions. Better health can be achieved by making small life changes.  Breathing the fresh air of new activities, new friends, and the outdoors, is a great way to revitalize the body and mind!

What spring or summer activity are you most looking forward to?  Reach out to your local community to find out or comment below with your ideas!
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Stay Active and Get Involved in Your New Home

It is important that you stay active and involved in your new senior living environment. This is a great time in life to make new friends, get involved in activities that you did not have time for in your pre retirement years and enjoy life. Here are some ideas to help get you more involved after getting settled in your new home.

Start Small: Rome wasn't built in a day. You do not have to change everything. Just start with something. Do something little today that is different than yesterday.
Do Something You Enjoy: This time of your life is meant for you to do things that you truly enjoy and want to do. Remember that bucket list of places you wanted to see? Maybe a list of books you wanted to read? Take some time for you.
Meet Someone New: There are many new faces in your home. Take some time to really get to know them. You just might make a new friend.

These are just a few ideas to get your started. What have you done recently to mix up your new lifestyle?
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Thanksgiving is a holiday that has many different family traditions that seniors and their families hold dear. Our residents may even learn a new tradition or two by participating in group activities, crafts or just socializing with friends and family members to share what they are thankful for this season.

It is also a reminder to reflect on the ongoing support of our community and our ability to provide warm, welcoming, and compassionate care for our residents. Comment with what you’re thankful for this season!
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Foods that help you sleep - what foods to eat and to avoid before bedtime.
 
As we age sleep patterns can change. If you ever have a hard time falling asleep consider what food you are eating in the latter part of the day. Here are a few foods with nutrients and vitamins to help you get a full nights rest. 
    
Fruits – Replace high sugar desserts with a small amount of naturally sweet fruit. Try a spoonful of peanut butter on a Banana, mangoes or kiwis if you have a sweet tooth. 
Complex Carbohydrates – Magnesium rich whole grains like oatmeal, cereal, popcorn, jasmine rice, whole-grain crackers and sweet potato.
Lean Protein – An egg on whole-grain toast, beans, greens, lean turkey or fish (especially salmon, halibut and tuna) are satisfying and will help you sleep.  
Healthy Fats – Avocados, peanut butter and other nuts such as walnuts, almonds, cashews and pistachios.
Drinks – Stay away from caffeinated beverages in the evenings and stay hydrated with water throughout the day. Before bed relax with a cup of warm milk or decaffeinated herbal teas like chamomile or peppermint with optional valerian root. 

If you have had success with something different please share it with us!
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Looking for the benefits of living in a #seniorliving community?

There are many advantages of making the move into a #seniorliving community. Consider the following: 

* Friends and social interactions are important for everyone and are fostered in a community.  
* Help with chores and housekeeping can be a huge relief from the required maintenance owning or renting a own home requires.  
* You can take the opportunity to downsize and keep what is truly important.
* You can have fun with planned and spontaneous recreational activities and classes.
* You’ll enjoy having to spend less time in the kitchen cooking with nutritional prepared meals. 
* Transportation services provide convenient trips to the store and more.
* Senior living options also offer the comfort and security of having help nearby if needed. 

Contact us for more information on the benefits our senior living community will provide you! 
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Settle into Spring at our senior living community this year! Warmer days and sunshine help remind us how nice it is to keep a happy and social life. There are many activities and groups senior citizens can join; what better time to start than at the beginning of a new season! Here are just a few ideas for fun activities you can look for, or even organize yourself!

- Book clubs
- Gardening groups
- Walking groups
- Shopping trips
- Music or art classes
- Dinner groups
- Game nights
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Staying Safe this Winter
Winter can be an especially dangerous time for those over 65. Here are some safety tips to keep you or your loved ones safe this winter. 
1. Avoid Slipping on Ice -With the colder weather comes snow and ice.  These conditions can lead to roads and sidewalks becoming slippery, and in turn cause hard falls.  These falls can be very dangerous to men and women over the age of 65, causing severe and long term injury.  Make sure to wear shoes or boots with good traction and non-skid soles, replace worn cane or walker tips, and stay inside until the roads and sidewalks are clear.

2. Fight the Winter Blues -Dangerous driving conditions means you or your loved ones may not be able to partake in all your usual activities or visit with friends and family. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation. To fight these feelings family members can check in on seniors as often as possible.  A short phone call can make a big difference. You can also arrange a check-in system with neighbors, friends, or nearby relatives. 

3. Check the Car-Driving during the winter can be dangerous for everyone. Older people who may not drive as much as they used to are especially at risk. Please get your car serviced as soon as possible, or ask a family member to bring it to a garage for you. Have the technician check things like the oil, tires, battery, windshield wipers, and heating system.

Do you have any winter safety tips of your own? Include them in the comments below!
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Our senior living facilities focus is to provide our residents time to relax, recuperate, and rejuvenate. We help our residents by providing high quality services and amenities to make life enjoyable. Here are a few features you can expect at our facility:

* Professional and caring staff
* Full activity program
*On-site maintenance

Visit our website to learn more about our different services!
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Summer Heat Safety Tips
As we head into #summer, make sure to get out and soak up some sun! Be cautious and follow these helpful summer heat safety tips to have a safe and enjoyable season:

1) Stay hydrated! Drink a lot of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated liquid.
2) Spend the day in air-conditioned buildings.
3) Arrange for transportation to your city or county’s cooling center if necessary.
4) Dress in loose-fitting clothing made of light fabrics such as cotton.
5) If you must be outdoors, stay in shaded areas near trees and/or water.
6) Keep an eye out for any symptoms of dehydration or heat stroke.

Dehydration can cause a broad range of symptoms, including:
- fever 
- disorientation 
- increased heart rate 
- loosening of skin 
- decreased kidney function and urination
- nausea and vomiting

Symptoms of heat stroke include:
- An extremely high body temperature (>103°F)
- Rapid, strong pulse
- Throbbing headache
- Confusion
- Nausea
- Red, hot, and dry skin
- Loss of consciousness 

We’d love to hear your favorite summer activities - share in a comment below! 

Keep safe and enjoy the warmer months ahead!
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Make the transition to senior living smooth and enjoyable by bringing along the comforts of home! Small touches and personal items can bring warmth and personality to any room. Click below for ideas on how you can create an at-home feel for your residence!

- Bring memorable objects: Photographs, personal furniture, and more familiar items.
- Enhance the look of your new home: Don’t hold back on adding your own decorations!
- Have a place and space for everything: Settle into your space by making full use of shelves, cabinets, and closets for your personal items.
- Make social connections: Connect with other residents with like interests. Ask the staff to introduce you to other residents with similar hobbies and likes!
- Remain positive: Speak of your new residence as home! You are sure to enjoy the safety, security, and kindness you will find.
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Moving a loved one into a senior living community can be a big transition. Visiting your family or friend and letting them know you care is an important part of fostering a continued relationship. Consider sending cards, family photos or favorite treats when you cannot visit in person. Contact our office for detailed visitor information and ideas on the best ways to keep in touch! 
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5486 Calle Real Santa Barbara, CA 93111
5486 Calle RealUSCaliforniaSanta Barbara93111
(805) 308-9585srgseniorliving.com
Retirement Community, Retirement Home
Retirement Community
Retirement Home
Senior Citizen Center
Assisted Living Facility
At Maravilla you can take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy life's luxuries in this beautiful Santa Barbara senior living community. Your world will be forever transformed in a retirement community that makes you top priority with a service-enriched lifestyle designed to meet your needs today, tomorrow, and everyday to come.

Indulge the Senses with Resort-Style Living Every Day

With its deep-set arch-top windows and doorways, wrought iron balconies, and clay tile roofs, Maravilla's traditional Santa Barbara-style architecture is reminiscent of a Spanish retreat. Where dramatic stands of mature eucalyptus combine with artful landscaping to create a stunningly beautiful campus filled with a wealth of amenities and activities.

Enjoy the spa and heated pool. Unwind with a massage or exercise in the fitness center. Join friends for bridge or head into Santa Barbara for a day of shopping, museums, and restaurants. Relax in your own elegant home appointed with conveniences such as a full kitchen, washer-dryer, and individual climate controls. Housekeeping, laundry, and delectable meals at the Monarch Grille restaurant, open 12-hours daily, make for a truly carefree lifestyle. This is what Santa Barbara senior living is all about.


Among Our Many Amenities, You'll Find:
  • Heated Swimming Pool & Spa
  • Massage Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Billiards/Game Room
  • Card Room
  • Library
  • Internet Lounge
  • On-site Banking
  • Barber and Beauty Salon
  • Movie Theatre
  • On-site Store
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Merne Kelley
a year ago
You cannot imagine how wonderful Maravilla is. The staff is unbelievable, the condo/apartment layout is so well thought out. I would and do tell everyone that the little bit of extra money you have to pay is so, so, so, so worth it. I could bore you for hours about how wonderful Maravilla is.
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Freya J. Schultz
2 years ago
Food looked good. Not exactly homey. I don't think Mike Pillsbury is here either, and I only drive by on Called Real. No, this is NOT an automatic check-in place for me. I NEVER go inside to visit any one. I DID have my carotids checked there INDEPENDENTLY by ultrasound maybe three years ago, and that was all. Now my physician takes care of that.