The Differences Between a Nursing Home & Independent Living Community

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Where you live and the environment you’re in every day impacts your lifestyle, comfort, and overall quality of life.  Whether you’re choosing to relocate for medical reasons or you’re looking for a safer community, you have many options to choose from, including nursing homes and independent living communities. While both these options cater to older […]

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Easy Guide to Power of Attorneys (POA)

Understanding the concept of a power of attorney, or POA, is an essential aspect of planning for retirement and beyond. The concept of “power of attorney” references the power under the law that an individual has to act on behalf of another person in legal, medical, or financial matters. A power of attorney is a […]

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What Is a Retirement Community?

A retirement community is a specific facility for older adults/aging communities. All retirement communities aim to provide older adults with a better, safer, and less stressful environment to live in. There are also several types of retirement communities to choose from, including 55+, independent, assisted living, and memory care. This article will cover every kind […]

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What Is an Independent Living Community?

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An independent living community, sometimes called a retirement community or senior living community, is a complex that is specially designed for individuals (typically ages 55 and up) that don’t need physical assistance. This type of community typically features residential apartments and several shared spaces, including libraries, salons, event rooms, and dining areas. The community may […]

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55+ Senior Apartments Versus Standard Apartments

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Often, senior citizens choose to downsize and move from their homes into an apartment that is more compact and easier to care for. So, they begin searching for the right-size apartment in a neighborhood they like. After all, an apartment is an apartment, right? Well…not always. Senior apartments differ from standard apartments in several ways. […]

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At What Age Are You Considered a Senior? 65? Maybe Not!

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Believe it or not, 65 is not the official senior citizen age. In fact, the term senior citizen is pretty subjective. Different organizations use varying standards to determine when individuals are officially considered seniors.  According to AARP The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) is one of the largest lobbying organizations in the country. Members […]

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3 Ways Senior Living Communities Improve Quality of Life

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The thought of moving into a senior living community can be scary for some people—it’s an unfamiliar place filled with new people. But, relocating to a senior living community is also an opportunity—an opportunity to meet new people, find emotional support, and spend less time on homemaking tasks.   In fact, senior living communities can drastically […]

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COVID-19 and the Holidays: How To Stay Virtually Connected To Loved Ones

We build our communities on encouraging engagement and family sharing, but the current pandemic makes these objectives obsolete, at least in-person. To protect residents and the general population, government and organizational issued quarantines limit intimacy and holiday celebrating. Thankfully, technology provides an opportunity to cure some of the loneliness we may feel from COVID 19 […]

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