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55+ Community Versus Home Ownership in Senior Years

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With independent living communities, retirement homes, and subsidized housing available, senior adults have more options than ever. In the past, many retiring homeowners would start to worry about how to keep up with maintaining the home they live in or how to keep up with unexpected expenses while living on a fixed income. 55+ communities […]

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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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The Differences Between a Nursing Home & Independent Living Community

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Where you live and the environment that you’re in every day does impact your lifestyle, comfort, and overall quality of life. Whether you’re choosing to relocate for medical reasons or you’re just looking for a safer community, you have many options to choose from, including independent living communities and nursing homes. Before you make any […]

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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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How Senior Living Communities Provide Safety & Security

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It’s no surprise that research has identified the seniors as more susceptible to crime than any other age population. Even in reportedly ‘safe’ neighborhoods, staying protected within the home can be challenging. That’s why many individuals prefer to relocate to senior living communities.  The best senior living communities will feature both active safety devices (security […]

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Senior Apartment Living: 5 Major Benefits Explained

In 2016, American Senior Communities® reported that nearly one million Americans were living in senior apartments or communities…and that number is expected to double by 2030! Senior apartment living offers a wide array of benefits, among them the ability to maintain independence, be a part of a community of like-minded peers, and the opportunity to […]

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