My Story of Helping my Mother With my experience working with retirement living communities, I thought I’d be prepared when my own mother moved into a nursing home. For the most part I was. However, what I couldn’t have truly anticipated is how quickly she settled in! We both credit this to the vast amount…

Are you ready to relax? Do you want to focus on fun, not chores? Well, there’s good news. There are independent living communities who are eager to help you do just that. “Independent living is right for anyone who is tired of home maintenance, tired of cooking, tired of cleaning, and ready to start enjoying…

Lifestyle, Health and Wellness…and Location? When you hear the word “retirement,” you probably envision all those things you enjoy most in life – golf and water aerobics, gourmet dinners and wine tastings, and those art classes you’ve been meaning to take. But chances are good that you don’t think of any of the things that…

Traditionally, senior living often meant that past a certain point, it was necessary for a senior to either move in with a family member or move to a nursing home. 2015’s seniors, however, have more options than ever before. Many of these options make it possible to age with dignity and respect, maintaining the quality…

Retirement communities are all about improving your quality of life. Therefore, many recognize how pets contribute to that quality of life and are happy to have you bring them along when you move in. More than companionship. “We strongly believe in the life-affirming power of pets,” says Holiday Retirement, which owns Heritage Oaks on Richmond,…

Wilmington, NC is a Retirement Paradise Warm weather. Walks on the beach. A lively downtown. No, this isn’t about a vacation. Although, choosing to retire in Wilmington could make it feel like every week is a vacation. “Wilmington is bordered by Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and the Cape Fear River,” says Jerry Cooper, Director of…

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Computer video chat program is helping seniors combat loneliness at a Chicago retirement community by interacting with children in Brazil, and helping them learn the English language. From the video below, we can see just how well the new foreign language program at a Brazilian school is helping students understand the English language.  The school…

The process of moving to a retirement community can be an exciting step, signaling a new chapter in one’s life. But understandably, it can also be a little jarring for some. Luckily there’s an option that makes the transition easier, and keeps the moving to a minimum. That option is called a Continuing Care Retirement…

When it’s time for a loved one to move into a retirement living community, there are a lot of things to consider. Location, cost and care level are just a few of the many factors that families weigh. But the most important thing to consider is one simple question. Will my family member be happy?…