senior living communities

Every day, 10,000 Americans celebrate their 65th birthday. When the last baby boomer reaches that magic age in 2030, 18 percent of the country will be 65 or older. This dramatic demographic shift is having a significant impact all across the country. According to the News & Observer*, Durham County expects its population of those…

danville

Danville attracts retiring seniors for obvious reasons. With beautiful rolling countryside in all directions (and a population of only 42,000), it’s a quiet and laid-back place to live, but it also has many of the advantages of larger cities. That includes two hospitals, three colleges and a baseball team! It’s also affordable, with Places Rated…

cruise ship

Home Sweet Cruise Ship At the end of a cruise, if you’ve ever been tempted to squeeze yourself into the closet of your cabin so you didn’t have to get off the ship, we have some good news for you. You don’t have to become a stowaway to live this vacation-like existence fulltime. In fact,…

working

After Sally lost her second dog to cancer, her house was quiet, a little too quiet. However, she was reluctant to adopt a new dog because she and her beau were enjoying their newfound freedom. Instead, Sally started an in-home pet-sitting business, and now the 70-something retiree has canine companionship when she wants it, while…

stuff

And “stuff” can be a problem if you are a senior planning to move. Because whether the move is immediate, or just on the distant horizon, you will need to formulate a system for clearing the deck. First of all, do not apologize or feel badly. You are in good company. It seems to be…

So you’re ready to either move from your home, or get rid of some of that clutter.  When you’re ready to start downsizing, keep in mind these tips from our friends at Crowning Touch, in Roanoke, Virginia: 1. Don’t wait too long. The average age of someone finally leaving their home of many years is…

villages

According to a 2013 Slate magazine article, it’s the “largest gated, over-55 community in the world.” And with a footprint the size of Manhattan and over 100,000 residents, 2,500 social clubs and 2,000 recreational activities, that superlative doesn’t seem like much of a stretch. Founded in Florida three decades ago to make “retirement dreams come…

Your physician or a family member may have suggested that you move to an assisted living community. Before you make that very important decision, you probably have a whole lot of questions that you need to have answered. Below, we’ve talked to Russell Williams, executive director of The Towers, an assisted living and memory care…

margaritaville

If you had to conjure up a picture of the ideal retirement, you just might imagine Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville.” I mean who wouldn’t want to nibble on sponge cake and strum their six-string (if they had one) for the rest of their days? Well, a whole lot of retirement dreams recently came true when Canadian…

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