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…

How to Keep Retirement from Aging You

My 81-year-old Aunt Ginny has a theory. As soon as you admit you’re old (for her, that means getting a knee replacement and moving out of her two-level townhouse), that’s when you actually become old. While her implementation of that theory may be a bit extreme, I think she really does have a point, particularly…

Assisted Living: Is it Time?

“So, let’s talk about your long-term care…” This is the beginning of a tricky conversation that no one likes to have with their elderly loved one. But the truth is that nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. reside in assisted living facilities, according to the National Caregivers Library. In fact, today’s 65-year-olds have almost…

Hire a Senior Mover and Take the Anxiety Out of Your Next Move

Moving is stressful any way you slice it, but when you compound that stress with the emotions of leaving a home where you’ve lived for decades, it can be one of the most difficult things you can go through. The logistics can also be more complicated. That’s why it’s so important to hire movers or…

Assisted living holds a stigma among many seniors because the words imply a loss of freedom and independence, but that simply isn’t so. Services such as Friendship at Home take assisted living to a whole new level, allowing seniors to live in a comfortable, independent fashion at home. Let’s take a look at some of the…

It may seem like the age of 50 is a little late to start thinking about retirement, but the truth is that many Americans are working past the average retirement age of 55. With Americans retiring later, they can begin planning for their twilight years later. So for people 50 and up, now is the…

There was probably a time, many years ago, when moving meant boxing up a few dishes and calling a friend who could loan you a pickup truck. Now however, if you’re like most older people, you have spent a lifetime lovingly filling your home with furniture, artwork and special mementos. Moving to a new home…

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…

For Howard Homes in Carmel, IN, Helping Seniors Is a Transition, Not a Transaction Whether you’re moving to a retirement community or downsizing to a smaller house or to live with your children, selling your home and moving at this point in your life is so different from any move you’ve ever made before. There’s,…

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