mean girls

From The New York Times Blog, “The New Old Age” When Rhea Basroon’s mother moved into a New Jersey assisted living facility a few years ago, she found a good friend in an new neighbor named Irene. Her daughters, long concerned that their widowed mother had become isolated and depressed, were initially delighted. “She and…

retirement community

First, you have to ask yourself, “What do I want from a retirement community?” There are many options from which to choose when looking for independent retirement living: cottage homes, condominiums and apartment living to name a few. Find a Retirement Community in your area at SeniorsGuideOnline.com Cottage homes offer space with yards, garages and…

charlottesville

The scenery is breathtaking, the history abundant and the lifestyle hard to beat. But when seniors choose to retire in Charlottesville, the depth of medical resources – right in their backyard – is often what seals the deal for them. “That’s a major consideration for any person retiring… what kind of care, what kind of…

roanoke

Golf, Culture in the Blue Ridge Mountains make Roanoke, Virginia a Welcome Place To Retire By: Terri L. Jones The Roanoke area has the Blue Ridge Mountains, eleven 18-hole golf courses, and Carvins Cove Natural Reserve, the second largest municipal park in the U.S., plus an opera, symphony, ballet and the brand-new Taubman Museum of…

lynchburg

Lynchburg, Virginia Helps Retirees Remain Active with a Rural Feel and Convenient Pace By: Terri L. Jones “We believe that this town has many of the advantages of larger perhaps more sophisticated cities, but the ambience of Lynchburg suits the way we like to live,” says Anne Behrend, who moved with her husband to The…

springfield

Springfield, Ohio…There’s No Place like HOME for Seniors At the turn of the 20th century when the Masons, the Knights of Pythias and the Odd Fellows lodges built retirement homes in Springfield, the city earned the moniker, “The Home City.” A century later, seniors are still drawn to the city, but nowadays, it’s for more…

charlottesville

Charlottesville, Virginia was chosen one of the “Top 10 Healthiest Places to Retire” by AARP The Magazine as well as one of Black Enterprise’s “Best Places to Retire.” Exactly what makes this city rank so high with the retirement experts …and with seniors themselves? In sickness… Not surprisingly, Charlottesville’s status in the retirement arena starts…

planning for retirement

 …or too late! While many baby boomers ping pong between playing adviser to their grown children and caregiver to their senior parents, they often forget about planning for their own future. But retirement is one of the biggest life changes you will ever experience. It’s critical to have a plan in place — way ahead…