Is Care Available in Independent Living?

It’s a question that people currently residing in independent living -- or people considering it -- may have, and the simple answer is yes. However, that "yes" doesn’t mean the community itself provides care services. Even if the ...

 
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Gardening Ideas for Seniors

Spring is just a few weeks away. Garden enthusiasts are probably counting down the days, making plans for this year’s plots and anxious to see their perennial favorites pushing through the thawed earth. They’re ready to get their ...

 
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Why Senior Living Meals Are About More Than the Food

Dining alone is no fun. True, some people enjoy a little solitude now and then, but we’re primarily social creatures -- particularly when it comes to food.

That’s one of the best parts of life in assisted living ...

 
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Is the Independent Living Life for You?

You’re getting tired of maintaining a house. You’re well past retirement and maybe a little bored; you’d like a more active social life. Your neighborhood isn’t the same; so many of your friends have moved out, ...

 
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Road Trip, Independent Living Style

It’s not uncommon to see a large bus parked outside of many independent living communities. These vehicles are usually devoted to recreational travel and entertainment for residents: day trips to the beach, shopping, dining, concerts and shows, museums, historic ...

 
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How to Look For Senior Living Options

Many of you are still thinking about Thanksgiving...and it has nothing to do with the food or the amazing Black Friday deals you snagged. Yesterday’s post, What To Do With Post-Holiday Concerns About Older Relatives, provided tips on ...

 
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Choosing the Best Independent Living Location

Have you ever considered what your personality has to do with making a decision about senior living?

Of course cost is important, and so is location. However, when considering a move to independent living, it’s essential to visit a ...

 
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Living Life Fully in Independent Living

A thriving independent living community offers residents opportunities for growth, learning, health and social engagement. Local or long-distance travel possibilities. Exploration of the arts, science, literature, and history on the community grounds or in area museums, colleges or other higher ...

 
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Independent Living: Different Settings, Different Services

High-rise efficiency apartments. Ample 2- and 3-bedroom layouts at a CCRC (continuing care retirement community). Large, customizable homes within developing active adult communities. Independent living encompasses a wide variety of options, both in terms of settings and services available, that ...

 
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Can I Receive Care in Independent Living?

The simple answer is yes. Even if you choose the independence and freedom of an independent living setting (apartments, condos, cottages, etc.), there may still come a time when you’ll need specialized care or assistance, perhaps after an extended ...

 
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