The Journey of Moving to a Community

Searching for a retirement community may be filled with mixed emotions. We hope to ease this journey with providing you enough information to help guide your decision. Please see our Frequently Asked Questions as a preliminary guide or contact us through phone, email or form. We are here to help navigate this transition.

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Spring and Hope during Coronavirus

While the visitor restrictions for senior living communities are still in place, we are finding ways to keep families connected even during difficult times. We can come together with something that we feel springs eternal -- hope.

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Community Living

The Costs of Senior Community Living | Part One

There are many reasons why pricing is not easy to find when you’re researching senior living communities without first sitting down with a representative. Part One of this Two-Part series will discuss the financial impact of senior living and ways to pay for it.

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Aging in Place: Which “Place” you pick can impact your health and mind

Aging in place can take a physical and emotional toll that can be anything but idyllic. Increasingly, adult children are caught choosing between taking on increasing care-giving duties, or convincing a parent to move. When searching for that “right place” to age in place, look for a community that promotes the physical and psychological well-being of its community residents on a daily basis.

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Health

The Heart of it All

Loneliness can be a killer — an array of studies have found that it leaves us more likely to die from heart disease and makes us more vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease, high blood pressure, suicide, even the common cold. So what can we do about feeling isolated as we age? Read on...

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A Positive Attitude Can Add Years to Your Life

There is a growing body of impressive research showing that our attitudes toward aging affect our health, our resilience in the face of adversity, and our very survival. Positive attitudes about aging may be the secret to living long and healthy lives - an actual Fountain of Youth!

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Family Caregivers - When the Stress Outweighs the Rewards

Caring for your loved one at home, as long as possible, may be your goal. Not only does the guilt of moving mom or dad weigh heavy on caregivers, but the adult you’re caring for may be resisting the move. So, what does "for as long as possible" really mean? How do you know when it's time? What help is available?

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Love and Friendship

When family becomes caregivers, then friendships take a new role with aging seniors, and those friends become more important to overall health and happiness.

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Downsizing & Moving

Let's Have That Talk About Assisted Living

When it comes time to have “the talk” with your parents about assisted living, it can feel daunting. How will mom or dad respond? It’s human nature to avoid talking about things that make us uncomfortable, so how do you have this conversation? We've provided eight guidelines that may help facilitate and ease the conversation.

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5 Tips To Downsizing

Having loads of “stuff” is nothing new to the American way of life, especially for adults who’ve raised families in a home for years. Eventually, you’ll need to go through all the things you've accumulated and downsize. We've included five tips to begin the downsizing process.

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Downsizing for Seniors

Leaving a home is always bittersweet, especially for seniors who may be downsizing or leaving a family home that holds many memories. At the same time, it can be liberating - with less stuff and chores, people can begin living a simpler life full of the activities they enjoy.

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Life Stories

Long lasting benefits of non-resolutions

When we asked our residents and employees what they have resolved to do in 2020, the overwhelming majority of them said they would be spending more time volunteering. As it turns out, when you volunteer to help others, you help yourself as well. So during this season of New Year resolutions we ask you to look outside yourself and explore how you may help others more.

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Dementia

Dementia Pathways: Thoughts for the Journey

People living with dementia experience the same range of emotions as at any other time in their lives. Their experience includes periods of difficulty and unrest, but they also experience moments of great joy, moments of pleasure, and feelings of contentment. It’s important for both residents and their families to have the tools and support to walk this journey together.

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COVID-19

Spring and Hope during Coronavirus

While the visitor restrictions for senior living communities are still in place, we are finding ways to keep families connected even during difficult times. We can come together with something that we feel springs eternal -- hope.

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