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6 Steps to Getting Someone in a Nursing Home And Mistakes To Avoid

November 22, 2020

▶ It's hard facing the challenge of placing your parent in a nursing home. This situation often comes with difficult emotions like regret, guilt, and sometimes a sense of relief. How do you remain sensitive to your loved one's feelings while moving forward with what you know must be done?

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What Are Senior Rehabilitation Centers - Senior Rehab Guide

November 8, 2020

▶ Getting older is hard work. Responsibilities grow and our bodies start to betray us the older we get. We try to stay healthy and active but common ailments are not always preventable.

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8 Factors to Consider When Discussing the Need for Assisted Living

November 6, 2020

❀ The month of Thanksgiving. What a wonderful time of year. Family, food, friends and lots of visiting with many conversations about life. This year may be a different kind of Thanksgiving in light of the current Covid-19 crisis. Maybe your dinner table will be smaller and more intimate.

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How to Live Longer - Tips & Recommendations for Longevity

October 27, 2020

▶ Are you wondering how to live longer? The average life expectancy in America is just under 79 years, but living a longer and healthier life is possible.

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - This includes seniors

October 14, 2020

❀ We have reached October! What a beautiful time of year.  We hope you are able to enjoy some fall foliage, pumpkins and maybe some apple cider...yum!

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A Beginner's Guide to Cell Phones for Seniors - Top 2020 Phones for the Elderly

October 13, 2020

▶ Nowadays, it seems like people of all ages are carrying cell phones. In fact, according to Pew Research, 91% of Americans aged 65 or older have a cell phone. And of those people, 39% of those people use a basic phone (a non-smartphone).

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How Much to Save for Retirement - All Factors Accounted For

September 29, 2020

▶ How much to save for retirement is an open-ended question.

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Considering a Senior Retirement Community? How to Sort Through Both Locations and Belongings

September 10, 2020

◉ In this blog post you will get some information on what to consider when deciding on your retirement community location. There are also some tips on ways to downsize your belongings and what items you should take with you.

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12 Best Places to Retire in Florida - Florida Retirement Guide

September 8, 2020

▶ Did you know people 65 and older make 20.9 percent of the Florida population?

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Basics of Estate Planning for Seniors

September 8, 2020

❀ Estate planning is something many older adults and seniors may be thinking of as they approach retirement or as they consider the next phase of their lives. It’s one of those subjects that not everyone knows about nor do they know if an estate plan is right for them.

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3 Mistakes to Avoid in Retirement

August 31, 2020

✤  Retirement gives you freedom, more control over your time, and time to focus on the hobbies you love. But many seniors who enter retirement do not know that they can be making costly mistakes that can tarnish the excitement of retirement. Do these top retirement mistakes apply to you? Late Medicare enrollment

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Weight Training for Seniors - Exercises and Safety Tips

August 25, 2020

▶ Staying active and practicing weight training as you age is critical for a long and healthy life.

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7 Ways to Recycle Better at a Senior Living Community

August 10, 2020

❀ It has been said that the current senior population have a better carbon footprint than ever before. This means that we are all doing something right. But how can we keep this trend going?

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8 Best Cell Phones for Seniors: Pros and Cons Buyers Should Know

August 4, 2020

▶ It's estimated that more than five billion in the world today have some sort of cell phone. And about half of those people use a smartphone.

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Taxes Associated With CCRCs

July 29, 2020

◉ This article will discuss taxes that may be associated with CCRCs.  Read on to learn more about this complex topic.

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Retirement Planning 101 - How to Make a Bulletproof Plan

July 20, 2020

▶ Picture this: Your days of working at your job are about to come to a close. Even though you've had a great career, the time has come for you to retire and enjoy your golden years. This is the moment you've been waiting for your entire life, and now it's all yours...

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Everything You Need to Know About CCRC Campus Types

July 17, 2020

◉ This article will give information about the campuses at CCRCs. You'll learn about the names they give their buildings and campus locations.

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Finding the Right Level of Care at Your Continuing Care Retirement Community

July 8, 2020

◉ CCRCs have different levels of care available depending on what the resident needs. This article goes over the different types of care and other services CCRCs may offer, such as respite care.

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Assisted Living and the "New" Normal

July 2, 2020

❀ While we are living in a time when Covid-19 has to be a concern, folks still want to move and explore assisted living options. There are so many wonderful communities and there is certainly one out there for you or your loved one. There are many more questions to face these days beyond the norm. Some questions are:

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15 Best Places to Retire in the US - 2020 Retirement: Top Cities & States

June 25, 2020

▶ Retiring is an exciting time in anyone's life. You can make your schedule, travel, and do more activities that enhance your life. Another factor that comes to mind when you are retiring and where you plan to live. 

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Making the Transition - Tips to Know Before Moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community

June 19, 2020

◉ Residents who are interested in moving to a CCRC tend to plan ahead. This article will discuss when the best time to consider moving to a CCRC is and tips about what to do if your CCRC of choice has a long wait list.

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Assisted Living and What Changes May Look Like in the Future

June 9, 2020

❀ Let's do some research and try to look into the future a bit when it comes to assisted living.

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As Healthcare Costs Rise, Here Is What You Need to Know about CCRCs

June 4, 2020

◆ A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a living option for older adults who prefer to live independently, but want to be prepared for any possible changes in the future. CCRCs differ from other retirement community options in that they give residents the provision to increase their level of service/care as they grow older.

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Where's Your Money going? Fees You'll See at a Continuing Care Retirement Community

June 1, 2020

◉ This article discusses the fees and prices associated with living at a CCRC. There are different types of payment structures and fees to consider when picking Type A versus Type C facilities. Below will discuss what you can expect to pay for entrance fees and what happens to these fees in the future.

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Stay Safe and Keep Your Independence - Making it Happen at a Senior Housing Community

May 26, 2020

◉ This article discusses some of the safety measures retirement communities take while you live there. It also talks about the different modes of transportation available to you including using your own personal car and the campus bus.

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What Will Assisted Living Activities Look Like for Me

May 18, 2020

❀ I am sure this question has crossed the minds of everyone who has considered an Assisted Living community or any kind of senior living communities. The good news is, it looks bright and active. The days of just playing bingo and going back to your room are over.

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The Key to Feeling at Home at Your Continuing Care Retirement Community

May 15, 2020

◉ This article will go over what a typical Independent Living home is like at CCRCs. You will learn what you may or may not be able to do with the customization and personalization of your new living space. You will also learn some tips for negotiating with your CCRC for some extras.

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Age Is Just a Number: Mesothelioma Surgery for Elderly Patients

May 14, 2020

◇ Shared blog post from Mesothelioma Guide In almost any explanation of mesothelioma treatment options, there is a clause. The routes available depends on numerous factors, one of which is age. This clause — that age, among other factors, could limit treatment — is usually specific to just one option: surgery.

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Insider Info About Continuing Care Retirement Communities

May 7, 2020

◉ This article explains the meanings of the different terms associated with CCRCs and elderly living facilities. It also discusses different types of payment and/or fees that CCRCs may use.

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Diving in to Senior Housing Amenities

May 6, 2020

◉ In this article we discuss the different amenities that may be included when living at a retirement community including the resident's board, meals, mail, and social workers. 

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Want to know what you're paying for? Costs and Insurance at a Continuing Care Retirement Community

May 5, 2020

◉ This blog post discusses the costs and insurance options associated with living at a CCRC. Read below to learn more about what kind of fees to expect and the options you may have for health insurance.

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Finding Retirement Homes Near Me

April 30, 2020

▶ If you've been starting to look into some form of assisted living for yourself or a loved one, you might have begun to realize just how overwhelming the search can be.

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You Relax They'll Do the Rest - Maintenance at Your Continuing Care Retirement Community

April 29, 2020

◉ In this post you will learn about the maintenance that is included when you move to a CCRC . 

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Creative Things Seniors Can Do Amidst the Covid-19 Crisis

April 24, 2020

❀ Amidst the Covid-19 crisis May could be a different kind of month for many this year.  Typically it would be a very social month with get-togethers for social groups, parties, graduations and more.

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5 Features That Make Continuing Care Retirement Communities Different

April 23, 2020

▷ Did you know that by 2060, the number of Americans aged 65 or older will go from 46 million to 98 million, more than doubling? Or that America's elderly population will surge from 15 percent to 24 percent?

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Forever Young: Planning the Perfect Birthday Party for Someone in Assisted Living

April 22, 2020

▷ Reaching the ages of 80, 90, or 100 and over are tremendous milestones. Even for people living in assisted living homes.

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The Secrets to Understanding Your Continuing Care Retirement Community Contract

April 21, 2020

◉ If you are applying to a CCRC you will need to be familiar with the contract you will be required to review and sign. Read below to learn more information about what may be included in your contract.

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Steps to Move an Elderly Relative into a CCRC

April 20, 2020

▷ Are you part of the 12 percent of U.S. parents who also provide care for an elderly parent?

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3 Key Facts About Paying for a CCRC

April 17, 2020

▷ There are currently more than 47 million seniors over the age of 65 living in the United States.

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Learn About CCRC Contract Types

April 16, 2020

◆ With Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), you don’t have to move from an independent living community to an assisted Irving community as your health needs grow. CCRCs allow you to stay in the same community throughout the different phases of your aging process, and access different health services whenever you need them.

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Perfect Gifts For the Elderly In Nursing Homes

April 15, 2020

▶ Giving the perfect gift can be difficult. It can be especially challenging if you’re buying for an elderly friend, family member or loved one in a nursing home or a continuing care retirement community.

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5 Great Creative Hobbies for Seniors to Take Up

April 14, 2020

▷ Growing old brings mixed feelings. On the one hand, it's finally time to reap the benefits of that retirement plan, on the other, it can get a bit dull.

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The Secret to Healthy Weight Loss for Seniors? Fighting Fat and Building Muscle

April 11, 2020

⌘ A guest post by Michael Longsdon of Elder Freedom Have you ever tried dieting to slim down and lose weight?

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CCRC vs Assisted Living: What Are the Differences?

April 10, 2020

▷ As we get older, life's daily routine can get harder and harder. Cooking, cleaning, showering, and getting out of bed can difficult, and even dangerous in the right conditions. If you're having trouble living independently, you may want to consider moving to a retirement community. 

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Learn About Retirement: A Quick Guide to CCRC’s

April 9, 2020

◆ Deciding whether to move and where to live during retirement means doing a bit of homework. If you’re considering a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), here’s a quick guide to understanding what they’re all about.

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7 Benefits of Moving Into a Continuing Care Retirement Community

April 8, 2020

▷ It can be difficult to make a major change in life. Often the positive far outweighs the negative. Especially when that change is to move to a continuing care retirement community. There are many benefits to deciding to move into a continuing care retirement community. Keep reading for 7 of the best.

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Senior Tech Corner: The Tech Terms You Need to Know to Stay Relevant

April 7, 2020

▷ Did you know that four out of ten seniors have their own cell phones? Even though that may not sound like much, that number has actually doubled since 2013. Are you a senior who's having a hard time with technology?

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5 Key Qualities to Look for in a Continuing Care Retirement Community

April 6, 2020

▷ According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of people aged 65 and older is expected to reach 98.2 million by 2060. That means the senior population is more than doubling over a 40-year span.

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Making the Move: 12 Tips for When Seniors Move Into a Retirement Community

April 3, 2020

▷ Moving when we're young can be fun and exciting. But as we get older and more settled in our ways, it gets harder to pull up roots. When seniors move, it can be both disruptive and disheartening.

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Keep Feeling Fantastic With a Healthy Lifestyle: 10 Senior Wellness Tips

April 2, 2020

▷ The elderly population is working longer than ever before in modern history. Retirement without preparation can result in financial and personal stress that was never expected. This is supposed to be one of the best times of your life.

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Memory Mastery: How to Maintain a Good Memory as You Age

April 1, 2020

▷ Growing older comes with a laundry list of perks and concerns. On one hand, you're given the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labor. A life well-lived is rewarded with wisdom and the ability to approach and appreciate family, friends, and the beautiful world around us. 

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What Is a Continuing Care Retirement Community? How Will It Work for You?

March 31, 2020

▷ By the year 2030, all American baby boomers will be over the age of 65. And for the first time in U.S. history, seniors will outnumber children.

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What Should You Do About Memory Care for Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

March 26, 2020

⌘ A guest post by Lydia Chan of Alzheimer's Caregiver There are two things you shouldn’t take a gamble on: your health and your retirement fund.

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The Best Ways To Transition Into A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)

March 25, 2020

▷ Are You considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)?  Knowing how to find continuing care is the first step. Knowing how to pay for continuing care is of at least equal importance.

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Core Fundamentals: What Continuing Care Retirement Communities Offer

March 20, 2020

▷ When you're looking for a home for you or your loved one, the best option might not be obvious. There are many choices and one of the choices that keep resurfacing in a positive manner are continuing care retirement communities. Continuing care retirement communities are also known as CCRCs and are increasing in popularity.

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The Best Age to Move into a CCRC

March 19, 2020

▷ There are currently over 40 million senior citizens in the US age 65 and older. This number is expected to grow to almost 100 million seniors in the next few decades. As these Americans look forward to their well-deserved retirement, some will be considering whether a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is their next stage of life.

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Get Creative! 9 Crafts for Seniors to Express Their Creativity

March 18, 2020

▷ Thanks to advancements in modern medicine we are an aging population. Last year, the population of people over 65 in America reached 52 million. But by 2030 this is set to increase to 67 million!

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9 Steps to Finding the Best CCRC in the Country

March 10, 2020

▷ In 2017, 15.6% of America's population was 65 or older; this number is continually rising and is projected to reach 22.1% in 2050. You, your parents, or another loved one may be joining the senior population in the near future.

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How Baby Boomers are Revolutionizing the Retirement Industry

March 4, 2020

◆ As of 2020, an estimated 55.9 million people in the United States will be 65 or older. By 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 or older.

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5 Tips for Making Time to Exercise

February 29, 2020

◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community Regular exercise improves mood; helps prevents chronic diseases; boost immune function; aids long-term cognitive function; protects against bone loss; decreases pain; maintains strength and range of motion; and reduces risk of injury.

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Tips for Seniors on Understanding and Signing Up for Medicare

February 24, 2020

⌘ A guest post by Karen Weeks of ElderWellness Medicare can make a huge difference in the life of a senior, but it can also be extremely confusing to figure out all the parts involved in the various plans and policies.

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Are You Ready for Your Senior Downsize? 5 Tips for a Smooth Move

February 12, 2020

⌘ A guest post by Mike Longsdon of ElderFreedom A downsized home holds the promise of low-maintenance living for your senior years, but there’s a lot of work that goes into swapping your old house for a compact modern home.

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Don’t Let a Limited Income Limit Your Retirement Plans: Follow These Tips Instead

February 11, 2020

⌘ A guest post by Karen Weeks of ElderWellness What is your idea of a perfect retirement? For many seniors, enjoying retirement to the fullest means traveling to new places, trying new hobbies, or enjoying more time with loved ones.

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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: How to Choose

February 5, 2020

◆ Your retirement years are supposed to be filled with rest, relaxation, and fun times. You’ve worked hard all your life, and now it’s time to reap the rewards! For many retirees, part of that process is letting someone else handle the necessities when it comes to living arrangements.

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Elderly Living: 7 Dangers of Seniors Living Alone at Home

February 3, 2020

▷ The sad truth is that a lot of us become less able to be independent as we age. It's a hard fact to face, but it's something you may need to consider thoughtfully if you have an elderly loved one who is still living on their own. The elderly living alone can put them at risk for some serious physical and emotional dangers.

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9 Fun Activities for Seniors to Enjoy

January 30, 2020

▷ Boredom is a serious issue among senior citizens, especially senior men.  In fact, many seniors suffer from a loss of identity as they age and leave t

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Engage as You Age: 10 Tips for How to Be Sociable in Your Senior Years in CCRCs

January 20, 2020

▷ Senior isolation is a serious concern for retirees and those moving to CCRCs. Lonely seniors have a 64 percent higher risk of developing dementia. They also have a 59 percent higher risk of developing a physical illness.

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How to Find the Right CCRC for Your Needs

January 15, 2020

▷ There are currently 47.8 million senior citizens living in the United States.

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Money-Smart Tips for Seniors to Lose Weight Without Emptying Your Bank Account

January 10, 2020

⌘ A guest post by Karen Weeks of ElderWellness If you’ve ever thought that weight loss isn’t possible later in life, it’s time to think again! Seniors do need to take a special approach to weight loss, and you may face some challenges.

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Set Yourself Up for Caregiving Success with Balanced Self-Care

November 15, 2019

⌘ A guest post by Lydia Chan of Alzheimer's Caregiver Caregiving is a challenging undertaking in all ways, and without a good plan in place, you are likely to end up drained and burned out by the responsibilities involved.

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Tips to Help Seniors Prepare for Winter

November 4, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from Westminster Village Muncie Winter is coming, and unless you live in a warm climate, there is no getting around the cold winter months.

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4 Levels of Care in a Life Plan Community

October 14, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community Senior living has evolved significantly over the years and has many options. With this in mind, many baby boomers frequently ask themselves: What senior care services will I need moving forward? Is a particular senior living community right for me?

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Transitioning Parents to Retirement Communities

October 10, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from Westminster Village Muncie As part of the Marketing Team at Westminster Village Muncie, our goal is to help families navigate the process of moving their parents into a Retirement or Assisted Living Community.

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5 Tips for Making Your Visit to a CCRC or Assisted Living Community a Success

October 7, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from UMC at Bristol Glen Choosing an assisted living community or CCRC for a loved one is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. Your choice will affect both your loved one’s well-being, and your own peace of mind.  

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How will you know it is time to downsize?

September 23, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from Westminster Village Muncie Many older adults find that the home they have lived in for many years, even decades, although comfortable and familiar, has become burdensome or inconvenient.

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Why Retire to Lititz in Lancaster County?

September 23, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community #1 Place to Retire in the US – it’s not just our retirees claiming Lancaster County as a fantastic place to retire to, U.S. News & World Report ranked Lancaster #1 in its 2019 list of Best Places to Retire in the United States.

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7 Tips for Reducing Caregiver Stress

September 16, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community According to research from the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP in 2015, over 34.2 million American provide unpaid care to those over the age of 50.

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Dementia Care Tips

September 10, 2019

◇ Shared blog post from United Zion Retirement Community There are over 50 million people worldwide living with dementia and its symptoms of cognitive impairment, with nearly 10 million new cases every year1. In Pennsylvania alone, 280,000 people 65 and older have Alzheimer’s2.

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