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If you’ve had any exposure to retirement living, chances are you’ve heard of the following types of communities: active adult, continuing care (CCRC), independent living, assisted living, and memory care. Each of these categories cater to seniors at unique phases of life, from being completely independent to requiring supportive services daily. But sometimes there is a bit of a gray area (no...

If you're reading this, chances are you're looking at senior living options for yourself or a loved one. Additionally, if you're reading this, chances are you're overwhelmed with the task of sorting through all your options and deciding which type of community is right for you!  You might be weighing a lot options right now, such as whether to choose a continuing care retirement community or a...

When it comes to choosing a retirement community or senior living facility, prospective residents and their family members typically have a list of criteria in their mind that will help narrow down their options. Primary factors to consider are lifestyle offerings, amenities available, price, apartment...

Ah, yes – Summer has finally arrived! The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and the ‘itch’ to get outside has taken over so many of us. This time of year is one where many people, regardless of age, think of trying new things and doing something out of the ordinary themselves.

A quick online search of “free things to do in (insert your town name here)” will quickly show a variety...

Thinking of Downsizing? Start with Spring Cleaning!

It’s that time of year again – Spring cleaning season! It’s a time of year we’re all familiar with but few look forward to. For older adults, it’s looked forward less and dreaded more with each passing year. Especially if they have been in their home for decades. The home is older, appliances are older, and upkeep is more difficult...

If you’re reading this post, chances are you are an animal lover, like we are at Vantage Point Retirement Living... and we’re not alone! In fact, 70% of households in the U.S. have at least one dog, cat or bird – not including other types of pets.  Of those, 63% of pet owners consider their pets to be family members.  It’s no surprise then, that one of the top questions we get asked is “is...

Today, there are many baby boomers who have taken on the role of family caregiver to a loved one. It’s a year-round role that can be very rewarding but also challenging, even expensive, if you are helping that loved out financially.

And you might find yourself a little more stressed than usual this time of year – tax season!...

If you’re over the age of 55, chances are you’ve started to, or at least dreamed of, slowing down the pace of your life and shifting to a lifestyle that is more about enjoyment and less about work.  Some dream of traveling the world and some want to stay where they are. Still, there are others who want to establish roots (whether permanently or seasonally) in a destination that will help them...

Today’s blog comes courtesy of Jason Lewis at Strongwell.com, a website dedicated to the health and wellness of those 55+.

Taking care of seniors is important work, although it is often far from easy. As rewarding as...

It’s that time of year again… the excitement of the holidays are over and your social calendar has waned now that the festive parties and family gatherings are over.  Winter is officially in the air in all its glory.  This time of year, especially for seniors, can be a bit gloomy and downright depressing as people spend more time at home than any other time of year.  For those who live...

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