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Senior Living

Is Buying a Home After 55 a Good Idea?
4 months ago

Is Buying a Home After 55 a Good Idea?

Retirement is an exciting time for us independent adults with its endless possibilities for travel, entertainment, and new friendships. But when it comes time to decide where to live during those later years, it’s important to take all options…
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How We Celebrated Thanksgiving at My CCRC
5 months ago

How We Celebrated Thanksgiving at My CCRC

Tom and I had a one o’clock reservation for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in the dining room. We were seated at one end of a rectangular table, with another couple we knew slightly at the other end. Although socially distanced…
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How Gravitas Is Threatened by Your Retirement
6 months ago

How Gravitas Is Threatened by Your Retirement

Ancient Romans described gravitas as “seriousness.” Today we’re likely to see a broadened definition which includes “dignity and importance.” I’ll build upon those ideas by adding that gravitas is a compilation of characteristics that imply…
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The 5 Rings of Retirement Can Bring Back Your Spark
6 months ago

The 5 Rings of Retirement Can Bring Back Your Spark

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about people feeling unmotivated and trapped, and like they’re in a holding pattern. Yes, the pandemic is a big contributor – but there’s more to the story. Being stuck at home is also a time where certain ideas…
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Covid-19 Report Card for My CCRC
6 months ago

Covid-19 Report Card for My CCRC

There are seven residential buildings on our 22-acre campus, two of which house people in need of advanced levels of care. Last March, management here applied the State’s Covid-19 directives for nursing homes across…
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3 Smart Reasons Why Lifelong Learning Supports Living a Long and Satisfying Life
7 months ago

3 Smart Reasons Why Lifelong Learning Supports Living a Long and Satisfying Life

What are you doing to increase your chances of living a long, fulfilling life? There are multiple lifestyle commitments that promote longevity. These include eating vitamin-rich meals, nurturing loving relationships, making…
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How the Chaplain Entertains at My CCRC
8 months ago

How the Chaplain Entertains at My CCRC

There’s a small auditorium – complete with 164 upholstered seats, stage and proscenium, baby grand piano, and green room – at my CCRC. It doubles as a gathering place on weekdays and a chapel on Sundays…
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Designing Your Home for Aging in Place
8 months ago

Designing Your Home for Aging in Place

Most of my boomer friends claim that they want to age in place and not move to a senior community or an assisted living home. That is all well and good – but is it feasible and realistic? To find out, I interviewed Dr. Rosemarie Rossetti…
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It’s All on Me! Being Single Over 60 Doesn’t Mean You Need to Feel Overwhelmed
8 months ago

It’s All on Me! Being Single Over 60 Doesn’t Mean You Need to Feel Overwhelmed

When an acquaintance, Michael, shared with me that he had lost his job at a small law firm, it opened a new level of communication between us. We talked about his new situation and he told me he was very appreciative of having my ear. I’d see him most mornings at the dog park where our dogs played together. Read More

When Someone Dies at My CCRC
8 months ago

When Someone Dies at My CCRC

My husband and I moved into The Terraces last July, joining about 300 other residents living in independent apartments. Since then, three people we came to know and like have passed away. All three were around 90 years old…
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