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Talking with Your Family About Your Retirement Plans

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Making decisions about your retirement – where you want to live, how you’ll protect your assets, what kind of care you want should you ever need it – are no small tasks. As we get further into our retirement, our perspectives might change as the result of health concerns, new grandkids or the state of our finances. Once we’ve made these important plans, we need to share them with the people closest to us. Read More

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Developing Meaningful Social Connections During Your Golden Years

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Once our kids move out of the house and we retire from careers, it may seem as though our daily social opportunities shrink. If we’re not intentional about connecting with others outside our home, retirement can quickly become an isolating experience. We no longer have the same routines that made social interaction a natural occurrence, so we have to come up with new ways of connecting with others on a regular basis. Read More

Why Seniors Should Consider Location When Retiring

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When searching for the right senior living community, many seniors and families concentrate on what the community has to offer. They consider the care services, apartment homes, available maintenance, amenities, life-enrichment activities and the general atmosphere. Evaluating what’s inside the community is important, but it’s also wise to think about what’s available beyond the community walls. Read More

The Prescription for a Stress-Free Senior Living Lifestyle

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No phase of life is immune to stress. Retirement can be a stressful time for seniors when health issues, financial planning concerns or conflicting living options come into play. Fortunately, there are habits that anyone can adopt in order to relieve stress and tension in their lives, but it also helps to solve the issues that create stress in the first place. Read More

7 Benefits of Volunteering During Retirement

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There’s no doubt that volunteer efforts do great things for local communities and beyond, but volunteering also offers tremendous benefits for individuals who put in the work. Many seniors in their retirement years turn to volunteering as a way to spend their free time, socialize with others, give back to their community and stay healthy. In fact, recent studies show that those who volunteer regularly experience positive mental and physical health outcomes, such as reduced stress and lower blood pressure. Read More