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It is important when making a decision like this to go through a process.  Here are some questions to help you learn more:
  • What Should I Consider When Researching A Place To Live? 
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  • What Is Independent Senior Living, And Is It Right For Me? 
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Our 55+ Independent Living Resources Blog:

  • Four Outdoor Activities That Seniors Can Engage In: 
    With the beautiful weather, it is a great time to get outside and get some exercise. 
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  • Tips for Making Safe Investments During this Pandemic: 
    During global pandemics, it is important to invest your money wisely. Read this blog to get some practical safe advice.
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  • Benefits of Bike Riding and Walking in the Spring: 
    It is important to stay active and get sunshine during this period and bike riding and walking provide safe ways to do so, during the Coronavirus.
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  • 5 Benefits of Fitness Centers for Seniors: 
    Why we always look to put fitness centers in our communities.
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  • Valentine's Day Ideas: 
    Read this blog post to get some ideas on how to spend time with your loved one on Valentine's Day.
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  • Countdown to the Holidays: 
    When it gets cole outside, it's best to stay indoors. That doesn't mean to say there's not much to do. This season is the best time to explore what your city has to offer and learn a new skill.
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  • Where You Are Dictates Your Lifestyle: 
    How your environment and community dictates your lifesyle, and why location is so imporant in real esate.
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  • Why Consider Active Adult Communities: 
    Read this blog post to learn why so many 55+ are considering moving to active adult communities. 
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  • Outsmarting Scammers And Avoiding Scams: 
    Eighty percent of telemarketing scams are found to have targeted those over 65 years old specifically and these fraudsters are getting more sophisticated.  Read more to learn of some of these scams and what to look for.
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  • Spending the day with Grandkids: 
    The last few weeks of summer are near so this may be the time to get out and enjoy it with your loved ones. Read on to get some fun ideas for activities to do with your grandkids while the weather is still beautiful and they go back to school.
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  • Technology's Role in Helping Seniors Participate: 
    Common stereotype says that seniors are very hesitant to use technology, but if you look at the data, it actually is the other way around.
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  • Be the Perfect Summer BBQ Host: 
    Summer is on its last legs, but it's never too late to enjoy grilling in the open. Read this blog post for some tips & tricks for hosing that BBQ in the sun!
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  • Creative Thinking for Senior Housing: 
    Read to discover some latest economic trends regarding senior housing and how the private sector, along with creativity can help.
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  • Slowing Down Aging and Keeping your Heart Healthy: 
    Some tips & tricks for seniors to feel younger, and improve heart health.
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  • Senior's Summer Blues: 
    Typically the winter months can be associated with depression, but summer can often provide reasons to feel down too. Here are some ideas to help with getting through these hard times.
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  • Preparing For The Summer Heat: 
    With spring ending in a month or two, temperatures will start going up and everyone will start heading out. Before taking an entire day off to explore and spend your days outside, make sure you know your limits. Read on for some tips & tricks for handling the summer heat.
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  • Gardening Benefits For Spring: 
    When the days are getting longer and the weather's getting warmer, what better thing is there to do aside from gardening? Read on to learn more of garenings many holistic and physical benefits.
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  • Spotting Financial Scams Targeting Seniors: 
    Unfortunately, financial scams targeting seniors costs them billions of dollars every year. Click to learn a couple of the latest scams and what you can do to spot them.
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  • Getting Ready For Spring: 
    Now is a great time to learn some tips & tricks for this Spring and all the activities it offers!
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  • How To Avoid Winter Weight Gain: 
    While temperatures have been spiraling down, it can be difficult to maintain your weight.  Click the link to learn of some ways to help keep the extra pounds off in the winter.
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  • Starting The Conversation: 
    Transitioning to a different lifestyle can be a challenge. Here are some tips & tricks for starting the conversation with your loved ones.
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  • 100 Year Old Marine Celebrates at Forestview: 
    Residents of Forestview celebrated one of their fellow residents turning 100 years old. Learn more about John's amazing life, and his health tips. 
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  • Avoiding Scams For Seniors: 
    In recent years, seniors are increasingly becoming the targets of scams and other fraudulent activities. Read this blog to learn about these troubling trends and what to look for. 
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  • Seniors Start On The Video Game Craze: 
    Video games are frequently attributed with teenagers, but the changing nature of video games have made it appealing and beneficial to a broader demographic-- including those 55+.
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  • Pets As Companions For Seniors: 
    Pet ownership can be a great thing for seniors, and provide many benefits. 
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  • Make Downsizing Your Project: 
    Moving into a new space presents one with an opportunity to meet new people, to personalize one's space, and to even reinvent oneself.  After all, one's surroundings does play a huge part in shaping one's mood so it is important to make your space comfortable for you.  So what do you have to do?  Make it your project.
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  • Wearables for Seniors: 
    Wearable technology is all the craze right now with Fitbits and Apple smartwatches topping the list of most wanted gifts for the holidays.  These devices promise higher motivation and improvement of fitness levels as it tracks physical activity, food intake, and sleep among other things.  Now, are these devices as useful as they promise to be for seniors?
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  • Why Location Matters: 
  • More often than not, people move into homes or lock themselves in houses that are too far away from the things they need or places they value because they always look at the price tag. One case where it is better to value proximity and convenience is when picking your next senior community.
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  • Best Exercise Equipment for Seniors: 
    As one ages, it is important to still keep up with one's fitness routines whether that is daily yoga sessions or quick runs in the morning.  Maintaining such a routine is helpful as ease of mobility and joint movements goes on a steady dip as people age.
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  • Creating Lasting Relationships with Grandchildren: 
    Among the best things about being retired is being able to spend one's time with loved ones, especially with grandchildren.  Here are some ideas and fun activities you can do with your grandchildren. 
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  • Getting Your Retirement Nest Ready: 
    In this blog, we discuss concepts that can really help you with retirement planning and preparation.
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  • Find a Hobby and Retire Well: 
    Looking for some ideas for hobbies when you've retired? This blog can give you inspiration.
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  • The Importance of Socializing for Seniors: 
    Socializing has many benefits to seniors, including enhancing their physical and emotional well-being.
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  • Top 4 Amenities in Senior Home Hunting: 
    Finding the right retirement home can be overwhelming. Here are four amenities that can help guide your decision-making.
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  • Calamar Foundation presents check to American Heart Assication: 
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  • Exercise for Seniors: 5 Important Health and Fitness Facts You Need to Know: 
    Here are five health and fitness facts you'll want to keep in mind as you begin your path to a healhier life.
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  • Telltale Signs of Alzheimer's Disease: 
    It is common for seniors over 55 years old to experience forgetfulness, but how do you know the memory lapse is simply from aging or a sign of Alzheimer's disease?
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  • Is Alexa a Welcome Guest in Senior Homes?: 
    Virtual assistants have finally found their home in independent senior homes.
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  • Getting Ready For Retirement: 
    Proper planning of retirement involves not only the retiree but also the people close to the person retiring – their family and friends.
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  • Why More Seniors Prefer Independent Senior Living Communities: 
    The benefits of independent senior living communities are greater than many of the alternatives. Here's why more seniors are preferring to live in these independent communities.
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  • Exercises To Give You The Lifestyle You Want In Retirement: 
    While aging is inevitable, it is never too late to exercise to define the lifestyle you want to live in your retirement. 
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  • Touring Your New Retirement Community 101: 
    Like house hunting for the first time, finding and moving to new place to live is a tough decision. Planning everything on paper and picking a senior apartment based on things like price and location does not guarantee you it’s the best home for you. You have to have a feel of what it is actually like living in it, and the only way you can do that is to see and tour your potential home.
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In addition--To keep you aware of some news & trends, we are constantly adding relevant content from various publications & thought leaders: 

The Coronavirus Pandemic And Your Retirement Accounts - What You Should And Should Not Do-Forbes
Millennials, Seniors in Same Boat For Slowing
As the U.S. waits for more tests to become available, healthcare professionals are calling on millenials and seniors to stop the spread by staying put.

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What Are the 7 Stages of Alzheimer's Disease?
Every person with Alzheimer's experiences the disease differently, but people tend to experience a similar trajectory from the beginning of the illness to its end.  Walk through the 7 stages of Alzheimer's and learn what to expect in each stage.

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10 Reasons Why Downsizing is Beneficial for
We glorify Spring Cleaning season for a reason; getting rid of old goods is a great way to feel refreshed and invite more freedom into your life. If that's not convincing enough, there are at least 10 reasons why downsizing is an important step to take for yourself and for others, too!

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Better late than never: Why you need to start exercising today, for a minimum of 20 mins-The Economic Times
Some forms of exericses, which are not only beneficial for the elderly but also very easy to perform, are yoga and walking.

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3 Retirement-Planning Considerations When You and Your Spouse Have a Wide Age Gap-The Motley Fool
Have a spouse who's much older or younger? You'll need to take that into account when planning for your golden years.

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Get fit for Free-National Institute on Aging
Exercise has many benefits and you can active in many ways without spending any money. Leanr how to get moving without spending a dime.

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Boomers' demands alter senior living
Moving from a culture of care to a culture of hospitality is what many senior living facilities are doing to adjust to the market demands of aging baby boomers.

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The Changing Face of
How a "silver tsunami" of aging boomers will reshape the senior housing market

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Beware of Grandparent Scam-AARP
Beware if you receive an urgetn phone call from someone claiming to be a family member. It's making the rounds again.  Here's what you need to know to protect yourself

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Does Exercise Affect Cognitive Function in Seniors-MedicalNewsBulletin
A recent review published in the European Review of Aging and Physical Activity examines the effects of exercise on motor and cognitive function in seniors. 


Pickleball: A Fast-Rising Sport Older Adults Can't Get Enough Of-LifetimeDaily
We all know the importance of staying active as we age, but the monotony of the same exercise program can get stale after a while. Changing your fitness routine and trying a new sport can keep you motivated to achieve the recommended 150 minutes of exervice a week. 

If you've always been intimidated by intense racket sports like tennis, the increasingly popular sport of pickleball may be right up your alley.

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Wellness: The Importance of Exercise At Every
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Back To Work At 50+-AARP
Back to work at 50+? Here are some training & resources via AARP. 
Grandparents and Kids Connecting Through Physical
Let's look at how grandparents can meet their physical activity needs while helping the little ones get the activity they need, too.
7 Scams To Watch Out For This Holiday Season-AARP
Don't let scammers ruin your holidays.
These 4 Mistakes Will Wreck Your Retirement-The Motley Fool
Want a financially stable retirement? Avoid these moves at all costs.

Council on Aging Senior Games provide exercise, social outlet-The Times & Democrat
Keys to Longevity-Where You Live Matters
Inheriting good genes can help, but genetics is often only a component of how you live.  Lifestyle and environment have a major impact on longevity, and you can take control.
Get Ready for Flu Season-A Place For Mom
The weather is turning, which means flu season is fast approaching- and it looks like the 2017-2018 flu season could turn out to be a doozy for seniors
3 Mistakes You're Likely to Make After Retiring- Motley Fool
Don't let these blunders zap your retirement bliss. Learn how to avoid them instead.
Wellness for the Family: Safe Senior Exercies- 9&10 News (Cadillac, Michigan)
Why Dog Walking Makes Exericise Effortless For Seniors- Reader's Digest
This is the super-fun way to make exercise effortless as you get older.
What is "active ageing"?- World Health Organization
Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality life as people age.  It applies to both individuals and population groups. 
Boost Your Retirement Income With These 10 Tips-
You may be surprised by some of these ways to increase your retirement income and your future financial security. Some are quite powerful.
Gym-going seniors are benefitting from more than exercise- Chicago Tribune
10 Things Not to Do When You Retire-
99 Great Ways To Save- AARP
Our eighth annual roundup of clever money-saving ideas offers ways to cut costs in all areas of your life, including travel, entertainment, shopping, technology, utilities, insurance, dining, medicine and banking.
Exercise Your Green Thumb In Your Retirement- A Place For Mom
Think a move into a retirement community means giving up your green thumb? Think again:
Protecting yourself and loved ones from elder financial abuse- CNBC
Elder financial abuse is quickly becoming the crime of the 21st century.
Boxing "Therapy" Workout On Wednesday Mornings?- Calamar
If you're looking to try a new exercise program to improve your health, balance, coordination, and more, boxing may be a great activity to try
How to enjoy a more worry-free retirement- CNN Money
Fitness:  Yoga class keeps seniors balanced, flexible as they age- NWI Times
Combination exercises beneficial for seniors- Bel Marra Health
Working out can be a challenge, especially as we get older.  Weak muscles and fear of injury tend to get in the way of exercise.
Why Seniors Prefer Independent Living Communities- All About SENIORS, Inc. (
Independent living is aimed at older adults who need little to no assistance with activities of daily living.   Here, housing varies from freestanding homes to apartment-style living.  Most seniors say they actually enjoy their new community as compared to living in their own home.
Here are 4 reasons why seniors prefer independent living communities:  
14 Great Financial Planning Tools- A Place For Mom
Having an idea of the amount you need to save is the first step to planning for retirement, and as the Employee Confidence Survey, found, online financial planning tools can be tremendously helpful.  Here are some of the most useful tools that can help you understand and take control of your finances:  
Exercise May Prevent Damage to Middle-Aged, Senior Hearts, Study Says- United Press International (
Exercise can reduce the risk of heart damage in middle-aged adults and seniors-- even those who are obese, according to a new study.  
Retirement Planning Explained Backwards- The Retirement Cafe
5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers- McKnight's Senior Living  
Living A Black Belt Life-
For some, turning 55 may seem like the beginning of a downhill slope, but for the multi-talented Gerry Hennessey it was an exciting turning point.  
4 Proven Ways to Boost Your Retirement Income- Fox Business
Countless seniors struggle financially in retirement. If you're looking for a few surefire ways to increase your retirement income, here are four moves you can make.
Our Aging Population Can Be An Economic Powerhouse-- If We Let It- Fast Company
By 2050, the number of people over 65 will more than double. Cities, communities, companies--and our entire culture--have some adjusting to do. If we can, the benefits will be enormous.
Why Seniors Prefer Senior Living Communities- A Place For Mom
8 Reasons Why Many Seniors Prefer Senior Living Communities
How To Improve Your Readiness For Retirement- USA Today
Saving for retirement isn't easy...
Here's The Most Popular Strategy For Boosting Your Odds Of A Secure Retirement- Investor's Business Daily
Ninety Percent of adults name this old-fashioned step way to improve their prospects for a comfortable and secure retirement:
Stay Active While Aging-
Fitness makes seniors' lives healthier and happier.  Here are some great suggestions:
Bonding With Your Grandchildren-
Bonding with your grandchildren is rewarding. Here are some simple ideas to help:
5 Facts About Your 401k Every Retiree Should Know- The Motley Fool
When you retire, your 401k will probably be a major income source. Make sure you know these facts because ignorance could cost you money or leave you short of your income goals.
Advice from financial advisers on living on a post-work budget- Spokane Journal of Business
10 Tips To Become Or Remain Healthy- International Council On Active Aging
The International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), the professional association that leads, connects and defines the active-aging industry, searches health-and-wellness research studies every year to find the most relevant to adults ages 50-plus. This year ICAA has sorted through these studies to compile a list of tips that governments, communities, businesses, families and individuals can use to encourage older adults to achieve a healthy lifestyle:
Cancer Screening Timeline For Boomers and SeniorsA Place For Mom
Cancer is a diagnosis no one wants to receive.  It affects people of all ages, but seniors are especially at risk as the body ages and life-ware can take a toll.  Learn more about recommended cancer screening timelines to help ensure you and your loved ones prevent the deadly disease.
Brain-Stimulating Activities May Keep Seniors SharpLive Science
Elderly adults who use a computer or engage in other brain-stimulating activities may reduce their risk of developing memory and thinking problems later in life, a new study suggests.
15 Ways To Travel In Retirement on a Fixed BudgetU.S. News & World Report
Even those of modest means can see the world in retirement. Here's how to make it happen.
Low-Impact Sports For SeniorsA Place For Mom
As baby boomers retire and move into senior living, many communities are providing access to low-impact sports so that everyone can enjoy the health and social benefits that being part of a team provides.
Are You Too Old To Start Exercising?A Place For Mom
The face is you're never too old to start exercising. 
Five Benefits of Independent
Five benefits of living at an independent living community. 
10 Best Things About Growing Old- A Place For Mom
Here's a list of 10 great aspects of aging - from the financial perks that come with turning 65, to the personal insights that come with decades of experience: 
Eat Your Way To Brain Health- AARP
How the MIND diet is fighting cognitive decline:
Retirement Basics- Q&AMerrill Lynch
Q: If I retire before I'm eligible for Medicare, how can I replace the health insurance coverage I received from my employer? 
Glossary of Senior Living Terms- A Place For Mom
Some helpful definitions of terms relating to senior living.