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The Art of Living in the Present
March 10, 2021

Your whole life, you’ve worked toward that dream of retirement. Now that it’s finally here, you might find yourself somewhat paralyzed with a mix of anxiety and trepidation. Maybe even asking yourself, “now what?” or “did I save enough?” or “what happens if my needs change?” This is perfectly normal. Transitions in life have never been known to come without…

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5 Ways a Life Plan Community can Lead to Better Physical, Mental, and Emotional Health
February 8, 2021

Ask today’s senior adults what their plans for retirement are, and you’ll likely hear, “Living well and staying active, without having to worry about my changing needs.” But what does that mean, exactly? More importantly, how is it accomplished?   For many, the idea of a happy, healthy retirement revolves around the idea of “aging in place” with specific emphasis…

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Don’s Journey of Love and Faith
January 14, 2021

Don Porter grew up in Massachusetts, went to college in Kansas, and then worked in the education field while living in many different states, including Maryland. But when Don and his wife, Peggy, moved to Utah, they fell in love with the mountains of the West. Don moved to Utah to work at Salt Lake Community College as a financial…

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5 Reasons Why the Holidays are a Great Time to Tour a Life Plan Community
December 8, 2020

Life Plan Communities have plenty to offer senior adults who are looking to make the most of their golden years. From endless amenities and onsite health care options to maintenance-free apartment homes and more, there’s no shortage of ways they make retirement easier. But reaching the decision to move isn’t always as simple. In most cases, it takes a little…

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4 Vaccines Covered by Medicare
December 3, 2020

Winter is on the horizon, and with it comes more than just cooler temperatures. It also means flu season will be pushing through. While much of the world’s attention has been focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s equally important for each of us to take certain precautions against some of the other seasonal illnesses that are common this time of…

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Sally’s Life of Ups and Downs
November 4, 2020

Sally Hamel is, in her words, “an Eastern snob!” She was born in the middle of New York City on May 27, 1943 and was deprived of her father before she was a year old. He joined up as a geriatric private (32 years old) to help finish WWII, so that “we’d never have to do it again” (the contents…

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4 Creatively Simple Ways for Seniors to Stay Social While Social Distancing
November 4, 2020

For many of us, the social distancing parameters that have been put in place within our communities are doing their job to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and keep us safe. But they’re also presenting a bit of a challenge for social entertainment—especially when it comes to finding interactive activities that can still be enjoyed at a distance. This…

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Carol’s Life of Climbing
October 6, 2020

Carol Masheter is an author, speaker, world traveler, former scientist, and the oldest woman in the world to summit all nine of the Seven Summits, the highest peak in each continent. You better believe she has some incredible stories in her past of being resilient! One of Carol’s earliest experiences of resilience was when she was just 6 years old….

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5 Lessons the Pandemic has Taught us About Living in a Life Plan Community
September 19, 2020

After several months of living through the turbulence of a world-wide pandemic, we’re beginning to see certain lessons emerge. Some of these lessons have been clear and easily learned, like how crisis often brings out heroes willing to sacrifice their time and energy (and in some cases health) to help those around them. Or just how small and interconnected our…

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