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Tips for New Residents

Moving into any new home can be challenging, and a retirement community is no different. Getting used to the new layout and lifestyle may take some time, but it helps to have a few tips from the experts. We asked one of our wellness nurses, Tricia McKee, for things that new residents can do to [...]

2019-07-26T08:36:44-04:00July 26th, 2019|Residents, Tips|

Everything You Need to Know About Scam IRS Calls and How to Avoid Them

Criminals often impersonate IRS workers so they can gain personal information from elderly adults. Sometimes IRS fraud happens via email or through in-person visits, but it typically occurs over the phone. If you get a call from someone who claims they work for the IRS, be careful what you say. Learn the basics about scam [...]

2019-02-11T16:30:12-04:00February 12th, 2019|Tips|

10 Ways Seniors Can Stay Active This Winter and Why It’s Important

Exercise promotes mental and physical health. Consistently incorporating fitness into your lifestyle reduces [1] your risk of heart disease while increasing your mobility. It also helps strengthen cognitive skills. Unfortunately, many elderly adults abandon their exercise routines when winter weather arrives. While it's difficult to enjoy a game of tennis or a leisurely stroll around [...]

2019-01-28T14:01:52-04:00January 29th, 2019|Tips|

Holiday Gift Guide for Seniors

With the holiday season in full swing, you might find yourself scrambling to think of gift ideas for your loved ones. While some age groups are easy to shop for, people often struggle with what to get older adults who seem to already have everything they need. Oftentimes, seniors are trying to downsize by getting [...]

2018-12-19T14:08:46-04:00December 19th, 2018|Tips|

Overlooked Dependent Medical Expenses That You Can Deduct From Taxes

7 Dependent Medical Expenses You Didn’t Know You Can Deduct Off Your Taxes Federal taxes are difficult to avoid, even if you're over the age of 65. After all, Uncle Sam wants his share of Social Security payments, retirement savings and dividends from stock portfolios. Unfortunately, the taxes these income sources generate may leave you [...]

2018-12-04T14:45:11-04:00December 7th, 2018|Tips|

3 Financial Planning for Retirement Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Avoid These 3 Common Retirement Financial Mistakes If you want to spend your golden years relaxing at tropical resorts or exploring new hobbies, you need a solid financial plan. Approximately 1 out of 5 Americans still work after the age of 65, and the number of potential retirees with jobs continues to grow. While some [...]

2018-11-27T14:40:49-04:00November 14th, 2018|Tips|

Common Injuries of the Elderly – And How to Prevent Them

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 15% of all emergency room visits were made by people aged 65 and over. It is estimated that by 2030, this statistic will rise to 20%. [1] Health issues and general weakness are a natural part of the aging process. Unfortunately, this means that [...]

2018-11-11T13:49:39-04:00November 6th, 2018|Tips|