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How to Live in a Senior Community as an Introvert

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 12, 2018 12:08:00 PM
One of the biggest attractions of living in a senior community is the social events available. With multiple studies showing how social interaction benefits both mental and physical health many seniors are now enjoying dances, games, dinners, and shows from the comfort of their neighborhood. While this is an excellent solution if you're retired and craving the company of others, how do you live in a senior community if you're an introvert?
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Can Life Insurance Help Pay For Long Term Senior Care?

Posted by Jim Fuller on Jun 8, 2018 11:48:00 AM
When you hear "long-term care" many people assume it refers to medical needs but that's not what the phrase means. Most long-term care is for basic personal needs, which are referred to as Activities of Daily Living (ADL) by medical professionals. ADL means the tasks of everyday living such as:
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Tags: Senior Education, Senior Finances, Retirement Planning in West Seattle

12 Tips for Touring Independent Living Communities

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 24, 2018 7:44:00 AM
If you're thinking about an independent living community as your retirement home there's a good chance you'll quickly become overwhelmed by glossy brochures and overzealous sales pitches. Before you make appointments to tour the communities on your list it's important to have a good grasp of what to look for when you tour. Here are a dozen tips to help you do just that.
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Biggest Challenges with Senior Living Communities

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 17, 2018 7:09:00 AM
Not all senior living communities are created equal; each has its own unique atmosphere, amenities, and policies designed to attract seniors who are ready for a new type of lifestyle. That being said, when you're considering a move to a senior campus it's important that you look beyond a convenient location or a scenic view. While there are checklists you can use to decide which particular living arrangement best suits your lifestyle it's also important that you have a good overview of the most common issues in retirement living. Here are three challenges seniors often face when adjusting to senior living communities and three challenges the community administrations most often contend with. This will help you evaluate the overall campus when considering your future home.
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10 Benefits to Independent Living

Posted by Jim Fuller on Apr 10, 2018 9:23:00 AM
Are you wondering if an independent living community is the right choice for your retirement lifestyle? Once you're ready to downsize you may find your choices overwhelming, so here's a quick look at 10 benefits to independent living communities.
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