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How to Decide if Independent Living in a Community is Right for You

Posted by Jim Fuller on Nov 29, 2018 11:38:00 AM
If you're like most people you've looked forward to retirement for a long time. Now that it's getting close or arrived though, you may begin to wonder just how you want to spend it. Independent living in a community is one option, so here's some help in deciding if it's a viable option for your lifestyle.
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Tags: West Seattle Senior Living, Senor Living Advice, finding a retirement community, Independent Living Choices, West Seattle retirement community, Retirement Planning in West Seattle, How to Choose a Retirement Community, Selecting a Retirement Community, West Seattle Senior Retirement Options

Moving to a Retirement Community: How I Knew It Was Time for a Change for Mom

Posted by Anetta Townsend on May 3, 2012 9:30:00 AM
My 87-year-old mother wasn’t thrilled about the idea of moving into a retirement community. As a matter of fact, the topic really wasn’t open for discussion for a significant amount of time. What made this particularly frustrating was that—years before—she had actively researched some retirement community options on her own, and was open to the concept. Then her world started shrinking. When I would visit her (we lived 1,000 miles apart) I would notice that she wasn’t getting out. She’d stopped driving (which was probably a good thing). But not driving meant she wasn’t getting out to the bank or to pay bills, or to the library—or even to the grocery store. Friends and neighbors would try to get her out, but she resisted their efforts—preferring to be by herself where she wouldn’t feel stupid if she couldn’t follow a conversation. I increased the frequency of my visits, but saw her world continue to shrink.
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Tags: Selecting a Retirement Community, Process of Retirement Living in West Seattle

One Size Doesn’t Fit All: What Do You Want From Your Seattle Area Retirement Community?

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Apr 26, 2012 9:30:00 AM
When it comes to choosing a retirement community the old adage of “One size doesn’t fit all” really comes into play. People are different, and what they want out of a retirement community differs.
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Tags: Selecting a Retirement Community, How to Choose a Retirement Community

20 Questions You Should Ask When Choosing a Seattle Area Retirement Community: It’s Not a Game

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Apr 17, 2012 9:27:00 AM
You may remember the old game of “Twenty Questions.” When it comes to choosing a retirement community in the Seattle area, asking questions is not a game, because the answers you get can have a significant impact on your lifestyle.  If you’re thinking about entering a retirement community—or choosing one for a family member—you probably have a lot of questions. That’s a good thing! If you’re like a lot of people, however, there are times when the some of the questions you want to ask temporarily slip your mind. And sometimes there are questions you might not think to ask.
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Tags: Selecting a Retirement Community, How to Choose a Retirement Community

7 Things to Look For When Checking Out a Seattle Area Retirement Community

Posted by Michele Mintzer on Apr 11, 2012 9:30:00 AM
If you’re considering a retirement community in the Seattle area for yourself—or for a loved one—there’s no substitute for getting a hands-on-up-close-and-personal look at the communities you’re considering. Gathering online information can be a helpful place to start, and virtual tours can also give you a general feel for a place. But nothing can take the place of actually being in the community.
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Tags: Selecting a Retirement Community

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