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Posted: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Choosing the right independent living community: 5 ways to make sure you do

If retirement life has you considering a move for yourself or a loved one, you may be wondering how to choose the right senior living community. You’ll be happy to discover all of the possibilities and benefits that are available.

But not all communities are the same, so you’ll want to carefully research the opportunities available in your area.  Here are 5 elements to look for when choosing a retirement community that could be the perfect fit for your family.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Start the new year on an optimistic note: 3 ways to create a positive attitude

The New Year creates an image of a clean slate. A chance for a fresh beginning. Even though it’s separated from the previous year by just a day, it seems to appeal to our senses that we can start anew.

Why not take advantage of this time of year and decide to create and maintain a positive attitude?

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, January 6, 2021

The difference a healthy diet can make as you grow older

What we eat impacts our health, but it may become even more important as we grow older. Seniors can be at a bigger risk for malnourishment if they don’t maintain a good diet. This in turn can lead to fatigue and depression, as well as a weakened immune system, anemia and digestive and heart problems.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Tips to make your assisted living community your home

If you or a loved one will soon be moving to an assisted living community, you may have already decided on the floor plan and have become familiar with their activities and dining program.

But one of the most important elements of a successful move is making sure that the new home is just that. Home.

How?

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WLR Blog
Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2020

Tired of clutter or ready to downsize? Organize the Marie Kondo way

If you’re like most seniors, you may be living with decades worth of accumulations. Among them might include keepsakes from much-loved moments, priceless artwork from children and grandchildren and jewelry passed down from your grandmother and mother.

But the real challenge comes with all the rest - extra sets of dishes, closets full of clothes no longer worn and boxes of old photos sitting in empty rooms or storage spaces. This is the time in life when many retirees are ready to get organized. But where would you even begin?

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Benefits of an independent living community: friends, activities and fun

Considering a move to an independent living community? It’s really a lifestyle choice. And you’ll enjoy the advantages of delicious dining options in a maintenance-free, secure and safe community.

But of course, the benefits of independent living go far beyond that. Because what may bring more life to your life are the friends, activities and fun that you’ll have.

Take a closer look at what could be yours.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, December 2, 2020

What to look for in an assisted living community

If you or a loved one is beginning to need more help with the daily activities of living, you might be searching for available options. One possibility – moving to an assisted living community – may be a solution that could solve all of your challenges.

But some older adults may be hesitant about this possibility because they fear it means losing their freedom and self-sufficiency.

If that’s what is holding you back, you may be surprised to learn instead that keeping or regaining your independence is one of the biggest benefits.

What you’ll also discover is a long list of advantages. So before you mark this option off of your list, you may want to consider all that your new life could be.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Relocating to senior living vs renovating your home

Have you found yourself standing at a common crossroads after retirement? Planning ahead for the lifestyle you want and the home that would best be supportive?

If that sounds familiar, you’re joining many seniors considering renovation vs relocation and:

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WLR Blog
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Ideas for your holiday celebration decor

Amid all that is going on right now, we are only days away from one of the biggest holidays – Thanksgiving. A time that is normally spent with family and friends gathered around the table. Sharing not only a feast of food but the love and generosity of being together once again.

This year, however, promises things will be different. Coming together may not be possible for many families due to the pandemic.

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WLR Blog
Posted: Tuesday, November 10, 2020

5 top reasons retirees move into independent living

Are you considering whether to stay in your home after retirement? Or have you entertained the idea of moving to an independent living community? For those who ultimately decide to make the change, it’s usually about the desired lifestyle as much as it is about where they’ll live.

Why? Because these communities can offer much more than just a home with no stairs. If your impression of senior or independent living is from the past, you might want to take a fresh look at the freedom and way of life that could be yours.

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