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November 2022

7 Tips for Avoiding Fraud When Donating to Charities

By News

’Tis the season to shop for holiday gifts and donate to worthy causes for a potential tax deduction — and to help those in need — before year’s end.

But when doling out dollars to charity, be careful. Crooks will take advantage of your generosity and steal your cash.

“People are in a generous spirit,” says Amy Nofziger, who oversees the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline (877-908-3360). “Most of us are out hustling and bustling and planning parties and buying gifts, and the criminals make you feel guilty for your ability to celebrate [when many others can’t]. They’ll prey on that feeling” to get you to donate to their sham charities.

Nofziger and others familiar with holiday charity scams have tips to help ensure that your gift will benefit a good cause — not a con artist. To read the seven tips, from AARP, CLICK HERE.

Bayshore on Hilton Head’s Management Company Ranked #1 in J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study

By News

Life Care Services Awarded Highest Customer Satisfaction Among Senior Independent Living Providers for the 4th Consecutive Year

Bayshore on Hilton Head, managed by Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, announced that its management company ranked highest in customer satisfaction with independent senior living providers for the fourth consecutive year in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study. Bayshore on Hilton Head is proud to be a part of Life Care Services, which also achieved the highest score in all six factors of independent living resident satisfaction: resident activities, community staff, price paid for services received, resident apartment/living unit, community building and grounds, and dining.

The J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Senior Living Study examines industry-level performance metrics of senior living providers and highlights the best practices that are critical to customer satisfaction, advocacy, and loyalty.

“Life Care Services is honored to again be recognized as the best in customer satisfaction among independent senior living providers,” said Joel Nelson, CEO of LCS, the parent company of Life Care Services. “Receiving this award for a fourth consecutive year is a significant accomplishment, especially considering our teams serve nearly 40,000 residents in more than 30 states. This award recognition is the result of our team’s focus on providing the best independent senior living experience for our residents.”

Life Care Services ranked highest in independent living resident overall satisfaction with a score of 841 in the J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study, 24 points higher than the prior year. The study is based on responses from residents of the largest* U.S. independent senior living providers within the previous three years.
To schedule an experience and learn more about Bayshore on Hilton Head, request a visit online or call 843-605-4660.

About Life Care Services®
Life Care Services, An LCS Company, has the experience required to boost community financial performance, increase occupancy, and develop new lifestyle and health initiatives to meet consumer expectations and help communities thrive. With a long track record of excellence, Life Care Services sets itself apart from other senior living companies with its unique, comprehensive portfolio of support services. Life Care Services is the nation’s second largest operator of senior living communities and has expertise in the management of both Life Plan and Rental communities. From independent living to assisted living, skilled nursing to memory care, at Life Care Services, Experience Is Everything. For more information, visit
*Independent living providers included in the study must have had at least 7,000 living units and could not solely operate entrance-deposit communities. Included assisted living/memory care providers must have had at least 10,000 assisted living and/or memory care living units. Living unit data based on the Argentum Largest Providers Report, 2021.

Make Your Retirement Work for You: Pension vs. 401k

By Lifestyle, Senior Living

Are you looking towards retirement in a few years? Maybe you have already retired from work, downsized, and enjoying your freedom. Whatever stage you’re in, you’ll always need to examine your finances and make necessary adjustments. Planning for retirement early is best, but it’s never too late to start. We’ll look at the differences between a pension vs. a 401k and how you may be able to maximize your retirement options.

What is a Pension Plan?

A pension plan is an employee benefit where an employer makes monetary contributions to a fund. The employer promises to pay the eligible employee a certain amount after retiring. Pension plans are more likely to be offered in unions, government positions, and the public sector. However, these traditional pension plans are harder to come by as an employee benefit.

To learn more about public pensions plans versus private pensions and 401(k)s, and what may be best for your retirement options, CLICK HERE

Perfect Books for Seniors and Older Adults

By Activities

There are countless good reasons to read. It’s relaxing; it’s portable. Reading is an excellent form of mental stimulation, and you can be transported to new worlds or back to yesteryear. Reading informs, educates, and delights. It’s never too late to get back into reading. We’ll look at books on aging and dementia, suggest a few great fiction reads, and offer tips for reading aloud to seniors.

Books for Seniors with Dementia

Depending on the state of dementia, older people may still be able to enjoy reading books. Look for books with large print to relieve eye strain. In the case of more advanced memory issues, short stories, letters from family, news articles, or magazine articles are great alternatives to longer forms of reading.

Picture books are another excellent reading option for those with dementia. Choose subjects the senior is familiar with and has a passion for. Board-style books are a perfect choice for seniors with dexterity or grip issues.

A Bevy of Blue: Picture Book for Dementia Patients by Emma Rose Sparrow has beautiful photos featuring the color blue. Part of a series that includes different levels for those at varying stages of memory loss. A Bevy of Blue is level 2 good which focuses on photos but with sparse text.

To learn about other types of books for seniors, including books about aging, work-your-brain books and fiction, CLICK HERE.