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Retire to a Community You Love by Ensuring it Matches Your Interests

By Senior Living

Deciding where to retire takes more consideration than opening a map, closing your eyes, and letting your finger be your guide. But no matter where you end up, your destination should put a smile on your face and a gleam in your eye, says Steve Gurney, founder of The Guide to Retirement Living SourceBook. “And the way to get that is by having a purpose in life,” he says. “Where we live should be a tool to make it easier to engage in this purposeful activity.”

To help you uncover what to look for in a retirement community, and to learn about 10 factors that could turn a city, town, or suburb into a retirement destination that meets your unique needs, CLICK HERE.

How to be a Long-Distance Caregiver for an Aging Parent

By Senior Living

Long-distance caregiving comes with its own unique challenges, whether you live an hour, a state line or even an entire continent away. As a caregiver for a parent, you’re responsible for the decisions that impact both their life and your own. The stress of this responsibility can be high, along with the guilt of feeling like there’s more you could do. Recent studies have shown that long-distance caregiving can mean spending an average of nearly $12,000 each year in care-related expenses. Yet despite the distance, however great it may be, you can still provide excellent support and compassion to ensure your loved ones enjoy a high quality of life.

Preparation is the key for this next stage of life, both for you and your loved one. To learn about long-distance caregiving tips meant to help make the transition into the role of caregiver for a parent a little easier, CLICK HERE.

Negotiating with Your Mover

By Senior Living

Comparing Apples to Apples is Essential When Selecting a Company to Transport Your Stuff.

If you’ve decided to downsize or move to a senior living community, one of the biggest concerns is finding the right mover. How do you know the company you select will do what they say they’re going to do? How do you know if the price is a good one? Will they treat your possessions with care and respect?

The time to do your homework is months before the actual move. A lack of planning may force you simply to settle for the first firm who says yes to the job.

To find out tips on how to choose a moving company you can trust, CLICK HERE.

5 Financial Benefits Your Senior Parent May Qualify For

By Senior Living, Uncategorized

There are certain milestones we hit during our lifetimes. At 13, we’re a officially a teenager. Turning 16 means we can drive. When we turn 18, we can vote and see any movie we want. At 21, we can buy alcohol. After 40, society says we’ve hit middle age. It’s not until our 60s that the hard work, wisdom and experience starts to pay off. Yes, it’s during this decade that most people retire, but it’s also a time when you can start taking advantage of senior discounts and other financial benefits for senior citizens.

If you have a parent or other loved one who has recently retired, it’s important to not only keep tabs on their health and wellness, but also on their finances. Make sure they can cover everything from food to housing to health care. Luckily, there are lots of discounts for fun activities to help your parent enjoy retirement. Plus, there are government benefits programs that offer financial assistance for seniors to bolster their bottom line.

To learn about various suggestions of financial help for seniors, as well as ideas to help your loved one get more out of their retirement, CLICK HERE.

The Peaceful and Powerful Impact of Aging By The Bay

By Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Senior Living

Do you have a Blue Mind?

According to marine biologist and author Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D., we all do. Nichols describes the “Blue Mind” as the incredible sense of peace each one of us experiences when we’re near water, and in his recent book of the same name he explores the substantial scientific evidence that proves the many health and happiness benefits of living in a place like, well, the Bayshore on Hilton Head Island.

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