Know requirements before choosing retirement community
When considering a retirement community, it’s important you understand all the necessary “requirements.” Many senior living communities require a “membership” fee or some kind of “buy-in” fee that is usually non-refundable. This expense helps generates revenue for the community, like “initiation” fees paid towards joining a private club (golf or tennis club, spa, residential, etc.).
Things to consider in a skilled nursing facility
Not all skilled nursing facilities (SNF) are created equal.
Keeping brain healthy might avoid memory issues later
Let’s talk about brain health.
Local doctor practices time-tested approach to geriatrics
Recently, I was able to interview Dr. Timothy Scharold, an “old-fashioned doctor” with offices on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.
Why laughter really is the best medicine
Recently, I read an interesting article from ComForCare, an in-home care service company, titled “7 Reasons Why Laughter Is Good For You.”
What will senior retirement living look like in 2037?
With all the rhetoric and hyperbole in recent months (years) over America’s health care system
Seven reasons to consider a retirement community
There are a number of benefits of living in a retirement community, especially here in the Lowcountry.
Don’t wait too long to pursue senior retirement option
“If you can’t walk in unassisted – no cane, walker or wheelchair – no need to apply for membership.”
Independent vs. assisted living: What’s the difference?
Most people who haven’t experienced the aging process of a loved one don’t know the differences between independent living and assisted living.
Socializing, interacting important at any age
As the marketing and sales director for The Seabrook of Hilton Head
New Year’s resolution: Plan to challenge ‘denial’
New Year’s resolutions are in order – ’tis the season, right?
Take this end-of-the-year quiz on aging
Since 2017 is just around the corner
Evacuating seniors not for the faint of heart
In that we were all recently impacted by Hurricane Matthew (and will continue to be for some time)
Will you age in your home or a retirement community?
Oh, the nirvana of retirement.
Take a proactive approach to senior retirement
When working with seniors, one often hears the phrase, “I do not want to burden my children with anything.”
How 93-year-old track star stayed forever young
I stumbled upon a recent article in Prevention magazine, “Forever Young” by Timothy Gower
Six positive things to do for your retirement perspective
Recently, I read an article written by Robert Powell, editor of Retirement Weekly, titled “6 Ways To Have A Happy Retirement.”
Preventing every senior’s dreaded nightmare: a fall
When it comes to seniors starting their research into Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC’s), it’s typically initiated by an unfortunate “health event.”
How does passion play a role in the lives of retirees?
You’ve heard people talk about “finding their passion in life,” like those who have an intense, heartfelt feeling about something, be it a line of work that connects emotionally with people, animals or a special cause.
Adult children: Is it time to have ‘the talk’ with parents?
In an attempt to provide awareness (as if they really needed it) to the children who have parents in their late 70s and older, I thought it would be helpful to highlight a scenario you might be facing now or in the near future.
Active senior living might seem like you never retired
Many people have the misconception that senior retirement living is relatively simple and mundane and in no way could it be considered fun.
Attention baby boomers: What’s your retirement plan?
Have you ever noticed how fast time flies? It seems the older you get, the faster days turn into weeks, into years, into decades.
What families need to know about levels of care
If you’re a baby boomer with parents well into their 80’s, it’s important to know the different levels of care available
Helping seniors make ‘last move’ has many rewards
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it appropriate to highlight a few reasons why I’m thankful for having the opportunity to help seniors.
Get best out of life by moving to retirement community
When people move to a senior retirement community, their lives change, primarily in three ways:
Costs of continuing care retirement communities
If you’re considering independent living in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) on Hilton Head Island, it’s important you know all the financial aspects of that commitment.
Adult children can help transition to retirement home
When it comes to transitioning to a retirement community, the “laundry list” might be longer than you think:
When is right time to move to a senior retirement community?
What age qualifies one as being defined as a “senior” citizen? Is it 65, the year that triggers Medicare benefits?
Do the math: How to reduce stress, clutter when moving
An Internet search reveals these Top 5 most stressful situations: Death of a loved one; divorce; job loss; major illness; and moving.
Socializing at senior community provides human touch
As the marketing and sales director for The Seabrook of Hilton Head, I’m fortunate to meet new people every day, each with their own story and personal needs.