In This Issue…

I’ve had a busy few months visiting various senior living communities across Central North Carolina. Through my travel I have had many conversations with senior industry professionals and they have all said that NC is one of the best places to retire. Many retirees are coming to take advantage of our gorgeous weather, hoping to experience four seasons. Existing communities are expanding their campuses while new communities are sprouting all over!

In this issue, our cover story will hopefully inspire you to take on a craft that will make a difference. This is exactly what a Wake Forest University student, Taylor Graustein did; finding comfort in a craft that honors her mother’s memory. Her business, “Benefiscent” was born from a desire to contribute to cancer research and honor a loved one.

Stephanie Franklin Stephanie Franklin,
Regional Director
of Sales

As always, in this issue we have enlightening columns for your reading pleasure. Stay informed by reading our Planning for the Future section and if you are interested in learning more, visit our website for an extensive list of articles.

While our print guide is packed full of information to help you in your search for a new lifestyle, you will find the to be an even deeper resource for learning about communities and services.

The Retirement Resource Guide, a great place to begin your search.

Stephanie Franklin

Articles in this issue:

Cover Story

Candles for a Cure – WFU Student Honors Her Mother’s Memory

Planning for the Future

Live Now! A Short List of Do’s and Don’ts

Why You Shouldn’t Walk into the Medicaid Office Alone

“It’s Coffee Time”

Getting The Most Value From Your Medicare Advantage Plan?

Staying Fit & Healthy

Understanding the Importance of Clinical Trials

The Benefits of Exercise – Inside and Out!

Motivating a Successful Outcome

Preventing & Managing Osteoporosis

News & Information

Hello NC Initiative Celebrates Rural Counties

Nominations Open for N.C. Heritage Award

AARP Presents “Super Saver” Award

A Parting Word, David Ammons