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Magazine Issues

Winter 2024 Issue

From the Publisher ... You are likely a "Foodie" whether you realize it or not. In our retirement years, we almost certainly appreciate good food now more than ever before. Retirement communities know this, and as a result, continue to raise the bar ever higher each year as each seek not so much to best each other as to reach culinary "nirvana" for their residents. This issue’s cover story explores the culinary scene at some of the top retirement communities in central North Carolina. [...]

February 7th, 2024|2024 Issues|

Cover Story

Lifelong Learning – Go Back to School at Any Age

Central North Carolina offers easy access to nationally and internationally ranked universities and colleges. These institutions are not just for college-aged kids, but offer continuing educational opportunities for older students who have retired from full-time work, but want to remain engaged in today’s world with access to continued learning whether it is online, attending lectures, or in a classroom setting. [...]

November 8th, 2023|Arts & Culture|

Feature Articles

Continuing Care Retirement Communities’ Payment Options

In today’s article I address a common question about retirement communities. Specifically Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) which some call Life Plan communities. The question varies but is around which financial plan is best for me or us. CCRC’s are generally available as either: [...]

February 12th, 2024|A Parting Word - By David Ammons|

New Product Videos

Housing

Sneak Peek – The Landing at Sycamore Creek – Bonus Space

Andy Dreyfuss from Nova Triad Homes talks about the unique bonus space in these beautiful floorplans at The Landing at Sycamore Creek in High Point. This large space adjoins the upstairs third bedroom and bath and has the flexibility to be used as a craft room, space for grandchildren or visiting family, or to fit other unique desires of the homeowner. [...]

February 21st, 2024|Active Adult Lifestyle Communities|

Retirement Communities

Featured Amenity of the Week – Salemtowne – Rehab Courtyard Garden

Rehabilitation patients at Salemtowne have a wonderfully sunny courtyard, the Rehab Courtyard Garden, in which to practice navigating sidewalks, grassy surfaces, or even brick stairs like they may have at home. Two long-time friends of Salemtowne who have been donors, board members and are now residents, have transformed the space into a beautiful garden [...]

January 26th, 2024|Life Plan Communities|

Healthcare

Autumn Health and Safety Checklist for Seniors

Now is the perfect time for older adults who are aging in place to focus on their safety, health, and wellness. The following autumn health and safety checklist for seniors could help you prepare yourself and your aging loved one for the changing season. Conduct a home safety check. There are many things you can do to make your home safer for aging in place. Some are simple things, and some may include slight home modifications. [...]

November 8th, 2023|Home Care & Home Health, Tina Glenn|

Service Providers

It’s Coffee Time

A properly designed long term care plan may seem small in the grandeur of financial planning, but its’ absence is very real at the time of an event. An unexpected turn of health can cause consequences that one may never financially recover from. Simply put, as you age, your body may require a variety of care options that come at a cost from an accident or a progressive debilitating illness. As you enjoy life today, the thought of an extended care event is not on most radars but you still need to plan if and/or when that event could occur. [...]

February 12th, 2024|David Haynes, Insurance|

Staying Fit & Healthy

How Exercise Benefits Mental Health

Exercise has been shown to have many health benefits, both physical and mental. However, when people think about health, they often only consider the physical aspect. As a result, our goals for exercising are often focused on improving our physical health. But ask anyone who has been exercising regularly and they will tell you how physical wellness isn’t the only benefit of exercising. [...]

November 8th, 2023|Fitness, Prince Deese|

Arts, Leisure & Travel

Living the Good Life

For many people, priorities shifted in 2020 – as a result, lifestyle choices like where to live was a major consideration. For those close to retirement, it opened new doors and beckoned those with wanderlust to live anywhere. For this adventure-seeking crowd, it means taking retirement to a new level with a second "home sweet home" at the mountains and the coast. [...]

July 25th, 2023|Travel|
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