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Prioritize Self-Care with SPAN

Life's demands can sometimes feel like an uncomfortable, turbulent flight, and finding a moment for self-care can be quite challenging. A simple guide can help you navigate these waters – the SPAN (Sleep, Physical, Activity, Nutrition) method. Prioritizing self-care is crucial in life's challenges. The SPAN method is a simple guide to ensure that you are fit to care for yourself and others. [...]

2024-02-29T17:55:43-05:00February 29th, 2024|Prince Deese, Wellness|

Hot Chocolate with Tiny Marshmallows

A cup of hot chocolate with tiny marshmallows, soft music in the background, and frost on the windows. Sounds like a Hallmark winter! But we need even more for a happy and healthy winter. As the temperatures fall, it’s important to be intentional about navigating the season. The same activities that make us smile can also protect our bodies and brains. [...]

2024-02-29T17:21:44-05:00February 29th, 2024|Dr. Cheryl Greenberg, Wellness|

How to Enjoy Winter – Shake off the Winter Blues

The holiday season is over ... It is a relief for many to have life to return to normal. It is also a time of reflection about what’s next in the New Year and how to cope with the winter blues when the skies are dreary and the days are short. The good news is that life can have happy moments even when the mercury dips. Embrace the Winter Season / Spend Time with Family and Friends / Stay Active / Prioritize Health and Wellness / Relax and Recharge / Make Plans [...]

2024-02-29T17:06:01-05:00February 29th, 2024|Home Care & Home Health, Tina Glenn|

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. [...]

2024-02-27T18:41:47-05:00February 12th, 2024|David Haynes, Insurance|

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: [...]

2024-02-12T08:27:27-05:00February 12th, 2024|A Parting Word - By David Ammons|

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. [...]

2024-03-06T11:51:49-05:00February 7th, 2024|2024 Issues|
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