Category: Independent Living

Top 10 Reasons to Retire in Nashville

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Deciding where to retire? Nashville, TN continues to be a top destination for older adults. Read on for reasons Music City could be your ideal retirement location. Choosing where you retire is a significant process. You’ve worked hard to enjoy this season, where will you spend it? With its vibrant culture, mild climate, and small-town… Read more »

What are the Best Dog Breeds for Seniors in Retirement Communities

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The companionship of a furry friend can help you get the most out of retirement. But choose the breed carefully to ensure the best experience for you and your dog. 6 Best Dog Breeds for Retirement Communities Retirement living can be the perfect time to have a dog. Dogs provide companionship and stress-relief. They also… Read more »

Retirement Community Must-Haves

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Retirement Community Must-Haves highlight your values as you begin a new season. Together, these priorities shape the lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Retirement Community Must-Haves You’re looking for a Retirement Community. How do you even start? The choices can be overwhelming. Everyone has an opinion to offer. But you get to make the decision. Don’t do… Read more »

Winter Activities Popular at Blakeford

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Winter is often a challenging time of year for people of all ages, but it can be particularly difficult for seniors. With limited daylight, colder temperatures and gray skies, winter is downright gloomy. Unfortunately, for people who suffer from depression, or those who are more susceptible to it – like seniors – this time of… Read more »

There’s a Reason it’s Called “Independent Living”

With medical advances and a greater appreciation of the effect that diet and exercise have on health, many adults today are living considerably longer than their parents did. Given the sheer size of the baby boomer generation and the fact that an estimated 10,000 baby boomers will reach retirement age every day from now until… Read more »

After the Move: Transitioning into a Senior Community

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At some point in the last several months, you decided to move into a senior community. You signed the contract, put your home on the market, hired movers, and possibly had a garage sale. You took advice on how to plan your move to have as little stress as possible. Now, you’re sitting in a new apartment… Read more »