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Why Wait? The Benefits of Moving into a Life Plan Community in Your 70s

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Imagine what your life would be like if you broke your hip and could no longer do the things you take for granted…like shopping, cooking or driving a car. This subject might make you squirm, but it’s crucial to prepare for a future that might include health challenges, especially if you’re in your 70s. Otherwise,… Read more »

4 Ways to Make Friends in a Senior Living Community

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Unless you’re an extreme extrovert, moving from a well-loved neighborhood to a senior living community where you don’t know a soul can be anxiety-provoking. The good news is that you can develop meaningful relationships surprisingly quickly, especially if you move to a community of like-minded people. But, just in case you still have worries, we’ve… Read more »

How Your Children Can Help You Make Your Decisions

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In the many conversations I have with today’s seniors, there is a sense of role reversal when life begins to change. Adult children, however, can be one of the most significant resources in proactively planning for your future. They are the best “sounding board” you could have as you begin to explore the available options…. Read more »

Myths vs. Realities: Is a CCRC Right for You?

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If you’ve searched online or in person for retirement communities, you’ve noticed there are several options. One of those options is continuing care retirement communities, or CCRC (also referred to as life plan communities). These communities were created to provide lifestyle solutions to older adults if their health needs change. At a CCRC, you’ll find… Read more »

Blakeford’s Administrative Team: Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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It takes so many people each to day to help us provide exemplary service. Some of those people are part of our administrative team. We took some time to take a look at how they create a spirit of belonging for our entire community. FREE guide – Is a Life Plan Community Right for You?

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 so as to have as little stress as possible. Now, you’re sitting in a… Read more »

Our Front Desk Team: Creating a Spirit of Belonging

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There are so many people who make up the team at Blakeford. Each day they help us a create a spirit of belonging where everyone feels at home. One such group of people is our front desk team. It’s more than just answering the phones. It’s providing a true sense of community through everything they do. We… Read more »

Redefining the Senior Living Industry

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Van Cluck, president and CEO of Blakeford, takes a look at the changes he’s witnessed in our industry over the years. Twenty years ago when Blakeford was opening its doors for its first residents, I was just getting my feet wet in the senior living industry. It was 1996, and for about a year I had… Read more »

Six Keys to Long-Term Care Planning

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Inevitably, there is a group of people we meet who don’t want to or don’t see the need to plan ahead for long-term care. Yes, I know, it may seem “depressing” to spend time on imagining what life would be like when you actually need someone to help you take a bath. But I’ve seen… Read more »

An Example of Dedication – Spotlight on Team Member Ron Samuel

Trying to imagine Blakeford without Ron Samuel is nearly impossible. His connection to us started even before the building was complete when he was working in construction clean up. “I came here about a year before Blakeford opened. They were still doing construction,” says Ron. Soon after Blakeford opened its doors, Ron was hired as… Read more »