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With our growing senior population, community lifestyles are becoming a popular choice for adults of retirement age. Full-time care is also a common necessity for aging parents when they can no longer live alone. Yet, with so many options available today, it can be difficult to know what kind of lifestyle is best for you or your loved one.

If you’re considering moving to a senior living community, the first step is to determine what kind of care you or your loved one needs. Are you searching for an active, retirement community that caters to an adventurous lifestyle? Are you looking for a place that will ensure Mom takes care of herself as her dementia progresses? Do you suspect you’ll need health care services in the future? The answers to these

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Featuring styles and amenities reminiscent of a fine resort, Regency at Upper Dublin offers adults 55 and over the area’s only community of luxury single-family homes. With seven home designs to choose from – not to mention dozens of design features to personalize – active seniors can discover ideal-sized homes and make them their own. 

Once completed, Regency at Upper Dublin will consist of 105 single-family homes, each nestled into a gorgeous neighborhood of tree-lined streets and cul-de-sacs. The homes offer a range of options, from two or three bedrooms, two or two-and-a-half baths, two-car garage, expansive foyers, covered patios, walk-in closets and more. All stunning home designs include a first-floor master bedroom and full basement.

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For many adults of retiring age, moving out of the house they’ve spent years and resources turning into their home is the last thing they want to do. Even when the upkeep of their home becomes difficult, the thought of leaving can be too emotional to consider. It can be emotionally difficult to leave a beloved house, and the idea of a big, physical move can be overwhelming. However, there are just as many benefits of moving to a senior living community, releasing the burdens of homeownership and enjoying the provided services, amenities and carefree lifestyle. 

In fact, many retirees who make the move to a senior living community soon realize their concerns were minor compared to the benefits they received from experiencing worry-free community life.

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Flexibility and AgingAlthough it’s commonly overlooked compared to more intense and result-driven exercises, flexibility plays an important role in allowing us to continue the independent lifestyle we enjoy.

As we get older, the physical changes that occur naturally in our bodies can keep us from doing what we love. Muscles shrink and their fibers decrease. Tendons lose their water content, making our bodies stiff and unable to tolerate stress. Unless we work to keep these parts of our body strong as we age, our flexibility will disappear.

Just like strength and endurance training, balance and flexibility exercise is just as vital to senior health and fitness. Indeed, muscle elasticity may be the most important physical quality when it comes to accomplishing day-to-day

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In the past three days, I attended two events that I think are very similar, though not obviously so.  This past Friday, I had the privilege of speaking to families that are considering moving to the Simpson House and Cornerstone, one an existing and one a soon to be built Life Plan Community or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Yesterday, I attended my eight-year-old daughter's regional dance competition. The similarities are overwhelming, right?

 

 

On Friday after delivering my talk, I spoke with two different types of people. The first expressed concern about leaving their homes of more than 30 years, and even if they could leave, the amount of stuff that they wanted to take wouldn't fit in their new community. The

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Retirement IsolationMany retirees look forward to this new chapter of their lives with excitement, and rightly so. While retirement can offer adults a new lifestyle of freedom, opportunities and experiences, few of us consider how lonely this time can be. Especially for single adults or those whose spouse still works, the major changes to their daily environments, routines and social interactions can usher in a period of isolation unless they make an effort to stay socially active.

The Dangers of Isolation

Social engagement is just as important as all the other steps we take to remain physically and emotionally healthy. In fact, prolonged isolation and a constant feeling of loneliness can cause your health to plummet. According to a recent Health and Retirement study,

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Jenner's Pond- Philadelphia Retirement Community

Welcome to Jenner's Pond, a continuing care retirement community that offers both independent living and assisted living. This facility provides a wide variety of wellness and care services to help you throughout all stages. From Independent Living to Assisted Living to Skilled Nursing homes, Jenner's Pond has everything you need and more. Located in Chester County in West Grove, Pennsylvania, this community is one of five Simpson's House senior facilities.

Residents can choose from charming cottages to spacious apartments or private and semi-private accommodations in Assisted Living. Perhaps one of the best features of Jenner's Pond is that you can bring your furry friends along, as well!

Amenities and Services

Jenner's Pond offers a variety

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Abramson Center for Jewish Life

Our featured senior community for this week is the Abramson Center for Jewish Life. This retirement community takes a different approach to senior living and looks at the individual and their physical, emotional and spiritual needs, to properly tailor their care services to their lifestyle. Abramson offers a large variety of care services to help navigate through each stage of aging. From home care to rehabilitation services to adult day services to hospice and everything in between, Abramson does it all.

Home Care

Not ready to move out of your home yet but need some help with everyday tasks? Abramson has you covered. You can stay in the comfort of your own home and receive help with personal care needs, light housekeeping and laundry, meal

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Simpson House is a lovely continuing care retirement facility that is located in historic Philadelphia. This not-for-profit retirement community offers a large selection of services and amenities, fit for any senior. Whether you're looking to live independently or need a little bit more care, you'll love living at the Simpson House.

Seniors GardeningThis community even offers memory support services, providing the support and care that individuals with dementia and Alzheimer's need. If you need 24-hour care, you can rest easy knowing this is always an option, as well.

There are a variety of floorplans available for those searching for an independent living lifestyle. From studio to two bedroom floorplans, these rooms are spacious and homey, promising an incredibly

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Plush Mills- Pennsylvania Retirement Home

Plush Mills is beautifully located in Pennsylvania and close to all of the amenities in Delaware County. This community prides itself on their unique style of senior living, one that evolves with seniors' needs and desires. Residents can choose from a studio apartment, a one bedroom or even two bedroom apartment floor plans. Additionally, this senior community has so many activities planned for each day and residents can pick and choose which ones to attend. From movie matinees to exercise classes to watching sports to dancing to art to bridge, and so much more, you'll never run out of things to do.

Plush Mills Activities and Amenities

Do you love delicious meals but you're tired of cooking? Join your neighbors in the fine dining room or hop on

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