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The Quadrangle Retirement Community

Finding a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) can seem daunting, especially with such a large selection to choose from. Each community has its own advantages and perks, so how do you know which one is right for you? Well, every week we will be highlighting some of our favorite CCRCs in the Philadelphia area to help make your decision a little easier. We'll also tell you why we love these communities so if any of these CCRCs peak your interest, you can simply contact us and we'll schedule a viewing. Our first highlighted community of the week is The Quadrangle.

Started in 1986 by a group of Haverford College professors, The Quadrangle has started a new style of retirement living. Originally an elegant English-country style mansion (the

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Senior Move ManagersAre you thinking about moving or do you have a loved one ready to move to their next home? You might want to consider a senior move management team! Senior move managers provide assistance with all aspects of a transition, from planning, downsizing and packing to moving and setting up your new home.

Senior move management is particularly important when people are moving to new living situations, such as from the house that they have lived a lifetime in to a 55+ Community, CCRC or independent living community.

More About Senior Move Management Services

Another important function of the move manager is to assist in the “editing” process – helping clients make choices about what “stuff” they want to keep and what they can eliminate. We all know that

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Senior Homes ActivitiesWhen you were preparing for a previous move, you probably considered an almost infinite number factors when choosing your next home. Several categories probably included: location, school district, distance to work, walkability, surrounding homes, close to good medical care, distance to family members, distance from home, upcoming nuptials, expanding immediate family and your new neighborhood surrounds. And this is not nearly a complete list.

When it comes to moving to a 55+ community, three considerations rise to the top of the list:

  1. What is the ownership structure of my home?
  2. What is my plan for future care?
  3. How many activities am I looking for?

The Ownership Structure:

Independent senior living boils down to three basic

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seniors playing pickleball

How Do You Play: Pickelball

Introducing a series of blog posts that explain the rules of and perhaps some history of the different games and activities that can be found throughout independent living. The first activity that we'll delve into is Pickleball.

Pickleball is a racquet and ball game similar to tennis. It is combination of miniature tennis and oversized ping pong. Originating in the 1960s on Bainbridge Island Washington State, near Seattle, Pickelball is gaining tremendous popularity in 55+ active adult living communities.

What Is Pickleball?

The game is played on a badminton court either inside or outside, with a net that spans the width of the court close to the ground.  The players, either two or four, use paddles to hit a

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5 Reasons to Move to a 55+ Community

Here at 55Living, we understand the comfort of living in your own home and the anxiety moving might cause. But we'd like to highlight some of the reasons other active adults have loved moving to a 55+ community.

Comfort Zone- Out and Then Right Back In

In order to move out of your comfort zone, one either needs to be pushed out by something unpleasant or pulled out by something they're looking forward to. Let's acknowledge up front that moving is something that's hard to do and not for wimps. But let's put that aside for the moment. Here's a short list of things that are going to pull you towards and entice you into moving to a 55+ Community.

1. Events and Activities

Most 55+ active adult communities have events galore; you can have as

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55Living Retirement Home Search55Living believes that families thrive in community living. Therefore our process enables families to live their fullest lives in retirement.

But how does 55living's service do this? 55Living may have a lofty mission, but how is it different from other companies offering similar services?

55Living created a family centered process called MAPS (Moving Assistance Program System) that guides each family to a unique thoughtful decision about their future living situation. Our advisors focus on fewer clients so they can provide more attention to each family they serve.

What MAPS Can Do For You

MAPS' starts with the idea that when a family member comes to 55Living, they are not presumed to be ready to make a decision.  MAPS assesses what stage a

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Ted Talks are a great way to learn about things that you might not otherwise consider. While procrastinating a while, I stumbled across Simon Sinek's talk about the golden circle. Here's a link to the talk.

The presentation got me to think about why 55Living does what it does. Why do any of us do what we do? I believe in working hard and getting the job done to the best of my abilities. (Something I learned the hard way in a 5th grade teacher conference.) But what is it that really drives me? What is it that gets me out of bed in the morning? Why do I do the things that drive me out of my comfort zone?

Why 55Living Works

I am a people pleaser. I have a strong desire to make the people around me happy.  More specifically I believe that happiness

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Homarc is excited to launch 55Living. Focused on providing families with independent living options in the greater Philadelphia area, 55Living is an online platform that changes the way families find their next home.

55Living broadens Homarc's original focus to include the process of identifying which independent living community contains its clients' next perfect home. Once a home is selected, Homarc continues to offer guidance on how to sell one's current home, making the transition to a community as smooth as possible.

How 55 Living Works

Families browse 55Living to identify either a 55+ Active Adult Community or a Life Plan Community, also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). Once the community is identified, families

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