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Hurricane Preparedness for Those Living in Florida: Five Essential Steps

Posted by Frank Herold on September 18, 2018

Living in the Sarasota, FL area for retirement can become pure luxury and like paradise when the weather cooperates. Yet, once hurricane season hits, things can occasionally take a turn for the worst. It's all the more reason to pay attention to hurricane preparedness as we enter another season of being a potential target.

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Topics: Independent Living Sarasota, hurricane preparedness

Leisurely Activities to Do with Your Older Loved Ones

Posted by Frank Herold on September 11, 2018

Spending quality time with your senior loved ones is a time that should be cherished. As your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives get older, it is important to enjoy each other's company and do activities together that bring you joy and create everlasting memories. If you are looking to show your senior friends and family a good time, but are not quite sure what to do, here are some great activities that can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

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Topics: Independent Living Sarasota, senior living community, activities for seniors

Do Retirement Communities Offer a Variety of Lifestyle Options?

Posted by Frank Herold on September 4, 2018

Moving into a retirement community is a big step. As a result, you want to be sure that you're choosing the one that's right for you. You want a retirement community that is compatible with your chosen lifestyle, allowing you to engage in the activities that are most important to you as you continue to age. Do retirement communities offer a variety of lifestyle options? The simple answer is yes--and finding a retirement community that fits your preferences and allows you to live the lifestyle you want will ensure that you're happier and more engaged throughout your retirement years. If you're thinking about moving into a retirement community, make sure you ask the right questions to ensure that you're choosing the right community for you.

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Topics: Independent Living Sarasota, senior living community, senior living sarasota, active senior living sarasota

How to Make the Most out of Your Visit to a Senior Living Community

Posted by Frank Herold on August 28, 2018

A senior living community may be your best option if you find that living alone is becoming a burden, either because it takes too much effort to clean, cook, and maintain your house or simply because you’d like to live somewhere you have more opportunities for social activities. Each individual will have their own criteria for choosing the right community. There is no one-size-fits-all checklist that is guaranteed to help you or a loved one find the right facility. Even so, choosing the right setting is extremely important. In order to make the best decision, you should be sure to visit a senior living community in person before deciding that it is the one.

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Topics: Independent Living Sarasota, senior living community, senior living sarasota, active senior living sarasota

A Guide to St. Armands Circle

Posted by Frank Herold on August 21, 2018

Looking for a break from the mundane? Need a special getaway-day to spend shopping, touring, and dining out at fine restaurants? Maybe it's time to take a drive down John Ringling Blvd. to visit historic St. Armands Circle!

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Topics: sarasota activities, sarasota retirement community, Sarasota, Florida

Start the Best Time of Your Retired Years at Sarasota Bay Club

Posted by Frank Herold on August 14, 2018

Residents of Sarasota Bay Club have helped create an active, caring senior living community filled with friendship and fun. If you like to stay active and in touch with friends and the larger Sarasota community, Sarasota Bay Club offers numerous opportunities to get involved every month. The activities you participate in are up to you. However, it's good to know that you're among caring friends with whom you can spend time and enjoy retirement.

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Topics: Independent Living Sarasota, Sarasota Bay Club, Retirement Community Sarasota

It Takes a Village At Any Age: The Benefits of a Community

Posted by Frank Herold on August 7, 2018

Living alone into old age, and in your own home, rings with the true-blue rugged individualism that is proudly, distinctly, American. And yet, studies confirm and reaffirm what those who live alone could already tell you: it is psychologically and even physically unhealthy. 

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Topics: Retirement Community Sarasota, retirement community, sarasota retirement, retirement

8 Tips for Moving to an Assisted Living Community

Posted by Frank Herold on July 31, 2018

Change is hard, and moving to an assisted living community is a significant change. Much of the frustration and anxiety associated with a move of this proportion can be mitigated with planning and honest communication. After all, assisted living should be a welcomed change to everyone involved. To make the transition as smooth as possible, follow these tips:

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Topics: sarasota retirement, retirement

5 Ways to Keep the Mind Sharp in the Later Years of Life

Posted by Frank Herold on July 24, 2018

A man named Arthur Fletcher once said, "The mind is a terrible thing to waste," and a true statement it is. Even though the most important years of brain development occur during the formative stages of infancy and childhood, the health and longevity of the mind in later years can be greatly affected by maintaining good habits of mental exercise and creativity.

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Topics: memory care, retirement, activities for seniors

What are the different levels of care at a Retirement Community?

Posted by Frank Herold on July 17, 2018

Choosing the right retirement living arrangement for yourself or a loved one comes down to understanding the various options out there, and how they accommodate your needs and lifestyle. Many people wish to remain in their homes for as long as possible, while others desire interaction and activity with people their same age. Some remain able to live independently for a long time, while others need help with household or personal tasks. The key to choosing the best fit is understanding your own needs.

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Topics: Independent Living Sarasota, senior living community, retirement

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