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Aging Alone Doesn’t Have to Mean Lonely

People confuse the word “alone” with lonely. In a society where marriage has been held up as the ideal, they misunderstand how those who’ve never married, or who are widowed or divorced, experience living alone. Will you still need me when I’m 84? Loneliness is not tied to relationship status, and it’s a fallacy to assume that […]

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Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors

As Andy Williams sang in his famous song by the same name, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – time spent catching up with friends and family members, enjoying laughs and exchanging presents. But, in order to enjoy all the delights of the holidays with family members, many older adults must travel; and […]

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Choosing a supportive senior living environment for yourself or someone you love can be overwhelming. With so many residential types, fee structures, and potential benefits, finding the right place can quickly become a discouraging and confusing process. Rest assured: You are not alone. Keep doing your research and asking good questions and you will find the answers […]

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Ben Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” He made a reasonable point, yet he obviously never visited the popular Butterfly Town U.S.A. in Pacific Grove. Here, thousands of beautiful monarch butterflies flock – year after year, right at the predictable time – to the safe […]

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Independent Living in Pacific Grove, CA

“I have never been in any place so dreamlike. Indeed, it was not so much like a deserted town as like a scene upon the stage by daylight, and with no one on the boards.”  – Robert Louis Stevenson. Those gracious words, quoted from his book, “The Old Pacific Capitol,” describe Stevenson’s reaction to the […]

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Nestled on the coast of California abutting the picturesque Monterey Bay, Pacific Grove is a small seaside community that embodies the hometown feel that used to be common throughout much of the country. Known for its annual monarch butterfly migration, Pacific Grove also boasts a rich and storied past that is still reflected in the historic Victorian […]

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For a variety of reasons, most people love spending time at the beach. Between the surf, the sand and the sun, the beach offers recreational options for nearly everyone. But did you know that living near the ocean can also provide a variety of health benefits for seniors? Here are a few of our favorite […]

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Walking Provides Seniors Measurable and Immeasurable Benefits

For seniors, staying healthy and happy doesn’t require signing up for high-impact aerobics or rigorous weight training. You don’t need to be a workout warrior to enjoy positive health and wellness after 60 and beyond. In fact, many physicians, life coaches and wellness specialists recommend staying active by practicing low-impact exercises. And, walking may outpace […]

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Top 10 Things to do For the Holidays in Monterey, CA

Monterey is one of the California’s most popular coastal cities. Residents enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Monterey Bay and the Santa Lucia Mountains. The quality of life makes it the perfect location for retirement.  During the end of year the surrounding areas come alive with festivities celebrating the holidays in good cheer. Hidden in […]

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Significant Benefits and Value of CCRCs

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) provide multi-level care plans that cover medical and personal needs from independent living to assisted living and skilled care housing. All levels of care at a CCRC—also called a life-care community—are on the same campus. Residents who are healthy enough to live independently can live with vitality in apartments, cottages, […]

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