If you are wondering if it's time for you to consider making the transition to an independent living community, there are a few things to think about.
"Getting Here". When my wife and I first came to look at Galloway Ridge from Virginia a few years ago we came from the direction of Chapel Hill. We were surprised that Galloway Ridge was out in the country but only eight miles from Chapel Hill.
People don't retire so they can spend more time at home. No, real retirement means spending time doing what you want. Retirement community living makes that possible.
A little thing like flossing can have a tremendous impact on the quality of life in your retirement years. It's never too late to begin.
Adjusting to retirement can be a challenge for a couple seeking different ways to spend their time. A retirement community provides options for both.
There are certain movements that a young and vital man like me takes for granted. Soon after I began working with older adults at the Duke Center for Living I learned about a new fitness test that I instantly became excited about: The Sitting to Rising Test. This test was the cat's pajamas.
When adult children and their parents are separated by miles, there is a lot of worry. One easy solution is retirement community living. The benefits for Mom and Dad are also benefits for adult children.
While seniors may be unhappy about hanging up the keys to the family vehicle, living in a retirement community makes it easier when that time comes. Consider these signs it may be time.
Motivating Mom and Dad to adopt exercise and healthy routines in retirement can be a challenge. Here are tips to help get them started.
"Let's head around the corner for the next exercise, Marty." I turned around and headed across the fitness floor at the Duke Center for Living, set up our equipment, and waited.The moments passed and I continued to wait.