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Choosing My Own Assisted Living Center

As an adult with a degenerative muscle disorder, I realized that things were going to get tricky if I decided to live on my own. Because I didn't have any relatives or close friends living nearby, I looked into assisted living centers to see what they could offer. I was really nervous about moving into a place where I didn't know anyone, but I could tell that they were kind, generous, and incredibly concerned about the well-being of their patients. After taking a tour of one of the facilities, I gladly filled out the paperwork to move in. My experience has been awesome so far, and I made this blog to teach other people how to choose their own facility.

Walkable Retirement Communities: Four Attributes They Need

Walking is linked to a number of health benefits, ranging from improving your strength and balance, to making your heart healthier. If you are searching for a new retirement community and you want to ensure you will be able to walk through your neighborhood, there are a number of features you should look for. In particular, you should consider these essential elements: 1. Accessibility Even if you are in perfect physical health now, take a moment to consider how aging may affect you as you live in the retirement community, and in particular, imagine issues you may experience while walking. Read More 

The Pros And Cons Of An Assisted Living Community Over An Independent Apartment

Most Canadians reach a point as they age when that large home where they raised their family becomes too much for them to comfortably maintain. Unless you can afford a live-in housekeeper and gardener, regular tasks like keeping the lawn mowed, dusting your possessions and even cooking three healthy meals a day can become overwhelming. At this point, it's time to look at options that still allow you a modicum of independence while reducing the day-to-day obligations that come with owning a home. Read More