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Own Your Own House at a Retirement Community in Venice, Florida: Villas Available

Posted by Frank Herold on Aug 25, 2016 12:00:00 PM

You have worked hard your entire life, and now you are ready to relax and enjoy your retirement. However, you are finding your family home just a little too big, or too difficult to manage; maybe the children are concerned because you need more support than they can provide. You want to be safe and keep the family happy, but you do not want to give up your independence just yet. This can leave you unsure of your next step. The answer to all your problems is to own your own home in a retirement community.

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Topics: Retirement Community Venice, independent living, assisted living community, retirement community

Not All Retirement Communities Are Created Equal

Posted by Frank Herold on Aug 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Anyone that thinks that all senior living communities are the same, should probably think again. Just like anything else in life, just as no person is just like another person, no retirement community is just like another. Choosing the place where a person will spend his or her Golden Years is not a decision to be taken lightly, so there are some questions and fact-finding that can be done to really help a person or family make the best possible decision.

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Topics: Retirement Venice, Senior Living Florida, Retirement Community Venice, Independent Living Venice FL, senior living venice

Help Your Parents to Downsize Before Moving to a Retirement Community

Posted by Frank Herold on Aug 19, 2016 1:00:00 PM

Almost everyone has possessions they no longer want or need. But when you’re helping your parents downsize before moving to a retirement community, they may have accumulated decades of belongings. Many of them may have strong sentimental value, which can further complicate the process.

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Topics: Retirement Community Venice, senior living community, retirement community, moving to a retirement community, help your parents move

Resident Hobbies at Jacaranda Trace

Posted by Frank Herold on Aug 9, 2016 11:30:00 AM

When Mary Anne Rhodes, a Jacaranda Trace resident, started her Jane Stickle quilt, she never thought it would take 13 years to complete.

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Topics: independent living, assisted living community, retirement community, technology for seniors, connect with family from retirement community

Venice Florida Retirement Community Summer Savings: One Bedroom Special

Posted by Frank Herold on Jul 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM

For many people, Florida summer is the season for sunny days and sea trips. But if you know where to look, it can also be the season of sales, which often translate to super savings.

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Topics: Retirement Community Venice, active senior living, retirement community

Workshop Bridges Gap at Jacaranda Trace

Posted by Susan Cairo on Jul 26, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Two students from Venice High School — Ravi Patel and Rebecca Betterton — had a vision. They wanted to share their knowledge of technology with the older generation and to bond with them enough to find out what life was like when these seniors were growing up.

This is how “Bridging the Gap, an Intergenerational Bonding Program” started.

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Topics: independent living, assisted living community, retirement community, technology for seniors, connect with family from retirement community

One Bedroom Special at Jacaranda Trace in Venice, Florida

Posted by Frank Herold on Jul 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Jacaranda Trace is located in the quaint town of Venice, Florida. Venice has a small town, old Florida vibe, while also being easily accessible to larger Florida cities like it's closest neighbor, Sarasota, and even slightly more north, Tampa. Because of it's charm and locale, Venice is an ideal place to retire. 

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Topics: Retirement Venice, independent living, assisted living community, senior living venice, retirement community

Tips for Seniors in Florida: Phone vs Email vs Social Media to Stay in Touch with Family and Friends

Posted by Frank Herold on Jun 30, 2016 11:00:00 AM

If you've retired to a Florida independent living community you are no doubt enjoying a relaxed yet satisfying retirement filled with friends, activities, recreation and down time. This is wonderful, but you may be living miles away from family, and sometimes it's hard to know the best ways to stay in touch. 

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Topics: independent living, assisted living community, retirement community, technology for seniors, connect with family from retirement community

Why Facebook is Great for Retired Grandparents

Posted by Frank Herold on Jun 28, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Facebook can be used for multiple purposes from creative sharing to marketing. Although the popularity of social media in general is associated with young people, seniors may find it more useful than they imagined. They can connect with old friends and loved ones, to stay updated on their health and happiness. Here are more details about the benefits of Facebook for grandparents. 


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Topics: assisted living community, retirement community, technology for seniors, connect with family from retirement community

5 Tips on How to Use Technology to Connect With Your Grandkids This Summer

Posted by Frank Herold on Jun 23, 2016 9:15:39 AM

Summertime is here. The Grandkids are on vacation, and you may be spending time with them in person, or keeping in touch while they enjoy their vacation. Staying connected is important. You can use technology to connect with your grandkids throughout the summer.

What If You're Not Technologically Savvy? No worries. Getting the hang of social media, photo, video and email is actually pretty easy.

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Topics: retirement community, technology for seniors, connect with family from retirement community

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