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