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5 Ways to Show Your Loved One the Freedom that Comes From an Independent Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Aug 16, 2017 10:30:53 AM

Moving to a secure living community has many advantages for seniors. The misconception of becoming isolated in these types of communities is far from accurate, as top-rated communities have many programs and activities designed exclusively to give residents the opportunity to remain active well into their golden years.

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Topics: independent living, transitioning into independent living, transition to independent living, independent living retirement community

Understanding the Reservations Your Parents Might Have When Looking for an Independent Living Community in Glendale, Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Jul 26, 2017 8:41:26 AM

Many people desire to stay in their own homes for as long as possible. Our homes are familiar places, they are full of our memories and belongings. But as people get older, staying in a home, alone, is not always the best option.

The baby boomer generation truly has reinvented the meaning of senior living in recent years. Today's communities offer a variety of housing options with a wealth of amenities designed to keep elderly residents active, happy, and healthy. Here, seniors can thrive without the responsibilities of maintaining a home or hiring help. Seniors can enjoy social outings and activities that will keep them happy and healthy long into their golden years.

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Topics: independent living, transitioning into independent living, retired years at thunderbird, make life easier

When is the Best Time to Move to a Senior Living Community

Posted by Alison McCool on Feb 2, 2017 12:30:00 PM

There is no specific time or age that requires moving into a senior community and this decision should be based on a person's unique circumstances. While there is no one-size-fits-all rule in deciding when to move into a senior living community, there are two main factors to be aware of. 

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Topics: senior living community, independent living

Am I Losing my Lifestyle When I Move to a Retirement Community?

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 24, 2017 11:15:11 AM


For many seniors, retirement communities may be the best option for your elder years. The problem is, people have misconceptions about these communities, viewing them as a place where they will be alone and under the control of others. The truth is that independent living communities have a lot of benefits to offer.

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Topics: senior living community, independent living, retirement community

Timing is Everything: Why You Should Proactively Plan Your Retirement

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 17, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Financial advisors emphasize the need to proactively plan your retirement. They recommend starting early, and being diligent in saving to build up a comfortable financial cushion for those golden years. When moving into retirement, the timing of the transition is hugely significant. Timing is also an important factor in determining when to take your social security benefits. While these two factors have a major impact on living comfortably in your retirement years, there are other factors to consider. Health and wellness are really at the center of all we do.


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Topics: senior living community, independent living

Pros and Cons of Aging in Place

Posted by Alison McCool on Jan 10, 2017 8:28:13 AM

Aging in place is tempting, but it might not be the right choice for everyone. Before you commit your future to staying where you are, consider the pros and cons of each stance. Thunderbird Senior Living offers options that combine the independence you’re looking for with the added convenience of a support system.


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Topics: senior living community, independent living, aging in place

Tips on Helping Your Parents Live at Home After 75

Posted by Alison McCool on Dec 22, 2016 9:30:00 AM

Assisting aging parents can be challenging, but helpful tips can make senior living at home more easy and safe. Whether one parent or both parents are living, you want them to be able to maintain their independence for as long as possible with minimal intervention.

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Topics: senior living community, independent living, aging parents, helping your parents live at home

What to Look for in a Retirement Community in Arizona

Posted by Alison McCool on Dec 15, 2016 11:15:00 AM

Many retirees choose to live in Arizona for its climate, which is especially agreeable for those who suffer from breathing ailments or arthritis. This has led to an explosion in the number of retirement communities throughout the state. Choosing the right retirement community is a major decision. You want to make sure you are making the right choice for you and your significant other, or loved one.

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Topics: independent living, retirement community

5 Day Trips to Make from Your Retirement Community in Glendale

Posted by Alison McCool on Nov 17, 2016 1:15:00 PM

When you choose the perfect retirement community, you want there to be fun, sun, and just the right amount of adventure. Glendale provides the ideal mix of independent and assisted living, as well as enjoyable opportunities to create some memorable experiences. Glendale is an amazing city and centrally located for your enjoyment.

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Topics: independent living, retirement, retirement community

Jobs That Allow You to Work From Home During Retirement

Posted by Alison McCool on Nov 3, 2016 11:45:00 AM

For many seniors, retirement is a time for leisure, but for those who want to keep themselves busy, working from home can be a great solution. Fortunately, there are lots of jobs that can be done remotely, so you can still seek projects without having to leave the comfort of your home. The following are just a few examples:

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Topics: independent living, retirement

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