Should You Join a Life Plan Community in Today’s Economy?

If you aren’t sure, ask and answer three key questions. Even if you don’t dabble in stock futures, this month’s Wall Street panic has probably left you feeling shaken. And with good reason. The biggest stock market drop since 2020 could significantly impact your investment-linked retirement plan or the value of your home. For example, …

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The Three Cs of Successful Aging: Care, Connection and Content

As your parents get older, it can feel harder and harder to meet their needs. Maybe you’ve noticed they struggle with everyday errands or seem stranded between your weekend visits. Whether your loved ones need help scheduling appointments, keeping track of their medications or more hands-on help with the basic tasks of living, they’re not …

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The Rising Cost of Aging in Place: Preparation is Key

Did you know that a single older New Jersey homeowner in good health who is mortgage free needs $29,856 per year to live independently? That’s 33% higher than the national average. This is according to the 2021 Elder Index, compiled by the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. For couples, that figure reaches …

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Independent Living: 5 Reasons to Choose Fellowship Village

Whether it’s our caring community, maintenance-free homes or outstanding amenities, there are numerous reasons to choose independent living at Fellowship Village. Here are our top five reasons: 1. You’ll Enjoy a Strong Sense of Community Fellowship Village is more than simply a place to live. It’s a community. As we grow older, we often lose …

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Easy Exercises to Help Seniors Improve Posture and Combat Osteoporosis

You may not think about your bones very often. Achy muscles probably get your attention, as do creaky joints. But bones, at their best, are strong, silent types, quietly going about the business of supporting your body, protecting organs, storing minerals and developing blood cells. Nevertheless, your bones could benefit from some attention — especially …

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A Life Plan Community Can Be Your Best Bet in a Chaotic Economy

Prices are up, the stock market is down, and while interest rates have almost doubled, the upward trajectory appears to have lost momentum (for now). Many who are living on a fixed income from investments and a pension might be feeling the squeeze in today’s turbulent financial climate. You may be wondering about your home’s …

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Five Reasons Residents Love Life at Fellowship Village

There are many independent living advantages for residents in our life plan community, including excellent on-campus facilities and beautiful homes designed with accessibility in mind. But don’t just take our word for it. Hear what our residents appreciate most about life in our village. 1. Easy Living From housekeeping to refuse collection, residents rave about …

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The High Cost of Aging: 10 Reasons You Need a Long-Term Health Plan

Did you know the average senior paid $6,668 in out-of-pocket healthcare expenses in 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? This year, Fidelity Investments estimated that an average retired couple may need to cover $315,000 in healthcare costs during their lifetime. That’s a $15,000 increase from the company’s estimate in 2021. Aging can be …

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