Senior Living: How it Helps Aging Parents & Gives You Peace of Mind

Your parents have always been the ones you’ve turned to for guidance and support. You’ve always seen them as strong, independent people, never imagining that one day they’d need you to look out for them. But suddenly, your parents have slightly more gray in their hair, a few more wrinkles lining their faces and you’re …

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The Advantages of Active Adult Communities

The decision to move to a senior living community should never be made lightly. It involves self-reflection about your wants and needs, a fair amount of research and the time and effort to visit communities in person to make sure it’s the right fit for your vibrant lifestyle. For active older adults, you’ll want a …

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Age Successfully and Gracefully in Your Home

What do a 92-year-old retired school teacher in Union County, a 74-year-old retired Bell Labs mathematician and his wife of 40 years from Morris County, and an 81-year-old recreational pilot from Hunterdon County all have in common?  They are all part of a growing culture change amongst seniors in America to “age in place” – not in a Continuing Care Retirement Community or Assisted Living facility but rather, in their own home.

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8 Aging-in-Place Home Modifications for Seniors

In response to seniors’ growing desire to remain in their homes, it becomes important that the home remain a comforting and safe place to age in place.  The two tasks that can help achieve this are downsizing in place, and some do-it-yourself home modifications.

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Maximizing Social Security Disability Benefits

If you’re approaching your full retirement age, you may be wondering how you can receive the highest Social Security payment possible. It’s very common for some people to be eligible for more than one program at once, or be eligible for different programs at different points at life. Here are some easy ways you can make out your own Social Security retirement, disability, and survivors’ benefits.

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Getting the Show on the Road at Fellowship Cultural Arts Center

As she toured, I asked her if this is what she had imagined it would look like when she took the leap to move here. She stopped and said, “this, by far exceeds my expectations. It’s way beyond what I thought it would be.”

No other Life Plan Community in NJ offers anything even close. Imagine being footsteps from seeing your favorite musical or hearing your favorite classical musician play a solo in a grand theater.

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Decluttering Room by Room: 10 Things to Get Rid of in Each Room

Whether you are considering retiring in your own home or moving to a new space, it is important to create a plan to do so comfortably. Most households acquire a host of cherished items over time. Preparing for a new “rightsized” space can be an overwhelming prospect, especially when you have a home full of memories and keepsakes to go through.

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The Right Time to Downsize Is Now

Contributed by Mary Meier, Fellowship Senior Living Whether you leave your current home or stay, there are reasons you should downsize and declutter now. Reorganizing your prized possessions and discarding those that are no longer meaningful allows you to access the treasures you keep more easily. If you decide to move to a smaller home …

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Five Ways Senior Citizen Care is Changing

Contributed by Brian Lawrence, President and CEO of Fellowship Senior Living Eldercare is evolving from an “institutional model” to a “consumer-based model” that offers a broad range of accommodations, programs and services designed to meet the individual needs of older adults. Five trends in the care and desires of seniors are: Memory Care Support The …

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