Status of Senior Living Communities
Tuesday June 1, 2021 | 9:52 am

As the U.S. emerges from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many seniors and their family members are wondering about the status of senior living communities. Are they open? Is it a good time to consider moving in? The status of senior living communities depends on the status of the wider world. The Country Is…

Building Connections at Senior Living Communities
Monday May 3, 2021 | 5:41 pm

Moving to a senior living community is about more than changing locations. It’s an opportunity to create the retirement you want, pursue your favorite pastimes, try new activities, and find new friends among your neighbors. In this blog post, we focus on building relationships and connections that make a community feel like home. Building Senior…

Wellness Communities for Seniors: What You Need to Know
Tuesday March 2, 2021 | 6:20 pm

Wellness communities are popping up around the country — they’re a new real estate trend. The communities are purposefully built to serve residents’ holistic wellness. We couldn’t be more delighted to know this idea we consider instrumental to senior living is finding traction in the wider population. Here are a few of the ways senior…

How Much Does Independent Living Cost?
Monday February 22, 2021 | 3:49 pm

As older adults consider a move to a retirement community, there are a lot of factors to account for: timing of the move, the community’s location and proximity to resources, reputation for quality services, and more. But one of the most important considerations is cost. In their retirement years, seniors want to make sound financial…

Seniors on the Vanguard of Preventative Health Trends
Wednesday September 19, 2018 | 5:32 am

The move toward preventative health care is growing. More and more people are focusing on maintaining or even improving their good health rather than simply waiting and reacting to the symptoms and conditions of poor health when they occur. New digital technologies, ancient exercise methodologies, and nutritional supplementation are all “trending” as ways in which…

Go With Your Gut: The Role of Food in Where We Travel and Where We Live
Thursday August 2, 2018 | 12:39 pm

The late ex-chef and professional traveler Anthony Bourdain once wrote, “Food is everything we are.” It makes sense. So much of our personal, familial and even national identity is inseparably connected with the cuisine that we love. And, more and more, food is also becoming a driving force, no pun intended, on where we go…

How Seniors Can Leave a Legacy in the “Marketplace of Wisdom”
Thursday May 24, 2018 | 7:32 am

[caption id="attachment_3898" align="alignright" width="300"] Support and help[/caption] In the last decade or so, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Age Wave, a consulting firm specializing in issues related to aging, have co-launched a variety of studies to learn more about the goals, attitudes, and desires of today’s retirees. In a 2013 study, one of the most…

Wisdom, Discovery All Part of Creative Writing Group’s Passion at North Oaks
Tuesday April 24, 2018 | 6:45 am

There are limitless opportunities on a blank sheet of paper. The possibilities lie in the mind of the writer, and can be poured out like flowing water onto the page. At North Oaks, residents in the community’s creative writing group say realizing these possibilities has helped them discover a new world around them and, perhaps…

Senior and Millennial Downsizing Trends
Wednesday March 28, 2018 | 5:26 am

There’s More in Common than You Think. Although there’s a gap in generations, today’s seniors and millennials share a similar desire to downsize, declutter, and simplify their homes and finances. (more…)

North Oaks: A Year in Review
Wednesday December 27, 2017 | 11:36 am

As 2017 comes to a close, the residents and staff at North Oaks are thankful for the many fortunes that were experienced this year. A close-knit community located in Pikesville, Maryland, North Oaks’ residents appreciate the many opportunities they have to pursue holistic health and well-being. This year also brought some exciting changes to the…