Best Floorplans for the Active Adult 55+
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
6d ago
Floorplans are one of the most important aspects for homeowners and often the driving factor when making a decision about what kind of home to buy or build. The 55-plus population is still active and often retirement is delayed. Convenience and maintenance-free living are attractive amenities after years of raising children. Floorplans that include aging in place are also a key feature for many in this “still-active but eyeing the future” group. Many in this group are downsizing and reducing their footprint from 3,000, 5,000, 8,000, or more square feet to smaller, more modern and exciting ho ..read more
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Awakening Purpose
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
6d ago
David Haynes with Cat PaintingDavid Haynes, Artist David Haynes didn’t think cats would be the key that opened the door to new fulfillment, undiscovered talent, and income. Haynes was doing well as a Long-Term Care Insurance Specialist and life was good. Life took another turn in 2019 when he took a portrait painting class at the Creative Aging Network in Greensboro. The theme was a favorite for many – a pet portrait class. “I had never painted until that class,” said Haynes. What made him take the class? To give the portrait of their family cats to his wife, Amy, for her birthday. Haynes told ..read more
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Scale/Range of Independent Living (Active Adult) Communities
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
1w ago
David Ammons David Ammons is president of Retirement Living Associates, Inc. (RLA), a company which provides planning, development, marketing, and management services for new and existing retirement communities. He has worked in and with Senior Living Communities since his graduation from Wake Forest University in 1985. Contact David Ammons at david@rlainc.com or 919-783-0044 ext 21. For several decades I have heard key players in the retirement industry, at various association meetings and the like, seek more effective ways to help prospects understand what is being offered at a particular ..read more
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7 Ways to Fight Caregiver Stress and Burnout
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
1w ago
Tina Glenn Tina Glenn is the President and CEO of Hearthside Home Care Inc. with home care services as FirstLight Home Care Guilford. She has over 40 years in healthcare and C-level executive experience of 28 years. She can be reached at 336-808-1351. One in three adults in the U.S. cares for an aging or disabled loved one. If you’re one of these family caregivers, you know how demanding the role can be. According to a report from the AARP, 36% of family caregivers would describe their situation as “highly stressful.” In addition, the number of caregivers who would characterize themselves as ..read more
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Plant the Seed
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
1w ago
David Haynes David Haynes, CLTC, is an independent insurance broker specializing in long-term care insurance planning. Contact David at 336-314-1698 or david@haynesltc.com. Spring always marks a new seasonal beginning. It’s a time of packing up winter items and looking forward to better weather, enjoying outside events and spending more time with family and friends. It can also be a mid-year opportunity of reevaluating financial decisions and family protection issues. Planning often involves reviewing insurance programs that help us manage events that could otherwise have catastrophic financ ..read more
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I Love Being Grey!
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
1w ago
Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D. Dr. Cheryl Greenberg, Ed.D., works as a coach, or guide, for seniors and their families as they consider and plan for changes in their personal and work lives. Contact her at theagecoach@gmail.com or 336-202-5669. I love my grey hair. I don’t worry about people saying that I look old. Instead, I enjoy the time recovered from hairdresser appointments as I quickly run a comb through my hair to face the day. I love my pink sneakers. I hid the standard white tie-ups in the back of the closet. Now, I strut through the local farmer’s market in my two-toned iridescent Chucks ..read more
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Featured Amenity of the Week – Salemtowne – Monarch Waystation
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
2w ago
The Community Garden on the campus at Salemtowne is one of beauty and joy. Residents Kay Snavely and Carolyn Stokes not only help with flowers and tomatoes in the garden, but they also started a butterfly waystation. These butterflies are tagged and tracked. They share about this process, “We capture them when they’re caterpillars and put them in a habitat, and when they turn to chrysalis, and then to butterflies two weeks later, we take them out and put this little tiny tag that is smaller than a penny on them. We report that number and our information to Monarch Watch. If someone is out M ..read more
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Featured Amenity of the Week – The Landing at Sycamore Creek – City Lake Park
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
2w ago
The Landing at Sycamore Creek:  City Lake Park City Lake Park, located on the Jamestown side of High Point, is a beloved local treasure that offers an array of activities that delight visitors throughout the year. Whether seeking summer thrills or a peaceful retreat, this park has something for everyone. Nestled within this scenic park is a recently renovated pool complex that boasts a lazy river, exhilarating water slides, a playful splash pad, and convenient amenities like locker rooms and concessions. It’s the perfect spot to cool off and create lasting memories on hot summer days ..read more
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Spring 2024 Issue
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
3w ago
View the Digital Magazine From the Publisher… I recently read an article on design where the author wrote “Great design transcends mere aesthetics, embedding itself into the very fabric of our experiences, influencing how we feel, think and interact with the world around us.” There are spaces that we encounter where design impacts our lives more than our homes. From the basics like how many floors there are to the more granular, like the height of countertops, and toilets, etc., to the really lifestyle-enhancing appointments, like very private courtyards, it is good design that makes your ho ..read more
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Featured Amenity of the Week – The Retreat at Fuquay-Varina – A Resort Lifestyle
Retirement Resource Guide
by Mary Ann
3w ago
Water dances from the fountains on one end of the sparkling zero-entry pool that’s surrounded by palm trees. It’s a scene worthy of any resort, yet it is a daily backdrop at The Retreat at Fuquay-Varina. Residents here can spend summer days lounging poolside, grill out in the evenings and kick back by a fire pit. The adjoining clubhouse has great spaces for socializing. Living at The Retreat at Fuquay-Varina transforms the concept of a resort into a lifestyle. The Retreat at Fuquay-Varina www.theretreatatfuquayvarina.com The post Featured Amenity of the Week – The Retreat at Fuquay-Varina ..read more
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