Meet Becky Gidas who is a future Hamilton Tower resident.
She joined us for breakfast (and joked with Richard) in early December and told us why she decided to make Providence Point her home.
If you’re retired or will be soon, you know this phase of life is rife with change. From deciding where to live to scaling your budget to filling the hours of your newfound freedom, your golden years can easily be tarnished by worry and stress. [Read more…] about Four Ways to Enhance – and Increase – Your Retirement Years
You don’t think living in a retirement community is for you?
A patio home may get you thinking otherwise.
As baby boomers become age-appropriate to enter the senior living market, many have a mindset of “I’m too young to live in a place like this.” That’s why savvy organizations like Baptist Homes Society (BHS) are creating communities that offer more choices and more resort-like services. The strategy is to attract boomers by offering great amenities and a wide array of living options.
What are your best options for living well as you age? Taking liberties with Shakespeare’s quote, the answer might go something like this: Some have the opportunity to choose wisely, some have limited choices, and some have their senior living options thrust upon them.
In a very brief span of time, the use of technology by people over the age of 65 has increased and will continue to increase dramatically over the next few years. In a Pew Research Center survey, (2016) fewer than half of seniors ages 80 and up (44%) reported using the internet and just 28% said they had home broadband service. While, for those in the 65-69 age group, 82 percent report internet usage and more than 66 percent had home broadband.
A puppy or kitten playing clumsily with a toy is certainly categorized as cute. Babies, with their contagious smiles and giggling squeals, are adorable. But when it comes to talking about older adults, please refrain from talking about how ‘cute’ or ‘adorable’ they are. And, do not refer to them as ‘sweetie’ or ‘honey.’ Terms of endearment can carry different meanings and lead to judgments or assumptions at any age. One of the most damaging behaviors of ageism is to begin treating older adults like children, and words are often part of the problem.