Home Sweet Community

December 15, 2017 | Laura Tenpenny

How do you know whether you can afford to move into a senior living community? For some senior adults, the decision can be complicated. You have to balance the rising costs of staying home against the monthly fees in the senior living community.  But for many senior adults, the positive benefits of living in a […]

Spread the Cheer

December 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

The holiday season — whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa — is for spending time with family and friends and sharing what is beautiful, meaningful, and joyful. This year, why not also make it a time for spreading some holiday cheer for others in need?  Some will be celebrating the holidays for the first […]

Get Your Flu Shot

November 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

In the United States, flu season occurs in the fall and winter, with the peak occurring from late November through March. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because human immune defenses become […]

Let Us Give Thanks

November 6, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

How can you host a Thanksgiving dinner without fuss, stress and disasters? First, remember that while the day centers around the shared meal with family and friends, the holiday should be about spending time with your family and friends and giving thanks for what you are grateful for in your life. No one will notice […]

Celebrate Autumn

October 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Autumn is a season of harvest and reflection in many cultures around the world. The traditional celebrations held this time of year can be religious or secular, but they all have one thing in common: they are marked by festivities that are fun. Here are some ways to celebrate fall!  Make traditional autumn meals and […]

The Secret to Feeling — and Looking — Young

October 2, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

There is no reason for senior adults not to love their age. Getting your rest, eating properly, exercising, and developing a positive attitude will not only make you feel younger than you are — you’ll look better too. Follow this simple advice to tap into your inner fountain of youth!  1) Get your beauty sleep. […]

9 Must-Have Apps for Road-Trippers

September 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

With these smartphone apps, your next road trip can be a walk in the park! Whether you’re looking for the nearest gas station or trying to avoid traffic backups, there’s an app to help. Roadtrippers: If you find being spontaneous stressful while you’re on the road, you’ll love this handy route-planning app. It enables you […]

8 Discount Travel Tips for Senior Road Trippers

September 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

1) Call Ahead. The next time you plan to travel by car, ask about a “senior adult discount” at the hotels, restaurants, parks, museums and other places you’ll be visiting to find out whether they offer these discounts. Often, they’re not publicized. 2) Surf the Internet. If you have a preferred hotel accommodation, check their […]

Money Matters: What Is a “Robo-Adviser”?

August 15, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Have you’ve heard the term “robo-adviser,” but don’t know what one is? This financial-planning tool first popped up among a few little-known start-ups, but today, many financial-planning companies, including Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab, are using them. Basically, it’s computerized advice about your financial investments. A robo-adviser is a digital tool — not a real person […]

The Grandparent Boom

August 1, 2017 | Lake Gibson Village

Are you a grandmother or grandfather? If you are one of the 70 million people in the U.S. who has a grandchild, you are reaping some wonderful benefits. Here are four ways being a grandparent is helping you stay healthy. 1) Boosts Your Immune System Do you love coddling your grandchildren? If so, you may […]