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Your Guide to Moving to Grand Lodge Independent Living

The decision to move into an independent senior living community is colored by many different factors. From the financial components to the emotional and physical ones, we know this is not a decision to be taken lightly. We understand the inherent fear of the unknown associated with change. Our goal is to provide as much …

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What Seniors Can Expect from Occupational Therapy

You’re probably familiar with the term “occupational therapy,” but you may not fully understand what it is and why it’s helpful. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at occupational therapy for the elderly and explore the many benefits it can have for older adults. What is occupational therapy? At first glance, it’s reasonable …

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The Best Dog Breeds for Seniors in Independent Living

Author Dean Koontz once said, “Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation, and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” To his credit, research agrees. Recent studies show that owning a pet can help lower blood pressure and reduce other risks of cardiovascular …

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Home Health vs. Assisted Living: Which Is Right for You?

Like most of us, a time will come when you’ll need some help with Activities of Daily Living, or ADLs, like grocery shopping, housekeeping, and meal preparation. When that happens, you’ll be faced with an important decision: Do you stay at home and have someone come help, or move to a community where help is …

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Is a Type B CCRC Contract Right for You?

When it comes to Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) contracts, knowing the differences between the most common types of contracts is  key to making an informed decision. It can be challenging, however, because each type carries variations of cost and services that can make a big difference in the future. In this article, we’ll explore …

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Unique Hobbies for Seniors in 2021

When older adults retire, they often underestimate just how much mental and social stimulation they received from the work environment. It’s a void many retirees don’t anticipate leaving them wondering why they’re struggling with depression and boredom. The good news is that hobbies and physical activity can keep your mind engaged and boost mental health …

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The Benefits of Moving to Independent Living Sooner

There is a common myth that many seniors believe when it comes to moving to an independent living community. That myth says that it’s better to stay in your home as long as you can and move only when you need health care. But talk to most seniors who’ve made the move, and they’ll tell …

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Lincoln, NE: The Best Place in the U.S. to Retire. Really!

Nebraska’s recent update of its tourism slogan (“Honestly, It’s Not for Everyone”) is as refreshing as it is self-aware. It perfectly captures the people and culture of the Cornhusker state: friendly, genuine and honest. But self-deprecating humor aside, Nebraska is leading the country in one category everyone can appreciate: retirement. Yep, according to BankRate.com, Nebraska …

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Facts About CCRCs During COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 climate in Nebraska and across the country, you may have heard some misconceptions about senior living communities. Sadly, the media hasn’t portrayed the engaging, fulfilling lifestyle our residents experience around-the-clock at Grand Lodge. Behind closed doors, you’re sure to find there’s so much vibrancy and joy in senior living communities, …

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