Retirement Planning Checklist for Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare is a federal program providing health insurance for seniors ages 65 and older (as well as certain individuals with disabilities or end-stage diseases). If you’ve previously had health insurance through your or your spouse’s employer, switching over to Medicare may seem daunting and overly complicated. However, it’s an important part of your retirement plan. …

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11 Life-Giving Hobbies for Seniors

Retirement hobbies run the gamut from quiet, solitary pursuits to large-group community efforts. For people of all ages, it’s good to have a combination of pastimes that target different aspects of wellness. “At WhiteStone, we promote and facilitate activities that address seven dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, vocational, environmental, and spiritual,” says Marie …

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Debunking Myths of Senior Living

We all have an idea of what a senior living community looks and feels like. Some of us rely on popular portrayals of retirement communities – like in movies or television. Others have one isolated experience that colors their view of senior living. In most cases, our references are outdated or our scope too narrow …

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Best Dog Breeds for Apartment Living

When it comes to retirement communities, some older adults refuse to pursue an option that doesn’t allow them to bring their beloved pets along. After all, who could blame them? As anyone with pets knows, they are just as much a part of the family as anyone else, and life just simply wouldn’t be the …

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Guide to Rehabilitation at a Senior Living Community

If your loved one has recently received treatment at a hospital, their next steps may involve rehabilitation at a senior living community. “Residents who receive short-term rehabilitation at WhiteStone receive personal care to meet customized goals after a hospital stay,” says Marie Dunn, director of sales and marketing. “They’re given the opportunity to participate in …

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Deciding What To Keep When You Downsize | WhiteStone

How To Decide What To Keep When You Downsize Your Home The decluttering and downsizing process can improve your lifestyle and make it that much easier when it comes time to move. If you’re considering making the transition to a senior living community, an established downsizing plan can reduce stress and pave the way for …

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The Benefits of Retirement Hobbies

Whether you’re a novice at a new hobby or a master of one, there are several benefits of retirement hobbies. As we age, our brainpower decreases, and it’s important to find ways to delay this decline. In addition to maintaining your mental sharpness, a hobby can keep your brain stimulated. A hobby can be as …

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