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How to Stage Your Home Before a Sale

There are a number of reasons older adults might decide to sell a home and move to a retirement community like Oak Trace. For example, adult children may now own their own homes, leaving more space than you need. In addition, lifestyle changes or a desire to do away with home maintenance tasks are popular …

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14 Essential Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

It’s estimated that over a fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 years of age or older by 2050. This demographic shift has led to a steep increase in senior living options. There are now more sophisticated, unique and exciting choices than ever before. However, all those choices can make it more difficult to …

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How To Improve Your Emotional Well-Being as an Older Adult

Retirement means leaving the working world behind and spending time doing what’s most important to you. However, while there are many benefits to retirement, it does come with its challenges. One of these challenges is maintaining and forging new connections and relationships. As friends and family move away or pass on, some older adults can …

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Living Alone? Avoid the Challenges of Home Maintenance This Winter

There’s so much to love about owning a home, but it does come with numerous responsibilities. Often, maintenance tasks can feel never-ending. The costs can quickly add up. Maintenance can be especially challenging during the winter months when homeowners find themselves combating snow, ice and freezing temperatures.  Discover why so many older adults are embracing …

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How Community Living Encourages a More Active Lifestyle

Staying active as we age can be difficult. The 2021 Senior Report from the United Health Foundation found that 31% of adults ages 65 and older in fair or better health were physically inactive. Only 23.1% of adults ages 65 and older met the federal physical activity guidelines.  This is a concern because regular exercise …

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Tips for Reducing Loneliness for Seniors During the Holidays

For many individuals, the holiday season is their favorite time of year. It’s a time when you can gather with family and friends to give gifts, enjoy a few drinks, eat to our heart’s content and enjoy each other’s company. For many seniors, however, the holiday season can lead to feelings of loneliness and depression. …

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A Step Above: Amenities & Services That Set Oak Trace Apart

Choosing where you’re going to spend your retirement years is no small decision. You need to find a community you can call your own, where you’ll be surrounded by people who not only care about your well-being but want you to live an active and fulfilling life. At Oak Trace, our residents are provided exactly …

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What’s the difference between independent living and assisted living?

Older adults move into independent living for reasons that often have nothing to do with health care: Seniors want the option of no longer being responsible for the cooking or cleaning, they no longer want to maintain a home, or they want easier access to wellness and socialization opportunities. Knowing when it’s time for assisted …

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The Benefits of a Life Care Community

With all the various contract options available at senior living communities today, it’s easy to get confused about Life Care. What are the benefits of a Life Care community over a rental community? Does Life Care protect my health and finances both? Do services and amenities come standard? Perhaps the biggest benefit of a Life …

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