Lakewood at HomeMembers, Team Fulfill Christmas Wishes of Four Children

Lakewood at Home members and team took the most wonderful time of the year to a whole new level when giving back. Members and the team raised nearly $400 for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree. The program allows community members and organizations to choose children ages zero to 13 to provide Christmas gifts and clothing …

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LAKEWOOD AT HOME CELEBRATES 100TH TRADITIONAL MEMBER

In June 2021, Lakewood at Home welcomed its 100th member. That number was for the total number of members including those who are fee-for-service. On December 27, however, the program reached the goal of traditional, active members—those who pay membership and monthly fees. “I want to congratulate our whole team on this accomplishment. It is a …

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THE STATE OF UNPAID FAMILY CAREGIVING IN THE U.S.

Caregiving is an important topic that directly impacts the lives of millions of Americans. Approximately every five years, the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and AARP conduct a survey to look at family caregiving in our nation. They have released their most recent research report, Caregiving in the U.S. 2020, and some of their findings are quite surprising. An overall …

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PLANNING FOR THE LIFE YOU WANT TO LIVE

For many of us, retirement will be here much more quickly than we might expect. According to a 2015 fact sheet on aging and health from the World Health Organization, the pace of the world’s population is aging much faster than in the past. By 2020, the number of people aged 60 years and older will outnumber …

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KEYS TO LONGEVITY

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in Dec. 2015 on the site Where You Live Matters sponsored by the American Seniors Housing Association. Inheriting good genes is a pretty good start for living a longer, healthier life. But the truth is that genetics will only get you part of the way there. Lifestyle and environment have just as much …

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HELPFUL TIPS FOR RETIREMENT DOWNSIZING

One of the main reasons older adults put off downsizing is the need to deal with all the “stuff” they’ve accumulated over the years. Yet, if done right, the process of downsizing may not be as daunting as you think. It may be enjoyable — even refreshing. A lot of the physical work can be …

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FOR-PROFIT AND NOT-FOR PROFIT CCRCS

“What is the difference between a not-for-profit community and a for-profit retirement community?” This is a popular question among prospective members. Many not-for-profit retirement organizations are single site organizations, although some, like Lakewood at Home, are part of a larger group. The distinguishing feature of a not-for-profit retirement community, as with other not-for-profit organizations, is …

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WHAT’S ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Ever since the eponymous 2008 movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, “bucket list” has become a popular term for the list of life goals a person would like to achieve before they die — the things they’d like to do before “kicking the bucket.” Many retirees are finding that developing a bucket or “life …

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WINTER SAFETY TIPS FOR SENIORS

Winter can be a dangerous time, especially for seniors. Ice, snow, frigid temperatures, and slippery surfaces are often responsible for a number of accidents and illnesses during the winter months. Writing for care.com, Andrea Lee offers these tips to help keep you and your family safe during the winter months. Be careful on the ice. Walking on …

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IF YOU WANT TO AGE WELL YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON YOUR FRIENDSHIPS

Among older adults, friendships are actually a stronger predictor of health and happiness than relationships with family members, research shows. In a pair of studies involving nearly 280,000 people, William Chopik, assistant professor of psychology at Michigan State University, also found that friendships become increasingly important to one’s happiness and health across the lifespan. “Friendships …

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