contact
Text: A  A  A

Why “Aging In Place” Isn’t Always the Best Option for Seniors

Buckle up – we’re going to tackle a controversial subject here. There’s a big push these days for seniors to move into continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) – where they can “age in place” and never have to leave because the community offers all the levels of care they could ever need. That’s pretty attractive proposition – who […]

Read More

Downsizing 101: Why Going Small Can Pay Off Big

Let’s face it: bigger isn’t always better. Even though you love your big, beautiful home, is it really fitting your lifestyle anymore? After all, a big home with a yard and all the trimmings is a lot to keep up. From yard work to utilities to cleaning, it just takes more effort. Now that you’re […]

Read More

How To Beat The Heat (And Stay Safe) This Summer

Summer means popsicles, picnics, parades…and air conditioning. Lots and lots of air conditioning. While the lengthening days are a welcome relief, the climbing temperatures can spell trouble for seniors. Unfortunately, once you hit a certain age, your body just doesn’t work as well in the heat. However, there are plenty of things you can do […]

Read More

The $64,000 Question: When Is The Right Time to Take Social Security?

Ahh! Finances! Yes, we know that talking about money isn’t always fun and can be pretty stressful at times. Particularly when you’re planning out your retirement and determining the best way to fund it. For most seniors who are approaching retirement, the big question on their minds is: “When should I start taking my Social […]

Read More

Melrose In Their Own Words: Interview with Mike Thomas, Maintenance Coordinator

You don’t work at a place for 14 years unless you like it. At least, that’s how we at Melrose feel. Mike Thomas, our Maintenance Coordinator, has spent that amount of time keeping our grounds, community and residents thriving and happy – and we’re definitely the better for it. But we didn’t want you to just […]

Read More

Why Now? Why NOT Now? The Benefits of Moving to Senior Living Early

  “I’m not THAT old yet!” “I like living independently!” “I want to wait until I need the help!’ Any of these phrases sound like something you or a loved one have said about moving to senior living? Trust us – we’ve heard all of them and then some here at Melrose. And we get it! […]

Read More

Teaching Mindfulness, Learning Peace: The Benefits of Yoga for Seniors and Caregivers

  Older adults have discovered yoga in a big way. Nearly 3 million older Americans benefit from doing yoga in many ways, including improved sleep quality and mental health; enhanced posture, mobility, and balance; and greater confidence. Considering the rapidly expanding senior population, yoga can help many millions of older adults who suffer from chronic […]

Read More

The Financial Piece and Peace of Mind: Managing your assets when moving into senior living

It’s tax time, which means that most of us are reviewing our W-2s, sundry paperwork and figuring out where we’ve spent what and how to better prepare for tax season next year. If you’re a senior who’s been considering a move to a senior living community, this is a great time (since you have all […]

Read More

Busting the Top 10 Senior Living Myths

Here at Melrose Meadows, we think life is pretty great. So do our residents! We love our little family and get such joy out of making the senior living lifestyle awesome for those who call us “home.” However, we know that a lot of folks out there have some not-so-great impressions about senior living. Maybe […]

Read More

Carpe Diem: Or, Why to Choose a Community Based on Your Needs Today

The hot button for senior living today is “a continuum of care,” and we get it – there’s a real comfort in moving to a community you know you’ll never have to leave because every health service you need is right there. But let’s think about that for a minute. How sure are you, really, that […]

Read More

1 2 3 8