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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Beat The Winter Blahs

According to T.S. Elliot – and many others – “February is the cruelest month.” With short days, cold nights, dreary weather and (seemingly) no end to winter in sight, it’s easy to see why this time of year makes people want to hunker down and hibernate until warmer weather arrives. But staying indoors and staying sedentary is […]

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Making Moves in 2019: Getting Ready to Move to a Senior Living Community

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and move to a senior living community in 2019. Excellent! It’s a new year, which means a perfect opportunity for a new start and a new future in a new home. This is an exciting time, but it can also be a bit overwhelming and you may be […]

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy This Winter

The new year is upon us, which means excitement! Possibilities! Adventures! … and, unfortunately, several more months of winter. As much fun as it is to have a white Christmas, once the holidays are over, the winter weather may give you a severe case of the blahs. The ice, snow and cold can make it […]

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