The Future of Senior Living

The Future of Senior Living: What’s New, What’s Emerging

Michelle Seitzer Senior Living Options Leave a Comment

Senior living has changed – and for the better Yes, there are still nursing homes whose long hallways are marked by light wood handrails, white walls and pale green industrial tiles. Yes, there are still assisted living communities whose wide passageways are lined with patterned carpet, ornate wallpaper and gold light sconces. These common characteristics in and of themselves are …

An Insider's Look at Durham North Carolina Part One

An Insider’s Look at Durham, North Carolina – Part One

Dorothy Sander Retirement, Senior Living Options Leave a Comment

  Changing Life In An Old Tobacco Town My husband and I and our two young children moved to Durham, North Carolina almost twenty five years ago. New York transplants, we found ourselves adrift in a vastly different climate, culture and environment. Durham was both bigger and smaller than we were used to, having lived in a small town outside …

Senior Life in Raleigh North Carolina

Senior Life in Raleigh, North Carolina

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  “The proportion of those age 65 and older in Raleigh-Cary, N.C., has increased by 60 percent since 2000, the largest uptick of any metro area in the United States,” according to U.S. News and World Report. There’s a reason for this! North Carolina offers a little bit of everything to area residents with easy access to a whole lot …

Charlotte North Carolina - A Popular Place to Retire

Charlotte, North Carolina – A Popular Place to Retire

Dorothy Sander Retirement, Retirement Planning 1 Comment

Charlotte, North Carolina slid into the number ten spot on Forbes Top 25 Best Places to Retire List in 2013. It’s easy to see why seniors would choose the Queen City as their retirement home. There is something for everyone. One of the top draws of this southern city is the climate. If you like a warm climate with seasonal …

Smart Living - Interview with Kathy Gottberg

Smart Living – An Interview with Kathy Gottberg

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  We recently spoke with Kathy Gottberg, founder of  She talked to us about the importance of minimalism, her books and her passion of writing.   Her belief that if we live everyday with a combination of certain elements, that we can have a happy, meaningful and peaceful world for everyone. Q:  What is SMART living and why is it …

I'm sixty, single, and afraid of the future

I’m Sixty, Single, and Afraid of the Future

Dorothy Sander Aging Topics, Depression Leave a Comment

“Old age ain’t no place for sissies.”  Bette Davis If you live long enough to see the truth in Bette Davis’ words chances are good you’re over fifty! When we’re young adults we think the decisions at hand are weighty, when we’re raising our children we know they weren’t that tough. When we reach the senior years decisions take on …

assisted living what you need to know

Assisted Living: What You Need to Know

Michelle Seitzer Aging Topics, Retirement Planning, Senior Living Options 2 Comments

A place for people who need “just a little assistance” is one of the most commonly used definitions for assisted living, but it’s a much too simplistic one. Assisted living care is not so easily defined. While it is no longer the newest or currently “trending” senior care setting, assisted living (AL) is still a rather young industry. The first …