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Challenges of Aging in Place in Washington

Posted by Village Green Team on Jul 23, 2020 1:31:00 PM
As people age, there is a natural tendency to want to remain in their current home for as long as possible. This is due to several reasons: the comfort of familiar surroundings, the difficulty in leaving behind a place full of memories, and the tangible effort required to move to a new home.
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Fact or Fiction? 10 Independent Living Myths in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team on Jun 1, 2020 12:19:00 PM
The idea of moving to an independent living facility may be nerve-wracking, daunting, or even undesirable for you or your loved one. It’s a big transition that requires careful planning, preparation and execution, and even after you’ve moved, there may be an adjustment period.
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A Day in the Life of Federal Way Independent Living

Posted by Village Green Team on Apr 24, 2020 9:06:00 AM
As you and your senior family member make the decision to move them from their own home into an independent living community, you must decide where to go. Not all facilities are the same, and it’s important to become familiar with your options for independent living. One of the important questions to ask is what life will be like for the resident when they move. In a moment, we will take a look at what could be involved in a typical day for residents at Federal Way.
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Cottage or Apartment? Comparing Independent Living Floor Plans near Des Moines, WA

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Apr 9, 2020 2:53:00 PM
Picking the right independent living community is just the first step in planning your retirement. Once you’ve selected the facility that will support the lifestyle you desire, you get to choose your specific accommodations.
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Veterans Aid (VA) Programs in Washington State

Posted by Kerren Williams on Mar 10, 2020 8:52:19 AM
Veterans Affairs assists former military personnel who are in various stages of life, but the housing, healthcare, and mental health services they provide can be especially helpful during your senior years.
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8 Reasons to Move to an Active Adult Community in Washington

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Feb 18, 2020 3:10:29 PM
Although retirement communities have existed for nearly a century, the concept has continually changed and expanded in recent years. Retirement communities are no longer associated primarily with nursing homes, assisted living facilities, or spaces to move when you require dedicated support and assistance.
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Elderly Friendly Home Design: Senior Living vs. Aging in Place

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Oct 23, 2019 3:35:26 PM
Making suitable living arrangements is a decision all people have to address at some point as they age. Loss of mobility, safety and security, and comfort level can all come into play as you consider the housing options available to you or your loved one.
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Questions to Ask When Choosing a Senior Living Community

Posted by Village Green Team on Aug 14, 2019 7:59:00 AM
Moving out of your home and into a senior living community is a big decision. You may have certain things you’re looking for or you may be completely overwhelmed at the choices available to you in Federal Way. No matter what your priorities are, there are certain questions you should be asking when selecting your future home.
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CCRCs Versus Independent Living: Determining Your Best Over-55 Community Option

Posted by Jason Kitchel on Aug 5, 2019 9:00:34 AM
While people tend to lump all elderly care and retirement facilities together, there are several distinctions between the different living arrangements in terms of environment, services offered, and financial structure. If you are seeking a home for you or your loved one, it’s important to consider the available options and their distinctions to find the right fit.
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6 Questions to Help Guide Your Search for Assisted Living in Federal Way

Posted by Village Green Team on Mar 4, 2019 11:30:00 AM
If you are just beginning your search for an assisted living community, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here is a list of 6 questions to consider when researching assisted living communities.
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