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Unique Hobbies for Seniors in 2021

When older adults retire, they often underestimate just how much mental and social stimulation they received from the work environment. It’s a void many retirees don’t anticipate leaving them wondering why they’re struggling with depression and boredom. The good news is that hobbies and physical activity can keep your mind engaged and boost mental health …

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The Benefits of Moving to Independent Living Sooner

There is a common myth that many seniors believe when it comes to moving to an independent living community. That myth says that it’s better to stay in your home as long as you can and move only when you need health care. But talk to most seniors who’ve made the move, and they’ll tell …

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Lincoln, NE: The Best Place in the U.S. to Retire. Really!

Nebraska’s recent update of its tourism slogan (“Honestly, It’s Not for Everyone”) is as refreshing as it is self-aware. It perfectly captures the people and culture of the Cornhusker state: friendly, genuine and honest. But self-deprecating humor aside, Nebraska is leading the country in one category everyone can appreciate: retirement. Yep, according to BankRate.com, Nebraska …

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Facts About CCRCs During COVID-19

Due to the current COVID-19 climate in Nebraska and across the country, you may have heard some misconceptions about senior living communities. Sadly, the media hasn’t portrayed the engaging, fulfilling lifestyle our residents experience around-the-clock at Grand Lodge. Behind closed doors, you’re sure to find there’s so much vibrancy and joy in senior living communities, …

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Service to Others

“Inspiring.” “A powerful advocate.” “A shining example of living with dignity and purpose.” These statements are a small sample of glowing remarks ascribed to Mary Jo Bousek in her nomination for the 2018 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service. The award recognizes outstanding volunteers who share their experience, talents and skills to enrich the lives …

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Building Generational Bonds Through Volunteerism

As a not-for-profit organization, Lifespace Communities is committed to making a difference in the lives of others through volunteerism, community service and local outreach. Unsurprisingly, this dedication to philanthropy is also common among Lifespace residents, who independently spend countless hours championing causes they are passionate about. Resident Charlotte Miller of Grand Lodge at the Preserve …

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