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How to Choose Between Independent Living or Assisted Living

While planning your retirement, you may have discovered there are many lifestyle options to choose from: aging at home, independent living, assisted living or living with family. In this article, we highlight the two most popular options, independent and assisted living. Learn more about each option and discover which is the right fit for you.  …

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Things for Seniors to Do in Orlando This Summer

The area in and around Orlando, Florida consistently ranks as one of the best places to retire in the United States. The region is known for its pleasant winter weather and year-round entertainment.   Residents at Village on the Green, a senior living community in Longwood, Florida, are just a short drive away from downtown Orlando. …

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Tips for Seniors to Have the Healthiest Summer Yet

With the promise of another hot, humid Florida summer on the horizon, it’s important for older adults to keep themselves and their loved ones safe as temperatures rise.  Let’s look at some health and safety tips that can make your summer more enjoyable, whether you’re a resident at Village on the Green, exploring your living …

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How to Plan a Move to Memory Care for Your Loved One

The CDC currently estimates that 5.6 million people in the United States over the age of 65 suffer from Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia. It’s not uncommon for families to contend with the fraught question of when it’s time to move an aging parent or loved one from their home to a dedicated memory …

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Managing the Emotions of a Senior Living Move

Oftentimes the reality of moving into a retirement community like Village on the Green doesn’t fully set in until you start packing things up ahead of your move-in date. Just like any other major life event, the move to senior living can be an emotional experience. It’s important to take a step back and assess …

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10 Key Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

If you are feeling both excited and overwhelmed by the number of sophisticated senior living options available, you’re not alone. Over one fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 years of age or older by 2050, and this demographic shift has led to an increasing number of senior communities.   The key to choosing a …

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How to Make Friends Later in Life—And Why It’s Good For You

Why does it feel more difficult to make friendships later in life? More than two-thirds of adults over 45 say they feel lonely, and nearly a quarter of those 65 and older report feelings of social isolation.   There are many reasons that we seem to have fewer friendships later in life. Our social networks are …

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Village on the Green and THW Design Receive Design Awards

Village on the Green and THW Design received a top design award in the Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute category as part of the 2021 Senior Housing News Award Competition for the community’s recent expansion and redevelopment project. The second-place recognition comes following the May 2021 completion of a two-year construction project and includes a new …

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What it’s Like to Live in Orlando, Florida During the Winter

When winter weather smothers us in a chilly embrace, many find themselves dreaming of warmer climates. This yearning can lead to seeking a change of scenery, especially as we get older. One popular destination for relocation and retirement is Orlando, Florida and surrounding communities like Longwood.  Central Florida and the senior living communities here, like …

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Living in a Community vs. Staying at Home

Retirement is the time of our lives we all work so hard to reach. It’s our chance to chase our wildest dreams or just kick back and relax. Passions are no longer resigned to side projects and the world is your oyster. But even the hard-earned victories come with some difficult choices to be made, …

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