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Moving into a senior community while you’re able to plan well, attend to all the details, comfortably execute the move, and enjoy the benefits of an independent lifestyle in your new home is ideal. Beyond that, is there a specific time of year when it's most ideal to move? We encourage you to consider springtime!
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If you’re retired or starting to think about retirement, you may (wisely) be considering a move to a senior retirement community in order to save yourself the stress of moving later, when you’ll likely be less equipped to do so. If this is the case, you may be debating whether to join a 55+ community or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Here’s what each of these retirement community types offer their senior residents.
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“The Sentinel” newspaper announced that non-profit senior living community Chapel Pointe was voted the Best of Cumberland County in four categories: Best Place to Work Best Nursing Home Facility Best 55+ Community Best In-Home Care Provider (Chapel Pointe at Home)The community also selected Chapel Pointe as the: Favorite Nonprofit Favorite Apartment/Townhome Community (Pointe Place)“We’ve been abundantly blessed at Chapel Pointe, and we’re honored that the local com...
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CARLISLE Pa. (WHTM) — A big milestone for Alden Lewis who turned 100 years old today in Carlisle, Cumberland County! “I can’t get over it. I have never had this much fuss made up over me,” Lewis remarked.Click to watch the ABC 27 News clip and read the full article. 
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Anyone who knows Chapel Pointe resident, Alden Pope Lewis, knows he can often be found walking near home, sharing jokes with friends, or gazing at the stars through his eight-inch telescope. Alden turns 100 on July 24, 2022.He welcomes change and is excited by new technology. His apartment, where he has lived for 20 years, is filled with curios and gadgets plus all kinds of hand tools including a vise attached to the dining room table; he loves to fix things. He has a 3-D mirror, a 1960(!) radio...
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Sometimes, moving to a senior living community is stigmatized with the idea of losing independence or freedom. Chapel Pointe residents Don and Esther Weidemann moved to their independent living apartment with the exact opposite mindset.When moving to a new place, it becomes home.They knew that moving to Chapel Pointe meant that Carlisle, Pa., would also be their new home. With that excitement, Don grabbed his camera and headed out with Esther to explore Carlisle, which USA Today named the fourth...
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If you’re a natural planner—and even if you aren’t—you may be wondering how to approach retirement planning, especially as it relates to your living situation. Particularly if you’re hoping to take some of the stress and cost out of your senior living equation, you may be considering moving into a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). But how much will this cost? Can you afford a CCRC? What is the best way to save for senior living? Read More ...
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Emma Neights and Nelly Petersen once shared the same last name, Beierle, and are sisters by blood, but even more importantly, they share an immense bond and lasting friendship.Born in the country now known as Moldova only years before World War II, Emma and Nelly were forced to grow up quickly and to take care of each other. “I never had a childhood,” Emma chuckles. With a quiet disregard for their childhood heroism, the sisters recount stories like watching Nazis take their dad...
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If you’re a senior in your own home who’s planning ahead—or have adult children who have raised questions about your future—you may think that your choices consist of either staying where you are or moving into a nursing/assisted living community.Not so! More and more of today’s seniors plan to age in place in a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). In these senior living communities, they enjoy independent living, meaning that they live in their own private ...
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One of the best parts of retirement is that you have plenty of time to partake in the hobbies you already love—and try out new ones as well. If you count gardening on your list of interests, you stand to benefit from improved physical fitness, mental health, social opportunities, and even a healthier ecosystem. You don’t even need acres of land to do it: you can enjoy small-scale gardening in your senior living community, free of heavy lifting. Gardening can even boost your quality o...
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