Group and personal travel

The social and physical benefits of travel Traveling as you age can improve your mental, emotional and physical health and help you to stay socially active. The Global Coalition on Aging recently produced a white paper on the mental benefits

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Spring health and wellness

No matter your age, it’s never too late to get started   There are many reasons why we tend to slow down and become sedentary with age. It may be due to health problems, weight or pain issues, or simply

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A Primer on CCRC Residency Contracts

Types of CCRC contracts At Friendship Village Columbus, we often have questions on the core differences between various types of CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Communities) contracts. In this post, we will provide an expanded explanation of the different types of

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Friendship Village Columbus Named Best Retirement Community

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Friendship Village Columbus (FVC) tops the list as Best Retirement Community in the Columbus CEO Best of Business 2017 awards. The 10th annual readers’ poll attracted nearly 54,000 votes, up 44 percent from the previous year. Columbus

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“Not Ready Yet”

As a professional who has worked with older adults for the majority of my career, I have likely heard that phrase 1,000 times. Not ready to move to a retirement community, not ready to leave my home, not ready to

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Tips to stay fit in retirement…it’s not as difficult as you might think!

Fitness means different things to different people. For some it’s general health, no pain, eating well or having enough energy to get through the day. For others, it’s being able to run a marathon. I believe it’s very important when

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Tips for downsizing your home

Downsizing for a move into a senior living community can elicit mixed emotions. The joy of moving into a vibrant, independent living or assisted living community may be coupled with some sadness of selling a family home. Here are some

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Social isolation in seniors and ways to intervene

About 28% (12.5 million) of older persons live alone in the U.S. (8.8 million women, 3.8 million men). While AARP reports that nearly 90% of people over age 65 want to stay at home for as long as possible, how do you know

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Make new traditions with Friendship Village Columbus

While the start of the holiday season brings much joy and the resurrection of long-standing traditions, for senior adults, this time may exacerbate feelings of depression. Statistics show about 12.5 million older persons live alone (8.8 million women, 3.8 million men),

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How prepared are you for retirement?

Whether your retirement is fast approaching or still a few years away, it is likely that you do not spend much time pondering what will happen when you stop working. Unfortunately, many people are unable to retire when they’d like

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