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Ask the retirement expert

You’ve got questions; JoAnn Huebler has answers

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January 25th, 2011
Oak CrestRetirement Counselor JoAnn Huebler encounters hundreds of interesting people each month who are actively researching their retirement options. Here she answers some of the most frequent questions she receives about Erickson Living s unique lifestyle.

Q: Are there any restrictions placed on me when I move to Oak Crest?

A: No. If anything, without the headaches of a house to take care of, you ll find you have more freedom when you move to Oak Crest. Just like your home now, your Oak Crest apartment is yours. That means whether you want to bring along your baby grand piano, share your home with your pet dog Fido, have your grandkids spend the night, or exercise in the fitness center at midnight, the choice is yours.

Q: Can I customize my apartment?

A: Your home is a reflection of you. Just because you re moving out of a house and into an apartment doesn t mean you have to sacrifice your personal style. Whether it s custom carpentry work such as built-in bookcases, shelving, crown molding, and custom closets, or designer lighting, window treatments, upgraded carpet, tile, hardwood flooring, or granite countertops, our Custom Interiors Department can help you design a beautiful space that s uniquely you.

Q: What if my house doesn t sell?

A: The good news is when you choose an Erickson Living community like Oak Crest, you can leave behind the hassles of selling your house and moving. Our realty and moving services are here to make every step of your move simple and stress-free. Our personal moving consultant will help you find a real estate agent, downsize, prepare your house for sale, hire reliable movers, and unpack and set up your new apartment home. And in the rare instance your house has not sold when you re ready to move, we will personally work with you to come up with a plan that assists you in moving to Oak Crest prior to selling your house. Also a quick side note: The Erickson Moving and Realty Services team has a proven record of selling houses quicker and for a higher percentage of the asking price.

Q: How can I find out more about Oak Crest?

A:Simply call 1-800-588-2031 and I will send you our free lifestyle guide. Then schedule a visit at your own convenience. I ll give you a tour of our campus and show you our portfolio of floor plans ranging from one-bedroom models, a variety of one-bedroom with den homes, to a selection of two-bedroom homes with patios, balconies, and sunrooms. Then I ll answer any questions you have about the priority list or the worry-free lifestyle at Oak Crest. I look forward to hearing from you.