Brooksby Village
Bill Dillon with the ark and animals he carved by hand.

When Brooksby’s woodworkers displayed a sampling of their projects in the community’s arts and crafts studios, neighbors and staff were astounded by their skill and creativity.

“The craftsmanship is incredible,” says community member Marie Wakefield. “Several of the pieces appear to be museum quality.”

Ashby Ponds
(Back row, from left) Laura Stuchlak, Dana Bradshaw, Marjean Stevens, Holly Henderson, Christa Gormley, and Rachel Gilbert. (Front row, from left) Melissa Bates, Francesca Gavino, and Liz Dunwood

“I believe that our love for our jobs, and the fact that we work together and know each other like family members, allows us all to best meet the needs of every person wishing to move to Ashby Ponds,” says Holly Henderson, director of sales at the Ashburn, Va., Erickson Living community.

Ashby Ponds
(Back row, from left) Technology club members Nan Krueger, Joan Helble, Mary Alice Babka, Elaine Wienholt, and Greg Johnson. (Front row, from left) Kelsey Hunt and Doug Strait.

According to a recent survey, AARP projects that, “by the year 2030, nearly 132 million Americans age 50 and older will spend upwards of $84 billion a year on technology products.” The survey went on to report that, currently, “91% of those age 50-plus report using a computer, and 94% say technology helps them keep in touch with friends and family.”

Ann's Choice
Memory Project organizer Dr. Nina Haydel with a photograph of her great-grandfather Rabbi Segal.

Among the photographs on a wall in Dr. Nina Haydel’s living room, you’ll find a framed family tree. One of the sepia-toned images is her great-grandfather Rabbi Segal. There is no first name nor any other information about him. 

Ann's Choice
Fred Antil delights a young student with his impersonation of Abraham Lincoln.

Fred Antil is a Renaissance man. The former Marine, hospitality executive, industry consultant, and Cornell University professor has two master’s degrees and a doctorate. He wrote a book about Abraham Lincoln and reenacts Lincoln’s life for schools and civic organizations. He founded and runs the very popular history club at Ann’s Choice.

Siena Lakes
Siena Lakes’ maintenance-free model allows you more time for friends, activities, and fun.

Finding the right home to spend your retirement isn’t just about affordability or amenities or size of your home. It’s about all of those things. It’s about finding a home that offers you the most value, which comes in many shapes and sizes. 

Among senior living options, continuing care retirement communities are most likely to provide all of those things in one place.

Siena Lakes
Retirement experts Kristine Kluge and Suzy McAllister help people realize their retirement priorities and choose a lifestyle that best suits their wants and needs.

If you’re nearing retirement age, or even if you’ve already retired, you should be researching your options. 

“It’s the prudent thing to do,” says Ameriprise Certified Financial Advisor Samantha Long. “You may discover you can enjoy a healthier, happier, more financially stable retirement if you make some changes, but you have to do your research first.”

Siena Lakes
Hank and Nancy Greenberg say they are excited about moving to Siena Lakes when it opens in 2021.

For Hank and Nancy Greenberg, first impressions have always held a lot of weight. Like when Hank first visited Naples, Fla., on a business trip. 

“We were living in Charlotte, N.C., and we thought that was beautiful—and it is. I thought we’d be there forever. But when I came to Naples for a business trip, I was overwhelmed,” he recalls.

Darlene Eckel (left) enjoys life at Lantern Hill so much that her daughter Lynn O’Neill (right) moved there with her husband as soon as she turned 62.

Finding the right home to spend your retirement isn’t just about cost, or amenities, or the food. It’s not just about continuing care or the size and style of your home. It’s about all of those things. It’s about finding a home that offers you the most value, which comes in many shapes and sizes.