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From helpful articles on senior wellness to tips for paying for a CCRC, check out The Lodge’s senior living blog!


Downsizing After Retirement

Retirement is an exciting transition. You’ll have more free time to pursue what you love and enjoy the benefits of your hard work. As many individuals and couples make the shift to a retirement lifestyle, they also find that they want to make some changes, one of which is often downsizing. Downsizing is when you reduce your possessions, the size of your home or your responsibilities. By downsizing, many retirees make more space in their life to focus on the …

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A Look at The Lodge

Spectacular homes in a full-service life plan community, coming to Columbus, GA. Each day, The Lodge gets closer and closer to construction – and when it’s completed, this community will be the ultimate setting for inspired living. The green spaces and gathering places throughout The Lodge will project a warm, mountain retreat feel. But when you live here, your true sanctuary will be your own home. Options at The Lodge include spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with a patio or …

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Meet the McNairs

Ask Gail and Nick McNair if they’re concerned about moving, and they’ll prove that they’re really pros at this. “We’ve moved 17 times in 21 years,” says Gail. “We just haven’t done it in a while!” Married for close to 50 years, the McNairs met while they were both studying biology at Clemson University. Upon graduation, Nick went into the U.S. Army as a medical service corps officer, and his new wife joined him for an adventure that spanned the …

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Senior Apartments: 8 Independent Living Services to Look For

Are you approaching retirement? Perhaps you’ve passed that milestone and are now focused on new life goals. Wherever you are, you know there are a few decisions to make. One is where you’ll be living during your next chapter of life. Staying in your home is probably just one option you’re considering, but many adults lean toward downsizing to a smaller space with less maintenance and responsibilities. Making a move into senior apartments like those found in independent living communities …

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7 Things You Need to Know About Retirement Communities

People say a lot of things about retirement communities. Perhaps this comes from experience or the fact that people haven’t seen a vigorous community where healthy people are living their best lives. Whatever negative myths are out there, it’s time to set the record straight. We’ve gathered seven of the most surprising facts about senior living communities. They are: The good ones are still affordable. They’re exciting. You make new friends. You keep your independence. You can have pets. They’re for …

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How to Fund Retirement: 11 Tips for People Close to or at Retirement Age

Thirty percent of baby boomers 55 years and older have nothing saved for their retirement, according to a recent survey. Almost another 30 percent of those same boomers who indicated they had some money saved admitted that their retirement savings didn’t even come close to $50,000. With recommendations citing a million dollars or more as an ideal retirement nest egg, many Americans need to find other ways to fund their retirement living. If you’re like most people in the survey, …

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What is a Full-Service
Retirement Community?

When it’s time to consider life after retirement, those exploring their living options need to know where to start. One of the most popular solutions is to move into a full-service senior living community, one that provides an environment where residents can embrace their independence and freedom, with everything they need right at their fingertips. This article covers some of the basics about life at The Lodge to help you as you search for the best senior living community for …

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