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  • There’s No “No” In Technology At Aldersgate

    There’s No “No” In Technology At Aldersgate

    Friday, February 3 2017 8:54 AM EST2017-02-03 13:54:31 GMT
    Aldersgate is a unique Life Plan Community. One of its physical benefits is its 231-acre natural campus. The community’s vision is steadfast: To strive to give residents their best possible day, each day by creating fulfilling life experiences. Located in Charlotte, NC, Aldersgate is a community of creative, caring and intellectually curious individuals. The executive team is very involved in national and regional organizations that inform the “now” and future of se...More >>
    Aldersgate is a unique Life Plan Community. One of its physical benefits is its 231-acre natural campus. The community’s vision is steadfast: To strive to give residents their best possible day, each day by creating fulfilling life experiences. Located in Charlotte, NC, Aldersgate is a community of creative, caring and intellectually curious individuals. The executive team is very involved in national and regional organizations that inform the “now” and future of se...More >>
  • Why Social Isolation Should Be A Community Issue.

    Why Social Isolation Should Be A Community Issue.

    Monday, November 28 2016 9:22 AM EST2016-11-28 14:22:54 GMT

    It’s easy to take “water cooler” chats, running into a neighbor at the grocery store, or even arguing with your spouse over the remote for granted when it’s your everyday life. But with 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, many of our aging loved ones are becoming socially isolated – alone and feeling forgotten.   According to the U.S. Census Bureau 11 million, or 28% of people aged 65 and older, lived alone in 2010. As people ge...

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    It’s easy to take “water cooler” chats, running into a neighbor at the grocery store, or even arguing with your spouse over the remote for granted when it’s your everyday life. But with 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, many of our aging loved ones are becoming socially isolated – alone and feeling forgotten.   According to the U.S. Census Bureau 11 million, or 28% of people aged 65 and older, lived alone in 2010. As people ge...

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  • When it comes to senior living communities, are you a classic INRY?

    When it comes to senior living communities, are you a classic INRY?

    Wednesday, August 24 2016 12:50 PM EDT2016-08-24 16:50:37 GMT
    “I’m not ready yet” (INRY) is a new acronym based on old perceptions about retirement communities. Many INRYs have put their toe in the water by looking online or even attending an event. But there is still some trepidation. I’ve worked in this industry for decades and seen the transformation in both the “concept” of senior living and the “people” who have made the leap. Many start out as INRYs with generalized objections. When I dig d...More >>
    “I’m not ready yet” (INRY) is a new acronym based on old perceptions about retirement communities. Many INRYs have put their toe in the water by looking online or even attending an event. But there is still some trepidation. I’ve worked in this industry for decades and seen the transformation in both the “concept” of senior living and the “people” who have made the leap. Many start out as INRYs with generalized objections. When I dig d...More >>
  • Aldersgate Helps Write the First Chapter of a Game-Changing Book for East Charlotte Families

    Aldersgate Helps Write the First Chapter of a Game-Changing Book for East Charlotte Families

    Tuesday, August 9 2016 3:31 PM EDT2016-08-09 19:31:34 GMT
    Friday, August 5, 2016 was a day to commemorate for Aldersgate, UNC Charlotte, the Johnston YMCA and Windsor Park Elementary – students and educators alike. A luncheon was held in the Aldersgate Fellowship Hall to celebrate the first of what will be many successful summer reading camps at Aldersgate and Windsor Park Elementary.  For four weeks, 36 energetic and curious second- and third-graders were welcomed by Aldersgate and specifically 18 elder residents – to...More >>
    Friday, August 5, 2016 was a day to commemorate for Aldersgate, UNC Charlotte, the Johnston YMCA and Windsor Park Elementary – students and educators alike. A luncheon was held in the Aldersgate Fellowship Hall to celebrate the first of what will be many successful summer reading camps at Aldersgate and Windsor Park Elementary.  For four weeks, 36 energetic and curious second- and third-graders were welcomed by Aldersgate and specifically 18 elder residents – to...More >>
  • Memory Care

    Memory Care

    Memory Care

    Friday, July 29 2016 8:30 AM EDT2016-07-29 12:30:18 GMT
    Staying in Tune with Today’s Boomers. The fact that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day is not lost on Aldersgate. The senior living community has a legacy of nearly 70 years of focusing on elder needs. Today, the nonprofit is making a thoughtful $70 million investment in its 231-acre campus. This expansion will add 62 new apartments and villas, an amenity-filled commons with expanded dining venues and programming, a new skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and expanded ...More >>
    Staying in Tune with Today’s Boomers. The fact that 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day is not lost on Aldersgate. The senior living community has a legacy of nearly 70 years of focusing on elder needs. Today, the nonprofit is making a thoughtful $70 million investment in its 231-acre campus. This expansion will add 62 new apartments and villas, an amenity-filled commons with expanded dining venues and programming, a new skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and expanded ...More >>
  • The Secret

    The Secret

    The Secret

    Monday, July 11 2016 2:04 PM EDT2016-07-11 18:04:36 GMT
    In more than 20 years of working with seniors I have come to know one important fact – a typical senior at a retirement community will become friends with over 100 new people within a year of moving into the community.  I call this “the secret.” It’s a secret because only people living in a retirement community actually understand this truth – and just how quickly they make and establish a network of good friends! I’ve tested this premise by a...More >>
    In more than 20 years of working with seniors I have come to know one important fact – a typical senior at a retirement community will become friends with over 100 new people within a year of moving into the community.  I call this “the secret.” It’s a secret because only people living in a retirement community actually understand this truth – and just how quickly they make and establish a network of good friends! I’ve tested this premise by a...More >>
  • Five questions to ask yourself when shopping for a senior living community.

    Five questions to ask yourself when shopping for a senior living community.

    Five questions to ask yourself when shopping for a senior living community.

    Friday, July 1 2016 11:31 AM EDT2016-07-01 15:31:19 GMT

    Five questions to ask yourself when shopping for a senior living community. I am asked this question a lot: How do you choose a really good retirement community?   Actually, when you’ve seen one retirement community – you’ve seen one retirement community!  Each one is a little different – and they come in all shapes and sizes.  Additionally, the financial arrangements are unique to each community.   Here are five questions you s...

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    Five questions to ask yourself when shopping for a senior living community. I am asked this question a lot: How do you choose a really good retirement community?   Actually, when you’ve seen one retirement community – you’ve seen one retirement community!  Each one is a little different – and they come in all shapes and sizes.  Additionally, the financial arrangements are unique to each community.   Here are five questions you s...

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  • Understanding the rules and regulations around Medicare

    Understanding the rules and regulations around Medicare

    Understanding the rules and regulations around Medicare can be a daunting task. Just what is Medicare? It is a national social insurance program offered in the United States.  First administered by the U.S. federal government in 1966, Medicare uses approximately 30 private insurance companies across the United States. Medicare provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have paid into the system. It also provides health insurance for younger individuals with...

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    Understanding the rules and regulations around Medicare can be a daunting task. Just what is Medicare? It is a national social insurance program offered in the United States.  First administered by the U.S. federal government in 1966, Medicare uses approximately 30 private insurance companies across the United States. Medicare provides health insurance for Americans aged 65 and older who have paid into the system. It also provides health insurance for younger individuals with...

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  • When Considering a Move to a Community, We May Be Wise to Tweak Our Thinking (and Our Planning Approach)

    When Considering a Move to a Community, We May Be Wise to Tweak Our Thinking (and Our Planning Approach)

    Thursday, June 16 2016 10:12 AM EDT2016-06-16 14:12:40 GMT

    By: David Ratchford, President & CEO of Spectrum Consultants, Inc.  During my 38 years in the senior living industry, I have talked with thousands of individuals and couples who are considering moving to a community, and the #1 initial response is still the same: “I’m not ready yet.”  Interestingly, or perhaps ironically, the #1 comment from people AFTER a move is: “I wish I had moved much sooner.” In fact, as is documented by our consumer...

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    By: David Ratchford, President & CEO of Spectrum Consultants, Inc.  During my 38 years in the senior living industry, I have talked with thousands of individuals and couples who are considering moving to a community, and the #1 initial response is still the same: “I’m not ready yet.”  Interestingly, or perhaps ironically, the #1 comment from people AFTER a move is: “I wish I had moved much sooner.” In fact, as is documented by our consumer...

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