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Independent Living vs. Assisted Living

The world of senior living can feel overwhelming as you begin to explore your options. What levels of living are available? What are the differences between independent living and assisted living? Will I need care a few years down the road? (The answer to the last...

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Grace Ridge Completes Major Renovation Project

A worldwide pandemic couldn’t stop Grace Ridge Retirement Community from completing a multimillion-dollar renovation project that enhances the lives of its more than 200 residents. The One North Project opened to popular demand in March 2021. Residents can now admire...

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

Friend. Coach. Cheerleader. Multitasker. Therapist. Advice-giver. Motherhood entails a long list of unofficial jobs that may or may not have to do with actual parenting! Mother’s Day is a celebration of the loving, caring, talented women we know who exemplify the role...

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Is Memory Care the Same as Skilled Nursing?

Understanding the terms used for senior care is the first step to deciding the best choice for your loved one. In this article, we define two common care options you may have heard about: memory care and skilled nursing. To begin explaining the difference between...

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Activities for Seniors to Celebrate Veterans Day

Veterans Day was first known as Armistice Day. It commemorated the World War I armistice between the allies and Germany that went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. Later, the name was changed to Veterans Day, and in the United...

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What Adult Children Should Know About CCRCs

Understanding the Ins and Outs of Continuing Care Retirement Communities Let’s start with a few questions — What is a CCRC? How do CCRCs differ from other senior living options? What do I need to know if I’m considering CCRC senior living for my loved one? In the most...

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Attractions for Seniors in Morganton, NC

Welcome to Nature’s Playground From the serenity of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the close-knit charm of downtown, folks around here know the key to the good life is a great location. In fact, with so many things to do in Morganton, Grace Ridge residents seem to always...

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