Articles on "Retirement Communities"

March 18, 2014 1:15 pm

Analysis of America’s Fastest Growing Retirement Places

When to retire is one of life’s biggest decisions, but where to retire is an often-overlooked question that can be equally important. Using data from the U.S. Census Bureau, NerdWallet crunched the numbers to find the country’s fastest growing metropolitan areas for retirees. We analyzed the 75 largest metros in the U.S. and looked at the 65+ population as a percentage of the total population in each place in 2007 and in 2012 to find the places that saw the greatest growth [...]

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis
March 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis

Smooth Sailing By Christy Brudin A first ascent of a mountain with two kids in tow. Three days anchored off a reef after los­ing a mast. An epic sail across the Atlantic. Herb and Ruth Weiss have shared quite a few adventures over the years. After recently moving to BayWoods of Annapolis, a continuing care retirement community in the heart of Annapolis, Md., Herb and Ruth are now planning their exciting future—and sailing is certainly on the itinerary. In addition [...]

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship
March 14, 2014 6:20 pm

Puppy Love at Morningside House of Friendship

Alice Heiderman has always been a dog person. Throughout her life, she’s been the proud owner of many wonderful dogs. However, when she met Lily, the therapy dog at Morningside House of Friendship in Hanover, Md., what had always been an interest turned into a passion. Lily’s special breed of puppy love has helped improve Alice’s physical and emotional wellbeing. After graduating from high school, Alice took a job at W.R. Grace and Company, a chemical company near Baltimore, Md. [...]

January 27, 2014 7:56 pm

Top 10 Best Places to Retire

Annual list ranks America’s top retirement cities When choosing where to retire, most older adults look for places where they can stay active, engaged, inspired and healthy. Today’s retirees prefer to keep learning and experiencing new things as they age, and tend to seek more diverse climates, demographics and activities. With this in mind, Livability.com has named the Top 10 Best Places to Retire, . For this list of the best places to retire, editors pulled data used to determine [...]

No Boundaries–The Residences at Thomas Circle
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

No Boundaries–The Residences at Thomas Circle

By Christy Brudin Harriet Mayor Fulbright’s international education began at the tender age of 15. She has visited and lived in countries from Latin America to Asia. The world has been her greatest teacher—and she has always been an eager student. Throughout her career, Harriet has helped foster that same zeal for travel and education in students throughout the U.S. and around the world. With her late husband Senator J. William Fulbright, she has helped to launch the educational adventures [...]

The Best is Yet to Come–Kensington Park
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

The Best is Yet to Come–Kensington Park

By Christy Brudin “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet,” croons Tony Bennett in “The Best Is Yet to Come.” Albert (“Al”) and Anne Fishman couldn’t agree more. Al, a former music executive who promoted many of Mr. Bennett’s hit records, and Anne, a former teacher, spent a lot of time planning the perfect retirement. Now, they look forward to seeing exactly what their future holds. Residents of Kensington Park Senior Living in Kensington, Md., the Fishmans enjoy the variety of activities [...]

Home for Good–Falcons Landing
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Home for Good–Falcons Landing

A former home economics teacher for eight years and special education administrator for 16 years, Margaret Quayle knows how to transform a house into a home. As a military wife and avid traveler, she has established homes from coast to coast. While she has enjoyed her many homes and countless journeys, Margaret is delighted to have found her “home for good.” Just a year ago, Margaret made her long-planned move to Falcons Landing, a military retirement community in Potomac Falls, [...]

The Art of Appreciation–Waverly Heights
November 6, 2013 5:09 pm

The Art of Appreciation–Waverly Heights

By Christy Brudin Photography by Jim Greipp / Pau Hana Productions Dr. Harold “Hal” and Linda Robinson both have had a lifelong passion for art. New residents of Waverly Heights, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Gladwyne, Pa., the Robinsons are also true masters of appreciation—whether they are analyzing art or enjoying retirement. Born in Philadelphia, Hal attended the University of Pennsylvania for both his undergraduate studies and medical school. He began his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, where [...]

A Place to Grow–Dunwoody Village
November 6, 2013 5:03 pm

A Place to Grow–Dunwoody Village

Growth comes in many different forms. It can be personal—the result of physical or mental changes. It can also be communal—the result of new bonds or stronger connections. No matter what form it takes, growth always requires change. Anita Kneass, a resident of Dunwoody Village, a continuing care retirement community in Newtown Square, Pa., has experienced a lot of growth during the ten years she has called the community home. Today, she enjoys an active lifestyle and looks forward to [...]

Timing is Everything–Cathedral Village
November 6, 2013 4:45 pm

Timing is Everything–Cathedral Village

Few sports require more true teamwork than dragon boat racing. This ancient ritual turned modern athletic event requires 20 paddlers, one drummer to keep time, and one sweep who steers the boat. The paddlers must be perfectly synchronized to succeed. In dragon boat racing, timing really is everything. “It looks easy when you see people who are good at it doing it,” said Sarah West, 76, of dragon boating, which she came to 12 years ago after recovering from breast [...]