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Information about senior living is scattered all over the internet, making it hard to find a comprehensive resource. So if you’ve been looking for information on positive aging, health and wellness, the benefits of living in and around Toms River and Lakewood, or other topics of interest to seniors, we’re your handy-dandy, one-stop headquarters.


Honoring Our Past and Celebrating Our Future: 33 Years of Worry Less. Live More!

What does being Lakewood, New Jersey’s premier senior living community mean? It means celebrating 33 years of providing the finest, most vibrant and secure senior living experience – and also realizing that “we’re just getting started,” according to Charles Benjamin, Executive Director at Harrogate, a premier active senior living community just minutes from Toms River and …

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Summer Safety Tips for a Healthy and Happy Season

Summer is finally here – one of the best times of the year to take advantage of the beaches, activities and beautiful weather in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. This year, thanks to nationwide vaccination efforts and the reopening of businesses, summer will be particularly enjoyable. Most of us are already making plans to get out of …

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Why Making a Move to Harrogate Is As Easy as 1, 2, 3

Do you like the idea of a maintenance-free, carefree lifestyle that allows you to do all the things you want … but feel a little overwhelmed when you think about all you’d have to do to make that move happen? Fear not, says Charles Benjamin, Executive Director of Harrogate, a premier active senior living community …

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How Short-Term Rehabilitation Puts You on the Path to Recovery

Following an accident, illness or injury, most people need time to recover fully. This is especially true for older adults who recover more slowly from significant incidents. Years ago, hospitals were set up so that these individuals could stay as long as they needed in order to recover enough to go home. Today, seniors and …

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The Journey to Senior Living: A Step- by-Step Guide for Seniors and Families

Are you or a loved one thinking that senior living may be right for you? These days, moving into senior living isn’t the stigma it used to be. Instead, senior living is filled with vibrant opportunities, numerous choices and lifestyles that have younger folks wishing they could move in right now. However, narrowing down the …

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How to Find Quality Skilled Nursing for Your Loved One

When your loved one requires more assistance than assisted living can provide, what comes next? This is when skilled nursing can provide a high quality of life with the support your loved one needs, says Charles Benjamin, Executive Director of Harrogate, a premier active senior living community just minutes from Toms River and the Monmouth/Ocean …

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Senior Living Success: Telling the Kids About Your Move

One thing we can probably agree on is that we’re all glad to see 2020 in our rearview mirror. Many senior adults, after closing the chapter on the past year, are now looking to 2021 and considering what the new year has in store for them. For many, making the move to a senior living …

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New F.D.A. Approved COVID-19 Vaccine Released at Harrogate

Harrogate is pleased to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccination to residents and employees through our partner pharmacy. Residents and employees will be in the initial distribution group in the CDC phased allocations and among the first in the country to have access to the vaccine once it is available. Specific vaccination distribution and …

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Caregiving and the Holidays: When Visiting Mom and Dad Raises Red Flags

Approximately 5 to 7 million Americans provide some assistance to senior loved ones who live at a distance. For these individuals, staying in touch happens through phone calls, reports from neighbors and infrequent visits throughout the year. Many times, a holiday visit may be the only chance an adult child may get to see their …

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Making the Move: 3 Signs You or a Loved One Is Ready for Senior Living

Does the idea of moving to senior living make you or your loved ones wince? If so, it’s time to flip the script, says Charles Benjamin, Executive Director of Harrogate, New Jersey’s premier active senior living community, located just minutes from Toms River and the Monmouth/Ocean County beaches. “Senior living is the place to be …

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