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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.


The Top Retirement Wellness Trends

Approximately 60% of senior living communities will be built around a wellness lifestyle by 2023, says the International Council on Active Aging. Historically, this has not been the case as senior living communities have generally opted for a care-first approach. But at Harrogate, we’ve long understood how vital a comprehensive wellness program can be to …

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Hear It From Harrogate: Our Team’s Perspective

Written by: Gianna Garrow Yesterday was a very rough day at work. We lost a wonderful 99-year-old man. I work in skilled nursing in a nursing home. Yes, there are mostly older, medically compromised people there. It is most likely their permanent, last home. We will fall short, but we try to do our best for …

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Life Care Services Ranked #1 in Independent Living Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

Nation’s second-largest senior living operator receives highest score in all 6 factors. Harrogate is excited to announce that our long-time consulting partner, Life Care Services, has become the first and only senior living company to rank first in customer satisfaction for three consecutive years among independent senior living communities in the J.D. Power 2021 – Senior …

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Oh, What Fun! 10 Senior Holiday Activities in Ocean County

As the holidays approach and as the weather gets chillier, older adults in Ocean County have quite a few options for staying active. At Harrogate, staying physical is staying happy, and a key goal of our 8 dimensions of wellness. Harrogate is within minutes of Toms River, where you’ll be delighted by fun and family-friendly …

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Why are senior living communities safer than ever?

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve learned a lot about health and safety. We’ve even been exposed to new language about infection control. Terms like “social distancing,” “PPE” (personal protective equipment), and “quarantine” have become part of common conversation. We’ve even heard about friends who “tested positive.” But encouraging news has made its …

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5 Signs You’re Ready for Senior Living

Wouldn’t it be nice to move to a place where you’re waited on hand and foot – like one of those all-inclusive resorts? If you’re an older adult, your chance to experience that may be sooner than you think. “Being a senior today can open a world of possibilities,” says Charles Benjamin, Executive Director of Harrogate, …

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How Seniors Are Making a Difference Through Volunteering

Retirement and seniorhood are being completely reinvented these days … and it’s making a difference in the world for the better. “Gone are the days and the idea that retirement means sitting quietly in a rocker on the porch, watching the world go by,” says Charles Benjamin, Executive Director of Harrogate, a premier active senior …

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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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