Your senior living HQ.

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 Importance of Lifelong Learning for Seniors

Lifelong Learning has lifelong benefits. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 20 or 80. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford, business magnate Being curious and wanting to learn about the world around us is an important part of being human. But does learning stop after you end your formal education …

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Sue Gallagher’s 16 Fun and Affordable Things to Do Around Ocean County

If you’re Harrogate Community Life Services Director Sue Gallagher, you often get asked about interesting things to do, including when there’s a blog to be written about affordable senior-friendly activities in Lakewood, Toms River, and the surrounding Ocean County. Fortunately, Sue always has a long list of ideas. Here are her 16 suggestions: Lakewood Strand …

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The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Seniors

Physical therapy can help prevent physical decline A natural part of the aging process is having decreased flexibility, strength and/or balance. Which is why returning to your normal level of activity after an injury, illness or surgery can get more difficult with each passing birthday. But working with a physical therapist after a fall, hip …

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CCRC Contracts Defined

Explaining CCRC Contract Types: A Guide to Get You Started A Continuing Care Retirement Community, or CCRC, is the exact same thing as a Life Plan Community. (Harrogate uses the term Life Plan Community.) But not all CCRCs (or Life Plan Communities) are created equal. Confused? Here’s a guide with detailed information to help you …

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Understanding your senior living options.

Kevin Fletcher, Director of Sales and Marketing at Harrogate, can explain all the pros and cons of your senior living options in the Toms River, Lakewood and Ocean County area. His team of Life Care Consultants have helped hundreds of seniors just like you find the best option to fit their lifestyle and budget.

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Skilled Nursing Care: What Is It?

What Is Skilled Nursing Care, Assisted Living and a Nursing Home? People typically use the words “skilled nursing, “assisted living” and “nursing home” interchangeably, but they’re actually all different terms. Nursing home is a term used to describe the physical building where residents receive assisted living or skilled nursing care. Assisted living is for seniors …

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Importance of eating well as you age

Well-Being Includes Eating Well A MacArthur Foundation Study found that 70% of how we age is determined by our lifestyle. And because we all need to eat, eating healthy can make a big difference in your overall well-being. This blog will show you how to build a healthy menu, as well as which foods are …

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