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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.


Harrogate: Offering Exceptional Senior Living to Toms River, NJ

When it comes to senior living, no one should settle for anything less than exceptional. At Harrogate, Ocean County, New Jersey’s premier active senior living community, located between Toms River and Lakewood, New Jersey, that’s exactly what residents get.   “Residents at Harrogate can enjoy the freedom to explore everything our 52-acre community has to …

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Importance of Eye Care for Seniors

In our brains, hundreds of millions of neurons, or 30% of our cortex, is devoted to processing visual information (compared to 8% for touch and just 3% for hearing). Each of our two optic nerves, which carry signals from the retina in the back of the eyes to the brain, consists of a million fibers, …

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Importance of the Continuum of Care for Seniors

No amount of time spent reading tea leaves, tarot cards or your palm can tell you what will actually happen tomorrow. But although this moment right here is the only one we can experience, it’s good to have a general idea or direction you want to go tomorrow, with the flexibility to adjust. What if …

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The Key Benefits of Life Care

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 70% of seniors over 65 will need some form of long-term care for an average of two years. Now while you may be one of the 30% who won’t need long-term care, what about your spouse? Is long-term health care worth it, and how much …

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Find Your Purpose by Exploring Spirituality as You Grow Older

Have you ever thought about aging as a spiritual journey? For many people, aging creates different stages of self-identity and spiritual growth when seeking to find meaning at each milestone. Retirement and later years in life offer the opportunity to redefine your purpose in life, and spirituality can contribute in creating a positive outlook, as …

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The Real Cost of Senior Living — It’s Not as Expensive as You Think

What’s the value of predictability and peace of mind? You’ve worked hard to save for your retirement, and deciding how to best protect your nest egg while continuing to live the life you want can be difficult, especially when life can be so unpredictable. While you might prefer to stay in your home, it can …

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How to Make Friends and Improve Your Quality of Life as You Age

You’re Never Too Old to Make New Friends Remember how easy it was to make friends when you were a kid? Back then, it seemed like every social interaction ended with a new best friend. Then you go to college and/or into the workforce, and what seemed to come easy is now more difficult. Especially …

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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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