A Look Back: Our Most-Read Senior Living Blog Posts of 2020

2021 is well underway, but that doesn’t mean we should forget the lessons we learned in 2020. We wanted to take a look back at our top blog posts from the past year to review what we learned, see what seniors are searching for and give us ideas on how to continue to provide great, relevant content in 2021. If you’ve missed any of these top blog posts, we’ve attached links so you can easily navigate to them. Happy reading!

1. “Home Sweet Home: Making Your Space Perfect for You”

When older adults retire, they often focus so much on their new lifestyle that they don’t stop to consider if they are living in a space that not only fits their needs, but their wants as well. While choosing the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of is important, it’s equally important to choose and enjoy a home that is perfect for you. Read more


2. “5 Advantages of Retiring in Lakeland, Florida”

When it is time to retire, many seniors are looking for an area with warmer weather, a maintenance-free lifestyle and access to an array of engaging opportunities and fun at every turn. This is what leads many older adults to Florida. Read more


3. “3 Ways Boomers are Redefining Fitness in Retirement”

When it comes to health, fitness and aging, boomers are paving the way. Gone are the days of getting old, slowing down and relaxing. Instead, boomers are spending more time getting fit, being active and living healthier lifestyles. This not only helps them to live better, but it also helps them to live longer. Read more


4. “The True Cost of Staying in Your Home

If you or a loved one is living at home, you know firsthand how stressful it can be, especially at the present moment. There’s a lot on your plate! From housekeeping, yardwork and maintenance to grocery shopping, stocking up on medications and more, being a homeowner is stressful enough without thinking about the mental, emotional and physical cost. Read more


5. “5 Ways to Stormproof Your Retirement Plan”

When it comes to any storm or uncertainty in life, it’s important to be as prepared as possible while making plans to deal with whatever comes your way. During a hurricane, you ensure you have the necessary supplies you will need to weather the storm, can easily tend to your home if damage occurs and are prepared for any short- or long-term impacts. Read more


6. “How to Downsize While Decorating”

When it comes to moving to a retirement community, many older adults look most forward to decorating their new space – this is especially true when a holiday is just around the corner. However, for those who live at home, it can be more tedious and painstaking to pull out the seasonal décor – especially when your home, attic or basement is cluttered. By taking control and downsizing while you decorate you can make it easier for both right now and in the future.

Whether you are looking for a community of your own or whether you want to downsize and declutter a little at a time to make decorating easier now and later, we can help! Read more


7. “The Ideal Retirement Destination: Living in Lakeland, Florida

When older adults are looking for a retirement community that fits their needs and preferences, it’s likely they’ll find just what they’re looking for in a prime location in Florida. Lakeland is home to some of the most exciting things to do, and more than that, Lakeland has also been voted one of the top ten best places to retire in the south according to U.S. News & World Report! Why is that? There is no shortage of reasons! Read more


8. “Why We Chose The Estates: Bill and Phyllis Gabler

We can go on and on about why The Estates at Carpenters is the place for today’s active, independent older adults. However, we subscribe to the model of “show, don’t tell,” so we’d rather you hear the story straight from the people who matter most – our residents. Read more


9. “The Secret Reason Why More Boomers Are Moving to Lakeland

When it comes time to retire, many boomers are looking for a great value, lively area and peace of mind knowing that their needs are going to be met for years to come. This often means making a move to an area that can offer everything you want and need in one location, without dealing with a giant lifestyle change. This is one of the many reasons that Lakeland is becoming one of the top choices for boomers who are about to retire. Read more


10. “Carpenters Cares: Our Dedication to the Community

At The Estates at Carpenters, giving back and helping others is part of our everyday mission and it extends far beyond our residents. Through our Carpenters Cares program, we allocate time, expense, capital and compassion to make a difference in the lives of everyone we meet, whether a resident, family member, employee or our surrounding community. Read more

About The Estates at Carpenters

The Estates at Carpenters is a Life Plan Community offering worry-free independent living, assisted living and high-quality skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. For over 34 years, The Estates has provided older adults in the area with an active, engaging lifestyle filled with abundant choices and the amenities and services that make life easier. A lifestyle designed to keep older adults healthy and well today – and tomorrow.

For more information on The Estates or to RSVP to an upcoming event, contact Jeanie at 863-279-4503 or visit our website.

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