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The Challenge: Reawakening Your Dormant Body in Retirement
The Challenge: Reawakening Your Dormant Body in Retirement

By Ann Burnside Love To re-introduce myself to readers, I’m Ann Burnside Love, founder of Love & Company, and for the last nine years an actual resident of a real Senior Residential Living community in central Maryland — and a very contented resident. A few years...

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Enjoying the Many Holidays Which Fill Out Your Year
Enjoying the Many Holidays Which Fill Out Your Year

By Ann Burnside Love You’ve been retired for a while. You’re doing well, or you’re doing less than well, but managing. Possibly you’re thinking about, or wanting, or needing to make a change to a community where your life will be more comfortable, safer, and where...

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Planning to Age in Place? But Which Place?
Planning to Age in Place? But Which Place?

By Ann Burnside Love My friend Marjorie and I, during the same month, signed onto the waiting list for the retirement community I now live in, two and a half years before our names came up on the list for our apartments. When I got the call that a residence was...

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20 Reasons I’m Thankful to Live in a Retirement Community
20 Reasons I’m Thankful to Live in a Retirement Community

By Ann Burnside Love • At a retirement community, someone else cleans my apartment regularly, changes my bed linen, and recycles my newspapers. (If this sounds wonderful, it is.) After certain breaks in health, I really can't do many of these things. And I'm most...

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I’m Living in a Media Center! Who Knew?
I’m Living in a Media Center! Who Knew?

By Ann Burnside Love We’re not to call libraries “libraries” any more. They are now media centers doing much more than housing books. I know this is true truth, because two of my daughters-in-law are media center coordinators in public schools. One works in an...

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What Made You Decide to Move to a Senior Living Community?
What Made You Decide to Move to a Senior Living Community?

By Ann Burnside Love For this week’s blog, I introduced myself to some new neighbors, and asked them why they decided to move into a senior living community like the one I call home. He says: “We had accumulated all these things together during our marriage. We were...

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Arriving By the Back Door
Arriving By the Back Door

By Ann Burnside Love This story is about the unexpected way I moved into the beautiful retirement apartment I now call home. As a hint — although my daughter and I had planned every detail together — when the day came I never even saw the moving crew.  Yes, I was...

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Living Close and Staying Involved in Family Events
Living Close and Staying Involved in Family Events

By Ann Burnside Love My family is big in the birthday celebration department, and this month is especially busy with six in two generations. This means I’m not deficient in cake consumption, because my chosen retirement community is within convenient reach of the...

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Measure Your New Retirement Home Before You Move!
Measure Your New Retirement Home Before You Move!

By Ann Burnside Love Well, you were given a floor plan when you chose your apartment or cottage, weren’t you? It showed the dimensions, didn’t it? Why should you have to measure it yourself? • Realistically, floor plans for retirement homes were designed when the...

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What Residence is Right for You?
What Residence is Right for You?

By Ann Burnside Love When I finally decided to move from my spacious “first” retirement home in a 55 and up development, I knew that I would again have to condense my belongings, and I had to decide which residence—apartment or cottage—would work best to create a...

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