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It Takes a Village

OKC is home to over 370,000 residents that are 55+, and VillagesOKC is bringing them together to redefine life, remain active and hold onto independence. But VillagesOKC is a plan – not a place. “Villages is a community of trusted individuals, organizations and professionals who are dedicated to connecting people with information and resources needed in order to age with...

Exploring Senior Living

Planning Ahead: Continuing Care  Arranging for retirement – and, more importantly, how you want to spend the latter years of your life – can be daunting, but decisions you make today can offer security in the future. It’s one of the reasons why senior living communities continue to grow in popularity. Many are designed to provide residents with the amenities...

Preparing for the Future

Staying Connected Adjusting to new circumstances is a challenging endeavor, whether you’re seven or 75. For seniors, however, shifting economic climates, changing health conditions and new living arrangements can compound this challenge. According to a document developed by the Centers for Disease Control, more than 74 million people will be over the age of 65 by 2030. The document, “Healthy Aging...

The Next Big Move

The ‘Pros’ Abound When you or a loved one approaches or reaches the golden years, lots of challenges may present themselves. These challenges make you consider what the next step of life looks like. But where do you go for information about retirement communities? And how do you make those really tough choices? While aging in place may seem appealing, keep...

Active Years

Exercise: the Antidote to Aging Balance and connection make life sweet, and as we begin to age, this truth becomes even more important. Older adults need a unique symmetry of movement, nutrition, community and care to make their golden years some of the best. One way to address several of these needs at once is to stay active. But what kinds...

The Sky Isn’t the Limit

Phyllis Gardner has changed her mind about a few activities since going to live at Inverness Village, a retirement community in Tulsa. “I made fun of yoga before I came here,” she says. “Now, I recruit people all the time to come to our class. It’s amazing how much that class can make you feel better for days afterward.” Nursing homes...