Friday, September 14, 2018

Make the Most of Every Minute with Loved Ones

assisted living ann arborDo you have a loved one living in assisted living in Ann Arbor?

Is your loved one struggling with the transition?

Are you looking for ways to make each visit a special moment?

You can make the most of every minute when you visit your loved one if you keep this in mind:
  • Just by being there you’re helping
  • Bring a gift
  • Check the schedule
  • Be Creative
Learn more here!

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For more information about assisted living in Ann Arbor and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today!

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Make Every Moment Count While Visiting Your Loved One

assisted living ann arborAre you looking for ways to make each visit a special moment?

Tired of doing the same old stuff?

Need a few ideas?

You can make the most of every minute when you visit your loved one if you keep this in mind:

  • Just by being there you’re helping. – Your visits can help make your loved one not feel so lonely. Isolation can be harmful for many seniors physical and cognitive health. Having a friendly face around can help ease some of their fear and anxiety about living somewhere new.
  • Bring a gift – Your loved one’s shopping trips are likely limited, so bring them something they enjoy like their favorite magazine, CD, artwork or a card.  


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For more information about assisted living in Ann Arbor and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

How to Decide If You’re Ready to Make a Retirement Plan

Still feel like you’re too young to make a real plan for retirement? Are you interested in a retirement home in Ann Arbor but think you’re jumping the gun? Retirement age still a couple years away and not sure if you need to start making a plan?

When retirement is just around the corner, you might feel like you don’t need a plan for your retirement beyond your saving. You feel fine to carry on just as you are, in the same house, doing the same things, just with a little extra free time to enjoy. But when is the right time to start planning for your retirement? To find out if you’re ready, ask yourself these simple questions about retirement today:
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1. Can you picture yourself enjoying a community of retirees? You don’t have to be ready to move into a retirement community today, but if the idea of the community sounds appealing to you now, or like it could be appealing one day, it’s not too early to start planning!

2. Are you interested in an easier day? If you can imagine a day with less housework, a smaller space to maintain, and all around simpler care, downsizing or moving to a community could be in the cards for you. If you’re already thinking about the perks of less work, it’s time to start planning. 

3. Do you need ample time to adjust to a new environment? If you’re the type of person that takes time to warm up and feel comfortable with change, don’t delay planning a move to a community or downsizing. Just making plans, even if they’re for a fairly distant future, can really help with the adjustment period. 

4. If you’re married, will you feel more comfortable making a plan and moving with your spouse? People often end up waiting until the loss of a spouse to plan a move to a retirement community, which can increase the difficultly several times over. Instead of waiting, start making a plan to move while you’re still a couple. 


Asking yourself these questions and others like them can be a great tool to help you realize you’re ready to make a plan for your retirement and your future. Whatever your plan may look like, it will give you great peace of mind to talk about it with your family and know that your outlook is bright. Reach out to the experts at Hillside Terrace Retirement Community today to talk about your options for retirement. Remember that at Hillside Terrace, our family shares life with yours.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

3 Things Seniors Wish They Considered before Planning Retirement

Are you planning retirement but aren’t sure which options are best for you? Looking for advice to help you plan your post-retirement path? Are you interested in a retirement home in Ann Arbor or still unsure if it’s the best way to go?

In your 50s, your retirement planning probably consists of saving as much money as you can. But there’s a stage of life that can come later that too many of us avoid planning for. Seniors who have been retired for some time will tell you there are considerations you should account for now, even if it seems like you are planning for things that are very far away. 
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1. Spouse

Professionals working in a retirement home in Ann Arbor see the scenario again and again: a senior will move to a retirement community or assisted living only after the loss of their spouse and struggle unnecessarily. After a loss, moving to a new community can feel incredibly sudden, and disorienting. People who move into a retirement community with their spouse have a much easier time adjusting. That’s why many seniors would advise younger retirees to move to a community while you’re still young and still a couple.

2. Family

As much as some of us want to delay planning for the later stages of retirement, we also don’t want to leave the burden of making tough decisions up to our children and family. To make things easier on yourself and your family, many seniors would advise younger retirees to create a long-term plan now and make sure to talk about it with your family in case a difficult situation arises. 

3. Health 

It can be hard to plan for or even think about a time when you might be much less vibrant, sharp, and physically capable. But the facts are that many of us will require extra medical care and attention at some point in our golden years. Seniors would advise younger retirees to plan for the possibility and start looking into Continuing Care Retirement Communities, home nurses, or living with relatives long before it’s a necessity. 


Planning with these considerations in mind might not be your idea of fun, but putting a plan in place will solidify your retirement path for your entire future and make transitions much easier on you and your family. Reach out to the experts at Hillside Terrace Retirement Community today to talk about your options for retirement. Remember that at Hillside Terrace, our family shares life with yours.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

How Physical Activity Impacts Your Health

Does physical activity really have a positive impact on your health?

Is your mind sharp?
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According to the Global Council on Brain Health, “people who participate in purposeful exercises show beneficial changes in brain structure and function, and those who lead a physically active lifestyle have a lower risk of cognitive decline."
At Hillside Terrace, we offer many opportunities for physical exercise including: NuStep, daily exercise class, volleyball, bocce ball, and walking group.

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For more information about assisted living in Ann Arbor and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Small Changes Can Have a Positive Impact on Your Body & Mind

Do you have a healthy body and mind?

Are you physically fit?

If you answered “No” to the above questions, you may need to make a couple of changes to your habits. Small changes can have lasting benefits on your body, mind and spirit.
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You can combine purposeful exercise and healthy lifestyle habits at any age. It isn’t necessary for adults to drastically alter their current lifestyle to reap the physical and mental benefits of exercise. You just need to make a few tweaks that can have a larger impact on overall health. We can help you live a longer and happier life!

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After raising a family together, you may decide that keeping up a home is too much for you. And that’s okay! There are many communities for assisted living in Ann Arbor that will allow you the flexibility to create a retirement lifestyle that is perfect for you!

For more information about assisted living and the other services we provide, visit us at HillsideTerrace.net, or contact us here! Hillside Terrace – “Where our family shares life with your family!” Schedule a tour today! 

Friday, June 15, 2018

How to Choose the Best Retirement Community in Ann Arbor

Planning on making the move to a retirement community in Ann Arbor? Ready to retire but aren’t sure which community would be best? Want to be sure you’re making the right choice in retirement community?

Selecting a retirement community in Ann Arbor can be a stressful task. If you play your cards right, you’ll be choosing a home that could serve you for the rest of your life. No pressure! But don’t worry; you can make the choice easier with a simple process of building a list of your top priorities in retirement. Once you have a list just pick the community that’s the best match!
To get started on your list, answer some simple questions like these:  
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1. Are you active?
If you’re active, that’s not something you want to change when you move into a retirement community. Look for a community that encourages and supports your active lifestyle. Less active seniors can choose a community that will help you meet your goals and maintain high quality of life. 
2. What are your medical care needs? 
Consider your current and future needs. If you already require regular medical assistance, a community that provides the right level of care is essential. Even if you’re perfectly healthy today, you may want to plan for the possibility of illness or accident in the future. 
3. What elements of your lifestyle do you need to accommodate? 
Whether you have pets, travel for extended periods, or can’t imagine living without a garden, important features of your lifestyle should be considered in your choice. 
4. Who is paying and what is the budget?
Whether you or a family member is paying, it’s important to be upfront and realistic about a budget. You don’t want to have to move later if it turns out the bill is not affordable. 
5. What are your memory care needs?
With an Alzheimer’s, dementia, or related diagnosis, access to memory care is very important. The heavy burden of these conditions can often be lessened by the right community and care. 
6. What amenities are you most interested in? 
Do a little browsing and make a list of 5 amenities that are most important to you, be it a fitness center, large grounds, or something more unique that will really bring you joy!

Reach out to Hillside Terrace Retirement Community in Ann Arbor today!


A little legwork goes a long way! When you prepare a list of priorities by asking yourself a few simple questions, choosing the right retirement community becomes much easier. If you have more questions about retirement communities in Ann Arbor, contact us today. At Hillside Terrace, our family shares life with yours.