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3 Ways to Prepare for the Holidays in Independent Living

The holidays are a special time where friends and family come together to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. The spirit of the holiday season doesn’t change even though where you celebrate it might. For residents in our senior living community at Northfield, the holidays are an exciting time. Not only are residents excited to…

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How to Enjoy Thanksgiving in Senior Living

Thanksgiving is a holiday designed to bring family and friends together. Distance, work, and home commitments can make the holiday seem frenetic. When a loved one is a resident at a senior living community, it may also be challenging to participate in all the traditions around the holiday. However, there are numerous things family members…

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5 Ways to Stay Active in a Senior Living Community

Making the transition to independent senior living ushers in a new stage of life. Retired individuals and families look to these years to be ones where they explore new hobbies and do all the things they couldn’t before retirement. It’s a major lifestyle change, but for the better. A key component to this is staying…

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3 Things to Look for in an Independent Living Home for Your Parents

An independent living home is part of a larger active senior community designed for those who either don’t need or only require minimal assistance. At Northfield, our independent senior living community is vibrant. Thanks to our numerous amenities, residents live a lifestyle where they are free to pursue their interests in retirement without being concerned…

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4 Ways to Help Your Parents Move to Independent Senior Living

Helping your parents move into independent senior living from their home can be an emotionally difficult discussion. But there are ways to start the conversation that will allow everyone involved to make themselves heard so the best solution can be found. There are more senior living options than ever before, and many may go beyond…

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3 Ways to Downsize to an Independent Living Home

Making the transition to independent living requires planning and discussion. When seniors decide to transition to a senior living home, one of the most pressing concerns is downsizing their current home. It can be overwhelming trying to decide what to keep, what to store, and what to let go. It’s a decision-making process that affects…

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Top Healthy Activities for Senior Citizens

No matter what age you are, it’s necessary to be active both physically and mentally. This is especially true as adults enter their retirement years. Finding senior living activities that are not only enjoyable but beneficial is crucial to getting the most out of the retirement lifestyle you are enjoying. At Northfield in Brownsburg, Indiana,…

older man happy with the benefits of senior independent living

3 Benefits of Senior Independent Living

There are many benefits to senior independent living. Individuals and families can expect an active, independent senior community like Northfield in Brownsburg, IN, to provide numerous opportunities to socialize, safety and security, and a worry-free environment where everyday chores and responsibilities are taken care of by our staff. Deciding to retire is a major life…

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When Should I Consider Moving to an Independent Living Community?

Many seniors believe there’s no reason to move to an independent living community until they have to because of their health or finances. However, senior independent living is quite different from an assisted living facility. Active seniors choose independent living communities because they provide them with the support necessary so they can pursue their interests…