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November 2017

5 Factors to Consider When Shopping for a Continuing Care Retirement Community

If you’re just beginning your search for the right Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), you may be a bit overwhelmed by the process.

There’s a lot of information available to retirees and their families about retirement communities, but your Google search may leave you with even more questions than when you started! The best way to have all your questions answered is by requesting a personal appointment with each community you’re considering.

To make your shopping experience a little easier, we’ve developed 5 categories into which you can break down a community:

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Yoga at Pennswood: A Focus on the Physical and Mental

“It becomes part of your life,” says Pennswood Village resident, Bill Strong, about practicing yoga. “We are our own best doctors if we unveil ourselves to the opportunities we have here. It’s all a plus.”

Pennswood Village hosts four different types of yoga classes for residents to choose from including regular yoga, restorative yoga, chair yoga, and a combination of yoga, Pilates and tai chi (PiYoChi) in the swimming pool.

“When you finish your practice, you’re so relaxed,” says resident Jenny Hollingshead.

The regular yoga class is a mid-level class offered every week on Fridays, while the restorative yoga class is focused on gentle stretching, both on the floor and in chairs. Chair yoga is a yoga class that alters traditional yoga poses for those who wish to practice in a seated position, while in PiYoChi, participants are supported by the water.

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