Keep up with the latest news at Aberdeen Ridge, learn some helpful tips and ideas related to senior living, and gain insight into issues that matter to seniors and their loved ones.


Summer Activities for Seniors in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs has an abundance of ways to enjoy your summer, no matter your age. We believe in empowering older adults to live at their best, so we’ve curated these ideas for summer senior activities that will keep you active, learning, and enjoying new ways of spending time with family. Outdoor Activities Colorado Springs seniors …

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Why Live in a Senior Living Community vs. an All-Ages Apartment

What’s the best residence for independent living? Today, older adults who no longer need a large suburban home, or the maintenance and expense that come with it, find they have plenty of choices for comfortable independent living. These choices include the purchase of a smaller townhome or condominium; leasing an apartment in a rental complex; …

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What Is Senior Independent Living?

At its core, senior independent living simply designates a housing arrangement exclusively for older adults who can live on their own with little or no assistance. But not all senior independent living is the same. Here’s what you need to know about this retirement living option. Active Adult/55+ Communities These age-restricted communities are only for …

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Importance of Staying Active As You Age

Staying active as you get older has more health benefits than you might think. Being physically active can help you stay independent for longer and improve your quality of life. And it’s never too late to start. Research shows that even if you’ve never been a regular exerciser, you can still build muscle mass and …

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What is Peak Living?

“But I’ll be bored.” “What will I do there?” “I don’t want to just sit around.” If that’s what comes to mind when you think about senior living, there’s good news for you. The professionals at today’s senior living communities know how vital it is to create an environment in which residents are staying active …

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We found our forever home where we’re still free to take flight.

  Like many people in Colorado Springs, John and Carolyn Hawley are an Airforce family. “We’ve lived in 26 houses in 30 years, but soon we’ll be moving to Aberdeen Ridge.” said Carolyn. Here’s why. “Fortunately, we’re in good health and very active. We hike, ski and golf. We love to travel.” explained John. “It …

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Reading an Independent Living Floor Plan

One of the most popular pages on a senior living website is the floor plans page. Those considering making the move naturally want to know what kinds of senior independent living floor plans communities offer. Are there a variety of floor plans? How many square feet are they? What kinds of living spaces are in …

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Preparing for an Appointment with a Senior Living Community

It pays to do your homework and prepare questions to ask senior living communities before you schedule a visit. Moving to a senior living community is a big decision. But the more knowledgeable you become, the easier it will be to choose a community that checks every item on your wish list. If at all …

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Understanding the Cost of Senior Living

There are a lot of factors that go into the decision to choose a senior living community. Naturally, financing that choice is a significant one. Senior living costs can be overwhelming and confusing, especially if it’s your first time exploring retirement options. Here’s a quick guide to the different types of fees you can expect, …

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Independent Living vs. Aging in Place

How older adults define senior independent living seems to be changing. A 2014 AARP survey found that 90% of adults over age 65 wanted to stay in their homes as they age. A 2018 follow-up survey, however, found only 76% of those over age 50 wanted to age in place in their homes. Why the …

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