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.


What is Peak Living?

At Aberdeen Ridge, we believe retirement is a lot more than a calendar filled with basic activities. Instead, we think the foundation of a robust retirement includes a strong focus on senior wellness, discovering your passions and building meaningful social connections with your neighbors. That’s why we created Peak Living. When you’re a resident in …

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How to Look for Changes In Your Aging Loved Ones During the Holidays

Evaluating your parent’s health is difficult when you don’t live nearby, and talking on the phone doesn’t help much, either. Holiday visits are the perfect time to check on their well-being and take notice of any changes in their health. Here are six subtle signs to look for during the holidays that might mean your …

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What Is an Entrance Fee Model?

The senior living community entrance fee model is a great option for older adults wanting to manage their financial futures. However, all the jargon surrounding the cost of senior living can be confusing. So what exactly are entrance fees and are they worth it?  Here are answers to frequently asked questions about senior living entrance …

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The 6 Dimensions of Wellness: What Are They?

“Health and wellness” – it’s such a familiar phrase that you may not think much about what it really means. But Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute, has thought about the meaning of health and wellness and what it takes to achieve it. Hettler defines wellness as a holistic and evolving process …

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The Best Hikes for Seniors in Colorado Springs/Garden of the Gods

Legend has it that in 1859 two surveyors came across an area of incredible rock formations near Pike’s Peak. The sight prompted one surveyor to exclaim, “Why, it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We will call it the Garden of the Gods.” One look at the majestic 300-foot orange sandstone spires …

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Checklist: What to Do While on a Senior Living Waitlist

You’ve joined the waitlist while you’re waiting to move into a retirement community, and once you move to the top of the waitlist, you’re planning on moving right into your new home there.  You might think you can now take it easy for a while. After all, the retirement community won’t be calling you tomorrow …

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When to Use Professional Downsizing Companies and Movers For Seniors

For many reasons, moving into senior living is an exciting time. It means a fulfilling future is on the horizon with a new lifestyle, surroundings and friendships all waiting to be discovered. There’s just one downside: the move itself. Often, seniors who are moving into senior living communities are downsizing from family homes, and that’s …

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How to Keep The Things You Love While Downsizing

Downsizing may mean scaling back, but it doesn’t have to mean parting with the things you hold most dear. Leaving your family home and moving to a senior living community can be both exciting and bittersweet as you contemplate getting rid of belongings that hold precious memories. The trick is learning how to downsize creatively …

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Colorado Springs: The Best Place to Retire in the Colorado

Many people start their search for the best place to retire by casting a wide net. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve narrowed things down to the great state of Colorado. That’s an excellent choice indeed, but also one that still leaves you with a decision to make on which city is …

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How Many Square Feet Do I Need in My New Senior Apartment?

When you’re in a senior living community you really like, scaling back your living space is achievable because so many services and amenities are already provided. The maintenance-free lifestyle of a senior apartment home can be tremendously liberating. You get to choose a new future that includes:   Community and new friends   Beautiful gardens …

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