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.


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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Myths About Senior Living Communities

When you hear the words “senior living” or “retirement community,” what comes to mind? Unless you’re already familiar with contemporary senior living communities, chances are your thoughts about senior living aren’t entirely positive. But ask yourself — could you be wrong? Today’s senior living communities are a lot different from the nursing home stereotypes that …

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How Senior Living Communities Ease the Transition for Older Adults

Making the decision to move to a senior living community is one of the most beneficial moves you can make to maintain and expand your independence, and live a happier, healthier life in retirement. But the transition to a senior living community can be challenging for both new residents and their families. Today, many communities …

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Six Tips to Help Jump-Start Your Senior Living Search

Imagine if we all took Scarlett O’Hara’s advice and regularly said, “I’ll think about it tomorrow.” Not only would we miss out on some of life’s best experiences, but we might give up the chance to choose how and where we live in our later years.  If retirement is in view for yourself or for …

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The Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living

Today’s seniors are living longer, healthier and more vibrant lives than ever before. In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for seniors to move from their family home into an assisted living community only when this assistance became necessary. Nowadays, more and more healthy and active retirees are opting for independent living communities where they can …

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5 Reasons to Retire in Colorado Springs

If you’re considering places to spend your retirement years, you should know that more and more seniors are choosing to retire in Colorado. Colorado has a relatively high population of retirees, so there are plenty of people with similar interests to meet. Also, because the state considers its seniors to be an essential part of …

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