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Recent Posts by Sarah Sheridan

Allegro Love Stories – The Secret to Marriage

Many couples at Allegro have been together sixty plus years, and they are experts in maintaining a successful marriage. So we asked them, “What is the secret to a lasting marriage?” Here is some of the advice they shared with us.

Tish & Robert Married 65 years Try not to lose your temper too often.

Gene & Mary Married 61 years Tolerance. Being able to accommodate one another.

Harriet & Clayton Married 63 years Let each other do what they want to do with no argument.

Joseph & Irene Married 59 years You need to talk out all your problems, even if you don’t want to.

Millie & Roy Married 64 years Agree on things and have love and respect for each other.

Top 10 Reasons To Visit Allegro in 2018

2018 is gearing up to be a memorable year for our communities.  As we enter the new year, here are our top 10 reasons to visit Allegro.  Whether or not you are considering a move to a senior living community this year or further down the road, we hope you will come by to learn more about life at Allegro.

To Enjoy Your Surroundings Allegro communities are beautifully designed with luxury accommodations and well-appointed residences.  Allegro’s newest community in Winter Park is NOW OPEN. We invite you to take a virtual tour of the community here.  It is even more impressive in person, so come by for a visit.

To Celebrate Allegro knows how to throw a celebration. Whether it’s Valentine’s Day or National Donut Day, we always find a reason to celebrate. After all, life is too short not too. Here are some pictures of residents in Stuart ringing in the new year together and celebrating the holidays.

To Find Your Passion It’s never too late in life to learn …
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Senior Hacks – Shortcuts to Make Life Easier for Seniors

Daily tasks that were once simple can become more challenging as individuals age and face hurdles such as loss of hearing, sight and memory. Several senior hacks that can make each day easier through this stage of life.

Allegro is highlighting clever ‘Hacks’ or ‘Shortcuts’ to help seniors overcome common hurdles that often accompany older age.

– Ask for a map of your local grocery store and map out your route beforehand to reduce walking. Shop early or late in the day to avoid crowds. Better yet, use Peapod to have groceries delivered to your door.

– Use dark colored switch plates and outlet covers against lighter colored walls so that you can quickly identify their location(s) in a room.

– Take advantages of phone apps to help remind you each day when pills should be taken. Check out the app Pillieboxie.

– Put a sticker on pill boxes after you have taken pills that day.

– Sign up for Amazon Prime subscriptions to have basic household items shipped to your door each month.

– For those struggling with hearing loss, …
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The Truth About Pricing on Senior Living Websites

Allegro offers starting prices on their website and discusses the significance of providing customized pricing.

An article has been circulating in the media lately called ‘Why Senior Housing Prices Are Impossible to Find’ which discusses the lack of pricing information available on senior living websites. This lack of transparency is frustrating to viewers and poses the question, “why can’t senior living companies just post pricing information on the website?”

It’s understandable why this question is commonly asked. Seniors and families go online with the intention to find pricing. Many believe that senior living companies withhold pricing so that they do not scare away potential residents.

Pricing for senior living can be complex and wide-ranging. It is an emotional life decision that requires personalization. As a result, it’s often difficult to provide exact pricing to a senior or family member without first understanding his or her needs.  There’s a wide range of options among care types, services, dining and floor plans.

Typically, rental senior living communities offer a monthly base rent that includes dining, housekeeping, transportation, maintenance, social events, and …
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5 Activities to Celebrate Grandparent’s Day

There is no doubt that grandparents have a unique relationship with their grandchildren. They often serve as a friend, mentor and your biggest fan throughout childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Grandparents can fill roles that parents may not. Whether it is guidance or entertainment, grandparents are always there to bring joy and perspective into our lives.

Take time this year to celebrate and appreciate the grandparents or seniors in your life by planning one of these meaningful activities for Grandparent’s Day on September 10th.

Cook something together: Perhaps your grandma or grandpa makes a favorite dish or dessert you love, but you have not taken the time to learn it for yourself.  Sometimes a recipe can only tell you so much. It’s helpful to walk through the steps together and learn the secret tricks to make those chocolate chip cookies so delicious.

Schedule a photo shoot together: It doesn’t have to be with an expensive photographer or camera but schedule time to capture photos of you with your grandma and/or grandpa. Pick a spot that has a nice background and ask …
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