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Cyber Safety in 2023

  Do you know how many passwords you have for all the sites and systems you use? A study conducted by Microsoft in 2007 found that people had approximately six passwords to remember on average. Today, that number has increased to 70-80 passwords on average, an over 1000% increase in the number of passwords to …

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Gen X Is Ready to Hit the Ground to Retirement Running — See Why Independent Living Is the Best Fit for Their Lifestyle

If you’re part of Gen X (born between 1965 and 1980), then you’re likely preparing for retirement. You’ve completed your education, established your career, and are almost finished raising your children. Though you might still have a few years left in the labor market, a relaxing, fulfilling retirement- lifestyle is probably on your mind. In …

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When Is the Best Time to Sell a House? (It’s March!)

For many older homeowners, there comes a time when their current space doesn’t match their lifestyle or meet their needs, which means it’s time to start their next chapter in a new home.   Whether you’re just starting retirement and looking for a vibrant, easygoing lifestyle in Independent Living, making a move to Assisted Living for …

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Why Volunteers and Activists Love Living at Retirement Communities

Did you know more older adults than ever are becoming volunteers? That’s right! Senior volunteers have become a valuable part of America, and their efforts reach much further than you might think.  However, despite the growing number of older adults ready to lend a helping hand, there are still more senior volunteer opportunities than ever. …

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Why Seniors Retire to Virginia Beach and Norfolk Area

After decades of having where you lived being driven by your career, retirement gives you an opportunity to live wherever you want. But “wherever” is a big place, so how can you narrow it down? Start by figuring out what’s most important to you. A climate that’s not too hot and not too cold? Affordability? …

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The Chesapeake’s Virginia Gall Receives Lifelong Citizenship Award

When Chesapeake resident Virginia Gall retired after 35 years working at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, Va., her sister-in-law had a few ideas on what she could do to fill her newly free time. The two women met with the Peninsula Agency on Aging. They began delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound older adults …

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The Chesapeake Supplies Nearly 60 Kids with Back-to-School Gear

As kids, teachers and parents prepared for back-to-school, residents and team members at The Chesapeake prepared to ensure students had the supplies they needed to succeed in the classroom. Residents and team  members raised money to purchase school supplies and backpacks tailored to elementary, middle or high school students for team members’ children.   In early …

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