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Resident Bud Nixon reports on the Port of Baltimore’s impact

Speaking at the initial Saturday Men’s Social of 2019, recently-arrived resident Bud Nixon told an attentive audience about his family business, Rukert Terminals, a shipping, receiving, warehousing facility established by Bud’s grandfather in 1921. Bud’s son, Andrew, represents the fourth generation in the business, serving as vice president. Bud’s cousin, another grandson of the founder, is at the helm.

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Crunch the Numbers: Staying in Your Home vs. Moving to a Life Care Community

By Brad Breeding for MyLifeSite

Although Life Plan retirement communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs) offer residents many conveniences and amenities, the top reason that seniors cite for their desire to move to one of these communities is their full continuum of care services. In fact, according to our 2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey, this access to care is the number one reason that people choose a Life Plan community over other senior living options.

However, looking at the survey results, there also are factors that are holding people back from making a decision about a Life Plan community or causing them to delay their move to one. Tops on that list is that prospective residents simply don’t think they are old enough to move to a Life Plan community yet (46.6 percent of respondents). But second on the list of things that are holding people back is concerns about the long-term affordability of living in a Life Plan Community (41.9 percent of respondents).

>> Related: What is a “Continuum of Care”?

Is it really cheaper to stay in your home?

I often hear people say that, while they would like to move to a Life Plan community, they believe staying in their home will be less expensive on a month-to-month basis. But is this actually the case? Maybe, maybe not.

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New Ways to Observe the Universe

Astronomy, the most ancient of sciences, has changed beyond recognition in the past 50 years, from a communion between an astronomer and the heavens using simple equipment and telescopes, to a burgeoning, high-tech enterprise striving towards barely imaginable objectives.

To explain these changes, Broadmead residents had the privilege, on February 8, of hearing Professor Bill Blair, from Johns Hopkins University, talk on the topic “Latest technology opens new avenues in the Universe” for the Open Forum Committee. His impressive presentation was packed with information and accompanied by copious visuals.

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Introducing Yolanda Johnson, Broadmead’s New VP of Human Resources

Broadmead is pleased to introduce our new Vice President of Human Resources, Yolanda Johnson! Yolanda comes to Broadmead with a wealth of experience in both human resources and Life Care (CCRC) administration. Transitioning to Broadmead from a large, multi-site senior living organization, Yolanda is excited to now have the opportunity to play a larger role in developing the future of the community as a whole.

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Residents Mark and Jackie Stokes enjoy their unusual Himalayan cat

Pumpkin is a Himalayan cat who is light beige and appears much larger than he is in reality because of his fluffy long hair. In that way he is like other Himalayans. But unlike other Himalayans, or other cats in general for that matter, Pumpkin has bright red toenails.

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