The Importance of Balance for Seniors
Balance in life is good! And we're not just talking about a bite of salad to balance out the pumpkin pie at dessert. Physical balance is an important component of a healthy life – especially for seniors. Having good balance impacts many activities we do every day. It's beneficial for fall p...
The Power of Exceptional Dining in Senior Living with Jared Beckmann
In the latest episode of The Inner Circle of Senior Living podcast, Jared Beckmann, VP of Culinary and Dining Services at Resort Lifestyle Communities joins show host Scott McCorvie to discuss the latest trends in senior living dining and culinary experiences.
Resort Lifestyle Communities Opens New All-Inclusive Senior Living Community in Huntley
Huntley Springs offers resort-style independent living for seniors
HUNTLEY, IL – Resort Lifestyle Communities, a national leader in senior living, opened Huntley Springs Retirement Resort, a new retirement community in Huntley offering independent living for adults 55 and over.
11 Ways to Honor and Celebrate Those Who Have Served This Veterans Day
There are few that deserve our acknowledgment, reverence, and indebtedness more than the courageous military men and women who have honorably served in the United States Armed Forces to protect our country and freedoms.Dating back to as early as 1919, Veterans Day was known as "Armistice Day," wh...
Ashwood Square Retirement Community to Host Holiday Food Bank Collection
Residents encourage Chattanooga community to support area food bank this seasonChattanooga, TN — Residents of Ashwood Square Retirement Community are hosting a food drive benefiting the Chattanooga Area Food Bank through Monday, November 25.The food drive will help Ashwood Square residents ...
Cactus Valley Retirement Resort to Host Grand Opening November 7
11088 Amigo St, Henderson, NVThursday, November 7, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. HENDERSON, NV – Today, Sherri and Dave Stryker, live-in managers of the newly constructed Cactus Valley Retirement Resort, announced they will host a grand opening to introduce Cactus Valley's unique, all-inclusi...
A Fresh Look at Aging in Place for Seniors
Dorothy and her sweet terrier, Toto, aren't the only ones who believe "there's no place like home." According to a report by the AARP Public Policy Institute and the National Conference of State Legislatures, roughly 90% of American seniors want to live in their home or community for as long as p...
Enriching the Lives of Others
Meet Sable Lodge's Lifestyle Director, Angie StoneLife is meant to be lived and Angie Stone, Lifestyle Director for Sable Lodge in South Portland, dedicates her days to ensuring each resident in the community has opportunities to do just that—celebrate their best life.
As a Lifestyle Direc...
Connecticut Community Leaders celebrate River Valley Retirement Community Groundbreaking
TRUMBULL, CT – Local, state and federal officials joined investment and development partners from Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) to celebrate the groundbreaking of River Valley Retirement Community – the newest independent living retirement community in Trumbull, Connecticut. The...
Socialization Could Be the Secret to Health & Happiness for Seniors
There’s a cute saying, “There’s nothing better than a friend, unless it’s a friend with chocolate.” The need for friendships is essential at every stage of life, and it is especially rewarding as we age. Studies have shown that high levels of socialization in seniors have many noteworthy benefits...
How to Finance Your Stay at Resort Lifestyle Communities
When you look at all the benefits of living at Resort Lifestyle Communities, it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else. Whether it’s luxurious accommodations, gourmet meals, 24/7 access to medical care, or all-inclusive services and amenities, there are so many reasons you’ll be thankful you deci...
Five Best Moving Tips for Seniors + Free Moving Printables
For more than two decades, Resort Lifestyle Communities has helped hundreds of residents transition into our beautiful retirement communities. Even with a destination as relaxed and worry-free as RLC, being prepared is the best way to enjoy the process. Take deep breaths, look ahead, and focus on...
Moving Soon? How to “Rightsize” Your Life Like a Pro
A move is the perfect time to sort through your belongings and let go of what you no longer need, use or love. In essence, it’s the right time to “rightsize.” If you’re like many seniors who are choosing to simplify your life and move to a smaller space, you may be needing to let go of half or mo...
Arrowhead Valley Retirement Resort to Host Grand Opening September 12
20025 N 81st Ave, Peoria, AZ | Thursday, September 12, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. PEORIA, AZ – Today, Johnny and Lisa Ursini, live-in managers of the newly constructed Arrowhead Valley Retirement Resort, announced they will host a grand opening to introduce Arrowhead Valley's unique all-inclusive...
River Valley Retirement Community to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony September 19
Ceremony to begin at 11:00 a.m. at 942 White Plains Rd, Trumbull, CT
TRUMBULL, CT – Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) invites the business community in Trumbull and surrounding areas to celebrate the groundbreaking of its unique all-inclusive independent senior living retirement community at 11...
Rolling Hills Retirement Community to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony August 7
Ceremony to begin at 11:30 a.m. at 3100 E West Maple Rd, Commerce Township, MI
COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, MI – Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) invites the business community in Commerce Township and surrounding areas to celebrate the groundbreaking of its unique all-inclusive independent senior ...
Meet the Carters: Stone River's Live-In Community Managers
It’s a wonder anyone says “I do” as they embark on a career living and working together in the same building as a couple.
What can couples, considering a career together, expect?We reached out to Live-In Manager Couple, Gary and Gina Carter, at Stone River Retirement Community in Bradenton, Flori...
A Senior-Friendly Guide to Downsizing
As we age, there are many benefits to downsizing. There’s not only less space to maintain, but also more ways to enjoy a carefree life. And, when you live in an all-inclusive retirement community like RLC, it gets even better. You have countless social activities, delicious dining options, freedo...
Lake Forest Village Retirement Resort to Host Longest Day Rock-A-Thon June 21
Residents “rocking” to raise funds for Alzheimer’s researchLOUISVILLE, KY – Lake Forest Village Retirement Resort is set to host the Longest Day Rock-A-Thon benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association on Friday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.The Longest Day®, is a day dedicated to all those affec...
Savannah Pines Executive Chef Tim LeCorgne
As the executive chef at Savannah Pines Retirement Community in Lincoln, Nebr., Tim LeCorgne is known citywide by residents and friends for cooking up one heck of a Mardi Gras celebration. It’s safe to say the Cajun runs hot in his blood.Tim was introduced early in his life to the kitchen by his...
Yoga With Terry
Adults over age 65 are the fastest-growing sector of the US population and – like many Americans – are becoming increasingly drawn to yoga. Studies published in Yoga Journal, AARP magazine and medical journals alike all tout the health and wellness benefits of yoga for the aging population – hel...
What Are The Cost Benefits of an All-Inclusive Retirement Community?
The concept of all-inclusive resorts has been around since the 1950s when the French Club Med resorts introduced it to their guests. Once people realized all of the perks that were included, and the ability to manage their vacation budgets, the idea took off like a Corvette. Since that time, coun...
Lovin' the Lanes: Meet Daniel Pointe's Allen & Rita Bell
Cabin raids and fireside singalongs may be one fun way to spend the summer. For Allen and Rita Bell, summertime memories were the ambient sounds of crackling pins in Canton, Ohio. The bowling alley housed the magic ingredients for their lifetime of striking fun together.
The year was 1977. Fres...
2018 Ron Herron Service from the Heart Award Winners Announced
Last week, with a contingent of Home Office support team members, we celebrated the winners of the 7th annual Ron Herron Service from the Heart Award with teams and residents at Emerald Oaks, Oak Park, Cahaba Ridge, Towne Center, and Riverstone. The celebrations were centered on the origin and me...
How Is Independent Living Different from Assisted Living?
If you’re thinking about downsizing your home or transitioning to a different living situation, you’re probably researching a few options at the moment. And as someone who’s over the age of 55, you may be reading about independent living communities and assisted living facilities. What’s the diff...
Catching up with UT baseball legend Charlie Gorin
The Longhorn legend is 91 years young and to him, his baseball memories seem like they happened yesterday.Author: Shawn Clynch
Published: 8:15 PM CDT April 11, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — Those golden memories of UT baseball past...
"Those were good moments," said UT baseball legend Charlie G...
Friends, Fifty Years, and Facebook: Oak Park Couple’s Search for the Perfect Home
Social media has the power to bring people together – and while this may not be breaking news, the connections we create and the friendships we form are powerful. When done right, digital media platforms can also open doors and lead you to places you never imagined.
Meet Marilyn and Jim from t...
Tuckahoe Pines Retirement Community to Host Groundbreaking May 1
Ceremony to begin at 11:00 a.m. at 12200 Wegmans Blvd, Henrico, VA
RICHMOND, VA – Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) invites the business community in Richmond and surrounding areas to celebrate the groundbreaking of Tuckahoe Pines resort-style senior living community at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday,...
Shell Harbor Retirement Community to Host Groundbreaking April 24
Ceremony to begin at 11:30 A.M. at 1279 Admiralty Blvd, Rockledge, FLROCKLEDGE, FL – Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) invites the business community in Rockledge and surrounding areas to celebrate the groundbreaking of Shell Harbor resort-style senior living community at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday...
Seaside Springs Retirement Community to Host Groundbreaking April 23
Ceremony to begin at 11:30 A.M. at 1092 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL
OSPREY, FL – Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC) invites the business community in Osprey and surrounding areas to celebrate the groundbreaking of Seaside Springs resort-style senior living community at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, ...
RLC Celebrates: Emerald Oak's Jerre Sullivan Turns 101
Age: 101 Birthday: 5/24/1918 Home: San Antonio, TX According to Jerre Sullivan, making it through 100 years is a walk in the park – especially when, “One walks with Jesus.” Jerre was a 5th-grade teacher for 23 years and a public library volunteer for 30 more. She still finds delight in ...
Vickery Rose Couple Celebrates 75th Wedding Anniversary
Anniversary Date: May 11, 1944 Home: Roswell, Georgia Double dates can be delightfully surprising, as was the case at a 1939 showing of the classic film Gone With The Wind, when Florence and Paul first met. Florence knew that very day, after a four-hour romantic film fling, she would eventua...
#InstaChef: Daniel Pointe’s Chef Jonathon Bolton Flambés Social Media Feeds
It's always showtime in Charleston for Daniel Pointe Retirement Community’s Chef Jonathon Bolton. He comes by it naturally.For Chef Jonathon Bolton, food photography dominates his digital feeds. He has learned to leverage social platforms in an array of savvy ways to bring his kitchen – and himse...
Lakeline Oaks couple reunite decades after first blush of romance in 1940s
Every time he heard John Denver, Virgilio thought of Marina.
He would flash back to her smiling from the passenger side during afternoon joyrides in Mexico City, when time, much like the open road before them, seemed infinite.
For Marina, Virgilio usually appeared in her dreams, his face as...
The Trombone Player
Love locates us in mysterious ways. There isn't a prescription for finding the “right” one. We meet at school, work, at a friend's party, on a blind date, online or in real life and often entirely by accident — literally: one man told us he met his future...
Daniel Pointe Residents Knitting Project Weaves Fellowship and Philanthropy
Daniel Pointe residents craft sleep mats for the homeless using plastic bagsAt the Daniel Pointe Retirement Community on Daniel Island, in a comfortable side room off the facility’s main corridor, light chatter and laughter mixed with the sound of rustling plastic bags on a r...
Some find their soulmate in the sandbox. Turns out, the happily married manager couple at Red Rock Pointe Retirement Community in Las Vegas, Nevada started out as preschool pals.
Sam and Carrie Martin fondly recall their first meeting at the age of three. The native Minnesotans grew up down the s...
Tennessee’s Thai Carving Titan: Chef Kelly Littlefield Turns Produce into Hypnotizing Works of Art
Food is art. For Robinwood Retirement Resort's Chef Kelly Littlefield, produce is his canvas and his knife, a paintbrush.Known as the “Picasso of Kitchens” by many, Littlefield carves everything from avocados and eggplants to cucumbers and papaya. Some he turns into elegant floral arrangements li...
RLC Employees Gift Hope and Joy This Christmas
LINCOLN, NE – This holiday season, Resort Lifestyle Communities (RLC), a Lincoln-based senior retirement community developer, hopes to deliver a little magic for a local family. While the...
Lake Forest Village Retirement Resort to Host Grand Opening March 7
2400 Arnold Palmer Blvd. Louisville, KY Thursday, March 7, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Louisville, KY – Today, Dale and Joanie Mowery, live-in managers of the newly constructed Lake Forest Village* Retirement Resort, announced they will host a grand opening to introduce Lake Forest Village’s unique all...
Vickery Rose Retirement Resort to Host Grand Opening February 28
295 East Crossville Road, Roswell, GAThursday, February 28, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Roswell, GA – Today, Jacque Eells and Phillip Howard, live-in managers of the newly constructed Vickery Rose Retirement Resort, announced they will host a grand opening to introduce Vickery Roses’s unique all-inclus...
A Salute to Service: Remembering Pearl Harbor
On December 7, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service’s surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base situated in Pearl Harbor on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, sent a shock around the world. On that perilous day, the attack was led by 353 Japanese aircraft that launched multiple air assaults. It r...
Provident Crossings Man Turns Apartment Into Winter Wonderland
ROUND ROCK, TX — A Round Rock man with disabilities has turned his studio apartment into a winter wonderland.
Ken Teller loves Christmastime, and it shows. The decorations stop you at the door and make you wonder what’s inside. “It was quite an undertaking,” Teller said.
From Gridiron Dream to Gourmet Team: The Self-Made Story of RLC’s Executive Chef Chris Stone
With inspired dishes like smoked salmon benedict on a filet mignon over risotto with micro greens to his signature pancetta crisp with cranberry compote, Stone River Retirement Community’s Executive Chef Chris Stone has become not only renowned for his culinary skills but a f...
Red Hills Village Retirement Community to Host Grand Opening January 24
5103 Cold Harbor Drive, Tallahassee, FL Thursday, January 24, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Tallahassee, FL – Today, Tammie and JR Jimenez, live-in managers of the newly constructed Red Hills Village Retirement Community, announced they will host a grand opening to introduce Red Hill Village's unique all-incl...
Chopping Up Perceptions: The Reality of Culinary Arts in Senior Housing
New York, NY – Last month, RLC was represented at a career fair at a prestigious culinary school in New York to meet and recruit students for our future culinary opportunities. We have attended before and have been impressed with the quality of the students, but it was obvious that until they tal...
Cahaba Ridge Retirement Community to Host ‘Magic on Main Street’
Christmas Tree Auction to benefit Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama
Vestavia Hills, AL – Cahaba Ridge Retirement Community invites Birmingham and the surrounding areas to attend Magic on Main Street – a fun-filled family-friendly holiday experience for all ages – December 8 at Cahaba Ridge Retiremen...
10 Benefits of Yoga for Seniors
Yoga is becoming increasingly popular among seniors across Resort Lifestyle Communities and the United States.
This growing trend of practicing is a cause for joy as yoga has many health benefits for seniors. Yoga plays a contributing factor to...
Creek Valley Retirement Community to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony December 5
ELLISVILLE , MO – Creek Valley Retirement Community invites you to celebrate the groundbreaking of its unique resort-style independent living retirement community. There will be a short program followed by lunch. Our staff will answer questions regarding the new community and share local business...
Ashwood Square Retirement Community to Host Grand Opening November 8
7683 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421 Thursday, November 8, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. CHATTANOOGA, TN — Today, Carol and Kevin Maddock, live-in managers of the newly constructed Ashwood Square Retirement Community, announced they will host a grand opening to introduce Ashw...
Okatie Pines Retirement to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony November 14
HARDEEVILLE, SC – Okatie Pines Retirement Community invites you to celebrate the groundbreaking of its unique resort-style independent living retirement community. There will be a short program followed by lunch. Our staff will answer questions regarding the new community and share local business...
Reflection Ridge Retirement Community to Host Aviation Days
World War II Photographic History Exhibit on Display, Aviation Career Fair, and moreWICHITA, KS – Reflection Ridge Retirement Community invites Wichita and the surrounding area to attend Aviation Days benefiting the Kansas Aviation Museum on November 9th and 10th.
What: Reflection Ridge Aviation...
Maple Ridge Retirement Community to Honor Nebraska’s Fallen Heroes
Remembering Our Fallen Traveling Photo Memorial on Display
OMAHA, NE – Maple Ridge Retirement Community invites Omaha and the surrounding area to pay tribute to Nebraska’s fallen heroes. The “Remembering Our Fallen...
#RLCMoments: Emerald Oaks Community Project: 17,000 Plastic Bags Transformed into Sleeping Mats
This year, resident Lorraine of Emerald Oaks in San Antonio and Kelly Alonzo, the community's Lifestyle Director, have worked to transform over 17,000 discarded plastic bags into mats using crochet needl...
Chef Adair Takes a Gamble on Walnut Grove
Chef Brian Adair joined the RLC Community as executive chef at Walnut Grove two and a half years ago after making a name for himself in the world of casino dining. We asked him about his casino background, his kitchen at Walnut Grove, and when it comes to food what his residents crave.  ...
#RLCMoments: Emily Remby, AM Cook, Towne Center
I honestly don't remember the first time I baked something. It’s always been something that I did with my mom. I do remember always being fascinated with bread. The first bread I learned to bake was honey oat bread. I loved learning how to knead the dough and watching it rise. The scent would fil...
Blog: Fine Dining (and Whoopie Pie) at Sable Lodge
Tyson Millette, executive chef at Sable Lodge in Portland, Maine, talks with the blog team about opening a new community, his tightly knit kitchen team, and the pies for which he’s famous.RLC: Welcome to RLC! How long have you and your team been cooking...
#RLC Moments: PI Day at Stone Oak
Guest Blog by Kathie Bailey, Stone Oak ResidentStone Oak opened in late October 2015 and the following March, some of the residents thought it would be fun to celebrate March 14 as PI Day. So we made a sign-up list and that first year, 11 residents and...
Spotlight on: Eric Avery, Senior Living Consultant
Eric Avery, Senior Living Consultant at Capital Oaks, is known at RLC as the salesperson who, with the help of his managers and colleagues, filled every apartment in less than two years. We asked him about his job, and what it took to reach this wonderful goal.
#RLCMoments: A Comprehensive List of Worry-Free Living
Robinwood residents Byron and Diane sent the blog team an unsolicited post, laying out just what downsizing has meant to them. It’s quite a list!
Things we no longer pay:
• Homeowner’s insurance • Cit...
#RLCMoments: A Year of Flowers, in Honor of Brigitte
“It’s Friday happy hour at Lakeline Oaks Retirement Resort and the boxed wine is flowing.”
So begins a beautifully written story by Kristin Finan in the Austin American-Statesman about Andy, a resident at Lakeline Oaks in Cedar Park, Texas. For the last year, since he moved...
The Caring Hearts of Stone Oak
“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.” — Aristotle Hilliard, Ohio -- When it comes to identifying the source of the extraordinary volunteering spirit at Stone Oak, it almost sounds like a blame game. Ti...
What We Learned from our LinkedIn Testimonials
A testimonial can be a powerful thing. It is a public recounting of an experience.
This year, one of our resolutions from the RLC Media Team has been to update our company page on LinkedIn, a social networking site where future employees learn about businesses and where bu...
Daniel Pointe Grand Opening
Photo Essay: Scenes From a CelebrationThe rain couldn’t dampen the high spirits and fun that accompanied Daniel Pointe’s grand opening December 15.
The celebrations kicked off with a Champagne toast in the theater the evening pri...
#RLCMoments: Al, Coronado Villa
I became interested in needlepoint in 1988. I was housebound and recovering from heart bypass surgery. I started doing it just to have something to do. The first one was called “The Turkey and the Mountain”. The next was called “The Divine Shepherd”, which was Christ as a yo...
An Irishman in Knoxville: an Interview with Chef Garrett
Southern-style collard greens, black eyed peas, and chicken-fried steak.
That, says executive chef Garrett Scanlan, is a surefire way to residents’ hearts at Sherrill Hills, our RLC comm...
#RLCMoments: Ethel, Bradford Square
...On the secret to a good life...My husband, Frank, is 101 years old. We met just over 40 years ago. Our spouses had both died of cancer. We lived in Atlanta, Georgia then. Through Frank’s boss, we were set u...
Intergenerational Buddies: Walnut Grove’s New Mentor Program
Have you ever eaten a bug? This was the question Walnut Grove resident Alfred asked his Ackerman Elementary fourth grade reading buddy during a ‘get to know you’ ice-breaker. The stu...
Blog: Spotlight on...Peoria, Arizona
Arrowhead Valley will be opening its doors summer 2018! Peoria, named one of Forbes Magazine's 2017 best places to retire, has so much to offer as a destination for entertainment. Desert Botanical GardenJust 21 miles away in P...
Blog: Spotlight on...Naples
RLC Residents: Here's a list of our top five things to do in Naples, Florida when you take advantage of our tr...
Blog: Spotlight on...Chattanooga
We’ll be celebrating the opening of Ashwood Square Retirement Resort summer of 2018! Chattanooga is an incredibly beautiful city and a future must-see destination for residents enjoying our travel program. Her...
Blog: Shop Talking with RLC's Interior Design Team
It’s classic but it stays beautiful over a long period of time. At RLC, we design and build communities that become someone’s sacred space -...
Chef Profile: Robert Citto of Coronado Villa
Only once did Executive Chef Robert Citto of Coronado Villa not want to cook. An adventurous global culinary traveler, he was once learning all about planting organic vegetables at an Italian bed and breakfast when the owners discovered that the America...
Stone Oak’s Garden of Earthly Delights
200 pounds. That’s how many tomatoes Executive Chef Chris Weldon estimates he harvested this summer from the new kitchen garden at Stone Oak in Hilliard, Ohio. The garden, which sits about 30 paces back from the kitchen door, began with a few herbs planted among th...
Blog: A Letter to Maple Ridge
Dear Lisa and the staff at Maple Ridge,
My parents, siblings and I would like to thank you all for helping us to have such a great time last Saturday celebrating my parents’ 70th wedding...
The Singing Chef of Provident Crossings
If you dine with us at Provident Crossings and just happen to hear an Irish melody coming from the kitchen, that’ll be our very experienced and talented Executive Chef Rick. Not only does he sing in the kitchen all the time, but he’s also an accomplishe...
Blog: Grandparents Day - An Annual RLC Tradition
Around the second Sunday each September, our communities recognize and celebrate a treasured holiday: Grandparents Day. It may not have the same familiar ring (or extensive card section) as, say, Mother’s Day, but at our communitie...
Blog: A Letter To Our Senior Living Consultant
Good morning. I just had to take a moment and write regarding our recent experience working with the Senior Living Consultant at Provident Crossings. To give you a bit of background, I took my mother to Provident Crossings early May to have lunch with a friend's mom who lives there. We ...
Blog: Spotlight on...Omaha
As we grow, so does our Travel Program. So this year, we’ll be highlighting t...
Blog: The Queen of Maple Ridge
A letter from Lisa Ursini, Manager, Maple Ridge Retirement Community