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but the costs of a retirement com-
munity often are hard to assess.
Military Offi cer asked two experts
about how a prospective resident
could ask the right questions to fi nd
out true costs.
Cathy Rosenbaugh-Jennings, pres-
ident of Alterna Home Solutions in
Raleigh, N.C., a certifi ed senior advi-
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methods of construction, prices, and promotions at any time. Developer also reserves the right to withdraw any offer without notice. Availability subject to change. Photographs represent scenes and/or improvements which are not located within Solivita
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programs possibly can help cover
some of your costs.
PLACE YOUR AD IN:
Kathy O’Brien, a senior geron-
tologist with MetLife Mature Mar-
ket Institute, cautions that assessing
FOR MORE INFORMATION costs for a CCRC means an appli-
CALL (800) 234-6622 ext. 145
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cant must “understand how all the
fi nancial pieces work.” Among other
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