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"DUJWF 3FUJSFNFOU JO UIF 1BDJèD/PSUIXFTU If you are considering relocating to a more service-rich lifestyle, consider Panorama.


Located in Washington within the scenic South Puget Sound region with its mild climate, rich cultural diversity and highly rated quality of life, Panorama is the Pacific Northwest’s largest and most comprehensive non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community.


these places are really vital and dy- namic, and there are many activities to keep you involved.


1751 Circle Lane SE Lacey, WA 98503 1-800-999-9807


Visit our website to learn more: www.panoramaccrc.org Or call 1-800-999-9807 for more information


Epling: I think it’s very important when you’re looking at these com- munities to spend time with other residents and get a feel for where they are in their lives. Don’t take [the administration’s] word regard- ing the activities that are offered. If at all possible, attend some of them and see what they’re like. Also, get a monthly calendar of the activities, if available.


Consider the advantages of having


proximity to a major city. Consider the cost. At our first community, we asked about raising rent and were told they hadn’t raised the rent in years. Then they raised the rent about a year after we moved in. So if that’s something you’re con- cerned about, get it in writing. Consider a community with


Proudly Serving Those Who Proudly Served A Life Care Community


s Independent Living s Personal Care s Skilled Nursing s Memory Care


Call today (706) 576-6003 or (866) 226-2172.


www.springharborlife.org  Sponsored by Columbus Regional Health


100 Spring Harbor Drive | Columbus, GA 31904 only 90 minutes from Atlanta, minutes from Ft. Benning


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step-down facilities. Our current community, which is independent- living, also has a place that is re- tirement apartments. People live independently in their own apart- ments, but all their meals are served in the dining room, and they can get all kinds of assistance if they need it. Across the street is the skilled- nursing facility. So we have it all right here, and to me, that is very important. None of us know what the future will hold. If I had been at our first community when Norm had his stroke, I would have been driving 15 to 20 miles on major highways to see him at a convales- cent facility. Here, I drive maybe half a mile. MO


— Don Vaughan, a freelance writer in North Carolina, is a frequent contributor to Military Officer and author of the Pages of History department.


49% of our residents


are Retired Military Veterans and/or their spouses


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