The Upstate SC

VOL11ISS1 2015

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 11 — ISSUE 1 60 MATURE LIVING In a recent survey among baby boomers, the top reasons for choosing where to live were cost of living, healthcare, climate, and opportunities for culture and recreation. It's easy to see why the Upstate has grown to become one of the top areas in the country for retirement and active adult retirement communities. It wasn't that long ago that the lure of a warm climate and sandy beaches led many Americans from northern climates to retire in semi-tropical locations such as Florida. Yet many of these retirees have now opted for a second relocation to areas slightly more north. These retirees are often called 'halfbacks' or 'halfback retirees' as their new homes are halfway back to their original home states. Many halfback retirees choose to resettle in popular active adult communities found in sec- tions of South Carolina where areas boast temperate climates with warm summers and mild winters while still offering change with the seasons. For individuals and couples prefer- ring a continuing care retirement community in a pastoral setting, Clemson Downs offers something to meet most retirement life needs. Residents can live independently in on-site apartments, enjoying the amenities that retirement has to offer, including a full course meal served daily in the well-appointed dining room, and a variety of activities and excursions for all levels of resident care. Clemson Downs is located just a few miles from Clemson University and residents enjoy all that living near a major univer- sity offers: performing arts, athletic events, and lifelong learning. Clemson Downs also employs a full time well- ness instructor who implements the seven dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, intellectual, social, environmental, spiritual and occupational. As health care needs increase residents can remain at Clemson Downs opting for the concierge home health service, which is designed to maintain resident's independence and dignity until further care is neces- sary. Clemson Downs offers both assisted living and skilled nursing levels of care, designed to meet health care needs. Retirement in The Upstate: Accommodations for All BY LAUREL HYATT Clemson Downs will celebrate its 35th anniversary with the opening of a 32 private room memory care facility, as well as a 16 private room addition to the skilled care wing. At Oakleaf Village of Greenville you can picture yourself living the lifestyle you've earned, whether you'd just like a lit- tle assistance or need more comprehensive attention. At Oak- leaf there's a program for you that offers all of the comforts of home without the challenges, problems and responsibilities of home ownership. Residents can have all of the privacy and independence of living at home or they can choose to have all the help and support the Oakleaf community provides. Whether in Assisted Living apart- ments or specialized Memory Care units, residents focus on living each day to the fullest. It's the ultimate choice for luxury senior living in Greenville and Oakleaf Village gives the attention to detail and service that residents come to associate with a quality lifestyle. Royal Senior Care Management (who manages Oakleaf Village) is an industry leader in all aspects of senior housing, includ- ing development, acquisition, fnancing and management. Their background and their belief of the company's quality of product and service are some of the reasons for their excellent reputation. Another excellent choice has beau- tiful mountains creating a stunning backdrop for this aptly named Foot- hills Retirement Community. One of the frst things you'll notice about this continuing care community is its crafts- man style architecture. Tasteful décor in the main lobby features soaring ceilings and a welcoming freplace. The park-like central courtyard is highlighted by a water fountain and colorful fowers. The fa- cility also provides relaxation in its swimming pool and hot tub. Foothills offers a variety of active living choices to meet the diverse and changing needs of today's mature adults. Located on 68 acres, the Foothills Community is less than a mile from an 18-hole regulation golf course and near the city of Easley with its churches, libraries, shop- ping and restaurants. Cultural events, botanical gardens, museums, attending and auditing classes at a number of colleges and universities, athletic events and shopping are all within a short distance and are favorite destinations for residents. []

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