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Plymouth Place offers the right environment to make the most out of life. And our blog is the place to learn more about our community and issues in the world of senior living.
 
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How will we build a Healthier Community*?

I have had the opportunity to meet many of you at the community and have thoroughly enjoyed hearing about your life, and life at Plymouth Place, but most importantly, your thoughts about our future together. I look forward to engaging and partnering with you to make 2018 our best year yet! That being said, how …

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New Plymouth Place CEO brings experience in health care, senior living

December 2017, photo provided by Plymouth Place – Original Credit: Handout (Plymouth Place / HANDOUT) By Hank Beckman Pioneer Press DECEMBER 8, 2017, 1:28 PM Plymouth Place Senior Living will ring in the new year with a new chief executive officer. James (Jay) Biere, 59, takes over from the retiring Dale Lilburn, effective Jan. 1. …

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Plymouth Place Senior Living Names New CEO

LAGRANGE PARK, Ill. – Plymouth Place Senior Living has announced the appointment of James (Jay) Biere as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018. With background in business growth, customer service and creative solutions, Biere brings extensive experience in senior living with more than 15 years in leadership positions. He was most recently …

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A Letter to The Plymouth Place Community from Dale

Friends: I have written and talked about change often over the years. This time I am trying to deal with change in my life that may affect the lives of those of you I have spent so much time serving, as well as those with whom I have worked. This time changing is very personal. …

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3 Ways Technology Can Make Your Life Easier

Remember when we’d look up a fact in an encyclopedia? Wait for the operator to connect our call? Or write a letter to a pen pal? In just a few decades, technology has dramatically changed the way we get information, connect with others and spend our free time. Many of these changes make our lives …

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E-friends: Voice-activated assistants fill a need

Many seniors are discovering the joy of having an easy-to-use device perform tasks or answer questions while relaxing in their armchairs. Those with memory, eyesight or dexterity issues can simply ask for the weather report, find out what’s on TV, set an alarm, play music or call a grandchild without having to type, press buttons …

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Counting the Costs

When comparing the costs of living at home versus living at a Life Plan Community, make sure you’re comparing apples to apples, as they say. Take stock of your actual monthly expenses so you have a good starting place to make a smart decision. Monthly costs can add up. Rent or mortgage payments are probably …

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The Benefits of a Not-For-Profit Life Plan (CCRC) Community

Common goals, but different approaches What’s the difference between for-profit and not-for-profit senior living communities? And what does it mean for you? Both serve the needs of older adults with good stewardship and the intention to build an enterprise that lasts. However, their governance and financial management are vastly different. At a Glance: Comparing For-Profit …

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Are You Acting Like a Teenager?

You know those kids who are always on their devices, taking photos and texting their friends? You might be more like them than you think. A survey conducted by the National Council on Aging found that seniors are driven by a desire for connectedness. Staying connected to family and friends was top of their list, with …

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Choose to Live on Your Own Terms

By Sharon Sleezer, Director of Sales and Marketing Seniors choose to move into independent living at a retirement community for different reasons. Some tell me it’s because they’re tired of working on their house and yard, and are ready to downsize. Others like the social aspect — meeting new friends and getting involved in new …

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