We live in a vibrant region, full of natural beauty and strengthened by hard work, a cooperative spirit, and care for our neighbors.
These qualities are just a few of the reasons we choose to remain here in our later years or return to the area to retire. We look at what is important to us now and what we might need in the future – our love of the outdoors, a comfortable home that with some minimal changes can adapt to our changing needs, opportunities to give back, communities that value us, accessible transportation options, innovative healthcare systems, and infrastructure that supports aging-in-place successfully.
When we weigh our options, we discover that much of what we value can be found right here in our hometown.
Many of our communities are taking additional steps to make sure that they are welcoming to individuals of all ages and abilities. We may need additional support to help us navigate the options available to us. With community resources such as the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, Senior LinkAge Line, and a network of amazing home and community-based service providers throughout the region serving older adults, we can get the support and information that we need to make our home a place to spend the next chapter of our lives.
Brenda Shafer-Pellinen (she/her/hers) Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging, ARDC
Eldercare Development Partnership (EDP) Program Coordinator