We are excited to unveil the Veranda of Pensacola app for anyone who wants to know what is happening at our community! There are a number of great features - Facebook updates, events, videos, blog posts etc. - all at the tip of your fingers. But wait, there's more! With the Veranda app, our Executive Director has the ability to send out emergency alerts. For example, if a storm came through causing power outages, Veranda could send out a message, "Everyone is safe and warm, thanks to our backup generator," etc. Giving families peace of mind is one of the many ways we seek to serve our residents.
The Veranda App, free from the App Store and/or Google Play, is just another example of how we're bringing Retirement Living at its Finest to Pensacola! Download yours today.
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The AARP had an article recently entitled How To Retire Happy. (more…) →Read more →
The residents at Veranda of Pensacola love our swimming pool. It's used throughout the day in a variety of ways - from water aerobic classes to the leisurely afternoon swim. The healthy benefits to swimming are well-known, but is swimming better than other exercises, walking for instance? (more…) →Read more →
Today, 59% of seniors (ages 65 or older) report they go online- a six percent increase since April 2012 according to the Pew Research Center. This is quite understandable as the internet is an increasingly vital piece of our culture. Seniors are using the internet for news and information, government services, health resources, and social networking sites to keep in touch with family and friends. "Some 81% of older adults who use social networking sites say they socialize with others on a daily or near daily basis."
So, where are the other 41%? (more…) →Read more →
One of the hardest decisions for seniors to make is knowing when to hang up the car keys. Driving means independence, yet no one wants to have an accident and hurt another person. Growing older doesn't automatically mean you're a worse driver, but health issues may hinder one's ability to drive safe. (more…) →Read more →
I found an interesting blog post recently from a gentleman describing exactly how he knew it was time to retire. Here's a quote:
Overcoming my biggest fear. I have always felt one of the biggest risks of entering retirement is not having enough to do to keep busy, engaged and actively involved over the time ahead. In talks with many retirees over the years, too many find themselves bored with the tedious life they live once they retire. No one wants their retirement days to stretch painfully on. Fortunately, I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to staying active I have my bases pretty well covered.
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