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The one true certainty we have in this life is that it is unpredictable and anything, good, bad or otherwise, can happen. Additionally, “it” is not only defined by the passage of time. "It" can also be influenced by proactive planning or, on the flip side, lack of planning. Let's take a look at the "10 Tough Questions About Life Planning."

Being able to live your best life, in all stages of life, takes planning. And we're not just talking about planning for your golden retirement years, but also for your end-of-life needs and wishes, too.

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Being a positive influence and having a positive impact is something one of our former Lenbrook board members, Glen Jackson of Jackson & Spalding, would frequently talk with us about.  I remember a time we were walking through his Midtown offices and I noticed that when we came across his team members he would always acknowledge them in some way, often with a meaningful statement. 

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My mother-in-law lived at Lenbrook for three years so my husband Jack and I not only had heard about Lenbrook's reputation but had experienced it. I guess you could say we became second-generation Lenbrookers.
 
We signed up to move here when Lenbrook started building the new building. We picked our apartment on the 15th floor before it was even built. We were so excited that we'd drive by to look at it during construction. The view of Kennesaw Mountain and the sunsets are breathtaking.
 
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We've been intentional about integrating the "The Lenbrook Way" into every aspect of our operations this past year. It's been a time of exploring, defining and putting into action the behaviors and service standards essential to creating excellent experiences for our residents.

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The present day surge of the "elder" population causes many to revisit their long-held beliefs on aging. A myriad of questions surface concerning how we would like the latter chapters of our lives to unfold, such as:

  • Where will we live?
  • How do I want to be treated?
  • What do I fear the most?
  • Will my latter years really be "golden" or "tarnished?"

For after all, we all know that where and how you live DOES matter.

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Special Note: As we celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11, we'd like to share Paul Crawford's personal account of his training and service as a fighter pilot with the U.S. Army Air Corps 14th Air Force Flying Tigers during WW-II. Paul was shot down by enemy ground fire while on a strafing run over Japanese-controlled territory in China.

"When I recall my time in WW-II, I always start by saying, I was not a hero! I was just there! That is not false modesty because it is the way I have always felt. I flew the P-51 Mustang.

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Medicare Open Enrollment starts Oct. 15 and goes through Dec. 7. This is the time for all Medicare enrollees to compare their current plans and decide if they are in a position to make any changes that could have great potential to save them money.

Having a choice is a good thing. However, too many choices can be overwhelming.  It is important to first understand what you actually have. Medicare has several parts to it, so let’s review.

"Original Medicare" Part A & Part B

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People often correlate business principles with sports analogies. Recently, events in my sporting (Ironman) and business lives took two very different directions to teach me an important lesson.

At the end of last year, I qualified to compete in the 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championships to be held in Australia. (An “Ironman 70.3” is a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike ride, and 13.1-mile run.) This was a great honor since 130,000 people competed around the world in Ironman 70.3 events for the 3,000 qualifying spots available.

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