HOBBIES ARE GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH

Do you have a hobby? Hobbies can give meaning and purpose to your life in retirement. As Robert Putnam points out in his book, Bowling Alone, it’s easy to discount the importance of hobbies and social engagements. Putnam details the widespread decline in civic engagement, from PTA memberships to neighborhood potlucks and bowling leagues. Over a couple of generations, Americans have misplaced the concept of free time.

SPECIAL PLANS FOR YOUR SPECIAL PEOPLE

Lily is a beautiful, active and full of personality toddler who happens to have Down syndrome. Lily’s parents and I have been friends for years and I have the continuing pleasure of watching Lily and her siblings grow up. While Lily is becoming a physical therapy rock star and hitting all her milestones in a timely fashion, her parents have started planning for the future.

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WHY WE ENJOY OUR HOBBIES

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hobby as “a pursuit outside one’s regular occupation, engaged in especially for relaxation.” Hobbies include anything from playing a musical instrument to gardening, bird watching or sewing. A hobby is a way of focusing on something you enjoy just for the sake of that enjoyment. It may also be a way to clear your mental palette. You could be stressed out by a situation at work or the challenges of raising children and need an escape.

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care, Trilogy Health Services will be conveniently located on the same campus as Legacy Reserve.


“In memory care, if you have 15 residents, they’re all going to have 15 different needs,” Kennedy said. “The small intimate size of our community is going to let us really get to know our residents better and provide the type of quality care they need.”


Kennedy said the team being created for Legacy Reserve will be essential to the community’s success.


“We really want our associates to not only meet but exceed the expectations of these seniors,” she said. “We want people that have that servant’s heart, that are going to have that passion for helping seniors. It takes a very unique individual to work with seniors and to be able to make a difference.”


Legacy Reserve’s mission statement says it seeks to be “an unrivaled senior living experience through the delivery of our extraordinary services to residents in a refined environment promoting maximum independence.”


“We want to be a place where we do promote maximum independence, where people can actually be more independent than in their own current setting,” Kennedy said. “We feel that with the services we’ll offer, people will have the freedom to enjoy life.”


Legacy Reserve also wants to help residents stay involved in the Lexington community, whether it’s through volunteering or partaking in different local activities.


“We free up some of their time to do that,” Kennedy said. “We’re going to clean your apartment, we’re going to make your food so you have more time to do whatever you want to do out in the community.”


Legacy Reserve is setting a high standard for senior living options in Lexington. The goal is to be a place where families can gather and where friendships will blossom.


“I’ve worked in senior housing for 25 years and this has been a unique experience to be able to craft what I feel people have told me over those years they’re looking for,” Kennedy said. “It’s been really exciting to help create the vision of Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm. It’s an honor to help enhance people’s lives.”


“We are so proud to be bringing this community to Lexington,” said Goldberg.


To learn more about Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm, call Jacqueline Kennedy at (859) 537-1123 to schedule a visit or go to the Web site at www.legacyreserveky.com. Visit www.atlasseniorliving.com to learn more about Atlas Senior Living.

A new, distinctive senior living community is looming on Lexington’s horizon. Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm is currently coming to life at the corner of Man o’ War Boulevard and Nicholasville Road, right across from the site of The Summit, a high-end shopping venue. It is scheduled to open in the spring of 2017. The community is managed by Atlas Senior Living.


“We wanted to create a place where families could feel comfortable sending their loved ones,” said principal Scott Goldberg. “That is what we strive to do, create a safe and carefree environment where residents can continue to pursue life.”


Legacy Reserve gives residents the opportunity to completely immerse themselves in a busy, fulfilling lifestyle with the numerous shops, restaurants and entertainment options available at The Summit and the surrounding area.


“The location, we think, is optimal,” said Jacqueline Kennedy, Director of Sales and Marketing for Legacy Reserve. “We love the location due to the proximity to all the shopping and the social activities and the medical outlets. Everything is near. This is a community that we feel (suits) this vibrant group of seniors. People want that active lifestyle. They want to be engaged, they want to learn, and those are all things we want to nurture and encourage. We want to help residents thrive.”

LEGACY RESERVE INVITES YOU TO LIVE THE ELEGANT, ACTIVE LIFE

Legacy Reserve will offer a unique living experience for the astute, active senior. It features elegant apartment homes in a 114-unit independent living community. A variety of floor plans include studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments, all of which have full kitchens and washer and dryer hook-ups. The community is pet friendly.


Other amenities include upscale dining, a casual café, a sports bar, an indoor heated saltwater swimming pool, the only one in Lexington, a grand day spa for hair and nail appointments, a lush courtyard, a library and a fitness center.


Three levels of care will make the transition from Independent Living to Personal Care to Memory Care seamless for Legacy Reserve’s residents and effortless for their families when and if it becomes necessary. The Personal Care and Memory Care levels will feature a pricing structure that includes all meals and snacks, housekeeping and assistance with activities of daily living. A 24-hour nursing staff will be available to oversee care and to assist residents with any needs. The Personal Care level will have 38 apartments and the memory care level will have 15, allowing for a high level of customized individual attention. If a resident needs

TANYA J. TYLER

Tanya J. Tyler is the Editor of Living Well 60+ Magazine

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