Category Archives: Madeline Hill & Friends

TO OWN OR NOT TO OWN, CHAPTER 2

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS By Galen In Chapter 1 I suggested that corporate-owned senior facilities seem to work for folks able to afford the fees which deliver lavish accommodations, better staff ratios, and higher levels of … Continue reading

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TO OWN OR NOT TO OWN

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS By Galen The long-term advantage of owning your own property is still a strong motivating factor for many people in their search for a senior community, even after several years of declining … Continue reading

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REDWOOD HIGHWAY AT MOUNTAIN MEADOWS

  ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS, BY GALEN A Star is Born!  Actually a number of new stars might emerge, assuming our Mountain Meadows cast of extras will be discovered and signed to movie contracts this year.  … Continue reading

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THE UPSIDE OF DOWNSIZING

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS– By Christine Debbie Grovum’s  recent post on “downsizing” showed that as we age we do often need to reduce the number of our possessions and activities, but for me, rather than being … Continue reading

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BOB’S ECLECTIC FRIDAY FORUM

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS– By Christine One of the things I like best about living at Mountain Meadows (MM) is the great variety of viewpoints my co-residents and I can offer each other. This 55+ Active … Continue reading

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OUR 55+ LIFESTYLE; ACTIVE, STIMULATING, AND REWARDING

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS– (By David) Some of us were talking the other day about what we like best about Mountain Meadows Community, where we live. For me, it’s the people! They’re intelligent, physically and mentally … Continue reading

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FOLLOWING THE THREAD TO ELDER

  ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS–by Madeline- Recently some neighbors here at Mountain Meadows (MM) hosted a screening in our Clubhouse of Dot: An Ordinary Life, an Extraordinary Person, a fine short documentary film about Ashland resident … Continue reading

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CO-HOUSING CONCEPTS, PART 2 – INTENTIONALITY

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS-By Christine.  In my earlier post on cohousing I promised more information on cohousing, a popular concept among Baby Boomers. I’d been looking at that option when I found Mountain Meadows (MM), where … Continue reading

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BOOMER DREAMS; CO-HOUSING AND RELATED OPTIONS, PART 1

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS – By Christine. Ellee Celler’s recent discussion of cohousing reminded me that when I came here to Mountain Meadows (MM) seven years ago, I’d been hoping to find cohousing. I had the vague … Continue reading

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HOW TO SELECT YOUR RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, PART 3

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LIVING – MADELINE HILL & FRIENDS– By Galen- In my first two posts I looked at some things Mary Margaret and I learned about social atmosphere, design, and medical factors. Other crucial questions for us were “Who owns … Continue reading

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