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The Art of Royal Oaks

July 27, 2021

It’s no secret that the activities at Royal Oaks are top notch. In fact, that’s just one of the many reasons why people move here. One of the most prominent and active groups is the Art Group, led by Fran Burnside, Karen Bell and assisted by Lori McClain.

10 Important Questions When Investigating Life Plan Communities

April 20, 2021

“When it comes to choosing a Life Plan Community for you or a loved one, there are no right or wrong choices,” says Mary Ellen Thieroff, Marketing Director of Royal Oaks, an established Life Plan Community in Sun City, AZ. “Everyone’s needs, desires and interests ...

Understanding the Tax Benefits of a Life Plan Community

March 23, 2021

Spring is drawing near, which means another event – tax day – is arriving soon as well. If you’re an older adult who’s been thinking about moving to a Life Plan Community, you may be wondering how that decision would play into your financial situation (and tax situation).

5 Tips for Couples Making the Move into Senior Living

February 19, 2021

One of the nicest things about retirement is that, finally, you and your spouse have all the time in the world to spend together. Many couples have all sorts of great plans and dreams for what they want to happen when they have reached this point in their lives. At the same time, couples need to start thinking about their future as they age and what steps will need to take place in order to live happy,

How Senior Living Can Help You to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

January 15, 2021

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions yet? And if so … how many of them have you kept so far? “Most of us have all good intentions when we make New Year’s resolutions, but follow-through can be very difficult,” says Mary Ellen Thieroff, Marketing Director of Royal Oaks, an established Life Plan Community in Sun City, AZ. “Many resolutions like eating better

Royal Oaks: A Great Place to Live AND a Great Place to Work!

December 22, 2020

“It’s always great to know that our residents think we’re a great place to live,” says Mary Ellen Thieroff, Marketing Director of Royal Oaks, an established Life Plan Community in Sun City, AZ. “But we’re also glad to know that our team members think we’re a great place to work. That’s why we’re so pleased to be honored

Countdown: 7 Fun Ways to Celebrate New Years in Senior Living

December 18, 2020

It should come as no surprise that New Year’s Eve 2020 – just like all the other big events in 2020 – is going to look quite different this year. Gone is the big Times Square celebration. Many annual New Year’s Eve gatherings are being canceled.

7 Ways Gratitude Is Good for Your Health

November 20, 2020

The holidays are about lots of things: family, friends, food and being grateful. As it turns out, being grateful does more than make you happy for the wonderful things you have in your life – it also can make you healthier.

Meet Our Residents: The Shanes

October 16, 2020

If you’re looking for cheerleaders for Royal Oaks, look no further than John and Karen Shane. “John and Karen are a wonderful part of our community, and we’re so thrilled that they chose Royal Oaks as their forever home,” says Mary Ellen Thieroff, Marketing Director of Royal Oaks,

How CCRCs Can Ease Retirement-Related Fears

September 27, 2020

One subject that is frequently voiced among prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”) revolves around the stress associated with envisioning and planning for the future, and indeed, it can feel like a daunting task since none of us has the luxury of a crystal ball.

5 Benefits of Moving into a New Senior Living Community

September 18, 2020

Who doesn’t like things that are bright, shiny and new? There’s something extra-special about buying a new piece of furniture, or a new car or even a new house. That last one in particular can be even more fulfilling when it’s new construction and you know you’re the very first person to live in it and fill it with happy memories.

How Royal Oaks Provides Certainty to Seniors During Uncertain Times

August 14, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are all re-evaluating our lives to ensure we are prepared for the unexpected and ready to take on everything that may come our way. This also includes planning for the future in terms of care