Quad Cities, IL/IA

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Seniors Get a Taste of Real Living


Submitted by Healthy Cells Magazine

Find out everything there is to know about life after retirement as Healthy Cells Magazine of the Quad Cities Area hosts a tour of up to five local retirement communities to help seniors discover the joys and pleasures of new beginnings.

“Out and about” in the Quad Cities area never sounded so good! Healthy Cells Magazine  is gearing up for a one-day, Senior Living Tour on September 12th, 2017, with transportation provided by Wiersema Charter and Tours.

A Fact-Finding Mission

The tour is designed to help seniors find just the right place to retire. The fun-filled day provides a unique, non-committal opportunity to learn, and to gather information to help with retirement living decisions, without having to meet face-to-face with a salesperson.

Seniors are encouraged to come to this event with questions in mind and to ask the tough questions. “What are the extra fees? Do you have a place to park an RV?” This is a fact-finding mission. We want seniors to go in and grill staff with questions! The tour puts seniors at a power point because they can ask a lot of questions, not feel shy, and get their answers; whereas one-on-one, people are not as bold.

Seniors also have the potential to meet residents who live in the homes to discover what they enjoy most about senior living.

What’s In Store
Seniors will board the charter buses to tour four or five retirement communities in the area.

Cost is $5.00 per person, which includes lunch and a morning and afternoon snack at one of the retirement communities. Seniors will also receive a large canvas “goodie bag” brimming with goodies. Participants will spend a minimum of 45 minutes at each facility.

Signing Up

In order to register for the tour, participants must send in the name, address, and phone number of each participant, and mail it along with a check payable to Cammie Gray ($5.00 per person). Approximately two weeks before the tour, those registered will
receive a confirmation of their reservation in the mail that will inform them about which bus they will be riding.

It’s never too early to begin looking into future living arrangements. The Senior Living Tour is a fun and informative way to start. See you there!

For more information, call Cammie at 563-320-0075.

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