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NEW Year, Same YOU!

Posted on: Jan 15, 2024

As the calendar year flips over to a new year, we are bombarded with ads and images of “NEW YEAR, NEW YOU!” The reality is, as the year changes, we’re the same “us.” People often get inspired by the new year, making resolutions, and taking the opportunity to make big changes. Usually by February those resolutions are abandoned, and people are feeling guilty for being unable to reinvent themselves.

This year, we challenge you not to resolve to become a “new” you, but rather to create a “new” plan, or update an existing plan to help you age successfully.

What does aging successfully mean? At PPH, we believe that answer is different for everyone. Some people choose to move to a community like PPH to enjoy their lives now and have a plan for their future. Others choose to stay in their home.

We do have a certain number of “musts” when you make or update a plan to age successfully. We have outlined the important components of a successful aging plan below:


We hope you find these tips helpful and remember, you are still the same you in the new year, however it is the perfect time to make one of your resolutions to make a plan!


What Residents Say

"In my nine years at PPH, I’ve grown to like it very much. At first, I felt like a stranger and then as I began to talk to people, we increasingly became good friends. A way to meet people is to join clubs. I’m now part of the PPH Auxiliary. I love helping with their flea markets because you never know what you can find. Recently, I’ve joined an evening quilting class. I love that I can continue to enjoy my life outside of PPH while experiencing the offers here.…especially the pool! Everything is just so convenient.

– Lucille Hite, Independent Living resident

What Families Say

"My mom is sooo happy at PPH, I can’t even describe it in strong enough words. She’s met so many new friends and these ladies do EVERYTHING together! She sees Dad every day in Pathways, but can have her life too. She’s gone to so many activities and I think I’ve already been to Scoops with her at least 15 times. She loves the dining room and Bistro too. My sister, Ilene, and I are so delighted that Mom is happy.......Wow, it feels like Mom’s been there about 2 years—but it’s only 2 months!! That’s how comfortable and natural it feels for her – and for all of us.

– Rhonda Frenkel, daughter of resident Bernice Segal

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