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Social engagement technologies: best practices

Ray Heuser, a 78-year-old resident of Longwood at Oakmont, near Pittsburgh, and longtime tech aficionado, is key to that life plan community's head-on intervention of a silent killer among older Americans: social isolation. Click here to read more about how Longwood at Oakmont, our continuing care retirement community, is championing the use of technology to improve resident engagement and community interaction. 


Pittsburgh is top retirement spot

The Pittsburgh area – yes, Steel City – was rated the nation’s best place to retire, followed by the Boston and Los Angeles regions. Meanwhile, traditional senior playgrounds like Miami-Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas were rated 30th and 42nd, respectively. Click here to read more of the USA Today article.


Boomers create a whole new way to retire

Studies show that hundreds of thousands of people across southwestern Pennsylvania are nearing retirement or already have left the workforce. How will you spend your time in retirement? Click here to read about your fellow boomers and what keeps them busy.


Downsizing for retirees is never easy, but a professional organizer can help

Betty Price decided that it was time to transition from her three-story townhouse in Harmar to a six-room independent-living apartment, just a short drive away in the Longwood at Oakmont Retirement Community.

When your ready to make the move like Betty, be sure to click here to read how Paul the Organizer can help you downsize! 


'Theydunit it!
Eight Longwood at Oakmont Residents Co-author Mystery Novel

As the Tuesday Table Ladies gathered for dinner one evening, a question arose.

“Where’s Muriel?” one of the women asked. That sounds like the title of a mystery, mused Doreen Boyce, the former head of the Buhl Foundation.

Eventually, Muriel Weeks, former executive director of the Westmoreland County Mental Health Association, appeared. But this incident prompted her and seven other women in the group to write a mystery.

The eight live in Longwood at Oakmont, a retirement community. So they decided to set their first book — “Where’s Laura?” — in Oakwood, a mythical retirement community located in a historic Maryland mansion.

Read more on this riveting story about eight of our "mysterious" Longwood at Oakmont residents as published in the January 22 issue of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. They had an incredible journey through the writing and editing process with the finished result a riveting mystery novel! 

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