As the second largest county in New Jersey, Burlington County offers a wealth of resources, entertainment, and housing options for seniors. Towns such as Moorestown are safe and family friendly, with excellent property values and an engaged community life. Whether you already live in Burlington and are contemplating your next act, or you’re considering a move, Burlington County, NJ, is one of the best places in the nation to retire.
Here are some resources that can help you at every stage of your retirement journey.
Getting the Most Out of Retirement
The ideal retirement is as worry-free and fun as possible. The following resources can help you enjoy more free time, find more to do, and manage common stressors:
- Get a free home security inspection to minimize dangers in your home.
- Want to garden better, learn about home remedies, or sign up for a local class? Visit Burlington County Extension Services to expand your knowledge base.
- Ensure you get healthy meals every day by signing up for Meals on Wheels.
Become more active in your community by volunteering through Burlington County’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program.
You’ll have a better and more secure retirement if you can find ways to do more with less. The following resources can help you better manage your finances, no matter how much money you have:
- Find a comprehensive list of senior discounts here.
- Many common legal issues, such as selecting an executor for your will, require only a simple form. Find a master list of relevant forms here.
- Learn about common senior legal and financial issues and get a referral to a skilled lawyer by contacting the Burlington County Senior Citizen Legal Services Program.
Learn about all of the services you are entitled to as a senior by visiting the Burlington County Entitlements page.
Navigating the Healthcare System
Your health needs may change and evolve as you get older. The following resources can help you stay healthy and access health support:
- Visit the Aging and Disability Resource Connection, which can link you to community resources, offer information about a wide range of ailments, and help you find quality healthcare.
- Sign up for the Persons at Risk registry if you have a chronic health impairment. This information can help locate your family in the event of an emergency.
Get advice about flu prevention and find free and low-cost flu vaccines here.
Caring for an ailing senior can be deeply rewarding, but also endlessly challenging. These resources can make things a bit easier:
- View a comprehensive list of New Jersey support groups for caregivers, as well as those with various ailments, here.
- Contact the Burlington County Board of Social Services for help managing caregiver burnout, affording prescriptions, and coping with the daily demands of caregiving.
Contact Resources for Independent Living, which works with seniors and their caregivers to support long-term independence.
Senior Living and Care
If you need in-home care or are ready to begin the search for senior living, there are plenty of resources that can help. Try the following:
- Review a list of providers and search for someone who matches your needs through the Aging and Disability Resource Connection’s search tool.
- Connect to a wide range of senior care options via the U.S. Administration on Aging Eldercare Locator.
The Arbor Company has served seniors for more than 30 years. We know that the quest for the right senior living community can feel overwhelming, and that trying to shape the retirement of your dreams can seem daunting. Arbor Terrace Mount Laurel can help you map out your ideal retirement. We’ve served seniors for more than 30 years, and we can’t wait to serve you. Give us a call to learn more!