Milly Bentrott

Born in Wetzlar, Germany, one of seven daughters, Milly grew up with her mother, and father who worked as a forester. From a fairly young age, Milly was always drawn to fashion. But she was often disappointed about the limited color pallet of grays, blacks and beige that were common at that time.

What Are Senior Apartments

Senior apartments are low-maintenance apartments designed for adults 55 and over who are totally independent, but want to live in a place that requires little upkeep and designed for easy living. These communities typically offer social activities and amenities that cater to a specific age group (e.g., 55+ 62+). Although senior apartments will vary in size and setup, communities like these offer all the benefits of being at home without the worry of chores, maintenance or cooking.

Mary Ann and Joe Curra

Joe and Mary Ann met while out running, and have been married for 36 years. The two continued running together, participating in everything from half marathons to marathons and triathlons, until Joe turned 80. When asked why they chose to live at Chateau La Jolla, they both agree that it has everything that they were looking for. Both of them describe Chateau as an intimate place that’s very close to the ocean.

Age Is Just A Number

Age is just a number, to which many have attached great significance. Somehow, it’s given more meaning than it should. And, why not, the world around us, with its prevailing cultural beliefs and social norms, reinforces this harmful thinking. Every day, even down to the language we are exposed to it. From headlines that include words like the older people or senior when referring to older people to the very definition of aging.

Reinventing What It Means To Age

Whether you are 55, 65 or 75, everywhere people are reinventing what it means to age. From going back to school to becoming a writer, photographer or activist, age is irrelevant in today’s world. Sure, there was a time when the word retirement conjured up images of aimless hours spent doing nothing with the notion that life as you knew it was over. In a world that often defines and limits people by age, when you believe anything is possible at any time, there is nothing that can stop you… not even your age. So, if are ready to reinvent what it means to age, now is the time to change your story.

Warm Places to Retire Near Water

Looking for warm places to retire near water? If bright skies and warm temperatures are on your must-have list, La Jolla California fills the bit! Besides the warm weather and sea, La Jolla offers a distinct cultural identity and a range of activities for retirees.

Active Adult Communities

Active adult communities are designed specifically for individuals age 55 and over. But unlike other communities, this type of independent living community is for those looking to stay active and engaged in retirement. Whether it’s continuing to find satisfaction in working or diving into new pursuits, for retirees ready for their next adventure, active adult communities provide the environment to do that. So, if your goal is to downsize to find a rightsized living space with convenient amenities or being surrounded by your peers, the key to happiness is choosing the right community. With this in mind, we offer some insight on how to do that.

Barbara Smith Library Annex Ribbon Cutting

With local media in attendance, Chateau La Jolla hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, April 1, to celebrate the grand opening of the Barbara Smith Library Annex (named after a longtime resident). In an area where mailboxes use to occupy the space, the community built shelves in anticipation of filling them with books. And, that’s exactly what they did! Through the collaboration between Barbara Smith’s family and staff, the library now houses thousands of books and DVDs.

Walkable Communities

Walkable communities provide an opportunity to incorporate more activity into your everyday life. Whether you’re taking a stroll to a local restaurant or running errands on foot, walkable communities are places people want to live, especially retirees. In the age of the Fitbit and a growing population of active, engaged retirees determined to make their daily 10,000 step goal, retirement communities need to be located in a walkable community.

How to Downsize

When it comes to making big changes like downsizing your life for retirement, there are a number of emotions you might feel. At its core, downsizing is often a stressful and tolling task both physically and emotionally. But it does not have to be overwhelming. The trick to tackling this massive undertaking is to divide the task into manageable bits. To help you get started, we offer a guide on how to downsize without getting overwhelmed.

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