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.

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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.

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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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Tired of dealing with harsh winters and home maintenance? Looking for less space but don’t want to invest in a new home? When it’s time to downsize for retirement, there are a multitude of challenges one must face. From sorting through a household of possessions to wading through a lifetime of memories, as overwhelming as it may seem, downsizing can help create a simple and stress-free lifestyle. So, if you are thinking about moving to a retirement community to feel a bit more pampered and less tied down, the first step is to downsize. With this in mind, we offer some tips on how to downsize for retirement.


Herd Immunity


Herd immunity which can help slow the spread of COVID-19 is something we at Chateau La Jolla are working to achieve. If you don’t know yet, community immunity also known as herd immunity, is when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease/virus. This provides indirect protection to the community and those who are not yet immune.

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55 Plus Communities


Whether you are looking to move across country to escape cold weather or simply looking for a place to retire nearby, 55+ communities offer all the benefits of being at home without the worry of chores, maintenance or cooking. Designed to accommodate people that are at least 55 years of age or older, residents live an active and healthy lifestyle so the amenities are geared toward that.

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Joe Annino


Joe Annino, an Italian‐American, grew up in Brooklyn, New York, and served his country in the US Air Force between 1952-1956. Shortly after that, he earned a B.F.A degree at Texas Christian University where he majored in Art education and minored in Spanish. Some might say, this is where his love of art began.

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Rachel Harvey


Rachel was born in Monticello, Utah, only because her family’s home town of Blanding was so small that the closest hospital was miles away. Within a year of her birth, her father took a position that relocated the family to California.

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When I dream, I am ageless, therefore transformation can start at any age. Most people think of retirement as an off switch. You work hard, you retire and age. But today, age is truly just a number! In fact, as more and more baby boomers continue to transform the meaning of aging by pursuing their passions, aging transforms to ageless.


Retirement Communities


As you research your retirement living options, you will find there are several types of retirement communities available. Whether you’re seeking freedom from home maintenance, or want chef-inspired meals every day, retirement communities offer an abundance of lifestyle-enriching programs and activities that can help you enjoy a more vibrant lifestyle. But with so much variation in the services they offer, the choices may seem overwhelming. This is especially true if you don’t know the differences between each type of retirement community. The two most popular types are, independent living and assisted living communities. Here we offer some insight on both.

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