NINA SHER, SENIOR REAL ESTATE SPECIALIST
Hunt Real Estate ERA
1365 New Scotland Road, Slingerlands
Are you thinking about downsizing? One of the worst things people can do is wait too long to make that decision. Nina had been contemplating a move for more than a year, but when she and her husband received his Parkinson’s diagnosis, they were forced to make a decision. They sold their home and are in the process of moving to a townhouse. That’s the right decision for them, but what about you? Nina created the SMART DOWNSIZING GUIDE to help others gain clarity around this big decision. Call Nina to receive your free copy and move one step closer to living a happier life.
MEIER LAW FIRM
10 Utica Avenue, Latham
Putting together an estate plan is something that so many people postpone, even though failing to plan often leads to disastrous results. The best time to do estate planning is while you’re competent and long before you need it! The attorneys at Meier Law Firm ably assist clients with planning for incapacity and death. They prepare Wills, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, and Living Wills. They also incorporate Trusts that are appropriate for their client’s situation, and assist clients with Medicaid planning (including applications), and administration of estates and trusts. Contact the Meier Law Firm today to discuss your estate planning needs.
ÁVILA INDEPENDENT RETIREMENT COMMUNITY
100 White Pine Drive, Albany
Ávila is the Capital Region’s premier independent retirement community for seniors seeking an active, engaging and rewarding lifestyle. Nestled within the Pine Bush, Ávila provides a safe and extraordinary place to call home. From there, travel less than a mile to shopping malls, eateries, entertainment, and medical services.
Their aquatic center, activities rooms, and state-of-the-art fitness facilities cater to the on-the-go, health-conscious senior. Residents have unlimited opportunities to socialize and pursue their passions, and with Avila’s world-class dining options every taste and dietary need is fulfilled.
Ávila’s all-inclusive monthly fee program, along with their commitment to delivering maintenance-free living, helps their residents embody the true spirit of independence.
PINE HAVEN NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER
201 Main Street, Philmont
The entire staff at Pine Haven wishes to thank everyone who voted Pine Haven as a BESTIE last year! They were elated to be recognized for their passion in providing the best care to its residents. Pine Haven is a 120-bed Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center located in Columbia County. Well known for their friendly staff and innovative programs, Pine Haven is the top choice for local residents. When not receiving therapy, residents enjoy the beautiful country setting, live entertainment, and lots of fun activities! Visit in person or online and see why Pine Haven is the best choice for you!
THE FURNITURE HOUSE
1254 Highway 9P, Saratoga Springs 518.587.9865
1060 Route 9, Queensbury; 518.798.0133
The Furniture House has two great locations to serve you. As people get older, their family structure changes. They downsize their homes and start to want comfort and convenience in a tiny package, while looking for other ways to be space-efficient. The Furniture House specializes in American-made, hard-to-find pieces to fill these needs. They have Murphy beds, coffee tables that turn to dining tables, lift recliners, Krypton fabrics, and multi-purpose home furnishings offering additional storage. Their design staff can assist in this process, and their delivery team is here for you! If you haven’t been to the Furniture House, where have you been? The Furniture House—the unusual as usual.
LINDSAY DRUG COMPANY
416 5th Avenue, Troy
Lindsay Drug Company is a third-generation family-run Pharmacy and Healthcare center that has been providing expert care and advice since 1922. The kind and compassionate staff at Lindsay Drug offer many programs and services designed to keep them a few steps ahead of the rest of their industry. They have been innovative in securing accreditation and certifications from the Board of Orthotics and Prosthetic Certification, the National Association of Retail Druggists, and the National Community Pharmacists Association. Visit Lindsay Drug today to learn how they can serve you, not just as a pharmacy, but as a whole life wellness center.
LABERGE MASSAGE THERAPY
204 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Lauren Laberge is an NYS licensed massage therapist who, from personal experience, understands the benefits of pre- and post-operative bodywork and how it assists with surgical preparation and healing. With your physician’s approval, light work can be started as early as 24 hours after surgery to help reduce inflammation. Pre- and post-operative bodywork also helps to improve joint flexibility, combat stress and anxiety, prevent scar tissue build-up, give more oxygen to the blood, and bolster your immune system. A healing post-surgery massage is often a vital form of treatment, with techniques including lymphatic drainage, therapeutic massage, and deep tissue massage.
THE SPINNEY AT VAN DYKE
6 Parker Mathusa Place, Delmar
Leaving your house does not mean you have to leave your privacy behind. The Spinney at Van Dyke is a new approach to living for the “55 and better” community, allowing residents to move away from the burdens of owning their home while allowing a sense of privacy in a community setting. Each cottage at The Spinney features PRIVATE entryways, back, and front porches, as well as direct-access attached garages. The Spinney lifestyle is the smoothest transition from owning a home to downsizing and renting – come see why today!
RIVER RIDGE LIVING CENTER
100 Sandy Drive, Amsterdam
River Ridge Living Center, a 120-bed rehabilitation and skilled nursing center in the heart of Amsterdam, is family-owned and operated. Renowned for its beauty and home-like atmosphere, patients and residents thrive in our friendly environment. River Ridge combines a comprehensive array of clinical services with an individualized rehabilitation approach. The 30-acre park-like property offers a full selection of activities for every activity level, while the kitchen produces culinary delights for three daily home-style meals plus snacks.
HELPING HANDS@HOME, LLC
Main Square, 316 Delaware Avenue, Delmar
Helping Hands@Home is a highly trusted, locally owned and operated, non-medical home care provider that’s available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including most holidays) to provide expert home care services. Their experienced caregivers have been helping people, especially seniors, live more independent lives since 2010. They assist with activities of daily living such as dressing, medication reminders, and meal preparation. They also help with light housekeeping, shopping, and errands, while simultaneously offering companionship. Helping Hands caregivers are trained to understand the nuances of senior care and are insured and bonded.
DIANE ALBANO, Ed.D.
Certified Life & Leadership Coach
Ladies! Have you heard about the “New” Retirement Lifestyle? Life after 60 now looks completely different than it did for our parents’ generation. The “New” Retirement Lifestyle offers the freedom of choice! Don’t let your circumstances, age or money limit your options. There are infinite possibilities when you learn how to realistically turn “I can’t” into “what if I could?” Meet others embarking on a new life journey, and take away strategies for greater fulfillment and freedom at Diane’s next workshop: The “New” Retirement Vision Workshop: November 12, 10-11:30 AM at Pioneer Bank Glenmont. Only $20 per person. Register at: aleaderinyou.com. Bring your girlfriends!