Guide to Retirement Living: Taylor Community

What’s the most important thing to know about your community?

Tammy HeadshotAs the only nonprofit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the Lakes Region, Taylor Community provides residents with myriad opportunities on our stunning three campuses, all the while providing easy access to everything the beautiful Lakes Region has to offer. Taylor is unique in that it was established in 1907, and our success over the years has allowed us to expand from our original Laconia location to two additional campus locations in Wolfeboro. Our most recent growth in Wolfeboro allows us to further enhance the many offerings we have for our residents. We take great pride in being a premiere CCRC, also called a Life Plan or Life Care Community. In turn, we ensure that no matter what part of the continuum a resident resides on that they have access to cultural experiences, resident life programming, trips, numerous and varied wellness programs, resident-led groups, and incredible dining options. When you come to live at Taylor, you are not just moving into a stunning cottage or apartment, you’re moving to a community that is filled with like-minded people who are excited to get to know you and welcome you home.  — Tammy Stevens, Director of Admissions, Taylor Community

What are some of the key benefits to living in your community? 

Dina HeadshotLiving at Taylor has many benefits, but the most valued component of living in a continuing care retirement community is the peace of mind it brings for the future. It is essential to have a plan in place for future care, and at Taylor, you remain in control of these important decisions, which will define your quality of life down the road. Plus, our resident-centered philosophy means that you also benefit from maintenance-free, worry-free living while having access to a full calendar of social, physical and cultural activities. With Independent Living at Taylor, you’ll find spacious, private cottages and apartments steps away from our many fantastic amenities. All independent living residents have access to our on-campus fitness centers and warm water pool, movie theater, lounges, libraries, salon/barber services, game rooms, and more in our beautifully appointed buildings. And when it comes to mealtimes — our residents have the choice to decide whether to stay at home or enjoy a delicious chef-prepared meal in one of our beautiful dining rooms or join an evening of al fresco dining under the Pavilion.  — Dina Finos, Director of Admissions, Taylor Community

What’s your No. 1 tip for the moving process? 

When planning your move, the best advice that I can give is to start the downsizing process early, and it’s OK to accept help from the professionals. We hold seminars throughout the year, which provide numerous tips and tricks on how to make the downsizing process easier, so I’d highly suggest attending a seminar to learn about the best way to start. While moving can be an overwhelming process, we have found that it becomes less daunting when you have an idea of where to begin “right-sizing” and outside resources that can help throughout the process.
— Dina Finos, Director of Admissions, Taylor Community

When should someone start researching retirement communities? 

One of the things I emphasize to anyone who is considering a retirement community is to begin looking early – it’s never too soon to begin the process. In fact, many residents living at Taylor have said that they wished they’d moved even sooner than they did. There are a lot of factors that go into making a final decision on where to retire, and at Taylor we want to ensure that you are completely comfortable with before making such a big move. It’s important you drive process, whether you want to move quickly or farther down the road. It’s incredibly important for us to build relationships with everyone that is looking at Taylor, from the first phone call to your decision to make our community your next home. We’re here to support you as you make this important choice, no matter how long you need to take, and always happy to answer any questions you may have.   — Tammy Stevens, Director of Admissions, Taylor Community

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