Guide to Retirement Living: Taylor Community


The past year has been a time of change and evolution for New Hampshire retirement communities. We reached out to several administrators to learn how things are going, what recent challenges have revealed and how residents — and potential community members — can feel secure about their retirement living decisions.

What is Taylor’s approach to its community’s health and wellness lifestyle programming? 

“Health and wellness are a major focus here at Taylor, as so much of what draws our residents to our community is rooted in our programming opportunities. Our wellness team hosts various programs year-round for residents, including yoga, hiking and other group activities, like fitness classes, summer bocce and shuffleboard leagues — even snowshoe treks in the winter. And we are constantly adding new offerings depending on resident interest. At Taylor, we aim to provide residents with as many opportunities as possible to stay current and active, while having fun.

“With the construction of our new amenities building in Wolfeboro we will be able to further enhance our health and wellness programming with a full, on-site fitness center and year-round heated lap pool. We know there’s much more to health and wellness than just physical activity. Therefore, it’s a priority to keep our residents engaged through robust programing including concerts, lectures, book clubs, interest groups and numerous social events.”

What should someone researching a residence look for in a retirement community’s financials?  

“When it comes to researching a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), it is very important to look into the financial health and wellbeing of the organization. Good indicators to consider are resident census, current assets and liabilities, and whether the community is maintaining the property well through capital investment. At Taylor, we have a strong census and are in an excellent financial position. We make our financials available, as we believe in transparency and think everyone should feel comfortable as they make an informed decision regarding this important investment in their future.”

What are the differences between your communities in Laconia and Wolfeboro?  

“In Laconia, Taylor is a fully established Continuing Care Retirement Community, which offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and nursing. We provide a maintenance-free, active lifestyle for our residents. With a fitness center, warm water therapy pool, outdoor recreation pavilion, movie theater, event spaces and dining options right here on campus — and a full schedule of programming — our residents’ challenge isn’t finding something to do, it’s choosing between all the options! Our beautifully landscaped 104-acre campus is located right in town with convenient access to shopping, restaurants, cultural and entertainment opportunities and other amenities, including Concord Hospital/Laconia and its large network of affiliated medical services.

Our Back Bay and Sugar Hill campuses in Wolfeboro provide residents with independent and assisted living options in this small town and year-round vacation destination. Back Bay is a quiet, independent cottage community within walking distance to downtown Wolfeboro and its many shops, restaurants and cultural opportunities. Sugar Hill, the newest addition to the Taylor family, is in a more rural setting just two miles from downtown and features spectacular views of the lakes and mountains. With both independent and assisted living options on this campus — and a wide range of services and amenities including fine dining —
we offer both a vibrant independent living experience plus care if residents need more help over time. We are excited to announce that we are working in collaboration with the town of Wolfeboro in establishing a full CCRC with the construction of both a new amenities center and healthcare building on our Back Bay campus over the next few years.

“While each campus has unique benefits, all our locations offer residents an exceptional lifestyle in an environment with superior service and amenities. Both communities are in beautiful parts of the Lakes Region, so it really does come down to what place you feel will fit you best based on your individual lifestyle.”