Guide to Retirement Living: The Baldwin
When should people consider downsizing and moving to a community like The Baldwin?
What we most often hear from new residents at our sister community is, “I wish I had done this sooner.” Once a person moves in, they discover how much easier life is without the chores and hassles of taking care of a house. And they discover just how wonderful it is to have time to do things they really enjoy. They find endless opportunities to engage in new and interesting activities — as well as friends to make it even more fun. That’s why it’s important to move in while you’re young and healthy enough to take advantage of everything the community offers. Plus, there’s a built-in support network that provides priceless peace of mind. I do advise, though, that if someone is considering a community like The Baldwin, it’s important to plan ahead because this lifestyle is in high demand and wait lists can be long.
What are some of the key things that separate The Baldwin from other Life Plan Communities or CCRCs in New Hampshire?
There are so many things! When we designed The Baldwin, we set out to do things differently — to change the experience of senior living in New Hampshire. So, The Baldwin is all about freedom and flexibility. It starts with contract options that empower people to choose what works best for their needs and goals. And, importantly, it includes a flexible system of on-site health care. Residents of The Baldwin will have priority access to a full continuum of healthcare services on our campus, but they’ll never be shuttled through a predetermined sequence of care levels as is so often the case in traditional continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). We’ll always work with the resident in determining what care is needed and when.
Does the culture of a community matter?
Absolutely! And, as an all-new community, the first residents of The Baldwin will play a large part in developing its culture. At our sister community, we’ve always maintained that residents are in charge of how they live. They have representation through resident committees that share comments and ideas with management, and staff are trained to look for a way to say “yes” whenever possible. It’s a responsive, positive environment that we look forward to bringing to The Baldwin.
The best way to learn about The Baldwin is to attend an event. Visit TheBaldwinNH.org/Events.
— Maria Byrne, Director of Sales, The Baldwin