We watched Glenbrooke being built and knew right away that we would be selling our home to enjoy our retirement here. We have been here since 2003 and we will continue living here. Glenbrooke’s staff is second to none and they have become our family. Our friends that live here at Glenbrooke are also more like family. We enjoy the activities and lifestyle that Glenbrooke offers and truly believe there is not a better place to live out our retirement!
Best Apps for Seniors Back
A smart phone is equivalent to a minute desktop or laptop. Though the screen may be smaller, the impact is huge. Smart phones and tablets come with an option to download Applications, or apps. Apps are user-friendly, shortcuts to your favorite sites online. Many smart devices come with an App Store or place where every app made is available. Now don't let the word “store” frighten you, many of the best apps are FREE!
As you grow more familiar with your App Store, here's a list of apps designated with YOU in mind. Whether you're reconnecting with a high school friend, catching up on current news or getting a reminder to take your daily medicine, these apps are free and easy to use!
Family, friends and loved ones all available under one roof. Facebook is one of the largest
social mediums that just keeps growing. With a more mature demographic than Twitter and Instagram, Facebook
is extremely user friendly and the perfect way to tell your grandchildren to come visit and your neighbor
from high school you miss them!
NPR News. Or your favorite news source. The easiest way to stay up-to-date with breaking news is through apps. You will no longer have to wait for the 5 o'clock news when you allow notifications to be sent to your smartphone.
Netflix. Binge watch your favorite show while waiting for a friend or pass some time with great laughs from your favorite comedy. Documentaries, dramas and romantic comedies are some of the many genres Netflix offers.
Pandora. Everything from funk to Rock n' Roll can be found on Pandora. With a great selection of genres and even better radio stations, Pandora is the number one place for music in any mood or era.
Magnifying Glass With Light. With an adjustable magnifying glass and option of flash light
make this app a wonderful 2 for 1. Say goodbye to remembering your glasses while reading a menu at a
restaurant and enjoy the luxury of having a portable magnifying glass with you.
My Medical App . Whether you're headed to the grocery store up the road or flying across country, being prepared is always a must. My Medical App gives easy access to all of your medical files and emergency contacts.
Medisafe. Medisafe is a wonderful tool that helps manage medications, set reminders and create reports about how well they have stuck to their medication regimen.
GoodRx. If medication prescriptions ever get to be too much, this app will save you lots of money. GoodRx compares prices from more than 60,000 pharmacies!
Red Panic Button. If you know about those panic buttons people where around their necks, well there's an app for that! When the button is pressed, a message goes out to a personalized list of people and it also includes your address and location!
Senior Savings. Senior Savings is the ONLY app on this list that cost $0.99, but once you find out how much you can save, you'll realize how much it's worth. Senior Savings is designed to gather every discount you can imagine. Grocery stores, hotels, restaurants and theaters are some of the many options available, all at your fingertips!
With Glenbrooke offering free WI-FI and hosting several events throughout the month, these apps are a great way to find out who is in your community and how you can get in touch with them! Download some of these apps today and see how many friends have been waiting for you!
As a widower, I felt extremely lonely and disconnected in my neighborhood and home. My friend introduced me to the idea of retirement living in an independent retirement community. I looked at several in Brevard County, but none had the sense of family or friendliness that Glenbrooke has. I’m here at Glenbrooke to stay!
I waited too long to make the move to Glenbrooke. I visited many times and told several of my friends to move, but couldn't seem to brave it for myself. The staff at Glenbrooke never gave up on me, and even helped to see me through the selling of my home and assisted with all the arrangements to make the move! I now feel that I have regained my zest for life and am proud to say that I have found the person I enjoy spending all my time with. I would have never had such an opportunity staying in my house. I am truly at home here!
My husband and I selected Glenbrooke as our home of choice to enhance our retirement lifestyle, but never thought about what Glenbrooke would offer if either of us passed away. After his passing, our children asked me to move closer to them. Even with my limited vision, I am able to maintain an independent, active, vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle. The staff is always available to meet any wants or needs that I may have, and they always do it with a smile and a hug.
Moving to Glenbrooke is the best decision I have ever made. I feel safe, secure and completely at home. My friends and family who come to visit can’t believe that my apartment is so spacious and beautiful! They are always complimenting me on my home and I never get tired of hearing the words “what a nice apartment”. The friends and family I have gained since moving here have definitely helped fill a void in my life, and I have peace of mind everyday knowing I have the freedom to engage as much or as little as I want.
I LOVE Living at Glenbrooke! They truly care about us. We asked for a change to the food and it was done quickly and is delicious. Thank you, Glenbrooke for taking such great care of us and making sure we are happy residents.