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Opening up Our Community

May 12th, 2020

Federal and state governments are releasing plans to reopen the economy to essential business. While this is an encouraging sign to our country’s response to COVID-19, please know this process will be taken thoughtfully at Essex Meadows. We will implement a three-phased approach when reopening our community. Decisions for each phase will be based on […]

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What is Life Care and What is a Life Care Contract?

May 1st, 2020

If you’re searching for the best senior living options, you may have some questions about what exactly a CCRC (continuing care retirement community) is. Or a Life Care community. Are they the same thing? While they have many similarities, they’re not the same. All Life Care communities are CCRCs, but not all CCRCs are Life […]


Choosing an Eco-Friendly Senior Living Community

April 1st, 2020

Is living green important to you? For some, it’s just a trendy catchphrase. But it’s a purposeful way of life for those who seek to conserve energy and create an eco-friendly world for many. In the simplest terms, living green means making lifestyle decisions and engaging in practices that reduce negative impact on and promote […]


COVID-19 Update

March 19th, 2020

After careful consideration for the health and safety of residents, employees, and family members, our community amended its visitor policy on Monday, March 16, and is restricting visitors from entering our community. Please bookmark the LCS website for future updates and information regarding our community COVID-19 response and prevention measures already implemented, such as: ·        Educating […]


COVID-19 Update

March 15th, 2020

Hello Essex Meadows community, The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps Essex Meadows is taking to prepare […]

Things to do in Essex, CT for seniors

10 Things to Do In Essex, Connecticut, for Seniors

March 6th, 2020

Colonial homes from the 18th and 19th centuries line Main Street alongside quaint boutiques in the charming and elegant river town of Essex, Connecticut. A small population of about 6,700 people between the three villages of Essex Village, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton enjoy everything the pastoral lifestyle and intimate community have to offer. If you’re coming […]


Coronavirus Precautions – 3/4/2020

March 4th, 2020

The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families are always top priorities at our community. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and on the minds of many, we want to address actions taking place related to this concern. Some of the actions we are addressing include: Consistent updates and communication to […]

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Travel Guide for Seniors in 2020

February 17th, 2020

Oh, glorious retirement. With the daily grind in the rearview mirror, it’s time to indulge your curiosity and explore. Travel tops the to-do lists of most people retirement age and older. And that’s exactly what seniors are doing. According to AARP’s 2019 Boomer Travel Trends, 94% of baby boomers anticipated at least one domestic getaway […]

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The 10 Books Senior Book Clubs Should Read in 2020

January 28th, 2020

There’s nothing like snuggling up with a good book. Being transported into unfamiliar worlds. Meeting unique and compelling characters. Traversing every unexpected twist and turn of the plot. Reading’s great fun and it’s good for you. That’s what we tell children when encouraging them to pick up the habit. And it’s what we should continually […]