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Is Your Retirement Community Pet-Friendly?

Pet Friendly Retirement Community Pets can bring so much joy and help relieve anxiety and stress.  In this article, we’ll review how to make sure your retirement community is well-aligned with the needs of you and your pet. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that pets can be comforting companions, particularly as we grow older.   Walking a dog can provide great exercise, loving companionship, and help provide purpose. 

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Bethesda Magazine – Senior Services Profile

Baywoods of Annapolis Jim Harrington Jim Harrington, the director of business development at BayWoods of Annapolis, learned his reverence for seniors as a child. “I was very close to my grandparents and sensitive to their needs,” says Harrington.  “I have always felt that the senior population is underserved.”  Harrington has a masters in health administration from Eastern University and has worked in the industry for over two decades.  “I love working with seniors,” he says.  “My initiative is to make residents feel like they’re the most important part of my day.” True to the promise of Annapolis, BayWoods has stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay from its Severn River perch.  In fact, BayWoods is the only continuing care retirement community (CCRC) on the Annapolis waterfront.  And it’s just one of two CCRC co-ops in Maryland.  “It makes us unique.” As a co-op, residents get the benefits of home ownership, including tax advantages and property appreciation.  They also have direct input in major community and facility decisions.  “Every decision that’s made here has the residents’ best interest at heart,” says Harrington. Resident ownership has led to several measures that enhance quality of life: community renovation, a high staff-to-resident ratio and fee

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