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Debra Maynard Participates in ICAA Forum

Debra Maynard, Prime Independent Living’s Director of Operations, joined industry thought leaders to develop a future-proofed model for a new, sustainable senior living community.

Knoxville’s Newest Senior Living Community Opens for Tours as Construction Takes Shape

The walls are up and the leasing office is open at West Knoxville’s newest independent senior living community. Fun-loving seniors are touring Prime West Knoxville and falling in love with the possibilities of all-inclusive (and affordable) retirement living.  Many have started placing deposits to secure their ideal apartments in our retirement community. With a focus […]

5 Fun Exercise Ideas for Active Seniors in West Knoxville

If you’re already an active senior, you know that regular physical activity is one of the foundations for aging well, thanks to both the health benefits, and the social benefits if it’s a group activity. Here are five ways for active seniors to get the exercise they need while living at Prime West Knoxville. 1. […]

Why You Should Retire to West Knoxville

It’s never too early to plan where you’ll spend your retirement years. If you’re an older adult looking for an independent living community in a desirable location, with a budget-friendly price, and ample amenities, Prime West Knoxville checks off all of these boxes and more. Here are some reasons why the Knoxville area might be […]

6 Ways to Make Holiday Memories with Your Grandkids

Are you looking for fun things to do with your grandkids this season? Holidays are the perfect opportunity to introduce new traditions and to make deeper connections with the little ones. Prime West Knoxville wishes you and your family a happy holiday! Here are six suggestions to make the season more festive with unforgettable holiday […]

Meet Teresa Ingram, Executive Director of Prime West Knoxville

High-quality senior living and a focus on friendship and connections are at the core of West Knoxville’s newest community. Prime’s executive director, Teresa Ingram, reveals how independent living in Knoxville, TN, just got fun and affordable. Changing the Independent Living Industry for Middle-Income Seniors After working in the senior living market for over a decade, […]

Top Holiday Gifts for Grandkids in 2019

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially when you’re shopping for Christmas or Hanukkah gifts for the grandkids. With thousands of toys and electronics to choose between, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. At Prime Independent Living, we love the holiday season, so we’ve compiled a list of suggestions to make your gift-giving a little […]

5 Healthy Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe Ideas

‘Tis the season for lots of treats, so you may be interested in healthy Thanksgiving recipe ideas that still taste delicious! With your fully equipped kitchen at Prime West Knoxville, you’ll have no trouble tackling everything from turkey and stuffing to pumpkin pie. Still on the hunt for the perfect recipe to impress your loved […]

Lessons in Tech: Interview with Jennifer Dancu, CEO of Social Media 4 Seniors

Prime West Knoxville understands technology has the power to enhance our residents’ lives. That’s why we’re excited to partner with Social Media 4 Seniors CEO Jennifer Dancu on an upcoming community event for seniors in West Knoxville. Learn how she got her start in this niche market, as well as the FAQs she covers in […]

The Value of an All-inclusive Retirement Community

Are you looking to the future and trying to decide on the best independent living community for you? If you’re an older adult who wants to lead an active and worry-free lifestyle, there are many advantages to an all-inclusive retirement community like Prime West Knoxville.   Enjoy Maintenance-Free Independent Living Living your best life is simple […]

The Best Cars of 2019 for Knoxville Seniors

If you’re in the market for a new car, keep in mind that dealerships often run special offers and holiday sales from October to December. This means that the end of the year is typically a good time to start looking for one. If you need help deciding between the best cars for seniors, start […]

Clever Halloween Costume Ideas for Seniors

We never miss the chance to celebrate holidays at Prime West Knoxville. We encourage our residents to embrace their whimsical sides for dress-up parties on Halloween. Costumes for seniors can be witty, aspirational, trendy, or nostalgic. Whether you’re into couple, individual, or group costumes, we have gathered a few ideas to help you decide on […]

4 Things to Do in West Knoxville This Fall

The fall season brings cooler weather, natural beauty, and colorful foliage. It’s a beautiful time of year to go out and explore fun things to do in and around West Knoxville. Prime West Knoxville is a great home base for older adults and their families to enjoy the festivities.   1. Celebrate an Autumn Tradition Visit […]

Best Dog Breeds for Seniors

We love dogs at Prime West Knoxville! Our independent living residents enjoy pet-friendly apartments and playing at our dog park, which gives them quality time with their furry friends. Pets not only offer love and companionship, but they also provide several benefits for older adults, including increased exercise, stress reduction, and mental stimulation. When it […]

Top Tablets & Smartphones for Seniors

When it comes to tablets and smartphones for seniors, there are plenty of options to keep entertainment at your fingertips and to help you stay connected with loved ones. Whether or not you consider yourself computer-savvy, there are many devices designed for ease-of-use, so you can continue to embrace the evolving digital world.  At Prime […]

Try This 30-Minute Scavenger Hunt in Downtown Knoxville With the Grandkids

Nestled in the Northshore neighborhood near the Tennessee River, Prime West Knoxville is near the region’s top things to do. Downtown Knoxville is a great spot to take the grandkids on an urban adventure. This 30-minute scavenger hunt combines vibrant murals, historical sights, and architectural landmarks, all within less than a mile’s worth of walking […]

Best Nutrients for Senior Bone Health

Are you doing everything you can to keep your bones healthy? Your bone health can be the difference between a strong frame, free of aches and injuries, or a frail frame, prone to osteoporosis and fractures. The National Institutes of Health recommends 30 minutes of daily physical activity and a diet rich in bone-building vitamins.  […]

Signs It’s the Right Time to Move to Senior Living

When your home is the source of many happy family memories, it’s never easy to move on. However, as our lives change, so do our needs. Is your home still serving your best interests, or could a move to senior living be your next adventure?  Homelife Is More Difficult Now It may be daunting to […]

Construction Update: New Senior Living Apartments Coming to a Knoxville Neighborhood Near You

Opening mid-2020, Prime West Knoxville is the premier senior living community in Knoxville, Tennessee. In anticipation of the grand opening, construction is already well underway at Prime West Knoxville, where beautifully designed apartments and helpful amenities and services are included at affordable prices. Since our groundbreaking in late March, our construction partner NorSouth has been […]

4 Benefits of Using Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a fresh peach with its cascade of juice dribbling down your chin, or enjoying a cool tomato salad on a hot day. Fresh ingredients can’t be beat for their health benefits and taste. With a hydroponic garden on-site at Prime West Knoxville, you’ll never lack for fresh fruits […]

Top 3 Benefits of Aquatic Therapy for Older Adults

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for older Americans? Even the most healthy seniors are at a high risk of falling, which is why Prime provides our residents with unique and innovative ways to stay fit and have fun. In addition to our pickleball court and fitness classes, residents […]

Find Your Happy Place: A Dollywood Guide for Seniors

Hit the road at Prime West Knoxville and take in the magic of Dollywood, located just an hour away in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Founded by country music legend Dolly Parton, Dollywood attracts 2.5 million visitors every year with thrill rides and family-friendly entertainment. If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, there are […]

Things to Do in West Knoxville with the Grandkids

At Prime Independent Living, we know there’s nothing better than having loved ones come for a visit — especially your grandchildren! Prime West Knoxville has many recreational options on-site and is just minutes away from other fun activities. Searching for things to do with the grandkids? Look no further than our list of family-friendly local […]

Getting to Know Knoxville: Must-See Attractions for Seniors

Looking for things to do in Knoxville? As the third-largest city in Tennessee and a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, there are a wide variety of fun activities and attractions for older adults in Knoxville! And with our transportation services, residents at Prime West Knoxville can see them all with ease. We’ve listed our […]

The Affordability Problem in Senior Living

Plenty of things earlier generations considered luxuries are now run-of-the-mill expenses for middle-class Americans. Whether it’s a summer vacation or an occasional fancy dinner, these treats may not be cheap — but they are typically within reach. For many, though, the idea of moving into a senior living community, no matter how needed it may […]

Keep in Shape at Prime: Workouts for a Healthy Body and Mind

Did you know that mental and physical health are connected? In fact, they’re so strongly linked that neglecting one can have dire consequences for the other. To keep both your body and mind healthy, older adults should choose physical exercises that also target the five cognitive processes: memory, attention, language, visual-spacial, and executive function.  Do […]

5 Reasons to Choose Independent Living

When it comes time to retire, older adults have a lot of options. While it may sound tempting to stay at the home you’ve raised a family in, many seniors are finding that they prefer the companionship and maintenance-free lifestyle of a vibrant independent living community. That’s precisely what we offer at Prime West Knoxville. […]

4 Easy Tech Hacks for Seniors

Evolving digital tech is about so much more than social media, streaming music, and access to your favorite TV shows and movies. You can use your computer, smartphone, or tablet to make your life much easier! We’ve listed some of the best tech hacks for seniors to help you streamline your daily routines and spend […]

Pickleball: The Fastest Growing Sport for Seniors

What do you picture when you think of staying active into your golden years? Repetitive treadmill jogging? Grainy Jane Fonda video tapes? Some seniors struggle with getting the necessary physical activity they need to live their best and healthiest lives, in part because exercise can be boring. At Prime Independent Living, we understand, and we’ve […]

The Perfect Companion: The Benefits of Pets for Seniors

As research evolves on animal and human interactions, animal-assisted therapy has become a more popular and sought-after method of comfort and aid in health care. Some studies show that pets can lower stress and improve cardiovascular health. For example, therapy dogs are a common presence at hospitals, medical schools, and universities, to provide a calming […]

Google Arts & Culture: Tour Top Museums Up Close

Whether you’re a seasoned museum hopper or newcomer to the art world, Google’s Arts & Culture website offers a customized, up-close virtual museum experience like no other. If you own a smart device (Android, iPhone, or iPad), download the companion app through Apple iTunes or Google Play to visit over 1,200 museums around the globe from […]

Top Music Apps & Websites for Senior Adults

Did you know that listening to your favorite songs stimulates your entire brain? Music is linked to memories, and that bit of nostalgia we all enjoy gives the mind a real workout! John Hopkins Medicine says, “If you want to firm up your body, head to the gym. If you want to exercise your brain, […]

Seniors Changing Lives: Volunteer Your Time

Did you know? Sharing your time and talents can change lives, while also improving your mental and physical health. That’s why millions of seniors stay active and engaged in their local communities through volunteering. Here’s how seniors in Knoxville can lend a hand around town and volunteer. Help a Furry Friend Assist your local humane […]

Fraud Awareness Keeps Seniors Financially Secure

At Prime Independent Living, we know that you’ve spent your life working hard, diligently saving, and planning for each new adventure. Unfortunately, so do those seeking to perpetrate fraud. The FBI warns that fraudsters are betting you have a nest egg and that you likely aren’t on the lookout for someone to take it. As […]

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