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What is a Senior Independent Living Community?


I recently asked Ms. Diane McKeel of McCarthy Court Senior Independent Living, what a senior independent living community’s was to inform local residents and retirees thinking about moving to New Bern. Her response is as follows:

“At McCarthy Court Senior Independent Living, we take pride in offering the setting, support, and services needed to ensure our residents’ comfort and happiness. Security and peace of mind are our first priority. We provide more than just a nice place to live. We provide a nice way to live.

We support an active lifestyle by scheduling social programs and field trips (theatre, museums, concerts, movies, picnics, and more). Our fitness facility, recreation rooms, card rooms and lounge provide other opportunities for wellness and social interaction.

Our committed staff members have a passion for serving seniors and interact with our residents on a daily basis. Warm, caring, family-oriented and respectful are the terms residents and their families use to describe our community.

We invite you to take the opportunity to make your life special when you come home to McCarthy Court.”

Author: Ms. Diane McKeel, Executive Director of McCarthy Court Senior Independent Living