Brookhaven at Lanier RidgeKids moving out of the house can be tough on everyone, especially empty nest parents transitioning into life with adult children. Jim Chapman Communities invites empty-nesters to see this phase of life as the beginning of new opportunities and to use these three tips to get settled in a new lifestyle:

1. Get involved: Many empty-nesters are at a loss once children move away and no longer need daily help and parental involvement. Take that extra time and put it toward helping people in the community: volunteer at a soup kitchen or food pantry; tutor with an after-school program; or visit sick or elderly neighbors.
2. Rediscover yourself: It can be easy to forget about favorite hobbies and leisure time activities in the midst of a busy, young family. Take this new phase of life as a chance to learn a new skill or rediscover an old one!
3. Reconnect: For married couples, children moving out often signals the start of a new phase of married life as well. After years of focusing on the kids, it can be easy to forget to focus on each other. Use this time to invest in each other and in old friendships that may have been pushed to the back burner.

Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge in Cumming is an active adult community by Jim Chapman Communities, specifically created for singles and couples in this second half of life. Elegant, maintenance-free ranch style homes are available, and community amenities include a heated pool, outdoor fireplace, clubhouse and exercise room. These homes are available with two or three bedrooms to easily accommodate out-of-town friends and family

For more information about Brookhaven at Lanier Ridge and other Jim Chapman Communities, contact Joan Wise at (770) 780-9095, or visit

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