DEIB at the CCRC: Why Diversity Matters Within the Senior Living Industry

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) is a hot topic across nearly every organization and industry. Senior living is no exception, yet traditionally, there has been a lack of DEIB initiatives in a substantial number of retirement communities, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). It simply hasn’t been a priority in [...]

By |November 30th, 2022|

Creating Jolly and Joyful New Holiday Traditions in a CCRC

The holiday season, including Thanksgiving this week, is all about food and family (and don’t forget football!). For residents of senior living communities, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities), beloved holiday traditions may undergo an evolution. And while change can sometimes be difficult, it also can allow for the creation [...]

By |November 22nd, 2022|

How CCRCs Are Preparing for a “Tripledemic” Threat

It’s the headline no one wants to read: Hospitals are once again exceeding their capacity in many parts of the country as beds fill up with sick patients. Just when we thought we might be out of the woods with COVID-19, new strains are emerging, landing some of our most vulnerable, including young children and [...]

By |November 15th, 2022|

“Smart Aging” Technology Makes Seniors’ Lives Simpler, Safer, More Social

We are in a golden age of sorts when it comes to technology. It seems like nearly every day, a new tech tool or service launches, designed to make our lives easier. And increasingly, these advancements — many of which involve artificial intelligence (AI) and voice activation — are geared toward seniors. Let’s take a [...]

By |November 8th, 2022|

What CCRCs Could Learn from Disney

Where’s the happiest place on Earth? I suppose this is a subjective question, but thanks to decades of stellar marketing, a lot of people likely would respond “Disney World.” Disney properties have become synonymous with happiness for generations of children and adults alike. Part of the reason: They have built a reputation for creating an [...]

By |November 1st, 2022|

Unexpected Benefits of Turning a CCRC Campus Into a “Community Center”

Last year, we shared the story of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) in Evanston, Illinois — Three Crowns Park — that came up with a creative way to encourage intergenerational interactions on their campus. Located across the street from a facility that hosts a variety of children’s sports [...]

By |October 25th, 2022|
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