When Is It Time to Call in Care Reinforcements for an Aging Loved One?

With COVID-19 numbers down in many areas of the country, school breaks, and this month's various religious holidays, a lot of people may be visiting older family members for the first time in quite a while. It is a wonderful chance to spend time together, and it also presents an opportunity to assess how older [...]

By |April 12th, 2022|

Fore!: Why Sports Like Golf Might Prolong Seniors’ Lives

Spring is in the air in most parts of the country, and that weather is inviting us all to get outside and enjoy some fresh air! Golf enthusiasts might be particularly eager to hit the links now that temperatures are climbing and the grass is turning green. And there’s more good news for golfers. Preliminary [...]

By |April 5th, 2022|

Becoming an Educated Senior Living Consumer

This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group at Ventana by Buckner, a beautiful new continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) in Dallas. It was a great opportunity to interact with prospective residents and help answer some of their questions on topics like financial hesitancy, for-profit [...]

By |March 29th, 2022|

The Pain of Paying for Long-Term Care is Real; A CCRC Can Help

Saving for your retirement and senior living goals is a lifelong endeavor for many people. Depending on your spending and saving style, you may have your money set aside into designated buckets for each spending objective. Mental accounting is the phenomenon by which we treat money differently based on where the money came from and [...]

By |March 22nd, 2022|

Could Moving to a CCRC Secure Your Life’s Legacy?

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased. —Maya Angelou March marks Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate the women who have changed our world for the better. Names like Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, and Amelia Earhart might naturally come to mind, but [...]

By |March 15th, 2022|

How Psychology Impacts Motivations Behind a Senior Living Move

This week, I was reading about the psychology of human motivations and decision-making. I’m not a psychologist or sociologist, but it is interesting to consider what motivates those people who opt to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or other type of senior living community. Specifically, I was reading about Abraham Maslow, who [...]

By |March 8th, 2022|
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