About Brad Breeding

Brad Breeding is president and co-founder of myLifeSite, a North Carolina company that develops web-based resources designed to help families make better-informed decisions when considering a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or lifecare community.

Are CCRC Tax Deductions Only Available at Non-Profit CCRCs?

As we’ve written about in the past, residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”) often are able to take a tax deduction on a portion of their monthly fee (and even on any non-refundable portion of the entry fee in the first year). This deduction is available under Section 213 of [...]

By |2023-11-20T16:37:45-05:00November 14th, 2023|

Can Anti-Aging Research and Anti-Ageism Efforts Coexist?

I’ve seen a lot of articles lately on reversing the aging process and all of the research and technology being developed around it. Yet at the same time, there’s a huge movement around fighting ageism. There’s been a ton of progress on that front as well. So, it strikes me: Are those two ideas at [...]

By |2023-09-05T09:46:16-04:00September 5th, 2023|

Planning for a Life-Affirming Retirement

There are many, many factors that play into planning for a person’s retirement years. Obviously, you want to ensure you have enough money saved to meet your needs, but there may be other important objectives too, like being able to afford to travel or leave a financial legacy to your family. Another goal that should [...]

By |2023-08-14T14:10:22-04:00June 13th, 2023|

Should I Pay the CCRC Entry Fee From My IRA?

There are many advantages to choosing a life plan community (also known as a continuing care retirement community or CCRC) including an array of amenities and services to make your retirement carefree, plus access to a full continuum of on-site care services, if needed. If you’re considering a CCRC, you may have questions around managing [...]

By |2023-06-13T12:15:34-04:00June 6th, 2023|

What The Best Life Plan Communities Have in Common

A continuing care retirement community (also called a life plan community or CCRC) is a unique type of 55 community that provides both independent living residences as well as a full continuum of care services, typically on-site, should a resident ever need it. If you decide that CCRC senior living is the right option for [...]

By |2023-05-15T16:40:29-04:00May 16th, 2023|

What Financial Advisors May Be Overlooking When Calculating CCRC Costs

Choosing the right life plan retirement community (i.e., continuing care retirement community or “CCRC”) is an important decision, impacting your quality of life and your finances. If you utilize the services of a financial advisor (FA), it’s likely you will seek their guidance in analyzing the potential impact of this move on your estate. The [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:13:11-04:00May 9th, 2023|

Senior Living Must Appeal to Data-Focused Decision-Makers

I read a really interesting article this past week that was published a few years ago on Senior Housing News. The article discusses how senior living communities’ dining programs are closely tied to move-ins, especially as it relates to memory care communities. What I found particularly interesting about this article was its focus on generational [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:03:35-04:00December 14th, 2021|

Senior Cohousing Can Help Address Loneliness

We’ve written before about how common loneliness is among seniors in this country. In fact, a 2018 study conducted by AARP Foundation found that 35 percent of Americans over age 45 say they are lonely — more than 1 in 3. That number is even higher among low-income groups (earning less than $25,000 per year) [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:25:01-04:00December 7th, 2021|

Lifelong Learning Fosters Intergenerational Connections

Just as we need to move our bodies in order to stay healthy and fit as we age, we also must keep our minds active. This is one of the reasons that many continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities) offer an array of lifelong learning opportunities to their residents — sometimes even [...]

By |2023-08-05T17:23:47-04:00November 30th, 2021|

Making New Friends Should be a Lifelong Endeavor

In last week’s post, I talked about the ways a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) or other senior living community can appeal to both the introvert and the extrovert. This topic got me thinking about a somewhat related story I heard on NPR recently about how it can be difficult for [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:25:34-04:00November 23rd, 2021|
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