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Suicide Among Seniors: An All-Too-Common Tragedy

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, an annual initiative designed to educate people about suicide prevention as well as the warning signs of suicide. It is often a taboo topic that people avoid discussing, but suicide is indeed a major public health issue in this country. And seniors are disproportionately impacted. Trigger warnings: suicide, [...]

By |2022-09-26T20:27:57-04:00September 27th, 2022|

Senior Living Communities Keep Upping Their Food and Dining Game

Cooking shows and contests are all the rage lately. From the popular Great British Bake Off, to Top Chef, to Chopped, we seem to love watching people cook, especially when there’s an element of friendly competition involved! Recently, a leader in the senior living industry decided to get in on the action and showcase the [...]

By |2022-09-20T08:37:27-04:00September 20th, 2022|

Seniors Should Build a Standout Team of Professional Services Providers

Football season has begun with millions of people tuning in to watch their favorite teams battle it out on the gridiron. For retirees and those approaching retirement, fall is also a good time of year to assess your own “team” of professional services providers. These are the people who you may need to call on [...]

By |2022-09-19T14:43:22-04:00September 13th, 2022|

“Green” Senior Living Communities: Good for the Environment and Residents

In response to demand from residents and prospects, more and more senior living communities are going “green.” This includes everyday Earth-friendly initiatives like recycling programs, ridesharing, and composting, but in some cases, it is on a much larger scale — like environmentally conscientious design and construction of the entire campus. These construction techniques are not [...]

By |2022-09-19T14:45:15-04:00September 6th, 2022|

A Senior Living Solution That Keeps Couples with Different Care Needs Together

A video that went viral last year highlighted an all-too-common issue. In the video, a British couple, both age 89, who had been separated by the pandemic, were finally reunited after months apart. Living in different long-term care facilities, they had not been permitted to visit one another amid COVID lockdowns. As restrictions eased, the [...]

By |2022-09-19T14:47:17-04:00August 23rd, 2022|

10 Points to Consider If You Plan to Stay in Your Current Home as You Age

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” —George Augustus Moore, Irish novelist Even after going on a wonderful trip or vacation, I’m always happy to return to my own community, my house, my bed. I imagine many of you feel the same way. Our [...]

By |2022-09-19T14:57:48-04:00August 16th, 2022|

Elder Guardianship and Legal Documents That Can Protect Seniors

Who would make legal, medical, or financial decisions for you if you were no longer able to make them for yourself? This is a question that all seniors should consider before such a situation arises. Failing to discuss this with your loved ones and put your wishes into writing can lead to an array of [...]

By |2022-09-19T14:59:39-04:00August 9th, 2022|

How Do CCRC Payment Structures Work?

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) is a senior living option that offers residents a range of independent living choices but also provides a continuum of long-term care services including assisted living or skilled nursing care if later needed. In addition to the many social and wellness opportunities afforded to CCRC residents, [...]

By |2022-09-19T15:02:16-04:00August 2nd, 2022|

The Best of Both Worlds: A Smaller CCRC Unit Can Be a Big Win

In our “super-sized” world, we have been conditioned to want the biggest piece of pie, the biggest vehicle, and of course the biggest home. We’ve been taught that such grandiosity is a sign of prosperity and success. But is bigger always better when it comes to senior living residences? Could a smaller independent living unit [...]

By |2022-09-19T15:03:09-04:00July 27th, 2022|

CCRCs Can Help Seniors Overcome Obstacles to Physical Activity

In the upper half of the country, summertime presents many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. While such physical activity has an array of health benefits for seniors, many people become increasingly inactive as they age, often as the result of chronic conditions or mobility limitations. In fact, according to the CDC, by the age of [...]

By |2022-09-19T15:05:06-04:00July 19th, 2022|
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