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How to Have Confidence a CCRC Will Be a Sound Long-Term Investment

We get a lot of questions from myLifeSite users around the topic of financial viability and how to be sure a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) will be able to fulfill its contractual promises to residents. This week, we received an email from a user who shared the story of a [...]

By |2022-06-20T16:38:21-04:00June 14th, 2022|

6 Ways a CCRC Simplifies Independent Living Residents’ Lives

One of the many reasons that people look forward to retirement is the opportunity to relax. It’s a time that should be about enjoying life, unencumbered by work, major responsibilities, and schedules. And for those who opt to move to a senior living community, such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), that simplified life [...]

By |2022-06-06T15:33:35-04:00June 7th, 2022|

Reimagining the Traditions of Family Gatherings

Memorial Day is considered the beginning of summertime, with many friends and families gathering together to enjoy time together and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. I always bear in mind that for those who have lost a loved one in the fight for freedom, the holiday weekend may be a [...]

By |2022-05-31T08:59:52-04:00May 31st, 2022|

Making a Plan Ensures Care Decisions Are Yours to Make

In today’s made-to-order world, you can customize just about anything. Want your hamburger cooked medium with no ketchup and extra pickles? You got it. Want your new car to have a gray exterior, tan leather, a sunroof, and navigation system? No problem. Hey, we want things the way we want them! And that goes for [...]

By |2022-05-23T20:14:04-04:00May 24th, 2022|

Permanent Vacation: Is ‘Serial Cruising’ the Right Senior Living Option for You?

There are so many enjoyable aspects to retirement: the leisure time and relaxation, the time spent with friends and family, the ability to travel … just to name a few. It’s almost like being on a permanent vacation! But some retirees are turning their retirement years into a literal permanent vacation. So-called “serial cruisers” live [...]

By |2022-05-16T17:32:25-04:00May 17th, 2022|

Seeing the Silver Lining: Optimism May Lengthen Your Life

Generally speaking, do you see the glass as half-full or half-empty? We all have moments of optimism or pessimism over the course of our lives, but could a more positive mindset help you live a longer, happier, healthier life? New research suggests that seeing the silver lining could actually boost overall mental and physical wellness [...]

By |2022-06-20T16:38:48-04:00May 10th, 2022|

Senior Living Communities Using Artificial Intelligence to Form Real Connections

We’ve written before about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which highlights humans’ need for love and belonging (in addition to food, water, and safety) in order to thrive. This desire for a sense of belonging includes forming connections with both individuals and our larger community. According to Maslow, when all of these human needs are met, [...]

By |2022-05-02T16:13:38-04:00May 3rd, 2022|

A Hidden Pandemic Toll: The Rise in Alcohol-Related Deaths

From time to time, we like to highlight senior living-adjacent topics that are more serious in nature — including around mental and behavioral health — in the hopes of starting important conversations that are not always easy to initiate. The past two-plus years of the pandemic have tested people in countless ways. Concerns about staying [...]

By |2022-04-25T17:26:12-04:00April 26th, 2022|

Surprising Findings Around CCRC Residents’ Pandemic Stress, Resilience

As the COVID-19 pandemic now stretches into its third year, we are closing in on a staggering 1 million American deaths. Throughout this ordeal, older people have been most severely hit by the illness. But in a cruelly ironic twist, many seniors also suffered as a result of some of the measures put in place [...]

By |2022-04-19T21:44:18-04:00April 19th, 2022|

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 |2022-04-12T07:02:34-04:00April 12th, 2022|
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