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Common Questions About 55+ Active Adult Communities

Among the many senior living options available in today’s marketplace is the “active adult community.” But what exactly does this term mean, and what distinguishes an active adult community from other senior living options? Here are answers to some of the questions people commonly have about this particular type of community. Q: What is an [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:23:04-04:00January 3rd, 2023|

myLifeSite’s Top Senior Living Blog Posts for 2022

It’s hard to believe that yet another year is in the books. Like most years, 2022 had highs and lows: the launch of the war in Ukraine, the decrease in the number of COVID cases (followed by an uptick in recent weeks), soaring inflation, Artemis I’s successful mission to the moon, the death of Queen [...]

By |2023-10-13T07:24:09-04:00December 27th, 2022|

Attending to Assisted Living Residents’ Medical and Mental Health Care Needs

Assisted living (AL) is the largest provider of residential long-term care in the U.S., and the number of residents in these communities is only increasing as more and more Baby Boomers require some level of care services. A recent study about assisted living communities, led by researchers from the Center for Health Services Research at [...]

By |2023-07-08T22:55:23-04:00December 20th, 2022|

Why Diversity in Senior Living Matters

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 |2023-08-16T15:41:37-04:00November 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 |2023-08-05T16:32:03-04:00November 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 |2023-08-05T14:13:20-04:00November 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 |2022-11-21T18:13:56-05:00November 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 |2022-10-31T17:06:41-04:00November 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 |2023-06-07T14:10:15-04:00October 25th, 2022|

What You Should Know When Choosing a Medicare Plan & Provider

Turning 65 is a major milestone for a lot of people. In the U.S., it’s considered the typical “retirement age,” opening the door to a variety of benefits, including the ability for retirees to sign up for a Medicare health insurance plan. While Medicare can help ensure seniors get the healthcare and services they need, [...]

By |2022-10-20T09:06:57-04:00October 20th, 2022|
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