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myLifeSite Blog Archives provides information and guidance on senior living, life plan communities, CCRCs, independent living, and closely related topics from myLifeSite.

Addressing the Growing Number of Homeless Older Adults

You may have seen news reports about the growing incidence of homelessness in the U.S. In particular, one of the demographics that is growing in number is homeless older adults. There are a number of factors that are contributing to this troubling trend. What can we as a nation do to help ensure older members [...]

By |2024-07-15T13:02:42-04:00July 16th, 2024|

Can Retirement Communities Help Prevent a Sedentary Lifestyle?

The advent of streaming services like Netflix and Hulu have made it easier than ever to binge-watch your favorite shows. But as tempting as a good “Netflix and chill” session might be, research continues to mount showing the adverse health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. While the impact on older adults’ health can be particularly [...]

By |2024-07-08T18:45:33-04:00July 9th, 2024|

What’s the Difference Between a Nonprofit and Not-For-Profit?

When presenting at retirement communities and other venues across the country, we get asked a lot of great questions by our attendees. Recently, someone asked a question that others might have wondered about too: What is the difference between a nonprofit and a not-for-profit organization? It’s a great question because while it may sound like [...]

By |2024-07-02T08:13:57-04:00July 2nd, 2024|

Life Plan Community Occupancy Experiencing Steady Growth

Life plan communities (LPCs, also referred to as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs) offer residents a unique value proposition. In addition to independent living residences, they generally provide a full continuum of care services to residents if and when they need them. While life plan community occupancy rates fared better than most other types [...]

By |2024-06-24T19:44:07-04:00June 25th, 2024|

Opening Your Mind to the Idea of Moving to a Retirement Community

If you’ve ever tried to start a fitness program or diet, or tried to stop smoking, you know that change can be hard. One might assume that making changes gets more difficult as we grow older. After all, you’ve likely heard someone referred to as “old and set in their ways.” But research shows that [...]

By |2024-06-17T19:55:45-04:00June 18th, 2024|

Outside-the-Box Solutions for Middle-Market Senior Living

We’ve written several blog posts recently that have garnered attention, including one on the growing market for luxury retirement communities, and a post on the ever-increasing number of affinity retirement communities. But as we’ve noted, it is important that the senior living industry also continue designing solutions that work for the so-called “Forgotten Middle” — [...]

By |2024-06-10T19:10:32-04:00June 11th, 2024|

Affinity Retirement Communities Give Retirees Access to What They Love

What’s your passion? Whether you are an art-lover, a yogi, an equestrian, a music fanatic, or just about any type of enthusiast, there is an increasing chance that there is a retirement community geared toward you and your compatriots. Sometimes referred to as niche or affinity retirement communities, a growing number of senior living projects [...]

By |2024-06-05T12:48:07-04:00June 4th, 2024|

Luxury Senior Living Communities Meet a Growing Market of Affluent Retirees

What if you could live in a retirement community that offered services, amenities, and an atmosphere that rivals the world’s top hotels? This type of luxury senior living is exactly what some high-income older adults are looking for.  There is rightly a lot of focus on increasing the affordability of senior living — now and [...]

By |2024-06-03T13:04:19-04:00May 28th, 2024|

How a Couple’s CCRC Fees Adjust If One Person Requires Care

One of the more common questions we hear from consumers about life plan communities (aka continuing care retirement communities or “CCRCs”) is how monthly CCRC fees adjust if one person is still living independently – sometimes called “residential living” – while the other requires care.  The answer to this question differs depending on the residency [...]

By |2024-05-21T09:44:11-04:00May 21st, 2024|

Senior Living Decisions Are Empowered By Education, Advocacy

It’s a common scenario: You or a loved one has a serious health issue or illness. An assortment of medical specialists throws a barrage of information at you all at once, discussing needed tests and various treatment options. Not only is it confusing, but it can also be intimidating. Your head spins as you try [...]

By |2024-05-13T18:33:27-04:00May 14th, 2024|
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