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“I’m Not Ready Yet” Part 2: The Cost of Peace of Mind

In the “I’m Not Ready Yet” blog series, we will be taking an in-depth look at some of the most common reasons why people put off a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or other senior living community. In last week’s post, we talked about one of the common reasons that people put [...]

By |2022-02-22T09:14:05-05:00February 22nd, 2022|

“I’m Not Ready Yet” Part 1: What Goes in the “Keep” Pile?

In the “I’m Not Ready Yet” blog series, we will be taking an in-depth look at some of the most common reasons why people put off a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or other senior living community. There are a number of reasons why people put off moving to a continuing care [...]

By |2022-02-15T09:30:49-05:00February 15th, 2022|

Emerging Trends Reshaping Senior Living Community Design

Change usually takes time — often a LOT of time. But sometimes pivotal events modify our trajectory or priorities, thus speeding the progression of change. The pandemic has certainly been one of those course-altering events, especially for the senior living industry. But there also are other recent trends and developments that are making their mark [...]

By |2022-02-08T08:29:31-05:00February 8th, 2022|

For Senior Living Decisions, Are You a Planner, Procrastinator, or Crasher?

What is your personality style when it comes to making decisions or changes in life? Are you a planner, methodically charting your strategy well in advance of implementation? Maybe you’re a procrastinator, who waits until the very last minute to enact anything new. Or perhaps you’re a crasher, dropping into events or life changes unannounced [...]

By |2022-02-01T09:27:18-05:00February 1st, 2022|

What is Memory Care and What Are the Odds I Might Need It?

According to data from the Alzheimer’s Association, there are approximately 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older who currently are living with Alzheimer's disease, which is the most common type of dementia. A large majority of Alzheimer's patients are 75 years old or older (72 percent), and almost two out of three Alzheimer’s patients are [...]

By |2022-01-24T17:14:29-05:00January 25th, 2022|

CCRC Services and Amenities Include Many Attractive Perks

There are a variety of different reasons that people choose to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community). For many people, one of the biggest draws of a CCRC is the on-site access to a full continuum of care services, should a resident need them. But another highly [...]

By |2022-01-18T08:18:27-05:00January 18th, 2022|

Six New Year’s Resolutions Seniors Should Consider for 2022

For many people, the start of a new year is a time to look forward, consider the possibilities that lie ahead, and make a resolution about things you would like to change. Sometimes these New Year’s resolutions are small tweaks you’d like to make to improve some aspect of your life. Other times, they are [...]

By |2022-01-10T14:30:34-05:00January 11th, 2022|

How Do Age Requirements Work at a CCRC or Other Senior Living Community?

For some people, one of the attractive aspects of moving to a senior living community, such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) is the opportunity to live among people who are at a similar place in life. This, of course, isn’t to say that diversity among neighbors isn’t appealing or [...]

By |2022-01-03T14:48:31-05:00January 4th, 2022|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2021

This year has been full of ups and downs for many people, from the events of January 6, to millions of life-saving vaccinations going in arms, to the rise of the Omicron variant. Yet with the new year on the horizon, I remain hopeful about the world’s potential for positive change and renewal. So, before [...]

By |2021-12-27T14:59:39-05:00December 28th, 2021|

A Closer Look at CCRC Entry Fees

You’ve made the decision that you want to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community). You’ve crunched the numbers and can afford the monthly service fee, which, according to 2019 NIC guide (sixth edition), averages $3,353 (though of course some are much higher and others much lower, depending [...]

By |2021-12-21T10:41:54-05:00December 21st, 2021|
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