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Senior Cohousing Can Help Address Loneliness

We’ve written before about how common loneliness is among seniors in this country. In fact, a 2018 study conducted by AARP Foundation found that 35 percent of Americans over age 45 say they are lonely — more than 1 in 3. That number is even higher among low-income groups (earning less than $25,000 per year) [...]

By |2021-12-07T09:42:45-05:00December 7th, 2021|

Lifelong Learning Program Fosters Intergenerational Connections

Just as we need to move our bodies in order to stay healthy and fit as we age, we also must keep our minds active. This is one of the reasons that many continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities) offer an array of lifelong learning opportunities to their residents — sometimes even [...]

By |2021-11-29T17:09:27-05:00November 30th, 2021|

Making New Friends Should be a Lifelong Endeavor

In last week’s post, I talked about the ways a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) or other senior living community can appeal to both the introvert and the extrovert. This topic got me thinking about a somewhat related story I heard on NPR recently about how it can be difficult for [...]

By |2021-11-22T17:18:20-05:00November 23rd, 2021|

CCRCs Offer Comfortable Options for the Introvert and Extrovert

Did you ever take a Myers-Briggs personality test? If so, you found out where you are on the spectrum between the introvert or extrovert personality type. The principles used to create this introvert/extrovert preference within the test are based on the work of renowned psychiatrist Carl Jung. In some ways, it is a useful piece [...]

By |2021-11-16T07:55:18-05:00November 16th, 2021|

Combatting Ageism in the Healthcare System

I recently read a disheartening article about the prevalence of ageism in the healthcare system in this country. Age discrimination and bias is a longstanding issue — one that has had a light shined upon it during the pandemic. Poor treatment of seniors in nursing homes and crisis care standards that withheld healthcare resources from [...]

By |2021-11-08T19:39:06-05:00November 9th, 2021|

Here’s Why Smart Home Technology Adoption is Rising Among Seniors

According to AARP's report "2021 Tech Trends and the 50+,” the pandemic may have been the impetus for more seniors to take the plunge into the world of smart technology. From smartphones and tablets to wearables (like Apple Watch or FitBit), more and more Americans age 50 and older are buying tech devices. But the [...]

By |2021-11-01T15:41:33-04:00November 2nd, 2021|

CCRC Bond Ratings Explained

We occasionally get questions about how continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or “life plan communities”) obtain their bond ratings and what these ratings mean. At a time when the financial viability of CCRCs is an increasingly important component of the consumer's decision process, it may be helpful to cover some details regarding CCRC bond ratings. [...]

By |2021-10-26T07:07:26-04:00October 26th, 2021|

Homesharing Can Be a Win-Win Senior Living Solution

You may have heard the term “the sharing economy” of late. It’s an increasingly popular model where everyday people share their resources, be it a car (think Uber and Lyft ridesharing), office space (such as coworking hubs), or crowdfunding (like Kickstarter fundraisers). But an example of the sharing economy that is really taking off among [...]

By |2021-10-19T06:56:30-04:00October 19th, 2021|

Single Seniors May Pay the Price When it Comes to Retirement Savings

We all know people who are happily married, as well as ones who are miserably so. The same goes for singles — there are those who are single by choice and those who would do anything to have a partner. No matter which group you fall into, it’s important to understand the implications for your [...]

By |2021-10-11T16:07:58-04:00October 12th, 2021|

Encouraging and Supporting the Creation of Age-Friendly Cities

I am fortunate to once again be traveling, visiting continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities) across the country. In my travels, I have the opportunity to check out all sorts of cities and towns, and I enjoy getting a feel for new places — meeting the locals, seeing the sites, trying [...]

By |2021-10-04T16:29:38-04:00October 5th, 2021|
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