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Partnerships Between CCRCs and Universities Benefit Both

You’ve probably seen the “help wanted” signs at businesses across the country. Many industries are desperate to hire enough staff to meet demand and are looking at different ways to entice prospective employees to apply. Yes, higher starting wages is one obvious incentive, but some companies are offering education reimbursement as well. Perhaps most notably, [...]

By |2021-08-03T10:13:46-04:00August 2nd, 2021|

Using Our Resources: An Innovative Remote Learning Tutoring Program

Reading the news lately, it can be difficult to find much cause for optimism. Dominating the headlines: rising COVID-19 hospitalization, political turmoil, and economic uncertainty, to name just a few of the world’s current woes. Yet there are glimmers of hope amid the gloom. One example is a story I read last week in The [...]

By |2021-04-12T05:51:02-04:00January 4th, 2021|

Lessons in Resiliency from Senior Living Communities

It’s understandable if you find the news headlines frightening. Each day, the death toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic climbs higher. And it also seems like nearly every day, there’s a new story about a nursing home hit with cases of COVID-19 among their residents and/or staff. As I’ve written about in recent weeks, nursing [...]

By |2021-04-12T13:22:27-04:00April 13th, 2020|

Study Shows CCRC Residents ARE Happier and Healthier

I often talk and write about the many benefits that come with living in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or “life plan” community). Travelling to CCRCs across the U.S., I am fortunate to witness firsthand the ways so many of these communities enhance the lives of their residents, and also provide compassionate care if [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:25:05-04:00December 10th, 2018|

Why Every Retiree Should Consider a Retirement Community

There are certain adages I distinctly recall my mother saying when I was a child. Among her repertoire of time-tested axioms: “Don't judge a book by its cover,” “Things are not always what they seem,” plus, of course, “You won't know until you try.” (And yes, in a karmic twist, I now say these exact [...]

By |2021-04-18T06:23:24-04:00August 20th, 2018|

Lifelong Learning: Good for Seniors’ Minds & Bodies

Springtime means graduation season. There is a recent and growing trend among college graduates that is garnering a lot of attention. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, by 2020, 43 percent of college students are expected to be age 25 and older. And among these older grads are more and more seniors, who [...]

By |2021-04-18T06:48:16-04:00May 28th, 2018|
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