CCRC benefits

Another Study Finds Potential Health Benefits to Living in a CCRC

In a recent blog post, I shared the results of an interesting study out of Washington State University that found that where you live can influence your lifespan. It looked at people’s gender, race, and education level, as well as locales’ walkability, socioeconomics, and working-age population and tied it to the number of centenarians in [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:04:34-04:00October 26th, 2020|

Is Aging in Place the Better Option After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Nursing homes have been in the news recently as they grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These communities of vulnerable residents have been especially hard-hit by this deadly and highly contagious virus. I imagine, by extension, it’s left a lot of people wondering if the positive aspects of living in a senior living [...]

By |2021-04-12T11:18:58-04:00May 11th, 2020|

How CCRCs Are Addressing the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I know that many people are feeling anxious about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). By now, you’ve probably heard about the outbreak of the virus in a nursing home in Washington state that has turned deadly. I would like to shed some light on how the senior living industry as a whole, including continuing care [...]

By |2020-03-09T15:44:17-04:00March 9th, 2020|

A Sense of Wellbeing Leads to a Longer Life: How CCRCs Can Help

Study after study has found that having a sense of happiness and a positive attitude is the key to wellbeing and living longer. A sunny outlook can help enhance your work performance, improve interpersonal relationships, boost your immune system, help you sleep better, and improve your overall health, all of which can help you live [...]

By |2021-04-18T05:54:12-04:00November 4th, 2019|

Research Continues to Find Benefits of Retirement Communities

Are you on the fence about whether you think living in a retirement community (such as a continuing care retirement community [CCRC] or “life plan” community) is right for you? Do you think remaining in your current home is the better path to happiness during your retirement years? If you fall into either (or both) [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:50:57-04:00June 17th, 2019|

Saying Goodbye: How a CCRC Helps Residents Grieving the Loss of a Spouse

The death of a spouse or partner is one of the most difficult losses a person can suffer. The person you have shared your life with, raised a family with, weathered ups and downs with leaves a tremendous void when they are no longer with you. Dealing with the grief that comes with the loss [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:09:24-04:00March 18th, 2019|

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|

Encore Careers for Seniors: Finding Job Satisfaction…Again

While writing last week’s post on seniors and happiness, I was reminded of a recent conversation I had with a retiree—a 68-year-old “snowbird” who winters at a senior living community in Florida. He retired almost 10 years ago from teaching high school, and since then, he has been working 6 months of the year as a [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:49:10-05:00December 11th, 2017|

What is the Happiest Age? (You Might Be Surprised by the Answer!)

What age group of adults would you think is the happiest? If most people were to guess, I’d venture to say that they’d assume people in their 20s and 30s are the most content. Why wouldn’t they be, right? They are young and likely healthy; they have their whole life ahead of them, full of [...]

By |2017-12-04T12:44:52-05:00December 4th, 2017|

How Do I Know If a CCRC is Financially Viable?

When you decide to make the financial investment to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), you need complete peace-of-mind that this community will have the operational cash on hand to be able to follow through with their contractual obligations to you and other residents to provide housing, amenities, and in the future, care services. But how can you tell if a CCRC is financially viable? Here are some important questions to ask.

By |2021-04-18T07:50:49-04:00January 17th, 2017|
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