Becoming an Educated Senior Living Consumer

This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group at Ventana by Buckner, a beautiful new continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) in Dallas. It was a great opportunity to interact with prospective residents and help answer some of their questions on topics like financial hesitancy, for-profit [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:14:39-04:00March 29th, 2022|

Could Moving to a CCRC Secure Your Life’s Legacy?

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased. —Maya Angelou March marks Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate the women who have changed our world for the better. Names like Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, and Amelia Earhart might naturally come to mind, but [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:18:18-04:00March 15th, 2022|

How Psychology Impacts Motivations Behind a Senior Living Move

This week, I was reading about the psychology of human motivations and decision-making. I’m not a psychologist or sociologist, but it is interesting to consider what motivates those people who opt to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) or other type of senior living community. Specifically, I was reading about Abraham Maslow, who [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:55:20-04:00March 8th, 2022|

Senior Living Must Appeal to Data-Focused Decision-Makers

I read a really interesting article this past week that was published a few years ago on Senior Housing News. The article discusses how senior living communities’ dining programs are closely tied to move-ins, especially as it relates to memory care communities. What I found particularly interesting about this article was its focus on generational [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:03:35-04:00December 14th, 2021|

Four Steps to Choosing the Right Retirement Community

So, you’ve been thinking a retirement community could make sense for you. It can be an attractive senior living option for a number of reasons: the social interactions and relationships, activities and amenities, care services (when available), peace of mind … and the list goes on. But how do you choose the right community for [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:25-04:00August 24th, 2021|

Are Today’s Seniors “Younger” Than Previous Generations?

You’ve heard the phrase, “You’re only as old as you feel.” There is mounting evidence that, to a large extent, this cliché isn’t too far off. In several different studies, researchers have explored the difference between people’s chronological age (their age based on the number of trips they’ve made around the sun) and their subjective [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:31:54-04:00February 8th, 2021|

Key Questions: The Ultimate CCRC Checklist

While inquisitiveness is a trait found in many members of the animal kingdom, human intelligence leads us to learn about the world, at least in part, by asking questions. And it starts at a young age. In fact, researchers in Britain have found that children ask a daily average of 73 questions. For those of [...]

By |2024-01-19T22:17:36-05:00September 28th, 2020|

Why Didn’t I Think to Ask That? The Less Obvious CCRC Questions

When you are choosing which continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) is right for you, it can feel like you have a million questions you want and need to ask. At MyLifesite, we write frequently about understanding the various types of contracts, financial aspects of the decision, healthcare, and more. There are [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:32:17-04:00September 7th, 2020|

CCRCs Need to Solve the “Not Ready Yet” Demographic Issue

You may have heard the adage that with two ears and one mouth, we should listen twice as much as we talk. With this in mind, I love hearing from our followers and users of MyLifeSite.net and learning about your thoughts on senior living-related issues. Indeed, your thoughts, ideas, and opinions inform almost all the [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:40:58-04:00June 22nd, 2020|

All CCRC Prospects Should Ask These 10 Questions

When considering various senior living options, prospective residents can feel overwhelmed by the process. There are so many different considerations that go into the decision: location, contract terms and price, quality, amenities, care services, and much more. The advent of the internet has made researching senior living communities, such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:40:59-04:00June 8th, 2020|
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