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Residents’ & Prospects’ Vision for the Future of CCRCs

Recently, I’ve shared some thoughts on what I believe the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) of the future may look like. While I lack the benefit of a crystal ball, I have offered my insights about community design trends, technology advancements, and the industry’s move toward increased environmental sustainability. Of course, these things only [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:18:05-04:00January 13th, 2020|

Bon Appetit: CCRCs Opening Their Dining Facilities to the Public

I read an article this past week about several Pennsylvania retirement communities, including some continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities), that are opening up their dining facilities to the public. While non-residents are jumping at this new restaurant option, the eateries’ open-door policy benefits the retirement communities and their residents too. A [...]

By |2021-04-18T05:56:12-04:00October 21st, 2019|

Christwood: A Profile of Innovative CCRC Design

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Christwood retirement community to speak at a marketing event. Christwood is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) located about 45 minutes from New Orleans, just across Lake Pontchartrain. Marketing director Elizabeth Jackson, who has been working at Christwood for about 6 years, was [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:34:58-04:00October 7th, 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|

Ensuring Proper Nutrition for Seniors (…and How CCRCs Can Help)

March is National Nutrition Month. Created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, this annual campaign puts a spotlight on the importance of making informed choices about food and developing healthy habits around eating and physical activity. When it comes to proper nutrition for older people, it’s important that their loved ones be attuned to their [...]

By |2021-04-18T07:32:15-04:00March 19th, 2018|

What Will Retirement Communities Look Like in the Future?

The following is an excerpt from the revised second edition of my bestselling book, “What’s the Deal with Retirement Communities?”, available on Amazon.com. Geared toward retirees-to-be and their adult children, the book is designed to be the first step in your senior living research process — providing answers in a simple and concise fashion. The [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:29:51-04:00July 24th, 2017|
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