CCRC lifestyle

6 Ways a CCRC Simplifies Independent Living Residents’ Lives

One of the many reasons that people look forward to retirement is the opportunity to relax. It’s a time that should be about enjoying life, unencumbered by work, major responsibilities, and schedules. And for those who opt to move to a senior living community, such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), that simplified life [...]

By |2022-06-06T15:33:35-04:00June 7th, 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 |2022-03-08T08:52:15-05:00March 8th, 2022|

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|

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 |2021-04-12T08:27:11-04:00February 8th, 2021|

CCRC Life Enrichment Programs Add Extra Value During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has had countless negative consequences. Over 150,000 Americans have lost their lives, and millions of others have become sick. Many people have lost their jobs and thousands are on the brink of losing their homes. It’s a stressful time for almost everyone. Caring for CCRC residents, physically and emotionally This has been [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:44:11-04:00August 3rd, 2020|

5 Important Factors for Choosing a Retirement Location

You’ve heard the adage that when it comes to buying real estate, the three most important factors are location, location, and location. This is largely true if you are purchasing a home or other property, but it is also applicable when thinking about your retirement location. Where do you envision you will live as you [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:12:23-04:00January 20th, 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|
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