CCRC move

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 |2022-03-15T05:52:30-04:00March 15th, 2022|

Planning Financially for a Move to a CCRC

Every so often I get asked about financial guidance on moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan community”). Although I no longer provide one-on-one financial planning advice as in my previous career, I thought it might be helpful to write a post with some key considerations when planning financially for a [...]

By |2021-09-14T08:23:01-04:00September 14th, 2021|

The Best Time to Begin Decluttering for a Senior Living Move is Now

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has been slower than hoped, but it is happening. Each day, more and more Americans have the opportunity to roll up their sleeve and get inoculated against this terrible virus. Hopefully, in the coming weeks and months, that number will go up dramatically as vaccine supply increases. With this [...]

By |2021-04-12T08:44:38-04:00January 18th, 2021|

CCRC Move Prep: Tips for Selling Your Home Faster & for More Money

Selling an existing home is one of the tasks that many people view as a hurdle to their continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) decision. Indeed, according to our Consumer Survey results, more than one in three respondents cited “Putting off dealing with all my stuff / hassle of moving” as a [...]

By |2021-04-12T13:27:19-04:00February 24th, 2020|

4 Ways to Know You’re Ready to Consider a CCRC Move

There are certain things in life that, if you wait until you feel absolutely certain that you’re ready and the timing is perfect, you will probably never do — getting married, buying a house, having children, and retiring among them. Another milestone that is commonly on this list is moving to a retirement community, such [...]

By |2021-04-12T13:33:02-04:00February 10th, 2020|

3 Reasons Seniors Delay a CCRC Move & Why They Should Reconsider

According to AARP’s most recent survey of adults age 50 and over, 76 percent of seniors want to remain in their homes for as long as possible. I’ve seen other surveys that put that figure at upwards of 90 percent. Whichever source you consider, the consensus seems to be that a large majority of retirees would prefer [...]

By |2019-11-25T15:41:48-05:00November 25th, 2019|

5 Reasons to Make Your CCRC Move Sooner Than Later

Our 2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey uncovered a lot of interesting information about prospective residents of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). One of the questions that I thought was particularly revealing was about people’s reasons for delaying a move to a CCRC. Respondents were provided a list of eight possible reasons for [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:46:22-04:00July 8th, 2019|

It’s All Normal: The Array of Emotions Felt by New CCRC Residents

In last week’s blog post, I shared yet another study that has found that overall, people who choose to move to a retirement community, such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) are happier and healthier than their counterparts who remain in their existing home. In that post, I did mention [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:49:25-04:00June 24th, 2019|

Resources to Reduce the Stress of Moving to a CCRC

People tell me all the time that one of the big hurdles holding them back from making a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community)—or really any retirement community—is not wanting to deal with all of their “stuff.” The thought of having to sort through a lifetime’s worth of furniture, [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:04:58-04:00April 1st, 2019|

“The Last Move”: Confronting Mortality with Your CCRC Decision

I recently heard an interesting story on Charlotte’s NPR station about the influx of people who are choosing to retire in North Carolina and the resulting need for more senior living and care options in the state. The piece discussed several new continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities) that are under construction [...]

By |2021-04-15T13:54:48-04:00October 29th, 2018|
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