CCRC residents

Six Things a Life Plan Community Should NOT Do

Life plan retirement communities, also referred to as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs, are a great option for many older adults who are seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle, social engagement, and a focus on other dimensions of wellness, and who find peace of mind knowing that the type of care services they may need in [...]

By |2021-06-28T14:48:26-04:00March 9th, 2021|

Why Adult Children of CCRC Residents Opt for a CCRC Too

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a large group of prospective residents at a life plan community (also called a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC) in Phoenix, Arizona. Following the presentation, a couple from the audience came up and spoke with me. I could see right away that they were considerably [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:18:23-04:00January 28th, 2019|

Study Shows CCRC Residents ARE Happier and Healthier

I often talk and write about the many benefits that come with living in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or “life plan” community). Travelling to CCRCs across the U.S., I am fortunate to witness firsthand the ways so many of these communities enhance the lives of their residents, and also provide compassionate care if [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:25:05-04:00December 10th, 2018|

Understanding Age Requirements at CCRCs & Other Senior Living Communities

If you’ve begun researching senior living communities—such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) or another type of retirement community—you’ve likely read about these communities’ minimum age requirements. In my conversations with people, I find that there is sometimes confusion on this topic, particularly for people who have a [...]

By |2017-12-18T16:39:35-05:00December 18th, 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|

Proposed Tax Changes May Hit Seniors & CCRCs Hard

Taxes have been a hot topic over the past few weeks and months as the president and GOP-controlled Congress try to push through changes that will impact millions of Americans—raising the tax bill for some while lowering it for others. If you’re like me, you may be trying to figure out which of these two [...]

By |2017-11-28T08:05:22-05:00November 27th, 2017|

Not Your Granny’s Retirement: CCRCs and Younger Retirees

I recently visited a beautiful continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was struck by how very attractive and welcoming it was. After staying overnight in a comfortable guest suite, I woke up to take a sunrise jog. There was a walking/jogging trail that winded around the community, over [...]

By |2021-06-25T12:43:24-04:00November 20th, 2017|

After the Storm: Rethinking a Florida Retirement?

Florida and Texas have been in the news and in our thoughts over the past few weeks as they have been impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The flooding and destruction these powerful storms left in their wakes was truly devastating to see. While both of these states have become major retirement destinations because of [...]

By |2017-10-31T16:29:50-04:00September 18th, 2017|

The Great CCRC Conundrum: One Reality of First Impressions

Imagine for a moment a place where people live during retirement that provides maintenance-free living and a comprehensive wellness program—complete with a personal trainer, fitness center, yoga and meditation classes, saltwater lap pools, and more. Imagine that it also offers a bistro and coffee shop, a gourmet chef who uses locally sourced foods, nature trails, [...]

By |2018-02-19T08:37:05-05:00September 4th, 2017|
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