Emerging Trends Reshaping Senior Living Community Design

Change usually takes time — often a LOT of time. But sometimes pivotal events modify our trajectory or priorities, thus speeding the progression of change. The pandemic has certainly been one of those course-altering events, especially for the senior living industry. But there also are other recent trends and developments that are making their mark [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:20:03-04:00February 8th, 2022|

How Senior Living is Evolving to Meet Future Demand

Within the next decade, children in the U.S. will be outnumbered by elderly Americans, according to projections from the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, the number of seniors (people age 65 and older) will roughly double between now and 2030. With this dramatic demographic shift, we will have to face a new challenge: caring for [...]

By |2024-01-19T00:38:29-05:00June 1st, 2020|

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 |2023-08-03T09:41:37-04:00January 13th, 2020|

What are Your Perspectives on the Future of CCRCs?

Over the past few months, I’ve shared a few insights on what I believe the continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) of the future may look like. I have offered thoughts about community design trends, technology advancements, and the industry’s move toward increased environmental sustainability. But now, I’d like to hear from [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:41:38-04:00December 23rd, 2019|

The Environmentally Sustainable CCRC of the Future

It seems like every time you turn on the news, there is a report about the climate crisis and startling trends about global warming. With future generations in mind, more and more retirees are making environmentally conscious decisions about their senior living options. In my book, What’s the Deal with Retirement Communities (which makes a [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:41:40-04:00December 2nd, 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 |2023-08-03T09:42:00-04:00October 7th, 2019|

The CCRC of the Future: Technology

Ready or not, here come the baby boomers! In the coming years, the most successful continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities) will be those that find new and innovative ways to foster the lifestyle preferences of this next generation of retirees. Over the next few weeks and months, I will examine some [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:00-04:00September 30th, 2019|

The CCRC of the Future: Community Design

The senior living industry is experiencing a seismic shift as the next generation of retirees—the baby boomers—become their target demographic. These seniors who came of age during the 1960s often aren’t looking to ride off quietly into the sunset during their retirement years. Many of them aren’t interested in playing bridge or shuffleboard and they [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:01-04:00September 23rd, 2019|
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