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CCRCs Can Help Seniors Overcome Obstacles to Physical Activity

In the upper half of the country, summertime presents many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. While such physical activity has an array of health benefits for seniors, many people become increasingly inactive as they age, often as the result of chronic conditions or mobility limitations. In fact, according to the CDC, by the age of [...]

By |2022-07-18T14:41:56-04:00July 19th, 2022|

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|

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|

Another Study Finds Potential Health Benefits to Living in a CCRC

In a recent blog post, I shared the results of an interesting study out of Washington State University that found that where you live can influence your lifespan. It looked at people’s gender, race, and education level, as well as locales’ walkability, socioeconomics, and working-age population and tied it to the number of centenarians in [...]

By |2021-04-12T09:04:34-04:00October 26th, 2020|

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|

CCRCs Help Seniors Stay Active for a Healthier Life

A new study was released last month by researchers out of Norway that looked at whether physical activity and sedentary time were correlated with an increased risk of an early death. The research team analyzed data from eight previous studies done in Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the U.S., which looked at a total [...]

By |2021-04-18T06:00:16-04:00September 16th, 2019|

Research Continues to Find Benefits of Retirement Communities

Are you on the fence about whether you think living in a retirement community (such as a continuing care retirement community [CCRC] or “life plan” community) is right for you? Do you think remaining in your current home is the better path to happiness during your retirement years? If you fall into either (or both) [...]

By |2021-04-12T14:50:57-04:00June 17th, 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|

Cultivating Community: How One CCRC Is Tackling the Food Desert Issue

I have shared with you before the value of intergenerational programs at continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, or life plan communities). These initiatives bring together diverse age groups, allowing younger people to benefit from the wisdom of their seniors and giving the seniors an invigorating dose of youthful energy. myLifeSite’s own research shows that prospective [...]

By |2021-04-18T06:32:52-04:00July 2nd, 2018|

Can You Catch the “Old Disease”?

I spend a lot of time travelling around the country, speaking to groups of people about senior living options, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, sometimes called life plan communities). During my travels, I’m fortunate to meet people who live in these communities, as well as people who may be considering a move to a [...]

By |2021-11-12T09:59:27-05:00April 16th, 2018|
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