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 |2023-08-05T16:55:20-04:00March 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 |2023-08-03T09:25:34-04:00November 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 |2023-08-05T16:29:41-04:00November 16th, 2021|

Is a Second Home Part of Your Retirement Plan?

Vacation season is upon us with many people chomping at the bit for a change of scenery after a year in lockdown. If you are approaching retirement age, vacation season might also be a time when you consider if it would be desirable to purchase a second home — either to split your time or [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:30-04:00May 17th, 2021|

The Pros & Cons of 55+ Active Adult Communities

As you are exploring your senior living options, you may have looked at what is referred to as an “active adult community.” These are 55 and over “age-restricted” or “age-qualified” communities, typically meaning that someone in the residence must be at least 55 years old. What defines an active adult community? Active adult communities aren’t [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:43:34-04:00April 9th, 2018|
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