The Invisible Senior: Confronting Ageism in the U.S.

We’ve been hearing about various types of discrimination in the new headlines a lot lately. From issues of pay equity to debates around race, disability, and sexuality, Americans typically have vocal opinions about hot button topics. However, there is one demographic that frequently confronts discrimination, but it rarely makes the front page of the paper: [...]

By |2023-08-05T15:07:37-04:00October 2nd, 2017|

Important Tasks & Decisions for Each Phase of Retirement Planning

Retirement. It tends to be a catch-all word that generally refers to the light at the end of the tunnel after years of hard work. It’s a time to enjoy the things in life that matter the most, like family, travel, and leisure activities. After all, you’ve put in your time and earned it! But [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:44:49-04:00September 25th, 2017|

After the Storm: Rethinking a Florida Retirement?

While states like Florida, Arizona, and Texas have become major retirement destinations because of their year-round warm climates, Florida is still considered the “Mecca” for many retirees. In fact, with 3.6 million seniors, the state of Florida has the largest percentage of people age 65 and older (20 percent), and its number of senior residents [...]

By |2023-07-27T13:02:07-04:00September 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 [...]

By |2023-11-02T21:16:06-04:00September 4th, 2017|

What is a “Continuum of Care”?

If you have been looking at various senior living options, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities), you have likely heard or seen the term “continuum of care” used. It’s an important concept when it comes to the variety of services provided by retirement communities, but I find it is also [...]

By |2023-12-19T18:37:06-05:00July 10th, 2017|

Senior Wellness Programs: Good for CCRC Residents & The Bottom Line

“Wellness” is a term that gets used a lot in senior living, and depending on the context, it can have many different meanings. But when it comes to continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called live plan communities) and other types of senior living options, “wellness” usually refers to any service or amenity that contributes [...]

By |2024-01-19T17:33:08-05:00July 3rd, 2017|

The Senior Loneliness Epidemic & Solutions to “Cure” It

Isolation is the “silent killer” affecting an estimated 8 million seniors in the U.S., but it is an epidemic that often goes unnoticed and untreated, according to a panel of experts who testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging in April of this year. On average, 40 percent of seniors are impacted by the [...]

By |2023-11-05T13:42:45-05:00June 19th, 2017|
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