What’s Behind “I’m Not Ready Yet” for 55 Plus Community Prospects

“I’m not ready yet.” Among prospective 55 plus community residents, it’s a refrain heard time and again. Sometimes it may be uttered while sitting with adult children at the kitchen table of a beloved house. Other times, it might be said in a heart-to-heart conversation with a spouse or partner while sitting in the family [...]

By |2023-08-08T09:23:46-04:00August 1st, 2023|

Becoming an Educated Senior Living Consumer

This past week, I had the pleasure of speaking to a group at Ventana by Buckner, a beautiful new continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) in Dallas. It was a great opportunity to interact with prospective residents and help answer some of their questions on topics like financial hesitancy, for-profit [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:14:39-04:00March 29th, 2022|

Could Moving to a CCRC Secure Your Life’s Legacy?

If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased. —Maya Angelou March marks Women’s History Month, a time when we celebrate the women who have changed our world for the better. Names like Rosa Parks, Anne Frank, and Amelia Earhart might naturally come to mind, but [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:18:18-04:00March 15th, 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|

Senior Living Must Appeal to Data-Focused Decision-Makers

I read a really interesting article this past week that was published a few years ago on Senior Housing News. The article discusses how senior living communities’ dining programs are closely tied to move-ins, especially as it relates to memory care communities. What I found particularly interesting about this article was its focus on generational [...]

By |2024-03-27T13:57:48-04:00December 14th, 2021|

CCRCs Help Avoid the “Senior Living Shuffle”

I read an article this past week that got me thinking about an issue that commonly arises as people grow older: let’s call it the “senior living shuffle.” This particular article recounts the story of a woman named Connie. Connie and her husband, Dean, had been living in their own home and even took in [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:28:07-04:00September 28th, 2021|

Four Steps to Choosing the Right Retirement Community

So, you’ve been thinking a retirement community could make sense for you. It can be an attractive senior living option for a number of reasons: the social interactions and relationships, activities and amenities, care services (when available), peace of mind … and the list goes on. But how do you choose the right community for [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:51:25-04:00August 24th, 2021|

Why Didn’t I Think to Ask That? The Less Obvious CCRC Questions

When you are choosing which continuing care retirement community (CCRC or life plan community) is right for you, it can feel like you have a million questions you want and need to ask. At MyLifesite, we write frequently about understanding the various types of contracts, financial aspects of the decision, healthcare, and more. There are [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:32:17-04:00September 7th, 2020|
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