Green Retirement Communities Benefit Environment, Business & Health

We’ve written before about the ever-growing demand for “green” retirement communities — 55-plus communities that put a focus on planet-friendly design and practices. It is clear that the senior living industry must find ways to develop the “green” housing options that today’s seniors are clamoring for. Increasingly, the evidence shows that green senior living communities [...]

By |2023-09-11T14:34:01-04:00September 12th, 2023|

Can Anti-Aging Research and Anti-Ageism Efforts Coexist?

I’ve seen a lot of articles lately on reversing the aging process and all of the research and technology being developed around it. Yet at the same time, there’s a huge movement around fighting ageism. There’s been a ton of progress on that front as well. So, it strikes me: Are those two ideas at [...]

By |2023-09-05T09:46:16-04:00September 5th, 2023|

Have “The Talk” with Aging Parents Sooner Rather Than Later

There was an article posted recently on CNN.com about the challenges some adult children have when initiating a conversation with aging parents about their future. The article notes the reluctance of many older people to have “the talk” and plan for the “what ifs” that come with their mortality. Oftentimes, the article explains, people prefer [...]

By |2023-08-29T07:21:53-04:00August 29th, 2023|

The Best Places to Retire in 2022-2023 Might Surprise You!

What cities would you guess top the list of the best places to retire in the U.S.? Somewhere warm year-round? Someplace on the beach? You might be surprised to find out that a recent analysis found that the overall best place to retire in 2022-2023 doesn’t actually meet either of these criteria. Ranking the best [...]

By |2023-08-16T18:57:57-04:00August 22nd, 2023|

Overview of Senior Living Cost Calculators for Consumers

A recent survey by myLifeSite revealed that one of the top reasons older adults delay or avoid a move to a senior living community, such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC/”life plan community”) or other independent living community, is the concern over cost and affordability. It’s understandable. Moving to a retirement community is a [...]

By |2023-08-21T07:58:12-04:00August 15th, 2023|

Exactly What is an Active Adult Community, Anyway?

You have probably seen ads for various 55 plus communities touting themselves as an “active adult community,” but what is the definition of this term? With so many senior living providers referring to active adults on their websites and other marketing collateral, it’s hard to know what it really means. So, what is an active [...]

By |2023-08-08T09:22:07-04:00August 8th, 2023|

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|

55-Plus Intergenerational Program Rewards Student-Employees

Although most 55-plus communities are their own separate “micro-villages,” make no mistake: They are very much a part of the broader community as well. It is often a symbiotic relationship, benefiting all parties. Retirement communities rely on members of nearby areas for staff, and the surrounding neighborhood or town gains from the presence of the [...]

By |2023-08-07T18:54:26-04:00July 25th, 2023|

Better Approaches to Memory Care Assisted Living

A memory care assisted living community is designed to meet the unique safety and care needs of the ever-growing demographic of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. These specialized memory care retirement communities are increasing in number across the country, and around the world. But many of these communities aren’t the [...]

By |2023-11-24T00:18:33-05:00July 18th, 2023|

Early Acceptance: Upgrading the 55 Plus Community Waiting List

Early acceptance isn’t just for college anymore! It is common for some 55 plus retirement communities to offer use of certain campus amenities to future residents who are on the waiting list. Some communities, particularly continuing care retirement communities (CCRC or life plan communities), which often provide a wider array of amenities, are taking this [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:34:08-04:00July 11th, 2023|
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