Deciphering Between Over 55 Communities

There are a lot of different types of over 55 communities — so many that it can be confusing to keep them all straight! More specifically, the nuances between a senior apartment, independent living with services, and independent living plus can be a bit unclear at first glance. Let’s take a closer look at how [...]

By |2023-07-04T15:25:27-04:00July 4th, 2023|

Financial Considerations of CCRC Fee Tax Deductions

A couple of weeks ago, we wrote a post answering a question we sometimes get about whether it’s wise to pull money from an individual retirement account (IRA) to help cover the cost of an entry fee at a CCRC or life plan retirement community. As explained in the post, in some cases, this can [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:38:33-04:00June 27th, 2023|

Could the Secret to Healthy Aging Actually Be Reverse Aging?

There are many factors that determine your lifespan, some of which you can’t control (genetics) and others of which you can (lifestyle). A combination of these two forces determines your body’s “biological age,” which, in some cases, can be far different from a person’s chronological age. We all know a lifestyle that promotes healthy aging [...]

By |2023-06-19T15:49:53-04:00June 20th, 2023|

Planning for a Life-Affirming Retirement

There are many, many factors that play into planning for a person’s retirement years. Obviously, you want to ensure you have enough money saved to meet your needs, but there may be other important objectives too, like being able to afford to travel or leave a financial legacy to your family. Another goal that should [...]

By |2023-08-14T14:10:22-04:00June 13th, 2023|

How Today’s 55 Community Prospects Are “Aging Unbound”

Each May since 1963, our nation has celebrated Older Americans Month (OAM) — a time to recognize and honor the important contributions and achievements of our older citizens. The theme of this year’s 60th anniversary OAM, “Aging Unbound,” acknowledges the value of maintaining as much independence and autonomy as possible, as well as the importance [...]

By |2023-06-02T12:02:49-04:00May 30th, 2023|

5 Essential Elements of a Senior Living Sales Plan

A solid senior living sales plan is crucial for success with continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities) and other types of senior living communities.  This means gaining more valuable information in the sales process to create more meaningful and actionable conversations for sales reps. All of this leads to improved engagement [...]

By |2023-06-09T10:10:43-04:00May 23rd, 2023|

What The Best Life Plan Communities Have in Common

A continuing care retirement community (also called a life plan community or CCRC) is a unique type of 55 community that provides both independent living residences as well as a full continuum of care services, typically on-site, should a resident ever need it. If you decide that CCRC senior living is the right option for [...]

By |2023-05-15T16:40:29-04:00May 16th, 2023|

What Financial Advisors May Be Overlooking When Calculating CCRC Costs

Choosing the right life plan retirement community (i.e., continuing care retirement community or “CCRC”) is an important decision, impacting your quality of life and your finances. If you utilize the services of a financial advisor (FA), it’s likely you will seek their guidance in analyzing the potential impact of this move on your estate. The [...]

By |2024-03-06T21:50:17-05:00May 9th, 2023|

CCRC Residents Report Higher Wellness Levels Despite Pandemic

When looking at a research report about the senior living industry, it’s useful to examine the findings with a critical eye. Does the sample size provide valid results? Were there additional variables that could have impacted the findings? Does the control group offer a true apples-to-apples comparison? For research on humans, longitudinal studies with larger [...]

By |2023-08-05T16:28:50-04:00May 2nd, 2023|

Many Senior Living Residents Fared Better than Non-Residents During COVID

Do you remember what you were doing the last week of April in 2020? Odds are, you weren’t doing much of anything as the COVID-19 lockdown was in full force in numerous areas of our nation. It was a lonely time for many people as the social isolation intended to keep us safe wore on [...]

By |2023-08-05T17:29:42-04:00April 25th, 2023|
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