senior living

Labor of Love: The Challenges Faced by Grandparent-Led Families

When most people envision their retirement years, they probably imagine time spent relaxing or enjoying leisure activities, sharing good times with friends, or travelling. But for more and more seniors, their retirement reality includes changing diapers, packing lunchboxes, helping with homework, and shuttling kids to afterschool activities. That’s because an increasing number of grandparents in [...]

By |2019-02-11T14:25:53-05:00February 11th, 2019|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2018

Happy 2019 from myLifeSite! We hope your holiday season has been filled with love, laughter, and fond memories. As we begin this new year, let’s take a moment to look back at the five myLifeSite blog posts that received the most views in 2018. #5: A Closer Look: Examining the CCRC Market in the U.S. [...]

By |2021-04-12T15:22:26-04:00December 31st, 2018|

How Senior Living “Translates” in Other Countries

I often get asked about how our various senior living models here in the U.S., including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs or life plan communities), compare to the options abroad. The impetus for this query is typically from one of two angles: Some people are pondering if they would like to move to another country [...]

By |2021-04-15T13:53:31-04:00October 22nd, 2018|

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 |2021-04-21T12:13:47-04:00April 9th, 2018|

A New View of Retirement, by guest author Bob Marshall

By Bob Marshall The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  I had lost a spouse. My instinct was to remain close to all that was familiar, my friends and community. But over a period of months, it became clear that [...]

By |2018-04-12T06:42:31-04:00January 25th, 2018|

Ready to Sell? Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Real Estate Market

I’ve always loved this time of year. With the busy holidays over, the new year offers a sense of renewal and opportunity; it’s a great time to make a fresh start! Perhaps, after discussions with loved ones over the holidays, you've made the resolution to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life [...]

By |2018-01-08T22:57:53-05:00January 8th, 2018|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2017

Happy holidays! It’s hard to believe that 2018 is just a few days away. As we look forward to the new year, we also like to look back at the year that is now in our rearview mirror. Here are our five most popular blog posts from 2017... #5 CCRC vs. Rental Retirement Community: What [...]

By |2018-01-01T14:46:29-05:00December 25th, 2017|

Understanding Age Requirements at CCRCs & Other Senior Living Communities

If you’ve begun researching senior living communities—such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) or another type of retirement community—you’ve likely read about these communities’ minimum age requirements. In my conversations with people, I find that there is sometimes confusion on this topic, particularly for people who have a [...]

By |2017-12-18T16:39:35-05:00December 18th, 2017|

Encore Careers for Seniors: Finding Job Satisfaction…Again

While writing last week’s post on seniors and happiness, I was reminded of a recent conversation I had with a retiree—a 68-year-old “snowbird” who winters at a senior living community in Florida. He retired almost 10 years ago from teaching high school, and since then, he has been working 6 months of the year as a [...]

By |2017-12-11T16:49:10-05:00December 11th, 2017|

A Great Relief, by guest author and CCRC resident, Jim Patrick

The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  By Jim Patrick After retiring, my wife and I moved from our home in Seattle to Tucson, where we lived in an active senior retirement community and lived for [...]

By |2018-01-25T14:29:34-05:00December 1st, 2017|
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