‘The Golden Bachelor’ & the 55 and Over Dating Scene

After being postponed due to the pandemic, the long-anticipated reality TV show “The Golden Bachelor” has finally hit the airwaves on ABC, and it is creating quite a buzz! To promote their show, ABC has even coordinated watch parties at active adult communities, senior centers, and long-term care communities across the country. But while the [...]

By |2023-10-09T15:55:38-04:00October 10th, 2023|

The Emotional and Financial Cost of Dementia and Memory Care

In last week’s blog post, we shared how a home care provider’s assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) can help older people remain in their home and independent for as long as possible. But we also shared that the cost of an in-home care provider is not typically covered by Medicare; it must be [...]

By |2023-10-02T18:04:02-04:00October 3rd, 2023|

When “What If” Happens: What to Do After a Health Crisis

You’ve probably heard the quote “Getting old ain't for sissies,” which is typically attributed to Bette Davis. Most of us would agree! As we grow older, our bodies often start to feel the wear and tear of a lifetime of use, and in some cases, a health issue or even a health crisis may arise. [...]

By |2023-09-18T17:32:10-04:00September 19th, 2023|

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|
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