The Senior Loneliness Epidemic Continues Post-Pandemic

Although COVID may never be completely gone, many aspects of life have returned to our pre-pandemic “normal.” A recent poll shows that this normalcy includes levels of loneliness reported by seniors. Yet these latest statistics around senior loneliness are still nothing to celebrate, according to experts. Quantifying senior loneliness The January 2023 National Poll on [...]

By |2023-08-05T18:08:13-04:00April 10th, 2023|

Unexpected Benefits of Turning a CCRC Campus Into a “Community Center”

Last year, we shared the story of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) in Evanston, Illinois — Three Crowns Park — that came up with a creative way to encourage intergenerational interactions on their campus. Located across the street from a facility that hosts a variety of children’s sports [...]

By |2023-06-07T14:10:15-04:00October 25th, 2022|

Senior Living Communities Using Artificial Intelligence to Form Real Connections

We’ve written before about Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which highlights humans’ need for love and belonging (in addition to food, water, and safety) in order to thrive. This desire for a sense of belonging includes forming connections with both individuals and our larger community. According to Maslow, when all of these human needs are met, [...]

By |2023-07-19T15:47:56-04:00May 3rd, 2022|

The Value of Community at a CCRC

Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Bishop Spencer Place (BSP), a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) in Kansas City, Missouri, for a marketing event. In addition to many prospects, there were a few current residents in attendance, and following the event, one of them—let’s call her Mrs. Smith—came up [...]

By |2023-08-03T09:42:04-04:00July 22nd, 2019|
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