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Home for the Holidays

How to Determine a Cognitive Decline When Visiting Mom and Dad The holiday season is here, and with many of us taking the necessary safety measures against COVID-19, we’ve looked forward to spreading holiday cheer and spending time with our families. For those of us whose parents are senior citizens, the pandemic may have made […]



Considering Retirement Living but Worried About the Cost? How Best to Start Planning Your Finances Now

Planning Your Finances To Support The Transition To Retirement Living Transitioning to retirement living and considering the move into a senior community can easily feel overwhelming – maybe even frightening. But there are structures in place to assist you in making retirement living affordable and financially comfortable. If you’re planning for retirement living, now is […]



Another Study Finds Potential Health Benefits to Living in a CCRC

In a recent blog post, I shared the results of an interesting study out of Washington State University that found that where you live can influence your lifespan. It looked at people’s gender, race, and education level, as well as locales’ walkability, socioeconomics, and working-age population and tied it to the number of centenarians in that location. The results of the study were rather surprising.



When is the Best Time to Move to a CCRC?

A popular question among prospective CCRC residents is, “When is the best time to make the move?” There is no perfect answer to this question because everyone’s situation will be different. However, waiting too long can mean missing out on some of the very reasons people are attracted to these communities in the first place.


The Season has Changed, but the Global Pandemic hasn’t : How to Stay Active and Limit Isolation with the Colder Weather

The global pandemic hasn’t been easy for anyone. Especially for older adults, the lack of normalcy and decreased interaction with others has significantly contributed to feelings of isolation, sadness, and overall mental and physical health decline. The one saving grace the past few months was the warmer weather of summer. With small group gatherings (if masks are worn) being approved in many states, time spent outdoors has helped seniors feel more social and happier. Now that the season has changed and the temperatures have dropped, many are worried that being unable to be outside as much could have additional negative effects to an already not-so-great time. To help try and ease concerns, we’ve complied some ideas and resources to stay active and limit isolation in the colder weather.


What is a “Continuum of Care”?

If you have been looking at various senior living options, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities), you have likely heard or seen the term “continuum of care” used. It’s an important concept when it comes to the variety of services provided by retirement communities, but it is also a term […]


The Role of Diet in Active Aging

Through all stages of life, the concept of maintaining a “healthy diet” is one we are constantly reminded of. Across the board, many regular diets are to include nutrient-rich foods in a variety of categories such as fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, dairy, meat, fish, and poultry. However, as we grow, our unique health needs vary and […]