A Day in The Life of Retirement Living

An imagined day at McCrite Plaza Retirement Community When Seniors choose to transition into a retirement community, they’re opening a new chapter of their lives, one brimming with freedom and flexibility. Retirement living isn’t a phase of minimal activities but a period where you can dictate how to spend your days. A mere glance at… Continue reading A Day in The Life of Retirement Living

The Twin Dangers That Face Seniors

Boredom and Loneliness As we journey through life, the need for companionship and engagement remains a fundamental aspect of our well-being. However, loneliness and boredom can become persistent challenges for many older individuals, especially those living alone at home without the ability to drive.  Although the desire to age in place may be strong, and… Continue reading The Twin Dangers That Face Seniors

Embrace the Change 

Why Spring is Ideal for Transitioning to Retirement Living Communities When considering the optimal time for seniors to transition into retirement living communities, the spring season emerges as a clear frontrunner. When you live in the Midwest, you certainly experience four glorious seasons. Coming out of winter is the reason enough to celebrate spring. But… Continue reading Embrace the Change 

Right Place, Right Time

What does it mean to age in place? The concept of Aging in Place is constantly in today’s media. Rarely do we think about what that really means. The first and obvious question is, “Age in what place?” the space one lives in may or may not be suitable for the long term. Do you… Continue reading Right Place, Right Time

Comparing Profit vs Not-for-Profit Retirement Communities.

If a person Googles the question, “What is the difference between a Profit and a Not-for-Profit Retirement Community?” the answer is way oversimplified and can be very misleading. Typically, a standard answer implies that not-for-profit is a superior model because it is mission-driven rather than profit-driven. This is simply not true. Private companies can be… Continue reading Comparing Profit vs Not-for-Profit Retirement Communities.

Killing the Stigma

Where and how did the Nursing Home stigma begin? The definition of stigma is “a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.” For many years, that would describe the general public opinion of nursing homes or skilled nursing facilities as they are now often called. Over the decades of transformation of… Continue reading Killing the Stigma

Best of Recognition for Retirement Living in Kansas City

When McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff opened in 2013, it was immediately recognized as a Best Of Retirement Community. When the building was finished in 2014, the McCrite family invited the entire community to come and see this beautiful new establishment. Ribbon cuttings and invitations to open houses brought thousands of people to tour and see… Continue reading Best of Recognition for Retirement Living in Kansas City

Families Unite: A Lunch Date at our Retirement Community!

There is nothing more fun than receiving a lunch invitation! And wouldn’t it be fun to get invited to a beautiful restaurant where everything is paid for? At McCrite Plaza, we’re offering you the opportunity to come for a complimentary lunch and tour. If you want, invite your adult kids to join you! One of… Continue reading Families Unite: A Lunch Date at our Retirement Community!

Senior Living Is The Place To Stay Active When The Rest Of The World Is Shut-In!

The weather in Kansas and Missouri is keeping Seniors inside and inactive! One of the most critical aspects of healthy aging is staying active, engaged, and interacting with others. Being shut in at home because it is cold and icy outside is a real health challenge. Weather can dictate our ability to make choices about… Continue reading Senior Living Is The Place To Stay Active When The Rest Of The World Is Shut-In!

Commitment to Couples in Senior Living Communities

When Pat and Judy opened their first retirement community almost 50 years ago, they knew that they would make a commitment to couples a primary mission. The McCrite family exemplifies the values of family and faith, and they planned to make it possible for couples to live together in their older ages. From the blueprints… Continue reading Commitment to Couples in Senior Living Communities