How Do You Shop For Senior Housing?

When you are ready to investigate retirement living, it’s essential to have a plan. Each person and situation is unique, so just going to live where your neighbor or friend did may not be the best choice for you. There are many options, and your personal situation will dictate what is the best choice.  You… Continue reading How Do You Shop For Senior Housing?

The Golden Years At McCrite Plaza: A Celebration of Independence and Well-Being

Growing older is often synonymous with wisdom, cherished memories, and rich experiences. Yet, it also brings about the need to make lifestyle choices that suit the changing needs of seniors. In Topeka and Kansas City, McCrite Plaza stands as a beacon of independent living for seniors who seek to thrive and relish their golden years.… Continue reading The Golden Years At McCrite Plaza: A Celebration of Independence and Well-Being

Aging Solo: Things To Consider About Living Alone As You Grow Old.

No one likes to think about being a widow or a widower or, for that matter, a divorcee, but the facts are that virtually all couples will lose one spouse first, and 50% of the population will get divorced. Knowing these facts should prompt elders to plan for the eventuality, which might mean downsizing and… Continue reading Aging Solo: Things To Consider About Living Alone As You Grow Old.

Family Owned and Operated Senior Living: What Difference Does It Make?

As is true in many businesses today, large companies are growing by leaps and bounds while the little guy succeeds by meeting the needs of individuals on a personal basis. Mom and Pop businesses are the heart and soul of our economy, offering unique services and support to our communities.  Family Owned Independent Senior Living… Continue reading Family Owned and Operated Senior Living: What Difference Does It Make?

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Finding the Right Fit for For Aging Seniors

As we age, our needs and lifestyles change, and making the right decisions about our living arrangements becomes crucial. Two popular options for seniors are independent living and assisted living communities, both offered at the McCrite Plaza locations in Kansas City and Topeka. Understanding the differences between these options is key to helping seniors thrive… Continue reading Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Finding the Right Fit for For Aging Seniors

What Kind of Senior Are You?

Which word describes you most accurately concerning your aging? Are you a denialist, a realist, or an enthusiast? That question was coined by Dr. Bill Thomas, a Gerontologist, professor, entrepreneur, and playwright whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. His dedication to culture change and innovations for well-being led the Wall Street Journal… Continue reading What Kind of Senior Are You?

How Important Is Socialization For Seniors?

As individuals plan for their senior living environments as they age, many considerations are critical. Whether you’re thinking of aging in place at home, downsizing to a smaller home, moving to a 55+ community, or seeking out retirement living, the accessibility of socialization may be overlooked. We typically think of criteria like safety features, nutrition,… Continue reading How Important Is Socialization For Seniors?

What Questions Should You Ask When Touring A Senior Retirement Community?

Going for an onsite tour is extremely important. When the time comes to explore the idea of retirement living, it is important to see as many communities as possible or at least communities that are available in the geographical area you desire. It is never too early, and there is no limit to the number.… Continue reading What Questions Should You Ask When Touring A Senior Retirement Community?

What is a 55+ community, and how does it differ from traditional retirement living?

There is much buzz today about 55+ communities, along with active adult communities and specified ‘senior’ apartments. In general, these are certified by legal statute as age-restricted communities. So the question is, what exactly are they, and how do they differ from traditional retirement living? Senior Independent Living in Kansas City and Topeka With the… Continue reading What is a 55+ community, and how does it differ from traditional retirement living?

What Does An Independent Senior Living Community Have To Offer Beyond Room and Board?

The Importance of Activities and Amenities In Independent Senior Living Most Seniors and their families begin to think about community living when physical challenges become an issue. The idea of staying in your own home as long as possible is a very popular idea so as long as an individual is able to live safely… Continue reading What Does An Independent Senior Living Community Have To Offer Beyond Room and Board?