Balancing the Challenges of Age

Concerns and Contentment Create a Balance. Aging brings with it a unique set of challenges and concerns that can weigh heavily on seniors’ minds. Yes, this can even include considering when it might be time to move to a senior retirement home! But it is also a time of great blessings and gratefulness. These worries… Continue reading Balancing the Challenges of Age

The Importance of Staying Active for Older Adults: Benefits and Trends

As we age, staying active becomes increasingly essential for maintaining overall health and well-being. Regular physical activity can significantly improve quality of life, providing both physical and mental health benefits. Recent research underscores the critical role of exercise in healthy aging, revealing that active seniors tend to enjoy better cognitive function, stronger bones, effective weight… Continue reading The Importance of Staying Active for Older Adults: Benefits and Trends

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

How Do You Know When It’s Time To Move Out Of Your Home?

40-60% Of New Move-Ins Say They Wish They Had Done It Sooner. When new residents are interviewed after moving to Senior Living, a common response is that they wish they had done it sooner. It is a huge job to go through the downsizing experience. It takes planning and lots of hands-on work, but there… Continue reading How Do You Know When It’s Time To Move Out Of Your Home?

The Search For Senior Living: Why Seniors Should Start Early

Shopping around at senior living communities before the need for care arises is a crucial step for seniors and their families. It’s a proactive approach that can ensure a smooth transition to a senior living community when the time comes, and it offers a range of benefits that can enhance quality of life and peace… Continue reading The Search For Senior Living: Why Seniors Should Start Early

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

Why Would Living In A Senior Community Improve Your Sleep?

The CDC suggests several ways to improve your sleep quality. Here are some of their tips: Maintain a consistent sleep schedule: Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends  Create a comfortable sleep environment: Keep your bedroom cool, dark, and quiet. Use comfortable pillows and mattress  Limit exposure… Continue reading Why Would Living In A Senior Community Improve Your Sleep?