A Formula for Staying Young at Heart

Aging is an inevitable part of life, but maintaining a youthful spirit can significantly enhance our happiness and longevity. While physical changes are unavoidable, our attitude and lifestyle choices play a crucial role in staying young at heart. Here’s a formula to help cultivate a vibrant and fulfilling life as we age. Focus on: Socialization, … Continue reading A Formula for Staying Young at Heart

Moving Through Levels in a Full Continuum-of-Care Retirement Community

A Continuum of Care Retirement Community (CCRC), also known as a Life Plan Community, provides a range of housing and healthcare options tailored to the needs of older adults. These communities offer Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing care, allowing residents to transition smoothly from one level of care to another as… Continue reading Moving Through Levels in a Full Continuum-of-Care Retirement Community

When Is The Right Time To Move To A Senior Retirement Home?

Deciding when to move to a Senior Retirement Community is a deeply personal and often challenging decision, one that involves careful consideration of many factors unique to each individual. This decision can significantly impact the quality of life for older adults and their families, making it essential to weigh the options carefully. Understanding the right… Continue reading When Is The Right Time To Move To A Senior Retirement Home?

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

Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?

(This article is written with a simple question about looking for your mom, but it can be used for information concerning any family member or friend who needs assistance with research for retirement living.)  The most crucial step is to involve your mother in the decision-making process. Open and candid conversations are so meaningful to… Continue reading Where Do I Start Looking For Retirement Living For My Mom?

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.

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