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?

Caregiver Burnout

Caring for a loved one can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life, but it can also be incredibly demanding and stressful. Many caregivers find themselves in a constant balancing act, juggling the needs of their loved ones with their own responsibilities and well-being. Over time, this relentless stress can take its toll,… Continue reading Caregiver Burnout

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?

What’s the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

As individuals age, they often decide to transition to a senior living community that best suits their needs and lifestyle. Two popular options are Senior Independent Living and Assisted Living. While these terms are sometimes used interchangeably, they represent distinct types of communities designed to cater to varying levels of independence and assistance for seniors.… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?