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

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?

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?

When Christmas Isn’t Merry

The holiday season is often portrayed as a time of joy, warmth, and togetherness. However, for many seniors, this time of year can evoke feelings of loneliness and isolation. Although loneliness at holiday time is not exclusive to older people, there are many factors that contribute to the prevalence of loneliness during the holidays. But… Continue reading When Christmas Isn’t Merry

McCrite Plaza: The Top Rated 55+ Senior Apartments in Topeka and Kansas City

Embrace Your Golden Years with Style and Grace At McCrite Plaza When it comes to senior living, the choices can be overwhelming. But if you’re in the Topeka or Kansas City area, McCrite Plaza stands out as a beacon of independence, comfort, and tailored care for those 55 and older. Here, independent senior living is… Continue reading McCrite Plaza: The Top Rated 55+ Senior Apartments in Topeka and Kansas City

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?