Imagine waking in the middle of a dark night and wanting a drink of water. The moment that your feet hit the floor, soft lighting comes on and illuminates your path. As you reach the kitchen, the lights there automatically rise. You sip your water and wonder about the weather for the coming day (we… Continue reading “Smart” Technology Coming to Senior Living, Bit by (Giga) Bit
Super foods. The name alone evokes images of capped heroes, swooping in to save the day. But are these foods really worthy of such superlative nomenclature? And are the health benefits to seniors all they are cracked up to be? For some of these foods, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” But for others, recent… Continue reading Super Foods With Health Benefits for Seniors
Many older adults say that one of the reasons they want to stay in their own home is because it is less expensive. Although this is true in many cases, it is important to know that the actual cost-savings may not be as big as you think. The reason? Because the vast majority of those who choose… Continue reading Is It Less Expensive to Stay in Your House?
It may be a conversation you have been thinking about but keep putting off. Maybe you have tried but just couldn’t find a good segue or ice-breaker to get a dialogue started. Besides, it’s a topic that a lot of people just aren’t comfortable discussing.
One of the main reasons older adults put off downsizing or moving to a retirement community is dealing with all the “stuff” that has accumulated over the years. Yet, if done right, the process of downsizing may not be as daunting as you think. It may even be enjoyable or refreshing at times. A lot… Continue reading Helpful Tips for Downsizing in Retirement
Life plan communities, sometimes still referred to as a Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs, provide peace of mind for many retirees who live independently today but seek the comfort of knowing that assisted living or skilled medical care is available if and when needed. However, many life plan communities require a fairly substantial entry fee, on… Continue reading 3 Must Ask Questions When Considering a Life Plan Community
If you have been looking at various senior living options, including continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities), you have likely heard or seen the term “continuum of care” used. It’s an important concept when it comes to the variety of services provided by retirement communities, but I find it is also… Continue reading What is a “Continuum of Care”?
A few years ago, I approached my pastor about a challenge I was facing as an adult Sunday school teacher: I was struggling with reconciling the various views and opinions that were voiced each week among members of my class. My pastor told me something I’ll always remember: “The most important thing,” he said, “is… Continue reading Meeting Seniors Where They Are on Their CCRC Journey
A recent article in PBS Newshour entitled “How to Stay Out of a Nursing Home and Age Independently” discusses a study out of Sweden that identified several factors predicting a senior’s likelihood of living independently into their 80s.