Intergenerational Programs Unite the Young and the Young-at-Heart

Intergenerational programs, where older and younger people are given opportunities to live, work, learn, and/or play together, have been a hot topic lately. And with good reason. Nancy Henkin, Ph.D., founder and executive director of The Intergenerational Center at Temple University, has described intergenerational programs as integral to the health and happiness of the young and [...]

By | 2018-01-22T10:54:20+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|

Choosing a CCRC That Will Keep Its Promises (and What to Do If It Doesn’t!)

As I often discuss in my blog posts, among the advantages of picking a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also known as a life plan community) over other types of senior living communities is the contractually guaranteed provision of housing and services along the continuum of care, typically ranging from independent living to assisted living [...]

By | 2018-01-15T17:46:11+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Ready to Sell? Tips for Preparing Your Home for the Real Estate Market

I’ve always loved this time of year. With the busy holidays over, the new year offers a sense of renewal and opportunity; it’s a great time to make a fresh start! Perhaps, after discussions with loved ones over the holidays, you've made the resolution to move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life [...]

By | 2018-01-08T22:57:53+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Age is Not a Barrier to Learning- by Karen Weeks

The following article is a guest post submitted by Karen Weeks. After retirement, Karen was bored and struggled to find a new sense of purpose. She decided to learn a new skill and took a computer course. She learned how to build her website, Now, she tries new things all the time. She believes nothing [...]

By | 2018-01-05T10:29:34+00:00 January 5th, 2018|

A Guide to Understanding Annuities

If you are a regular follower of my blog, you know that I normally write on senior living-related issues, most often about continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs, also called life plan communities). Choosing a retirement community, particularly a CCRC, is a big financial decision, which is why I want to dig into a tangent topic [...]

By | 2018-01-02T11:11:08+00:00 January 1st, 2018|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2017

Happy holidays! It’s hard to believe that 2018 is just a few days away. As we look forward to the new year, we also like to look back at the year that is now in our rearview mirror. Here are our five most popular blog posts from 2017... #5 CCRC vs. Rental Retirement Community: What [...]

By | 2018-01-01T14:46:29+00:00 December 25th, 2017|

Understanding Age Requirements at CCRCs & Other Senior Living Communities

If you’ve begun researching senior living communities—such as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) or another type of retirement community—you’ve likely read about these communities’ minimum age requirements. In my conversations with people, I find that there is sometimes confusion on this topic, particularly for people who have a [...]

By | 2017-12-18T16:39:35+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Encore Careers for Seniors: Finding Job Satisfaction…Again

While writing last week’s post on seniors and happiness, I was reminded of a recent conversation I had with a retiree—a 68-year-old “snowbird” who winters at a senior living community in Florida. He retired almost 10 years ago from teaching high school, and since then, he has been working 6 months of the year as a [...]

By | 2017-12-11T16:49:10+00:00 December 11th, 2017|

For the Love of Music, by guest author and CCRC resident, Missie Greenwood

The following story is part of a joint project between myLifeSite and Senior Correspondent where we ask people to report on their senior living decision process.  By Missie Greenwood Even now I am teaching myself to play the organ. It may sound strange to others that here, in a retirement community, in my eighth decade, I am learning and [...]

By | 2017-12-08T13:32:57+00:00 December 6th, 2017|

What is the Happiest Age? (You Might Be Surprised by the Answer!)

What age group of adults would you think is the happiest? If most people were to guess, I’d venture to say that they’d assume people in their 20s and 30s are the most content. Why wouldn’t they be, right? They are young and likely healthy; they have their whole life ahead of them, full of [...]

By | 2017-12-04T12:44:52+00:00 December 4th, 2017|