Game On: Can Brain Games Improve Your Memory?

There are a number of so-called “brain game” products on the market these days. These typically are computer or smartphone/tablet-based games that claim they can help improve seniors’ cognitive function and memory. But do they really work? Could playing video games be the secret to decreasing the prevalence of neuro-degenerative conditions like dementia? And what [...]

By | 2019-02-18T15:39:32+00:00 February 18th, 2019|

Labor of Love: The Challenges Faced by Grandparent-Led Families

When most people envision their retirement years, they probably imagine time spent relaxing or enjoying leisure activities, sharing good times with friends, or travelling. But for more and more seniors, their retirement reality includes changing diapers, packing lunchboxes, helping with homework, and shuttling kids to afterschool activities. That’s because an increasing number of grandparents in [...]

By | 2019-02-11T14:25:53+00:00 February 11th, 2019|

Will Aging in Place Soon Become a Thing of the Past?

I know that it’s only within the last 10 years or so that the term “aging in place” has become part of the vernacular, driven in large part by countless industry articles and surveys showing that upwards of 90 percent of seniors say they want to stay in their home for as long as possible. [...]

By | 2019-02-05T07:27:18+00:00 February 4th, 2019|

Why Adult Children of CCRC Residents Opt for a CCRC Too

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a large group of prospective residents at a life plan community (also called a continuing care retirement community, or CCRC) in Phoenix, Arizona. Following the presentation, a couple from the audience came up and spoke with me. I could see right away that they were considerably [...]

By | 2019-01-28T11:11:16+00:00 January 28th, 2019|

6 Key Considerations for Your CCRC Decision Process

Financially, emotionally, and from a practical perspective, choosing a continuing care retirement community (CCRC or “life plan” community) is a big decision. Here at myLifeSite, we strive to provide information and create resources that can help seniors make a more informed decision about whether this particular senior living option is right for them, and if [...]

By | 2019-01-22T09:19:36+00:00 January 21st, 2019|

One Word That Should be Removed from Senior Living Lingo

Are there certain words that make you feel a certain way, triggering either positive or negative feelings? Family, work, home, taxes, and vacation might be a few examples. Working in the senior living space, I think a lot about the specific terminology that is used within our industry vertical, as well as the aging-related language [...]

By | 2019-01-14T13:22:59+00:00 January 14th, 2019|

2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey Report Now Available!

What are older adults looking for in a continuing care retirement community? This is the overarching question we seek to answer in our annual myLifeSite consumer survey. In the fall, we sent out a brief anonymous online survey to our list of over 8,000 consumer contacts, and we received responses from 430 people who are [...]

By | 2019-01-08T09:40:45+00:00 January 7th, 2019|

A Look Back: Our Top Senior Living Blog Posts from 2018

Happy 2019 from myLifeSite! We hope your holiday season has been filled with love, laughter, and fond memories. As we begin this new year, let’s take a moment to look back at the five myLifeSite blog posts that received the most views in 2018. #5: A Closer Look: Examining the CCRC Market in the U.S. [...]

By | 2018-12-31T14:54:35+00:00 December 31st, 2018|

A Word of Caution on Gifting Your Assets This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season for giving. Many seniors use the holidays as an opportunity to give away some of their cash or other valuable assets to loved ones. And while their generosity is no-doubt appreciated by the recipients, there are reasons to be cautious about how much you give away. Gifting to qualify for Medicaid Some [...]

By | 2018-12-24T21:15:52+00:00 December 24th, 2018|

Solving the Baby Boomers’ Loneliness Crisis

The holiday season is a joyful time for most people as they spend time with friends and family, eating delicious food and reminiscing about good times in years past. But for others, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is particularly difficult as they struggle with loneliness and grief for loved ones who are no [...]

By | 2018-12-17T15:32:35+00:00 December 17th, 2018|