Traditional retirement communities were conceived as places where older people would enjoy the companionship of neighbors who are part of their generation. Some seniors who live in those communities see …Continue Reading
Category: Alternative Senior Housing
Which Memory Care Facility Is Best for My Loved One?
Studies suggest that 40% to 47% of people who have reached the age of 65 report some degree of memory impairment. While memory loss may lead to the fear of …Continue Reading
The Age-In: A Flashback in Learning About Aging
The Age-In. It was something of a flashback — modeled after the Teach-Ins of the 1960s, which were characterized by peer-to-peer talking and listening sessions rather than the more formalized …Continue Reading
CCRC Contracts: Which is the Best Choice?
My neighbor, thinking about retirement and downsizing, told me that he was pretty impressed by the idea of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). He saw it as a way …Continue Reading
Is the Future of Senior Housing On College Campuses?
College campuses are hubs for innovation, arts, culture and athletics. And when looking back, alumni regularly refer to their university years as some of their best — partly due to …Continue Reading
An All in One Place Solution for Aging
An Introduction to Continuing Care Retirement Communities Recently, my almost retired 63-year-old active neighbor has been shopping around for a comfortable community to settle down in when he is no …Continue Reading
“Need help changing a light bulb?”— It Takes a Village to Care for an Aging Population
The African proverb “it takes a village” meant raising a child, but today it also applies to caring for an aging population. Today’s new villages are an integral part of …Continue Reading
My Mother Lives in the Backyard: The Granny Pod Evolution
If that’s your answer to queries about where your elderly mother lives, you and your mom are part of one solution for the looming problem of how to care for …Continue Reading