CCRC Services and Amenities Include a Wide Range of Perks

People choose to live in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, also called a life plan community) for many reasons. For a lot of residents, the biggest benefit is having access to on-site access to a full continuum of care services, should a resident need them. But another major benefit of moving to a CCRC [...]

2022-12-09T15:16:59+00:00December 14th, 2022|Blog Post|

Cottage Resident Spotlight: Ali 

Meet Ali, one of our new residents who moved into our brand-new cottages. She and her husband had been on Buena Vida’s mailing list for some time, but once they saw the cottages, they knew it was the perfect time to make the move to a CCRC.  She knew that moving into the cottages would [...]

2022-11-16T19:58:48+00:00November 21st, 2022|Blog Post|

CCRCs Can Help Seniors Stay Active and Healthy

According to the CDC, about one in three men and one in two women engage in zero physical activity by the age of 75. However, it is recommended that people 65 and older get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week in order to stay active and healthy. Luckily, continuing care retirement communities [...]

2022-11-02T18:44:26+00:00November 7th, 2022|Blog Post|

Don’t Underestimate the Cost of Long-Term Care

It’s expected that the price of goods and services increases as the years go by. It’s the reason why many workers have been expecting cost-of-living increases in their paychecks, and retirees expect a bump in their monthly Social Security payments. But one growing expense that people might not be thinking about and planning for is [...]

2022-10-19T15:26:13+00:00October 19th, 2022|Blog Post|

10 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Deciding to Age in Place

Despite the luxuries of many senior living facilities, today’s seniors still have a strong desire to stay in their own homes for as long as possible – this is known as “aging in place.” Some surveys have reported that as many as 76-90% of seniors say they want to age in place. After all, staying [...]

2022-10-05T17:53:12+00:00October 10th, 2022|Blog Post|

Living in a Smaller CCRC Unit Can Actually Be a Good Thing

Most of us have been conditioned to believe that bigger is always better – a bigger meal, bigger car, bigger home. But sometimes you don’t really need all that extra. Living in a smaller independent living unit might actually be the best option for you.  Get All the CCRC Benefits at a Lower Cost When [...]

2022-09-23T17:13:28+00:00September 26th, 2022|Blog Post|

What is the Buena Vida Foundation? 

The mission of the Buena Vida Foundation, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for Buena Vida residents and make Buena Vida an even more desirable and caring place for its employees. It is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, with an independent Board of Directors committed to strengthening the Foundation’s resources to keep serving seniors [...]

2022-09-07T16:13:12+00:00September 12th, 2022|Blog Post|

Understanding Independent Living

The term “independent living” seems to have different meanings depending on who you ask. Even within the senior living industry, it gets applied to a wide range of living and care situations. So let’s take a closer look at “independent living,” what it really means, and how it applies to Buena Vida Estates. The Definition [...]

2022-08-24T17:17:03+00:00August 29th, 2022|Blog Post|

How to Talk with Aging Parents About Senior Living Options

It can be hard to face the fact that our parents are getting older. While this can be an uncomfortable topic, it’s essential to have this conversation as early as possible – before any accidents or health crises. If you wait too long, you might be forced to make a quick decision and your senior [...]

2022-08-10T17:44:03+00:00August 15th, 2022|Blog Post|
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