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Planning a Move to a CCRC? Here Are the Financial Considerations

A continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, is a type of senior living community where residents enjoy countless amenities, services, and accommodations that help them age in place. When you move into a CCRC, you'll discuss your life plan with the facility's team, ensuring that they can continue supporting your independence even as your abilities [...]

2021-09-29T15:37:59+00:00September 29th, 2021|Blog Post|

Four Steps to Choosing the Right Retirement Community

How do you select the right community for you? You are starting to think a retirement community might be in your future. There are reasons you are thinking this way: home maintenance is getting harder, social interactions are harder during the pandemic, you are looking for activities and amenities and maybe care down the road. [...]

2021-09-15T18:07:56+00:00September 15th, 2021|Blog Post|

Beware of These Common Scams Targeted at Seniors

Con artists love to prey on senior citizens because they're easy targets. They're often lonely, they usually have some savings, and they're more likely to trust people. In 2020, Americans over 65 lost nearly one billion dollars to scams.[1] A smooth-talking criminal can socially engineer a lot of information from seniors by posing as a [...]

2021-10-05T15:37:12+00:00August 12th, 2021|Blog Post|

How Needle Arts Help You Stay Active and Social

Retirement can be a difficult time, especially if you're used to being busy and active. A lack of engagement at this point in your life may not be wise as it can have significant adverse health impacts.[3] However, there are several ways to ensure you remain active for good health and happy retirement. One of [...]

2021-07-12T20:16:14+00:00July 12th, 2021|Blog Post|

How Gardening and Houseplants Give Your Mood a Boost

Living at Buena Vida Estates means that you get to enjoy a warm climate all year long. Brevard County's tropical weather is ideal for year-round gardening. Many scientific studies have found that getting outdoors and doing some gardening has a big boost on your mental health.[1] Even if you cannot plant an outdoor garden, you [...]

2021-06-28T20:10:39+00:00July 8th, 2021|Blog Post|

Addressing Our Ongoing Long-Term Care Crisis

Dealing with a family member who is seriously ill with an acute health condition or a chronic disease can be overwhelming. In many cases, the only answer is to find a long-term care option. While this is a difficult situation, you should approach it with your loved one's best interests in mind.  Issues may also [...]

2021-06-28T17:29:23+00:00June 29th, 2021|Blog Post|

Best Times for Bird-Watching in Florida

If you love bird-watching, then you intuitively know why you keep going back to your favorite spot. Of course, this simple activity makes us relax and reset while encouraging physical movement and reducing feelings of loneliness. Nonetheless, countless studies reveal that the benefits of bird-watching are more profound than we think. For instance, research by [...]

2021-07-24T13:59:26+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Blog Post|

10 Questions to Ask About CCRCs

There are many things to consider when deciding where to live as a senior. Among them are location, quality, amenities, contract terms, price, and care services. While the internet has made researching CCRCs, or Continuing Care Retirement Communities, much easier, still the lists of features can seem overwhelming. To decide the best option for your [...]

2021-05-26T14:55:37+00:00May 30th, 2021|Blog Post|

Examining the True Costs of Aging in Place

the true costs of aging in place vs ccrc According to a 2018 AARP survey, 76% of American adults ages 50 and up hope to keep living in their current homes until they can't. Nearly just as many—77%—wanted to remain in their current communities as long as humanly possible. The survey found a [...]

2024-05-01T19:06:16+00:00May 26th, 2021|Blog Post|
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