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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 [...]

By |2022-09-23T17:13:28+00:00September 26th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on Living in a Smaller CCRC Unit Can Actually Be a Good Thing

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 [...]

By |2022-09-07T16:13:12+00:00September 12th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on What is the Buena Vida Foundation? 

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 [...]

By |2022-08-24T17:17:03+00:00August 29th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on Understanding Independent Living

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 [...]

By |2022-08-10T17:44:03+00:00August 15th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on How to Talk with Aging Parents About Senior Living Options

Avoiding the “Senior Living Shuffle” by Moving Into a CCRC

When people reach retirement age, downsizing to a small apartment or moving into a senior living community is incredibly common. However, somewhere between 50-70% of people over the age of 65 will require some level of care services at some point. For these people, that might mean having to move all over again – but [...]

By |2022-07-20T17:40:43+00:00July 25th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on Avoiding the “Senior Living Shuffle” by Moving Into a CCRC

5 Ways a CCRC Makes Independent Living a Little Easier

One of the main reasons people look forward to retirement is the opportunity to relax. It gets even better for those who move into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). Here are just a few ways that CCRCs offer carefree, resort-style senior living to their residents. 1. Maintenance-Free Living Independent living is for people who [...]

By |2022-07-06T17:58:29+00:00July 11th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on 5 Ways a CCRC Makes Independent Living a Little Easier

Living in a CCRC Is Good for Seniors’ Mental Health and Wellbeing

Most people are familiar with the physical benefits of CCRC living, but the mental health benefits are equally important for seniors. A CCRC-type community can have a significant emotional and social impact on its residents.  Mental Health is Not Taboo Many seniors don’t report symptoms of depression and anxiety. This is due to the longstanding [...]

By |2022-06-15T17:46:27+00:00June 22nd, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on Living in a CCRC Is Good for Seniors’ Mental Health and Wellbeing

How to Choose the Right Retirement Community

Retirement communities are an excellent option for senior living. They offer plenty of activities, amenities, social interaction, and care services (when needed). Most importantly, they also provide peace of mind. But how do you choose the right retirement community for you? Here are some tips to help you get started: Decide if You Want to [...]

By |2022-06-03T17:40:16+00:00June 8th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Retirement Community

What Is Your CCRC Entry Fee Paying For?

The idea of moving into an active, independent, premier senior living community sounds nice once you start thinking about retirement. You’ve done your research and you’re ready to enjoy the type of healthy, worry-free future that only a true not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) like Buena Vida Estates can provide. While you understand all [...]

By |2022-05-18T13:24:47+00:00May 23rd, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on What Is Your CCRC Entry Fee Paying For?

The Earlier the Better for a CCRC Move: Health and Longevity at CCRCs

There are two common reasons seniors put off moving into a CCRC. One is that they’re not completely ready to leave their homes and the other is that they don’t feel like they’re “old enough.”  But being “old” is subjective, and opting to move into a CCRC doesn’t mean giving up your independence and active [...]

By |2022-05-11T14:37:32+00:00May 11th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on The Earlier the Better for a CCRC Move: Health and Longevity at CCRCs
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