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 [...]

September 15th, 2021|

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 [...]

August 12th, 2021|

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 [...]

July 12th, 2021|

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 [...]

July 8th, 2021|

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, [...]

June 29th, 2021|

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 [...]

June 22nd, 2021|

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, [...]

May 30th, 2021|

Examining the True Costs of Aging in Place

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. [...]

May 26th, 2021|

Adult Children’s Views on Aging Parents

Seniors usually consult with their loved ones before deciding to move to a continuing care retirement community. It's certainly a big decision that can generate strong responses. In particular, grown children often feel the need to raise their opinions about [...]

May 10th, 2021|
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