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

Tips for Downsizing: What to Do When You Don’t Feel “Ready” for Senior Living

Many seniors put off moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) simply because they feel like they’re “not ready.”  Maybe they think they’re not ready financially, maybe they feel like they’re not old enough – but that “not ready” feeling usually has a lot more to do with the difficult emotions that can come [...]

By |2022-04-25T18:03:35+00:00April 25th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on Tips for Downsizing: What to Do When You Don’t Feel “Ready” for Senior Living

It’s Never Too Late to Make New Friends

As adults, we know it can be difficult to make new friends, and it gets even harder the older we get. Think back to when most of your friendships were formed. You were probably still in school. It was easy to find a person or group of people that you shared interests with when you [...]

By |2022-04-27T18:42:36+00:00April 15th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on It’s Never Too Late to Make New Friends

What You Need to Know About CCRC Entry Fees

Most Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRC’s, require potential residents to pay a one-time entry fee to secure their spot in the community. However, there are a few factors that determine the cost of this entrance fee. Typically, the more spacious the living area, the higher the payment may be. If you’re doing your research [...]

By |2022-01-12T18:36:29+00:00January 12th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on What You Need to Know About CCRC Entry Fees

How CCRCs Are Perfect for Any Personality Type

Living your best life means different things to different people, especially in retirement. Some retirees look forward to spending time with friends and expanding their social circles while others plan to spend retirement pursuing solo hobbies in a quiet environment. The good news is that no matter your personality type or your goals in retirement, [...]

By |2021-12-29T16:55:33+00:00January 4th, 2022|Blog Post|Comments Off on How CCRCs Are Perfect for Any Personality Type

Volunteering: Give Back and Boost Your Mood

It has often been said that when you retire, you are busier than ever as new activities fill your life. Many retirees think about volunteering once they finish full-time work. In any community, there are lots of opportunities to give back and have fun at the same time. Volunteering helps boost your mood, connects you [...]

By |2021-12-21T13:56:03+00:00December 21st, 2021|Blog Post|Comments Off on Volunteering: Give Back and Boost Your Mood

The Joys of Living in a Retirement Community

Living in a retirement community has some wonderful aspects that make the golden years of life even more enjoyable. Buena Vida Estates is a premier Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) that offers continuing care for seniors. We pride ourselves on providing an excellent quality of life to all our residents. Come discover the joys that [...]

By |2021-11-29T20:46:10+00:00November 30th, 2021|Blog Post|Comments Off on The Joys of Living in a Retirement Community

Music and Memory – The Science of Seniors and Music

Over the years, research has shown that there is a deep cognitive link between music and memory. [1] Many health professionals and institutions have even found that personally meaningful music has been shown to improve the quality of life in seniors with dementia. [2] Older adults reap multiple benefits from music and seniors can enjoy [...]

By |2021-11-23T17:16:49+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Blog Post|Comments Off on Music and Memory – The Science of Seniors and Music

5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Your Senior Years

You've finally retired and can now spend your senior years traveling, spending time with friends and family, starting new hobbies, or relaxing. During this exciting transition period, the last thing you want is for your mental or physical health to start to decline. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 78% of [...]

By |2021-11-16T14:52:18+00:00November 16th, 2021|Blog Post|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Stay Healthy During Your Senior Years

Actuarial Guide to a Secure Future in a CCRC

Many seniors have touted continuing care community benefits. Some have even described entering a continuing care retirement community as one of the best decisions of their lives. When you live in a CCRC, you enjoy the opportunity for better health, happiness, and peace of mind as you age. Senior Living Advantages One of the main [...]

By |2021-11-10T22:34:26+00:00November 10th, 2021|Blog Post|Comments Off on Actuarial Guide to a Secure Future in a CCRC
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