Letter from the Executive Director – Tom Smith (summer 2018)

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What are the Differences Between For-Profit and Not-for-Profit CCRCs?

“What is the difference between a not-for-profit community and a for-profit community?” This is a popular question among prospective residents of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), also referred to as Life Plan Communities. Many not-for-profit CCRCs are single-site organizations, although some are part of a larger group. The distinguishing feature of a not-for-profit CCRC, as

Ensuring Proper Nutrition for Older Adults (and How CCRCs Can Help)

When it comes to proper nutrition for older people, it’s important their loved ones be attuned to their diet and, if concerns about nutrition arise, be proactive in addressing them. Observe their eating habits, take note of unintended weight gain or loss, and be sure you understand how the medicines your loved one takes might

Connecting Students Through the Generations

When residents make their move to River Landing, they bring with them a myriad of talents, experience, knowledge, and often the passion to pass these to someone else. “It’s a challenge as we age,” said Cindy Hawks, River Landing’s Director of Resident Services. “Our residents have a wealth of knowledge and have tremendous things to

Neighborhood Pavilion Gatherings for the Whole Community

When Ann and her husband, Bob Reagan, made their move to River Landing, they took little time enjoying the services and amenities. Yet, their favorite part was meeting so many new, like-minded residents. “The people here are wonderful,” said Ann. “We’re all very close, like a family.” It didn’t take long for the couple to

How CCRCs are Unique from Other Retirement Living Choices

For many, living at home may be desirable, but it’s not practical for the long term. In these cases, there are a number of different types of communities from which to choose. Learn the differences between each and how to identify them below. CONTINUUM OF CARE One of the most important factors to consider when

A Neglected Part of Retirement Planning

The term “retirement planning” is frequently used in the financial industry and in the media. But what does it really mean? For some, retirement planning includes strategies for saving and investing to prepare for a future retirement. For others, it may focus more on various methods for tax efficiency and generating income during the retirement

Bridging People Together Through Play

What does Warren Buffett, Winston Churchill, Gandhi, Bill Gates, Martina Navrátilová, and Margaret Thatcher have in common? They have all played bridge. For Diana Crews, a River Landing resident, the true reward is in the game and the friendships you make. As one of our community’s many bridge players, she has played the game on

Factors to Consider when Choosing a CCRC (Life Plan Community)

Choosing a Continuing Care Retirement Community, also referred to as a CCRC or life plan community, is a major decision and one that is unlike any other choice you have made before. Ultimately, it is a decision that impacts your lifestyle, finances, housing, and health care. That is why it is important to make an

Power of Attorney Documents Can Alleviate Problems Later

As you begin considering your options for senior living, it is also a good time to review (or create, if you have not already done so) two essential legal documents that pertain to senior care and end of life care: your power of attorney and your advance directives (also called a living will). In this

Encore Careers for Seniors: Finding Job Satisfaction…Again

According to a 2013 survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, approximately 80 percent of people in the U.S. workforce who are over age 50 say they plan to work after “retirement.” For some, it is a necessity in order to stay afloat financially. For others, it is a choice borne out

TOP 5 TIPS FOR PREPPING YOUR HOME

Perhaps, after discussions with loved ones, you’ve begun considering a move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC, or life plan community) this year. There’s no doubt that it’s a big decision to make, but many people feel a great sense of relief once the choice is made. When you live in a CCRC, all
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