Retirement Communities Center

Retirement communities are an attractive option for seniors age 55 and older who want to achieve maximum enjoyment out of life with minimal upkeep. The following articles will teach you more about what you’ll find in a retirement community and how to choose the right facility for you or your loved ones.

What are Retirement Communities?

Seniors residing in retirement communities are able to come and go as they please, choosing which services they would like, and what activities they would like to participate in. They want to maintain an independent residence and lifestyle, but are looking for the many amenities and activities that such a community provides. Read more about Retirement Communities

Retirement Community Costs

Retirement communities can vary and depend on the type of community you select. You may be more attracted to a senior community in which you own your home or condo, typically called 55+ communities. Continuing Care Retirement Communities generally include an entry fee and monthly rent. Further amenities, activities and health needs will naturally add to the cost. Read more about Retirement Living Costs

Dubunking Myths of Retirement Communities

Just because a couple has been together for 40, 50 or even 60 years doesn’t mean that each spouses see things the same way. So, when it comes time to consider a retirement community, it is fairly typical for one spouse to be totally ready and positive about the move and the other spouse to be reluctant. Learn more about Retirement Community Myths

Tips for Choosing a Retirement Community

For many seniors, retirement means trading in a beloved house for a cottage or apartment for life in a retirement community. If this is the future you envision for you and your spouse, then it is important to plan ahead when considering this move. Read more about choosing a Retirement Community

A Senior Living Dilemma: To Move Or Not To Move with Fido

For senior citizens, pets provide companionship, unconditional love and a sense of feeling needed. Despite these positive attributes, as the country’s population ages, a dilemma is occurring—what happens to beloved pets when their owners move to retirement communities? Find out more about Senior Living and Pets

Senior Living Community Trends

Senior living communities are relatively new, are responding to constantly changing demands and while even this industry is reacting to the current economic downturn, baby boomers are creating and responding to trends in a variety of ways. Read more about trends in Senior Living Communities

Senior Living Facilities: The Hottest New Place for Fine Dining

With mountains of research describing the near-endless benefits of healthy eating, senior living facilities across the country have committed to offering the most attractive and nutritious meals possible. Read more about dining at Senior Living Facilities

Finding Faith at a Senior Living Facility

Each fall, the air turns cold, leaves fall off the trees and many families cheerfully begin making plans for the upcoming holiday season. But for older adults contemplating a move to a senior living facility, the holidays bring mixed emotions. Thoughts of leaving one’s familiar surroundings, including one’s place of worship, may be scary. Learn more about the role religion plays at a Senior Living Facility

Christian Retirement Communities

We understand that faith can play a large part in deciding where and how to spend your retirement years. This is why we represent a number of Christian senior living providers s to allow seniors the option of embracing a spiritual lifestyle no matter where they choose to retire. Browse our list of Christian Retirement Communities

Jewish Retirement Communities

Bringing together retirees with a shared faith and culture, Jewish retirement homes help seniors observe religious traditions with Shabbat services, kosher menus, celebrations for Jewish holidays and more. Browse our list of Jewish Retirement Communities

Sustainable Retirement Communities

Housekeeping, daily meal service and healthcare services may have been the requirements when seniors searched for retirement communities a decade or two ago, but today’s seniors are environmentally conscious and want a community that reflects their values of environmental stewardship. To find a sustainable retirement community visit our Sustainable Senior Living page.

Coping with Older Adult Bullying in Senior Living Communities

Bullying is an increasingly common problem among seniors. While the communal-living nature of senior living communities can open the door for the formation of cliques and similar social behaviors, even seniors living in their own homes independently can be subject to bullying within their social circles. Learn more about coping with older adult bullying in senior living communities…