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CCRC Medical Qualifications

January 22, 2020

The medical review is one of the steps you take when you apply to a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community).  The CCRC wants to make sure you can enter in independent living status and will not need to transition to assisted or nursing care too soon.  There are many different types of medical reviews you mi

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Negotiating for Small Extras with your CCRC

January 21, 2020

Don't be afraid to negotiate some small items when you are in the contract stage of working with a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community).  The CCRC knows that an empty unit brings in no dollars and they are anxious to make good on their investment in working with you by having you move in.  We know of one

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Engage as You Age: 10 Tips for How to Be Sociable in Your Senior Years in CCRCs

January 20, 2020

Senior isolation is a serious concern for retirees and those moving to CCRCs. Lonely seniors have a 64 percent higher risk of developing dementia. They also have a 59 percent higher risk of developing a physical illness.

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Reading the CCRC Contract

January 17, 2020

Often CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) have more then one contract available for new members.  The entrance fee and range of offerings may be different for each contract type.  Ask to receive the fine-print detail contract for each contract type then sit and read them side-by-side so you know what

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Study the Big Fees on Your CCRC Price Sheet

January 16, 2020

At some point during your CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) search you will come face to face with the sheet of costs and fees.  You can see fees in excess of $100,000+ for entrance fees, fees of several thousand dollars for monthly fees, and other miscellaneous fees as well.  After looking at hundred

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How to Find the Right CCRC for Your Needs

January 15, 2020

There are currently 47.8 million senior citizens living in the United States.

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CCRC Residents Board

January 14, 2020

There are many clubs and units you can join at a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community also known as a LifePlan community) but one of interest is the CCRC Resident's Board.  Here you can join a group of active residents who communicate with the CCRC leadership on multiple levels.  Board members are often invited to presentations by CCRC lea

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Money-Smart Tips for Seniors to Lose Weight Without Emptying Your Bank Account

January 10, 2020

A guest post by Karen Weeks of ElderWellness

If you’ve ever thought that weight loss isn’t possible later in life, it’s time to think again!

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Your CCRC Financial Disclosure Form

January 10, 2020

CCRCs (Continuing Care Retirement Communities also known as LifePlan communities) may ask you to periodically update your financial disclosure form every few years.  This helps them ensure your ability to pay your fees over the many years you plan to live at the CCRC.  CCRCs often have special financial aid funds such that if your financial abil

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3 Key Facts About Paying for a CCRC

January 9, 2020

There are currently more than 47 million seniors over the age of 65 living in the United States.

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