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Senior Living Guide

A 2016 study found that nearly one in five families delayed their senior living search because they couldn’t find the information they needed. We hope this series has the information you need to make the best choices for yourself about what lies ahead.
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Article - Finances of Senior Living

Breaking down the finances of senior living

You’ve been investing, saving, and making savvy decisions about money your whole life. What’s the smart financial option for you in this next phase of life?

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What's on your list for retirement living?

Having a clear sense of what's really important as you begin this process will keep you from getting distracted by "shiny objects" and help you make the best choice for your future.

Article Resources and Tips for Downsizing in Retirement

The upsides of downsizing

It’s natural to feel nervous about the prospect of decluttering to prepare for a move, but we’ll walk you through the upsides of downsizing.

Article - Social Connectivity and Happiness in Retirement

Social connectivity and happiness in retirement

Making a move shouldn't mean you need to trade away everything that has brought you pleasure. Learn about the importance of staying connected.

Article - Live Your Bes4t Life in Retirement

Live your best life in retirement

Retirement is an opportunity to continue living life well, likely with more freedom and choice than ever. What does aging well look like to you?

Article - The Value of an Independent Lifestyle

The value of an independent lifestyle

Independence and freedom mean different things to different people — it’s all about your perspective. Keep yours in mind as you explore your options.

Article - Straight Talk

Dealing with information overload

A guide to senior living options that will organize your research and help you embrace the next phase of your life.

Article - Caregiving: Know Your Options

Caregiving: know your options

Few seniors are eager to investigate a community’s on-site care options — but having a plan to get high-quality care if you need it can offer security and confidence.


Expert resources to help you, every step of the way

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Room-by-room downsizing tips for seniors

A well-lived life comes with a lot of stuff--and while some immediately realize that they’ll need to pare down their belongings to live the life they want, others struggle with figuring out where to start. Let’s explore some tips for downsizing your home in retirement, room by room.

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Top features in luxury senior living

Today, many senior living communities are dedicated to helping older adults find happiness in retirement through resort-style amenities, beautiful surroundings, lifestyle programming and more. Let’s take a look at some of the Life Plan Community features and amenities seniors are looking for most often as they consider their next move.

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Are Life Plan Communities the best place to live after retirement?

The retirement landscape has really changed in the past few decades — and that’s due in part to the simple fact that Americans are living a lot longer than they did before.

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Aging in motion: How functional fitness helps you maintain your lifestyle

It’s no secret physical fitness is essential to a healthy routine. This is especially true as we age. So what can you do to remain fit and active as you get older?