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.
Understanding your options
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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Aging in place vs. moving to senior living

Are you on the fence about whether to stay at home or move to a senior living community as you age? There are several factors to consider.

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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.

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27 essential senior living terms

If you’re considering senior living, you many have come across many acronyms and technical terms. We’ve put together a glossary to help in your research.

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Rental vs. buy-in senior living communities

When considering senior living, one of your first decisions is whether to choose a rental retirement community or one where you buy-in. Which is best for you?

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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.

Preparing for senior living
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Room-by-room downsizing tips for seniors

Let’s explore some tips for downsizing your home in retirement, room by room.

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.

Senior living lifestyle
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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.

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?

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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?
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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.

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Top features in luxury senior living

Explore 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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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.

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.