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How Will I Pay for My Stay in a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

You can work all your life to build a retirement nest egg, yet come up short when it comes to long-term care. A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) offers safety, security, and peace of mind. You can continue to live an independent life and have the support that you need when age or illness slow you down. While it is an ideal option when maintaining a home becomes overwhelming, many seniors worry about how they will pay for a CCRC. Our experts show you some simple ways to obtain the funds you require. Financial Planning and Ways to Pay for...

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How Can I Remain Active and Healthy in My CCRC?

Research shows that older adults who lead an active lifestyle are likely to be healthier and happier. Taking part in physical and social activities regularly has proven to help seniors better manage or delay the onset of chronic illnesses as well as contributed to their emotional well-being. Simply put, the way you live and what you eat has a big impact on quality of life during your golden years. Contrary to popular belief, genetics might play less of a role than your lifestyle does. Mindful of the connection between physical fitness, socialization and senior health, Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs)...

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Is it Too Late to Start a Second Career?

Considering a second career in your golden years? You are in good company. Whether it is doing something that is more enjoyable while paying the bills or work that offers more flexibility and satisfaction, many retirees do think about it. In fact, an annual retirement expectations survey by the Employee Benefit Research Institute shows that 74 percent of workers plan to get a new job after they retire.   Duncan Hines started licensing his name to baked goods and mixes, his third career, when he was in his early 70s. And Colonel Sanders become a KFC mogul at the age...

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Does Memory Loss Mean Dementia?

Is it age-related memory loss or dementia? This is a question you might ask yourself when a parent, spouse or aging loved one forgets where they’ve kept something or repeats themselves. The answer is not that simple. According to a study published in a March 2015 release of CDC's journal Preventing Chronic Disease, a total of 12.6 percent of households reported at least one adult who experienced increased confusion or memory loss. The study also shows that in nearly 6 percent of households, all adults experienced increased confusion or memory loss. When there is no underlying medical condition, it may be considered...

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What Paperwork Will I Need to Take to My Retirement Home?

Moving to a senior independent living community? It is a great way to spend your golden years! Now that you will be free from the responsibilities of maintaining a home, you can finally find the time to do all the things you love while enjoying the company of family and peers. Before you move to the senior living community, make sure you have all your documents in order. There are 5 must-have legal documents that will help seniors and their families avoid unnecessary confusion and stress. See a brief overview below. Paperwork to Prepare While Moving into a Senior Living...

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