Retirement Communities

A residential community designated for occupancy by older adults. Although generally established for independent living, community bylaws often indicate minimum age requirements for residents. Activities and amenities are provided by the community for the benefit of the residents.

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  • CCRCs: The Sophisticated Way to Age In Place

    Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) promise to care for you for the rest of your life, but they do so for a price.

  • Questions and Answers About Independent Living Communities

    Also known as retirement communities, independent living enables self-sufficient seniors to enjoy a social atmosphere, amenities, services and activities without any of the responsibilities and maintenance that come with home ownership.

  • 3 Types of Independent Living for Seniors

    As people age, they often consider simplifying their living arrangements. Seniors who are still physically and mentally capable of living independently and enjoy the companionship of their peers should consider moving to an independent living community.

  • Elders and Sex: Is it Ok for Elderly in Nursing Homes to Have Sex?

    Is it OK for elderly people in nursing homes to have sex? What happens when your elderly mom or dad falls in love with another senior at the nursing home or assisted living facility? When there's promiscuity in the nursing home, where do staff step in?


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