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Thanks so much for dropping in and getting started with us! We realize there is a lot of information on CCRC LifeCast, so we put together this page to help you get started.

How CCRC LifeCast can help you

CCRC LifeCast advocates for Baby Boomers to age well and live a great retirement filled with purpose and passion.

We have experience in the policy issues and products and services for the senior services and housing industry.

We’re representative of the sandwich generation caring for our folks late in their lives. That experience influences Baby Boomers’ perceptions of and plans for our own retirement and successful aging.

We write with the voice of the consumer. We want to be and want to help you be good buyers finding the best and avoiding the rest.

We have a special interest in:

  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) or Life Plan Communities — full-service senior living communities offering a variety of living options depending upon your current needs.
  • Personal finances in retirement and associated public policy around Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
  • New technology and innovative businesses changing consumer’s lives and supporting independence and better health.

We are passionate about living a full, active life and we strive to help our readers do the same.

Pressed for time? Here are some quick starting points: START HERE

  • How to Untangle Terms of Art ::  If you want a fast course understanding the terms used for this industry, start here.
  • Table of Contents :: Blogs are unlike print material because they are growing constantly, but this is a list of all our content (by date or by category).
  • Why Study CCRC? ::  Learn why we believe the effort to research and find the best retirement community or senior housing begins early and why we started this journey.

 

What You’ll Find at CCRC LifeCast: START HERE

  • Weekly Posts and General Musings :: Like you, we are planners and think long term. We believe everyone deserves a joy-filled, purpose-driven life. Our mission is to empower you and your family to actively choose your future or assist your parents in choosing their future. Through our research and community reviews  you’ll be able to go beyond simply selecting a senior housing with a facility tour. We are sharing current research, studies, cutting edge thought in active aging so you can clearly define what your later adult years could be and then support that vision with the communities best suited to you.
  • Community Reviews :: We publish senior community reviews and highlights to assist you in your search. We do our best to keep current with the most cutting edge communities and trends. Several news articles are shared here to give you a sense of the developments of these selected communities. This is a dynamic site and links come and go on.
  • Books We’ve Read in Along Our Journey :: In addition to a list of the books we’re currently reading, we post some reviews and outlines/questions to be used with your own reading group. We track and star the most popular book selections for your reference.
  • Newsletters :: We send out a quarterly newsletter with a summary of our activities and postings over the last quarter. Please share your email address and we’ll include you in our mailing list.
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New to CCRCs, Senior Housing and Active Aging? Here are some articles we’d recommend you read: START HERE

 

Many Places to Find Us: START HERE

There are several places We post online:

  • CCRCLifeCast.com is the main one. Subscribe to receive our newsletter and emails on hot topics here.
  • Facebook :: We post shared content about active aging, retirement planning, etc  on the CCRC LifeCast Facebook page that you won’t see on CCRCLifeCast.com, so join us there.
  • Twitter :: We are huge fans of Twitter. If you are as well please join us!
  • Pinterest :: Follow CCRCLifeCast.com Pinterest for shared information and more ideas from others.
  • Instagram :: Images we’ve created and shared with our community. It is a great circle that continues to grow. If you love photos and images — join us here.