As our time away from friends and family begins to weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, I found the below letter a comforting perspective on why we are distancing from the most important people in our lives. I was reminded that we do this to protect the people we love the most, to respect and value our neighbors’ lives, and to preserve the communities that have given so much to us over the years. While these physical tests are …Continue Reading
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If you’re an adult who’s at or near retirement, you’re probably going over your options and how you can best enjoy your time. That may include adjusting your living arrangements so you can focus on the people and activities you enjoy most. Your post-retirement years are meant to be full of fun, socializing and spending time with family. That’s why so many adults consider downsizing, rightsizing and simplifying in the first place. In this article, we’ll take a look at …Continue Reading
Active adults are making up a larger and larger proportion of the population. Over a quarter of Oklahoma residents are older than 55, with many enjoying longer, more active retirements. As adults enjoy their time away from work, they often find that the best living option isn’t owning a home, it’s independent living in a community designed specifically for active retirees. These 55+ communities are a type of senior living option that allows adults to enjoy a wide range of …Continue Reading
Assisted living is a supportive living option, usually for mature adults, with a few variations in type or level of healthcare included. In this article, we’ll dive into what assisted living is and explain the healthcare options it provides. What is Assisted Living? Assisted living is often a bridge between living independently in a personal home or independent living community and living in a community with higher levels of personal support. In most cases, the residents of assisted living communities …Continue Reading
Some regions shut down when the weather gets colder, but Oklahoma City has great events year-round, including in the colder months. Residents have many different winter activities to choose from, and some are even more fulfilling when there’s snow. Here are 11 of the best winter activities in Oklahoma City. Cultural Winter Activities Whether you’re spending time with friends who’ve lived in Oklahoma City their entire lives or you’re playing the tour guide for visiting family who haven’t experienced the …Continue Reading
Aging is a privilege that we’re appreciating more and more as a society. Not only does aging bring experience and wisdom, it also brings freedom. Retirement, supportive living communities that eliminate the burden of homeownership and the personal finances to travel and enjoy your life are all a part of aging. Successful aging helps make all of that possible, keeping you healthy and active. But successful aging is easier said than done. What is it, exactly, and how can you …Continue Reading
People from all walks of life are recognizing the benefits of a simpler lifestyle. Millennials have popularized the concept of minimalism, businesses are forgoing office space in the name of simplicity and many seniors consider downsizing as their daily needs and desires change. Although it’s natural to grow accustomed to a certain way of life, downsizing holds many advantages. The True Cost of Personal Items We often end up accumulating more than we really need or even care about. This accumulation …Continue Reading
Deciding where you want to spend your later life-years can be difficult. You want to find a supportive living community in Oklahoma City that feels like home and where you can be yourself. It may be that you are looking for a community that offers additional care for specific health needs. One thing you may not be aware of is the importance of knowing whether a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) operates as a for-profit or non-profit entity. For-profit and …Continue Reading
The Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma works to inspire hope and transform life for Parkinson’s patients and families in Oklahoma. Last week, Concordia Life Care Community hosted the Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director, Bruce McIntyre, to discuss empowering approaches to aging with Parkinson’s. Concordia residents enjoyed a presentation from McIntyre (right) discussing the study and treatment of Parkinson’s, as well as the unique approaches and programs that are available for those impacted by the disease. Concordia’s Wellness Coordinator Chris Coleman …Continue Reading
Why Oklahoma City is the Best Place to Retire Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma and attracts a variety of people, from young adults seeking to start a life for themselves to seniors looking for just the right place to settle down and enjoy a well-deserved retirement. Many retirees often begin their search by looking for cities that offer the best places to relax, unwind and enjoy life. If you’re looking for such a place, Oklahoma City is right …Continue Reading