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Topic: Retirement & Planning


5 Benefits of Downsizing for Seniors

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 …

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Downsizing has multiple benefits for seniors.

Differences Between For-Profit and Non-Profit Communities

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 …

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Non-profit retirement community in Oklahoma City.

Financial Planning Tips for a Secure Retirement

When you’re about to retire or you’ve just retired, your first thought might be about how you’ll enjoy all your newly found free time. Maybe you’ll take that trip to Europe you’ve always dreamed of, or maybe you’ll simply enjoy filling your days with activities you love, like golfing, reading or working in your garden. However, before you call a travel agent or start filling up your daily calendar, it’s important to take a look at your financial portfolio to …

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Financial Planning Tips

Veterans Benefits Coverage for Senior Care

How Can Veterans Benefits Help Me Plan for My Future? As our nation’s veterans age, many are facing increased medical costs and considering their long-term care and future housing needs. In the United States today, over 65% of the population are veterans of war or the spouse of a veteran, who may be eligible for a wide range of assistance and benefits programs through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Benefits such as healthcare and medical benefits, pension, life insurance, …

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Veterans Benefits Coverage for Senior Care

Do You Need Long Term Care Insurance?

What is Long Term Care Insurance? Long term care insurance, also known as LTC insurance, LTCI or long term health insurance, was created to cover the costs associated with the support and services you may need as you age. Unlike your traditional health care policy, long term care insurance reimburses policyholders for such services as in-home health care, the cost of assisted living accommodations and more. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 70% of people age …

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Need Long Term Care Insurance?

Tips for Touring a Senior Living Community

Ready to Consider Downsizing to a Senior Living Community? After you or a loved one has made the important decision to downsize and move to a senior living community, it’s time to start researching all your options. Whether you’re looking for a community that offers independent living for seniors in a private home or apartment, or need an option that offers help with daily living activities in a comfortable assisted living apartment, knowing what questions to ask and what to …

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Tips for Touring a Senior Living Community

Choosing the Right Senior Living Community

What is a Senior Living Community? With so many different senior housing options available today, it’s easy to become confused about what type of retirement home will be best for your individual needs. The term “senior living community” has a few different meanings. It can mean a retirement community with independent living apartments or patio homes, where seniors can come and go as they please. Or, it might be thought of as an assisted living community, a place for those …

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Choosing the Right Senior Living Community

The Benefits of a Life Plan Community

Choosing a Life Plan Community A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) has been more recently coined as a life plan community. The terminology makes sense when the definition of this type of community is considered; it is a particular type of retirement community where residents can transition seamlessly through the various levels of care provided, allowing for a solid plan for life. Healthy, active seniors can choose to live an independent living apartment or patio home, and should their health …

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Benefits of a Life Plan Community

The Joys of Downsizing Your Home

Downsizing Tips for Seniors More and more these days, many seniors are beginning to realize the joy that comes with downsizing their homes after retirement. While moving out of the home you’ve lived in for many years can feel overwhelming and bittersweet, if you’re looking for an active, carefree lifestyle, eliminating some of the hassles that come along with home ownership is an important step to take. Why should you consider downsizing your home? Perhaps your current home is too …

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Downsizing Tips for Seniors

Are You Ready to Retire?

Preparing for Retirement – Things to Consider When you’re getting close to hitting your desired retirement age, you might be feeling a variety of emotions. Maybe you’re excited about the prospect of all that free time you’ll finally have available, allowing you the ability to travel across the country and experience new things, or simply just work on perfecting your golf swing. Or, maybe you’re feeling a bit anxious about walking away from a steady paycheck and a daily routine, …

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Are You Ready to Retire?