What’s up in senior living?

Concordia offers the right environment to make the most out of life. And our blog is the place to learn more general information about the world of senior living. Check this page often for information, articles and insights that may interest you. Stay Informed – Sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Living Beyond 100

Living beyond 100 has become more of a possibility with the right lifestyle choices, and adults are living well into their 90s and even celebrating 100th birthdays. A recent study published in the American Heart Association Circulation Journal found that specific healthy lifestyle changes added an average life expectancy of 14 years for women and 22 years for men. Each decade, life expectancy rates have increased as people prioritize their health. With people living longer, it’s important to think how to achieve …

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Concordia Life Plan Community to host free virtual event with financial expert on Oct. 15

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 12, 2020) – To equip local residents with the information they need to secure their financial future, Concordia Life Plan Community will host a virtual event with well-known financial expert, Brad Breeding, on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. The free event entitled “Better Knowledge, Better Future” will take place via gotowebinar and will cover financial planning, the role of housing in after retirement, and how the senior living industry is responding to the coronavirus.    “We’re pleased to have …

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Talking to Your Adult Children About Retirement

Talking about retirement with your adult children can be tough. Wrapped up in these conversations are topics that are hard for almost any family to discuss: money, health, aging, security and change. But it’s an important – and exciting! – time in your life, and it’s important to be able to talk openly with your children about it. These conversations often occur as roles shift within families. While your children were once young and in need of your care and …

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Selling a Home in Today’s Market

Selling a longtime family home so you can move into an independent living retirement community can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Real estate markets are highly localized and timing the market to get the best possible price can be tricky. With the assistance of qualified real estate sales professionals, however, reviewing market trends and local sales statistics can help you make informed decisions.  For example, according to the Oklahoma City Multiple Listing Service (OKCMLS), the average price …

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Resources for Caregivers to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Patients

Providing full-time care for someone who needs assistance in your home can be as rewarding as it is challenging. If you’re one of more than 34 million Americans who provide care to an adult age 50 or older, it’s important to know where to turn for help, support and guidance.  This guide to caregiver resources in Oklahoma City and around the country can help you access information and support services. Remember: caregivers need care, too.  Different Types of Dementia General …

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An Expert’s Perspective on Physical Distancing

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 …

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Downsizing, Rightsizing and Simplifying After Retirement

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 …

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What to Know About 55+ and Independent Living Options in Oklahoma City

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 …

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Assisted Living Healthcare: Where To Start

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 …

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What's included in assisted living healthcare services?

11 of the Best Winter Activities in Oklahoma City

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 …

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Enjoy winter activities in Oklahoma City.