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.


Selling a Home in Today’s Market

Selling a longtime family home 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 of homes sold was $215,990 in the month of April. …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading

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 …

Continue Reading
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 …

Continue Reading
Enjoy winter activities in Oklahoma City.

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 …

Continue Reading
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 …

Continue Reading
Non-profit retirement community in Oklahoma City.

Concordia Hosts Parkinson Foundation of Oklahoma Executive Director Bruce McIntyre

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