The Admiral at the Lake Blog

Here's How to Help Your Parent Find the Best CCRC

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Your parent is looking for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and has asked for your opinion. How can you give the best possible advice?

It can be tricky to weigh in on such an important subject, especially if you’re new to the world of retirement living. To help you on your search, here’s what you should be evaluating when comparing different community options with your parent.

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Topics: Future Planning

5 Traits of Successful Retirement Planning

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 6, 2018 11:49:51 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a crystal ball to tell us what the future holds for us? Unfortunately, this isn’t possible.

Fortunately, though, we can be proactive in planning for anything that the future may throw our way. Here are 5 ways to make your future planning successful!

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Topics: Future Planning, Lifecare, Life Plan Community

3 Reasons You Should Talk to Your Parent About Moving to a Lifecare Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 2, 2018 11:27:51 AM

According to recent studies, 10 million adult children over the age of 50 are actively caregiving for their parent(s). These adult children are tasked with daily chores such as grocery shopping, meal preparation, dressing and bathing, and more.

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Topics: Future Planning, Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Why Shouldn’t I Age in Place at Home?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 12, 2018 1:02:39 PM

aging in placeYou are planning for your future needs and you may be thinking “I’d rather stay home and age in place, it’ll be cheaper and more comfortable.” Some boomers feel that if they move into a retirement community, their independence will be taken away, it will be too expensive and it will be boring and lonely. However, these thoughts are based on outdated misconceptions. There are many reasons why living in a Lifecare community is a better choice than staying home.

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Topics: Future Planning

Downsizing: What do I do if nobody wants my stuff?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 15, 2017 1:24:06 PM

By 2030, more than 20 percent of U.S. residents are projected to be age 65 and over. In tandem with that population growth is an anti-clutter movement.

What does that mean for those ready to declutter? A lot of people are looking to downsize their homes and belongings, but not as many people are looking to scoop up those possessions.

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Topics: Future Planning

Downsizing with a Senior Move Manager

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 1, 2017 9:22:36 AM


If you’re in the process of downsizing and moving into a new home or apartment, you’re probably well aware of how much of a hassle the moving process can be. Researching moving companies, sorting through your belongings, trying to figure out the floor plans of your new space—it can really pile up.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could hire someone to do all that legwork for you? Well, that’s where a senior move manager comes in.

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Topics: Future Planning

Planning Tomorrow Today

Posted by nmiller on Nov 23, 2016 3:00:13 AM

“I’m not ready” is frequently part of the internal dialogue we have during our lives.

"I’m not ready to leave my family and go to college."
"I’m not ready to be married."
"I’m not ready to have a child."
"I’m not ready for my child to leave for college."
"I’m not ready to uproot my family for a better opportunity or promotion."
"I’m not ready to be a grandparent."
"I’m not ready for retirement."

 

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Topics: Future Planning