Where and How to Live (p1)

The Impact Theme series: Discussions with Older Adults.

 

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Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC): Providence

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

Member Dick Congdon outlines the process that he and his wife Sheila followed in selecting a CCRC community in New Hampshire and offers tips for those considering this living option.  CCRC’s are... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

"A Big Decision"

"A Big Decision" by Longevity Explorers: Recent @ Providence

The Providence Explorers Circle is examining housing alternatives for aging adults in the months of September and October.  We found a New York Times article to be a useful framework for that discussion.

In “A Big... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Housing Alternatives for Later in Life

Explorer Eileen tells of lessons learned when placing a relative in assisted living. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Stairs: Friend or Foe in One's Later Years?

Explorer Rich asks the group whether or not to plan to age in a home that has stairs. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Assisted Living

Living Alternatives were discussed with one member expressing his initial reluctance to move into a Senior Care facility (Stoneridge Creek) and his current very satisfied results.  He is very happy with his choice and pointed out the importance of the groups and social connections. Income tax... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Discussing Home Sharing

Explorer Diana describes a service that is designed to enable long term home sharing, and the group joins in with feedback and other examples.

Discussion of the topic of necessary terms and conditions leads to the serious question of managing liabilities.

Whether a homeowner... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Housing Solutions to Social Isolation

The type of housing we occupy can greatly affect not only our physical but also our mental wellbeing.

Discussion about different housing options was spirited and informed. Many participants in this Longevity Circle are members of the Avenidas Village that provides resources for people who... .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Should I Age at Home or in an Older Adult Community?

Explorer Linda recounts her learnings from a film "The Wall" that offers ways to avoid the isolation that comes with advancing age. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Which Retirement Living Option Works for Me?

Individual experiences and preferences raise the factors important to each one in choosing the right living situation for their future.  .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

Where Should I Live in My Later Years? Why?

Explorers Shirley and AnnieScott discuss their decision to live in a Continuing Care Retirement Community, and some of the pleasant surprises they found once they moved in. .....Read more and listen to the discussion

 


 

About the Impact Theme Series

Our Longevity Explorers (hundreds of older adults with ages ranging from 60-95 years old) meet regularly to discuss topics at the intersection of aging and technology.

Among the many topics we discuss in these meetings, we have been exploring some specific themes which we think are going to be very important for older adults in the future, and which in our opinion are ripe for innovation. These make up our Impact Themes, and Where and How to Live is one of these themes.

In these discussions:

  • We share how we do things today;
  • We explore and critique existing products;
  • We talk about challenges we have that we wish products could solve; and
  • We dream up product concepts we wish someone like you would develop.

If you are developing products or services for older adults in the category of Where and How to Live, listen to the Longevity Explorer discussions on this page to get insights about how to develop better products and services for older adults.

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