New Trend in Senior Homes: Shared Interests, Shared Space

Driven by the nearly 78 million baby boomers, a new trend is emerging among senior homes: niche communities, known by industry professionals as “affinity” retirement communities, tailor their surroundings and services to seniors who share commonalities in interests, traits, or hobbies.


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Stimulus Fund Dollars Support Affordable Senior Housing Project

Remember the federal economic stimulus package of 2009?

Officially deemed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), this funding stream is still flowing and recently helped the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) finance 51 new affordable senior housing apartments, according to SeniorHousingNews....

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Meet the Independent Living Team

In this previous post, we presented a few of the primary personnel serving assisted living residents. Now, we’ll cover the key players in an independent living setting (note that specific titles may vary among communities, but roles are essentially ...

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Spotlight on Independent Living Communities in Florida

Sunshine, sparkling waters, palm trees, citrus fruits, Key West, Miami Dolphins, Mickey Mouse, Kennedy Space Center – and the list goes on. Florida still tops the list of states with the highest number of senior residents (a recent US News Money &...

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Senior Apartments Offer Affordable Housing Options for Low-Income Seniors

Senior living encompasses a wide range of options, from luxury independent living condos to modest assisted living studio apartments to MEDCottages (also known as “Granny Pods”) and everything in between. Most of these options come with a fairly hefty price ...

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Independent Senior Housing Q & A

No two independent senior housing communities are alike, but if you’re interested in this category of care - either for yourself or for a loved one - know the basics before making your decision.

Q:  What services are offered at independent senior living communities?

A:  At most of these communities, residents have access to the following perks: a robust activities calendar/spectrum of social engagement opportunities, a variety of ...

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An Overview of Independent Senior Housing Options

Independent senior housing is as varied as the seniors who live within its four walls. From high-rise efficiency apartments, to sprawling 2-bedroom layouts at a large CCRC (continuing care retirement community) campus, to amply-sized homes within an active adult community, independent senior living offers something for everyone.

Here is an overview of independent living options…

Senior Apartments:
In some cities and towns, efficiency apartments for low-income seniors are available, often ...

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