Senior Guide at NewBridge on the Charles


Senior Guide

Americans are living longer than ever and leading healthier, more active lives during their later years.  As the baby-boomer generation enters retirement and older seniors seek to maintain fulfilling and productive lives, an increasing number of retirement communities are being built that reflect these changing demographics and dynamic lifestyles. 

This trend has spurred the need and growth of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) across the country.  CCRCs are innovative in that they provide varying levels of care within one community - a continuum of care - for seniors who want to continue leading independent, full, and enriching lives as their needs change over time.  CCRCs are an attractive option for those who want health care services, security, convenience, and amenities in one community while still enjoying the freedom they have in their own home.

According to the "The Continuing Care Retirement Community: A Guidebook for Consumers," by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (www.aahsa.org):

"Living in a CCRC means being an integral part of a support community. Over 350,000 Americans have discovered the "continuum of care" upon which CCRCs are based: you can fulfill your need for independence and continue to pursue your interests and activities while having the peace of mind that the care and services you may need in the years ahead will be there, all in a familiar environment. Through an agreement you make with the CCRC, you'll know who will care for you, where you'll receive your care, and how you'll pay for it, so you can focus on living your life to the fullest."

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