Getting older is inevitable, and you want to know that your loved ones are fully prepared to care for you later on. Being a parent isn’t easy; learning to extend expectations and trust for your future to your adult children can take time. Your wants and needs should be supported by ground rules and boundaries you and your children discuss together. These conversations don’t have to be uncomfortable if everyone is prepared to say their piece and then actively listen. …Continue Reading
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Older adults can save on all kinds of things, like travel, food, retail and more for being 50+. Whether it’s complimentary goods and services or smart savings, don’t be afraid to ask about the discounts available to you at your favorite restaurants, shops and more. Discounts & Special Deals Senior deals aren’t always heavily advertised, so we’ve rounded up some of the best specials and discounts offered around the OKC metro. From food and shopping to local favorites, there are …Continue Reading
Moving from a family home to a senior living community is a big change that can be both exciting and daunting. Decluttering is an important step in the process and can make the move smoother as well as help to make the most of your new living arrangements. What Is Decluttering? People often choose to declutter a closet, room, or sometimes even an entire house of things we no longer use or need. The process of decluttering starts by identifying …Continue Reading
Senior living is an important decision for individuals and families alike, and one that can come with financial planning. With a wide range of options available and costs that vary from state to state, it’s important to understand the prices associated with senior living before making any decisions. Types of Fees Residents and their families can typically expect to pay two fees at a CCRC community: an entrance fee and a monthly fee. The entrance fee is a one-time fee …Continue Reading
Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), or Life Plan communities, are often misunderstood. In reality, CCRCs offer older adults a more social, independent and active lifestyle — while ensuring access to any level of support they may need. Life Plan communities also give you full financial security against rising healthcare costs. CCRCs offer peace of mind to older adults and their family members that they often miss out on from aging in place. Ultimately, older adults must identify their needs and …Continue Reading
More often than not, families tend to stall conversations about moving to a senior living community. It’s understandable — the topic brings up other more difficult ones like selling a childhood home or acknowledging that we are all growing older. The reality is that while it’s your choice to move to a retirement community, that choice will have an impact on your family members. By talking with your adult children about why you want to move and the life you …Continue Reading
“You are not only an employee at Concordia, you are family.” – Caitlyn Halbert, Intern in 2017. At Concordia, interns are a valued and important part of our community. This National Intern Day, we’re celebrating some of the wonderful interns we’ve had throughout the years. Concordia’s internship program began in 2012, and our very first intern, Megan Carter, is now the Activities Director here at Concordia! To celebrate our interns past and present, we got in touch with some of …Continue Reading
Oklahoma City senior living community offers unique perks for residents. Most people avoid waking between 1 to 4 a.m., if possible; however, for many nurses, medical professionals and some residents at Concordia Life Plan Community, those hours are the best parts of their day. “It may sound odd, but sometimes when it is difficult for me to sleep or when I need to take a late-night prescription, I’ve enjoyed the company my nurse provides,” said Danny McGee, an assisted living resident …Continue Reading
Pets and Seniors: Do You Need a Furry Friend? It’s been estimated that pets have a place in nearly 80 million United States households. Pet ownership can bring joy to all ages, and recent research confirms that Baby Boomers are the second-largest group of pet owners, just behind Millennials. There’s something comforting about a wagging tail greeting you each morning or stroking some soft fur as you settle in for the evening. What can a furry companion offer for seniors? …Continue Reading
Humans are known for being social creatures, and it’s important for us to develop and maintain bonds with others throughout our lives — especially as we age. How? Interacting with other people, whether it is friends and family or casual acquaintances, could be the secret to helping you improve your health. The Importance of Socialization for Seniors Why should you stay active in a social circle? Because living a socially active lifestyle can have a dramatic, positive effect on your …Continue Reading