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Topic: Retirement & Planning

The Truth About Staying in Control: Communicating with Adult Children

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. …

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The Benefits of Downsizing and Decluttering

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 …

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What Is the Cost of Senior Living?

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 …

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Concordia Life Plan Community to host free virtual event with financial expert on Oct. 15

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 12, 2020) – To equip local residents with the information they need to secure their financial future, Concordia Life Plan Community will host a virtual event with well-known financial expert, Brad Breeding, on Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. The free event entitled “Better Knowledge, Better Future” will take place via gotowebinar and will cover financial planning, the role of housing in after retirement, and how the senior living industry is responding to the coronavirus.    “We’re pleased to have …

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Talking to Your Adult Children About Retirement

Talking about retirement with your adult children can be tough. Wrapped up in these conversations are topics that are hard for almost any family to discuss: money, health, aging, security and change. But it’s an important – and exciting! – time in your life, and it’s important to be able to talk openly with your children about it. These conversations often occur as roles shift within families. While your children were once young and in need of your care and …

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Selling a Home in Today’s Market

Selling a longtime family home so you can move into an independent living retirement community can be a challenge under the best of circumstances. Real estate markets are highly localized and timing the market to get the best possible price can be tricky. With the assistance of qualified real estate sales professionals, however, reviewing market trends and local sales statistics can help you make informed decisions.  For example, according to the Oklahoma City Multiple Listing Service (OKCMLS), the average price …

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Downsizing, Rightsizing and Simplifying After Retirement

If you’re an adult who’s at or near retirement, you’re probably going over your options and how you can best enjoy your time. That may include adjusting your living arrangements so you can focus on the people and activities you enjoy most. Your post-retirement years are meant to be full of fun, socializing and spending time with family. That’s why so many adults consider downsizing, rightsizing and simplifying in the first place. In this article, we’ll take a look at …

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What to Know About 55+ and Independent Living Options in Oklahoma City

Active adults are making up a larger and larger proportion of the population. Over a quarter of Oklahoma, residents are older than 55, with many enjoying longer, more active retirements. As adults enjoy their time away from work, they often find that the best living option isn’t owning a home, it’s independent living in a community designed specifically for active retirees. These 55+ communities are a type of senior living option that allows adults to enjoy a wide range of …

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Assisted Living Healthcare: Where To Start

Assisted living is a supportive living option, usually for mature adults, with a few variations in type or level of healthcare included. In this article, we’ll dive into what assisted living is and explain the healthcare options it provides. What is Assisted Living? Assisted living is often a bridge between living independently in a personal home or independent living community and living in a community with higher levels of personal support. In most cases, the residents of assisted living communities …

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5 Benefits of Downsizing for Seniors

People from all walks of life are recognizing the benefits of a simpler lifestyle. Millennials have popularized the concept of minimalism, businesses are forgoing office space in the name of simplicity and many seniors consider downsizing as their daily needs and desires change. Although it’s natural to grow accustomed to a certain way of life, downsizing holds many advantages.  The True Cost of Personal Items We often end up accumulating more than we really need or even care about. This accumulation …

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Downsizing has multiple benefits for seniors.