Senior Living Reviews

Reviews: Aging With Freedom’s dynamic list of Retirement Community reviews conducted as part of our journey.  

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These senior living communities on our wishlist to visit and review soon. Let us know if there’s a standout candidate in your area as we plan our travels. We’d love to review a senior living community you think merits attention. Share your suggestions in the comments below.

Arizona

Mirabella

Sagewood


California

Altavita Village (Air Force Village West)

Altavita Village, How Not to Crash and Burn (2018)

Burbank Senior Artist Colony

Fountaingrove Lodge

Rancho Mission Viejo


Colorado

Balfour at Riverfront Park

The Balfour at Riverfront Park: CCRC LifeCast Review (2016)

Balfour at Riverfront Park: Emerging Trends in the News (2015)

Vi at Highlands Ranch


Connecticut

Elim Park

Essex Meadows


Florida

Cypress Lakes

Latitude Margaritaville

Sandhill Cove

The Springs at South Biscayne


Georgia

Lake Vista at Eagle’s Landing

The Marshes at Skidaway Island

Thrive


 Illinois

Plymouth Place

The Admiral at the Lake

The Admiral at the Lake: CCRC LifeCast Review (2015)

The Admiral at the Lake: Emerging Design Trends (2015)

  • RE Journal — The Admiral at the Lake tops-off construction on new facility (2011)

Indiana

Holy Cross Village at Notre Dame

The Barrington of Carmel


Iowa

Deerfield

Deerfield: CCRC LifeCast Review (2015)

Deerfield: Uneven Hospitality (2015)

Green Hills

Green Hills: CCRC LifeCast Review (2015)


Kansas

Ranch House

Village Shalom


Maryland

Symphony Village


Massachusetts

Brooksby Village


Minnesota

Cardigan Ridge

Cherry Pointe of Minnetonka

Ecumen Seasons

Harmony River

Keystone of Eagan

Keystone of Prior Lake

North Ridge

Rivers, The: CCRC LifeCast Review

Shores of Lake Phalen, The

Sterling Pointe

Trillium Woods


New Hampshire

Kendal at Hanover

Riverwoods Durham

  • Union Leader — Meeting a growing demand: Affiliation of 2 retirement communities will add benefits for residents (2016)

Silver Square


New York

Crotona Senior

Fountaingate Gardens

Fox Run Orchard Park

Ingersoll Senior

Inspir Carnegie Hill

Jefferson’s Ferry

Kendal on Hudson

Peconic Landing

Plainview

The Amsterdam at Harborside

The Knolls, a Bethel Community


North Carolina

Croasdaile Village

Pine Forest Plantation


Ohio

Ganzhorn Suites

Judson Retirement Communities

Otterbein

Spruce Creek Fly-In


Oklahoma

The Ranch


Oregon

RoseVilla

Rose Villa : Emerging Design Trends (2015)

Village Green Retirement Campus


Pennsylvania

The Crossings at West Shore

Cathedral Village

Kendal at Longwood

Kendal at Longwood: Experiences Life at a Continuing Care Retirement Community Book Review (2015)

Scarlet Oaks

Sycamore Springs


South Carolina

Ridge at Chukker Creek

Tennessee

The Heritage at Brentwood

The Heritage at Brentwood: CCRC LifeCast Review (2015)

The Heritage: First Impressions Matter (2015)


Texas

Edgemere

Mirador

Presbyterian Village North

Querencia at Barton Creek

The Stayton at Museum Way


Virgina

Lucy Corr Village


Washington

Emerald Heights

Franke Tobey Jones

Judson Park

Judson Park: Des Moines, WA

Judson Park: Community Wellness with Mission

Timber Ridge at Talus


Wisconsin

Cottages at Cedar Run

Cottages at Cedar Run: Emerging Design Trends (2015)

Saint John’s on the Lake




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  1. Amid the housing downturn, many CCRCs saw occupancy rates drop because prospective residents had trouble selling their homes.

    • You are so right. CCRCs are like other real estate investments, illiquid, especially in an economic downturn or difficult real estate market. And the finances of CCRCs are dependent upon high occupancy rates. Most new residents have to sell their existing home to afford the typical CCRC buy-in. (CCRC buy-ins are often priced so as to closely match the average home value of the target customer.) When existing homes aren’t selling, people aren’t moving into CCRCs. Inability to get new residents can be brutal on a facility’s finances. Several bankruptcies resulted from the 2008 financial crisis. New facilities that couldn’t sell out were hurt. Even some existing facilities were hit hard. But certainly not all. This is why it’s so important to get it right the first time when buying into a CCRC. Financial stability is an important consideration, but financial stability is a function of success in creating a community that attracts new residents year-after-year. A rule of thumb is an occupancy rate greater than 90% is good. Waiting lists to get into a preferred community speak volumes. Moving into the wrong CCRC is very costly. The right one supports successful aging and social engagement. They can be the perfect antidote to the loneliness of aging in place. But the wrong one can be a disaster, both financially and emotionally.

  2. Yes, I think so. CCRCs resemble other land speculations, illiquid, particularly in a monetary downturn or troublesome land showcase. Furthermore, the funds of CCRCs are reliant upon high inhabitance rates. Most new occupants need to pitch their current home to manage the cost of the ordinary CCRC purchase in. I really appreciate this point.

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