How Choosing a Mobile Home Enabled These Retirees to Do Everything Else
Not everyone can afford to spend their retirement wasted away in Margaritaville, and from the mouths of retirees to the ears of millennials, there are some things they just did not plan for. Sleepy Hollow Mobile Estates, a 154-home resident-owned trailer park in Florida, is just one of the... »
Why Waste Away? Margaritaville Retirement Homes Are Coming!
With the boomer population coming of (retirement) age, entrepreneurs have put some real thought into how they can capitalize off of this enormous slice of society that wields substantial financial power. One trend--more and more alternative living scenarios are emerging that make the retirement years more enjoyable, from activity-focused... »
Dementia Village Introduces Aging With Dignity
Did you know that one out of three people will suffer from dementia or Alzheimer's disease? Our odds aren't good. Yet in the U.S., we still lack the infrastructure to care for these individuals and allay their fear, sadness and embarrassment as their once-sharp minds falter. Once again, we have... »
Nursing Homes Offer Student Housing to Infuse Youth
Humanitas, a nursing home in the Netherlands introduced a fresh spin: offering rent-free housing to students who spend 30 hours a month socializing with older residents.    Humanitas CEO Gea Sijpkes, like so many who are challenged with doing more with less, initiated the program--and it has been a success. "I... »
Spend Your Retirement on Billionaire’s Row
Entrepreneurs have been targeting the buying power of the Baby Boomer generation for decades, and now that’s taking the form of luxury assisted living. Retirement communities are becoming more like high-end hotels, with spa services, fine dining, and progressive programs that allow for prolonged independence. Hines and Welltower—an international real... »