Articles on "Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)"

Real-Life Story–The Crossings at Falls Run
April 29, 2014 9:17 pm

Real-Life Story–The Crossings at Falls Run

When Ralph and Patti Myers went to an open house at The Crossings at Falls Run, they enjoyed great company and a delicious meal—and they decided to stay. Located in Fredericksburg, Va., The Crossings offers a full continuum of senior living options, from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Ralph and Patti began searching for a retirement community after he started to show signs of Parkinson’s disease. “We wanted to find a place where he could get the [...]

The Circle of Life–Foulkeways at Gwynedd
April 28, 2014 5:06 pm

The Circle of Life–Foulkeways at Gwynedd

By Nancy Nolan Photography by Jim Greipp / Pau Hana Productions In early 1986, Douglas Tweddale came to Foulkeways at Gwynedd, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania,to fill an opening for an Administrator, vacated the previous year by Michael Peasley. Twenty-eight years later, on January 3, 2014, Michael Peasley stepped into the CEO position, surrendered by Douglas Tweddale upon his retirement. Ah, “The Circle of Life” and how it unfolds. Looking back, the lives of D. Michael [...]

Making a Buzz–White Horse Village
April 28, 2014 5:05 pm

Making a Buzz–White Horse Village

The saws hum. The drills purr. The hammers bang. The woodworkers are making a buzz again. In the Woodshop at White Horse Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Newtown Square, Pa., it is rarely quiet. Industrious woodworkers are going about their various tasks—from building shelves to handcrafting tables. Some of them are hobbyists, others professionals, but they all work for free and donate the proceeds of their efforts to the White Horse Village Endowment Fund or Residents’ Association. [...]

A Living Legacy–Dunwoody Village
April 28, 2014 5:05 pm

A Living Legacy–Dunwoody Village

By Christy Brudin Everyone wants to leave a legacy. Whether it’s a family business, an accomplished offspring or a collection of worldly goods, most people strive to leave an impression on the world. While many people will succeed in making their mark, only a select few leave behind a legacy that continues to grow and thrive for generations: a living legacy. William Hood Dunwoody left a legacy behind that has not only lived; it has flourished. A humble man with [...]

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis
March 14, 2014 6:45 pm

Smooth Sailing–BayWoods of Annapolis

Smooth Sailing By Christy Brudin A first ascent of a mountain with two kids in tow. Three days anchored off a reef after los­ing a mast. An epic sail across the Atlantic. Herb and Ruth Weiss have shared quite a few adventures over the years. After recently moving to BayWoods of Annapolis, a continuing care retirement community in the heart of Annapolis, Md., Herb and Ruth are now planning their exciting future—and sailing is certainly on the itinerary. In addition [...]

February 25, 2014 10:18 pm

CCRC Residents Sue Community for Financial Practices

Vi at Palo Alto residents filed a class action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday alleging the continuing care retirement center funneled $190 million in refundable entrance fees to its corporate parent with no assurances they would be returned. CC-Palo Alto is now running a deficit of $300 million as a result of “up-streaming” the fees and owes more than $450 million to 500 residents, according to the complaint. The complaint, which is believed to be the first of its kind [...]

February 25, 2014 10:12 pm

Baltimore Sun Reports Developers of Bel Air retirement community won’t change plans

Developers of a continuing care retirement community and surrounding single-family homes east of Bel Air changed their plans once, based on community opposition, but they do not plan to alter them again, despite opponents voicing many of the same concerns at a community input meeting Monday. Neighbors who attended the session said they appreciated the changes developers made to their plans, but they said the current version does not fully address concerns about traffic and aesthetics. “I think your area [...]

February 10, 2014 3:25 pm

New CCRC Planned in Bel Air, MD

The Baltimore Sun reports that the developers of a proposed continuing care retirement community and housing development east of Bel Air have submitted a revised site plan which, in their words, “flip-flops” the layout of the retirement community and the houses. The new plan also proposes fewer living units in the retirement community but more single-family homes on the remainder of the site. Towson-based Presbyterian Home of Maryland and Elm Street Development of McLean, Va., are seeking approval from Harford [...]

No Boundaries–The Residences at Thomas Circle
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

No Boundaries–The Residences at Thomas Circle

By Christy Brudin Harriet Mayor Fulbright’s international education began at the tender age of 15. She has visited and lived in countries from Latin America to Asia. The world has been her greatest teacher—and she has always been an eager student. Throughout her career, Harriet has helped foster that same zeal for travel and education in students throughout the U.S. and around the world. With her late husband Senator J. William Fulbright, she has helped to launch the educational adventures [...]

Home for Good–Falcons Landing
December 17, 2013 9:59 pm

Home for Good–Falcons Landing

A former home economics teacher for eight years and special education administrator for 16 years, Margaret Quayle knows how to transform a house into a home. As a military wife and avid traveler, she has established homes from coast to coast. While she has enjoyed her many homes and countless journeys, Margaret is delighted to have found her “home for good.” Just a year ago, Margaret made her long-planned move to Falcons Landing, a military retirement community in Potomac Falls, [...]