Articles on "Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC)"

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, [...]

The Art of Appreciation–Waverly Heights
November 6, 2013 5:09 pm

The Art of Appreciation–Waverly Heights

By Christy Brudin Photography by Jim Greipp / Pau Hana Productions Dr. Harold “Hal” and Linda Robinson both have had a lifelong passion for art. New residents of Waverly Heights, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Gladwyne, Pa., the Robinsons are also true masters of appreciation—whether they are analyzing art or enjoying retirement. Born in Philadelphia, Hal attended the University of Pennsylvania for both his undergraduate studies and medical school. He began his residency at Bryn Mawr Hospital, where [...]

A Place to Grow–Dunwoody Village
November 6, 2013 5:03 pm

A Place to Grow–Dunwoody Village

Growth comes in many different forms. It can be personal—the result of physical or mental changes. It can also be communal—the result of new bonds or stronger connections. No matter what form it takes, growth always requires change. Anita Kneass, a resident of Dunwoody Village, a continuing care retirement community in Newtown Square, Pa., has experienced a lot of growth during the ten years she has called the community home. Today, she enjoys an active lifestyle and looks forward to [...]

Timing is Everything–Cathedral Village
November 6, 2013 4:45 pm

Timing is Everything–Cathedral Village

Few sports require more true teamwork than dragon boat racing. This ancient ritual turned modern athletic event requires 20 paddlers, one drummer to keep time, and one sweep who steers the boat. The paddlers must be perfectly synchronized to succeed. In dragon boat racing, timing really is everything. “It looks easy when you see people who are good at it doing it,” said Sarah West, 76, of dragon boating, which she came to 12 years ago after recovering from breast [...]

Happy Together–Attleboro
November 6, 2013 4:25 pm

Happy Together–Attleboro

Jack and Helen Kleinhenz have enjoyed a close and happy marriage for more than 40 years. Despite their different lifestyle needs, the couple found the help they needed to continue living happily together in retirement. Last year, Jack and Helen moved to Attleboro, a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in Langhorne, PA., offering Independent Living, Personal Care, and a Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Native Pennsylvanians, Jack and Helen left the state only briefly when a job transfer took them to [...]