In 1979, the Stony Run Friends Meeting founded Broadmead as a private, not-for-profit, Life Plan Community to serve the needs of older persons.
Broadmead is pleased to introduce our new Marketing Assistant, Maya Jackson! Maya comes to the Marketing Department with two years of experience working at Broadmead’s Resident Services and Human Resources departments.
A shy child, Kathryn Amey Shelton learned that if she asked people questions, it took the spotlight off her. This grew into a talent for conversing with people, which proved to be a great asset in her career as a gift planning advisor for Johns Hopkins University. She has always considered herself a teacher, starting in the classroom and later working with mothers in a Johns Hopkins clinic.
Speaking at the initial Saturday Men’s Social of 2019, recently-arrived resident Bud Nixon told an attentive audience about his family business, Rukert Terminals, a shipping, receiving, warehousing facility established by Bud’s grandfather in 1921. Bud’s son, Andrew, represents the fourth generation in the business, serving as vice president. Bud’s cousin, another grandson of the founder, is at the helm.
By Brad Breeding for MyLifeSite
Although Life Plan retirement communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs) offer residents many conveniences and amenities, the top reason that seniors cite for their desire to move to one of these communities is their full continuum of care services. In fact, according to our 2019 myLifeSite Consumer Survey, this access to care is the number one reason that people choose a Life Plan community over other senior living options.
However, looking at the survey results, there also are factors that are holding people back from making a decision about a Life Plan community or causing them to delay their move to one. Tops on that list is that prospective residents simply don’t think they are old enough to move to a Life Plan community yet (46.6 percent of respondents). But second on the list of things that are holding people back is concerns about the long-term affordability of living in a Life Plan Community (41.9 percent of respondents).
>> Related: What is a “Continuum of Care”?
I often hear people say that, while they would like to move to a Life Plan community, they believe staying in their home will be less expensive on a month-to-month basis. But is this actually the case? Maybe, maybe not.