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Exploring CCRCs  

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) are an attractive residential option for active older adults. CCRCs offer a full continuum of independent housing, assisted living, and skilled nursing care within a single campus setting.

In the Asheville area there are a variety of these kinds of communities, each with a different financial model, various health and wellness options and services, and varied amenities. Navigating your way through all of the choices to find a community that is right for you can be a challenge. Members of the OLLI Life Transitions Committee have designed a course to help you assemble the relevant information and ask the right questions to see whether the CCRC is a living option that meets your needs and to help you choose among the options available to you.

Topics to be covered:

- A definition of Continuing Care Retirement Communities

-Types of available older adult housing and care levels

-Financial and investment models (including a discussion of deposits, entrance charges and monthly fees)

-Extensive, modified, and fee-for-service contract types

-Tax implications and concerns: Healthcare options (on-site doctors, nurses, emergency personnel)

-Wellness facilities(swimming and water aerobics, fitness centers, exercise classes, memory classes, and physical therapy)

-Services (housekeeping, linen, transportation, group trips, musicals, concerts, onsite lectures and classes)

-Meal plans

-Resident testimonials

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
Reuter Center, CPO 5000
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
Office: 828.251.6140
olli@unca.edu