CCRCs Often Viewed as a Gift to the Children

“When my wife and I decided to move into a C.C.R.C., just before Christmas, we told each of our six children that our decision represented the most significant gift we had ever given them.” The above comment was given by a resident at a continuing care retirement community for an interview in a 2009 article

Friends Homes Struck the Right Chord for this Music Professor

Bill Carroll likes living in Greensboro. He came here in 1984 to teach at UNCG and retired 34 years later as the Associate Dean of the university’s Music School. “Coming to UNCG was the best thing I ever did,” he says now. “Over the years I had numerous opportunities to leave or serve in administration

3 Must Ask Questions When Considering a Life Plan Community

Life plan communities like Friends Homes, sometimes referred to as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs, provide peace of mind for many retirees who live independently today but seek the comfort of knowing that assisted living or skilled medical care is available if and when needed. However, many life plan communities require a fairly substantial

How Hearing Declines With Age

Just as it becomes more difficult to see clearly at a close distance or to have perfect recall of names as you get older, certain hearing changes become noticeable as the decades pass. “If you live long enough, you’re going to suffer some hearing loss — it’s part of the normal aging process,” says Sean

How Do Scammers Know So Much About Me?

A recent caller to the AARP Fraud Watch Network helpline was being tormented with fake emails and trolling phone calls from scammers who seemed to specifically target him. He asked, “How do these people know so much about me?” We get that call a lot. Many don’t understand how they get on the radar of

From Board Member To Resident

Carson Grantham has been a part of the Friends Homes family for over 40 years. He joined our Board of Trustees in 1978 and served on the Board for 25 years, including three stints as Chairman. His involvement came largely because he was a Quaker. “Everybody on the Board of Trustees at that time was