Chicago Tribune Prime Time: “Future CCRC-ers”

In life’s later decades, will baby boomers follow in their parents’ footsteps—for once? Continuing care retirement communities are hoping, and even expecting, that they will.

In a recent national survey, family members who already had relatives (typically parents) living in continuing care retirement communities were asked where they hoped to live later in life, how they expected to be cared for, and what lifestyle they anticipated.

According to the survey, 77 percent of the primarily baby boomgeneration respondents said they were likely to consider a CCRC for themselves. In fact, they felt their generation was even more likely to move into an age-qualified or CCRC community than were their parents, and they hoped to do so earlier.