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The Top Five Reasons to Choose a Retirement Community for 2018

The turn of a new year often prods us to resolve to make important life changes. If you think 2018 is the time to begin living those “someday dreams,” you may want to start by researching the wide range of retirement communities available today. The demand for senior housing is greatly increasing, with 10,000 Baby …

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Striving for excellence in MRC retirement communities

ICARE value #5 – EXCELLENCE by Ron Jennette, President & CEO EXCELLENCE is the fifth and final value represented by the acronym, ICARE, which stands for Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. In our system, ICARE is a primary focus for recruiting, retaining and training, along with employee evaluations and recognition. ICARE is also a …

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ICARE Value #4 – RESPECT

by Ron Jennette, President & CEO, Methodist Retirement Communities ICARE stands for Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. In our system, ICARE is a primary focus for recruiting, retaining and training along with employee evaluations and recognition. ICARE is also a platform for “hospitality with teeth”, laying the foundation for a culture where the best want to work …

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10 Things You May NOT be Ready for If You Age at Home

“I’m not ready.” It’s a common phrase thrown out by aging adults to anyone who mentions the idea of moving out of a longtime home. Many factors feed this common sentiment, but most tend to be emotional. I love my home. I have memories here. Moving is too formidable. If aging at home is your …

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Accountability — what does it mean to those who work in MRC communities?

ICARE stands for Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence. In our system, ICARE is a primary focus for recruiting, training and employee evaluations. ICARE is also a  platform for “hospitality with teeth,” laying the foundation for a culture where the best want to work in serving those who once cared for us. In this blog, …

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Five ideas for countering social isolation among seniors

Five for Fighting is the one-man band of John Ondrasik. In 2005, he released the song World, which posed the question:   What kind of world do you want? Although the song is aimed at a young audience, it’s a poignant question for people aged 65 and older to consider. As you age, what kind of world …

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