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Get Access to a Continuum of Care Without an Expensive Entrance Fee

Discover why Charles E. Smith Life Communities is an excellent alternative to expensive Life Plan entrance fee communities. Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) is uniquely different than Life Plan Communities (also known as Continuing Care Retirement Communities or CCRCs). One of the main differences…

Decoding and Simplifying the Care Continuum

Studies from Northwestern University and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging highlight that community living contributes significantly to social, physical, intellectual and vocational wellness. Reduced stress and improved self-esteem are among the many benefits reported by residents. Continuum of Care At its core, the care continuum…

Community Living 101: The Nonprofit Difference

Exploring the world of senior living can be a daunting task. With so many options available, deciding where to live can be challenging. This is the first in a series of blog posts about demystifying the senior living landscape. We start by unraveling the differences…

The Iris Music Project: A Melodic Journey at Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Crafting Harmonies in Senior Living While you may be familiar with the principles and practices of music therapy, the Iris Music Project (Iris) introduces something entirely different yet profoundly impactful to participants. With Iris, music is not simply entertainment; it’s a tool that inspires community…

Embracing Neuroplasticity as a Way of Life at Charles E. Smith Life Communities

Raise your hand if you want to keep your brain healthy and memory intact all your life! If your hand is up, we have some good news for you. Researchers with the Center for Vital Longevity at the University of Texas have long been intrigued…

Retirement Communities 101: Know Your Options

As you’re searching for your future retirement community, you’ll likely encounter a lot of new terms and types of communities. It’s important to know the differences and what these communities offer to help their residents thrive. This guide will provide you with the information you need…

Clinical Pastoral Education 2023 summer cohort

CESLC’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program attracts professionals looking to expand their experience in pastoral care. The program is currently the only Jewish CPE in the Washington, D.C., area and one of only a few regional programs focused on long-term care. We were thrilled to…

The Best Furniture for a Senior Apartment

For many older adults, making the move to senior living means downsizing and adjusting to a new space, like an apartment. Your apartment furniture should provide you with support, stability, and comfort, and might be different from what worked in your previous home. While much…

Understanding the Stages of Caregiver Burnout

When you’re caring for a loved one, you take on the responsibility of making sure they’re getting all their basic needs met as well as a high quality of life. While it’s a selfless and loving act to provide support for your loved one, sometimes…

The Perks of Retirement in Rockville and North Bethesda, Maryland

When you’re approaching retirement, it’s common to wonder if you’re retiring in the right place. You’re in an exciting time of life when you get to choose what to do with your time – and you’ll want to be in a place where you can pursue…

Your Guide To Independent Senior Living Costs

Most, if not all, older adults want to enjoy their retirement years to the fullest, which is why so many choose to move into independent senior living. Senior living has evolved into an enjoyable and fulfilling atmosphere that provides so many benefits to older adults who want to maximize their…

The Top Five Senior Living Questions To Ask

Independent living at a senior living community can be an excellent choice for seniors who want the flexibility to shape their days around the things they like to do while no longer having to deal with chores, upkeep and home maintenance. However, choosing the right community can feel overwhelming,…

Steps To Take Before Moving to Independent Living

When you make the choice to move to a senior living community while still independent, you stand to take advantage of everything they offer. At Charles E. Smith Life Communities, we provide seniors with top-notch amenities; services; and an active, healthy lifestyle. Read on to learn more…

Five Ways Older Adults Can Stay Active in the Winter

Staying active and enjoying the outdoors is a great way to stay healthy during winter, but it can be challenging to find motivation during those colder months. This is especially true of older adults, who should stay as active as possible to avoid falling prey to…

The Senior Living Residences of Charles E. Smith Life Communities

So you’re thinking about moving to a senior living community and are wondering about the right living option for your needs. Fortunately, Charles E. Smith Life Communities offers residences for each level of care in our continuum and you’ll be delighted at the variety. Keep…

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