I realize that, as a newbie, i shouldn't start off creating a new thread, but would like to share what it's like to live in one of the newer Continuous Care Retirement Communities. You can check out ours here: https://libertyvillageofperu.com/ It's in Peru, Illinois, but the company that owns Liberty Village here, has 17 more similar communities... mostly in the Midwest, but also in Nevada. Since jeanie (my wife) and I have lived in 22 different locations, and since retirement in 1989, looked for a final resting... (er... retirement) place, we feel that where we live now is the best. If there is any interest in this type of retirement community, I'd be happy to go deeper, and give a clear picture of prices, facilities and the kind of activities that have kept us happy since we bought here in 2004. If you do decide to go to the website, take the extra minute to go to "Services" and scroll down to the different parts of the complex. We live in our owned "Villa".... a 1560s.f. beautiful home... (the short video is of our home.) (we bought in 2004 for $140K). Living here entitles us to go into any other part of the Community... Apartments, Assisted Living, Health and Exercise center, Nursing home, or Memory care (Alzheimer's)... we also share (free) transportation, outside activities, and planned community activities... meals, parties, cookouts, and planned entertainment and speakers. Also, free health checkups, hearing, etc. I'm not selling this, but wanted to share. This type of full service CCRC's is becoming more available, and popular, so there could be similar facilities in your area.