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Old 12-11-2018, 03:45 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Church-backed retirement/continuing care communities may have an advantage in terms of long-term stability.

Presbyterian Homes has run CCCs in North Carolina for several decades. They are well-run, well-regarded, and seemingly financially stable.

Over that same time, other CCCS have come and gone.
Australia and NZ have many Presbyterian Homes, (CCC) nice Mtn and sea views!

Not a bad spot (those nationalities even get Healthcare!)... (my 1st choice)

but if I am 'stuck / disabled / infirmed' in USA, you will find me in the WY Pioneer home (on site of Thermopolis Hot Springs State Park. )

Please send new swimwear for Christmas (and a Lawrence Welk DVD), That will keep me for another yr.
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Old 12-11-2018, 05:52 PM
 
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My 94 year old SIL is living with at a home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor, a long time Catholic order with a special calling to help the elderly with low incomes.
She is doing so much better there we are thrilled.
My 95 year old aunt also lives in a home operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor. It is a very fine NON-PROFIT facility that is funded by contributions of local Catholics and many generous local businesses. It is probably one of the nicest retirement facilities that I have ever visited.

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As for the HUD operated senior living facilities operated in the Cleveland services, many of the facilities do offer Catholic Masses. Those are requested by the residents and funded by the local Catholic parishes in Lakewood, OH.
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Old 12-11-2018, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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what do you mean they sponsor Catholic Services?
"Sponsor" might be the wrong word but I am not sure what you would call it. They have Catholic church services in one of the community rooms in the senior center in one of our residential buildings of which there are three. The services are announced in our buildings' newsletter an notices are put up on our bulletin boards in the common areas of each building. So it's not just a matter of a church renting the room as outsiders are allowed to do for occasions having nothing to do with the apartment conplex. The independent senior living complex supports the services.

My point was that if someone was looking for a senior citizen independent living complex not run by a religious organization, just because such a place is run by a secular organization is no guarantee they still won't encounter some sort of religious leanings.

But they should also keep in mind that it's not likely any place run by a religious organization pressures people into any kind of religious observance. My mom was in a Jewish assisted care home because she was Jewish and that's where she wanted to be. Others there were not Jewish but choose to live there because it was just a good place to live.
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Old 12-11-2018, 11:54 PM
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Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
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There are multiple Quaker-run retirement communities in southeastern PA. They have excellent reputations. They are also quite pricey.
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Old 12-12-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Upper Left Hand Corner
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what do you mean they sponsor Catholic Services?
It might only mean that they allow them to hold services there, and provide a room for it to happen in.
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Old 12-13-2018, 08:12 PM
 
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"Sponsor" might be the wrong word but I am not sure what you would call it. They have Catholic church services in one of the community rooms in the senior center in one of our residential buildings of which there are three. The services are announced in our buildings' newsletter an notices are put up on our bulletin boards in the common areas of each building. So it's not just a matter of a church renting the room as outsiders are allowed to do for occasions having nothing to do with the apartment conplex. The independent senior living complex supports the services.

My point was that if someone was looking for a senior citizen independent living complex not run by a religious organization, just because such a place is run by a secular organization is no guarantee they still won't encounter some sort of religious leanings.
But they should also keep in mind that it's not likely any place run by a religious organization pressures people into any kind of religious observance. My mom was in a Jewish assisted care home because she was Jewish and that's where she wanted to be. Others there were not Jewish but choose to live there because it was just a good place to live.
Oh I understand. Thanks for the explanation

Again, just because something is held in the clubhouse, or now even advertised in the apartment newsletter, doesn't mean "They are supporting it" or "sponsoring it".

As I type, I am at work... in a HUD apartment where I monitor/run 5 homes. The clients were in mental institutions which have been closing down in our state. The apartment allows the church across the street to have after school daycare in the clubhouse on Fridays. There are many kids in this complex which are poor, it is subsidized housing. This is advertised in the newsletter.The apartment DOES NOT sponsor it. They DO NOT support it whatsoever. They allow it. They'll put most anything in their newsletter.

To discriminate against any group is not acceptable here. It shouldn't happen. As stated, those who cause trouble discriminating against a certain group should be talked to. Our apartment manager here would certainly talk to anyone with an attitude like that, I am sure of it. They really treat the tenants here with kindness. Everything is very fair.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:23 PM
 
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The CCRC that DH & I plan to spin out our final years began as a joint Presbyterian-First Christian-Methodist venture. We don't care, anymore than we care that we've in our lives rec'd treatment in Presbyterian, Baptist, and Catholic hospitals. It's a non-issue for us.
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