When Navigating the Housing Maze, Slow Down New York Times (03/21/01) Vol. 105, No. 11 p.2; Oser, Alan S.
Josephine Craytor followed a friend's advice and decided to
move while she was young enough to make the decision for herself. She
and her husband were one of the first residents of the Highlands at
Pittsford, a retirement residence 12 miles east of Rochester, N.Y., that
opened six years ago. The Craytors moved into a two-bedroom, two
bathroom apartment and became active in developing programs for
residents. One program is aimed at preventing falls. Specialists
suggest taking the retirement housing search slowly. There are many
different types of housing available today. There are about 2,100
continuing care communities across the nation, serving about 600,000
people. According to David Schless, much of the growth in senior house
living will be of this type. The population in continuing-care
communities has already surpassed that of assisted living projects,
which boomed in the 1990s.