As we age, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is the freedom to live without the worry of having to take care of us as we grow older. This sentiment was expressed beautifully by Art, a resident of Morningside of Fullerton. “This is a blessing to my kids. This is my gift to my kids,” he said, reflecting on how living at a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) provides peace of mind for him and his entire family.

What led Art to speak so passionately about living at Morningside? A CCRC, also called a Life Plan Community, helps residents lead engaged and fulfilled lives without the risk of boredom or isolation. A CCRC also ensures that residents receive appropriate and necessary care, from medical services to daily living assistance, tailored to their needs. This comprehensive care plan alleviates the stress on families, who can rest assured that their loved one is in a safe, supportive environment while they tend to their own lives and responsibilities.


Family and Friends, Not Caregivers

One of the most compelling aspects of moving into a CCRC is how it protects positive family dynamics, which may have otherwise been strained if the parents were relying on their loved ones for care. When parents live independently within a supportive community, their children can return to being just that – children. They can visit, spend quality time, and enjoy the company of their parents without the burden of caregiving. This transition allows relationships to flourish based on love and companionship rather than obligation and stress.

For many families, the thought of parents and grandparents aging brings a mix of concern and logistical challenges. Adult children often find themselves balancing their own careers, families and responsibilities with the care needs of their aging parents. Moving into a CCRC alleviates this stress by ensuring that parents receive care and support, no matter how their needs may evolve over time.


A Single Move for Comprehensive Care

A significant advantage of a CCRC like Morningside is its ability to provide an engaged lifestyle along with a comprehensive care plan with predictable rates. Every resident has priority access to the adjacent health center for assisted living, memory care and long-term care in a skilled nursing center, if ever needed. This model eliminates the need for multiple relocations, which can be emotionally and physically taxing. Instead, residents can age in place, within a familiar community, surrounded by friends and supportive staff that they already know and love.

Art and Garnett’s story is a testament to the peace of mind that this continuity brings. Knowing that they have a plan for the future, regardless of what it holds, allows them to focus on enjoying the present. For their children, this means less worry about what might happen as their parents age and more confidence in their well-being and safety.


Your Dream Retirement Lifestyle, Right Here at Morningside

Art and his wife Garnett have enjoyed a decade at Morningside of Fullerton, and their experiences highlight the myriad benefits of CCRC living. Art, now president of the Men’s Group and founder of a Horseshoe League, expressed, “If I knew then, what I know now, I would have moved in sooner!” Meanwhile, Garnett has flourished creatively, producing more than 60 paintings since their move. Their vibrant lives within the community exemplify how CCRCs support not only residents’ needs but also their passions and hobbies.

Morningside of Fullerton offers a range of activities and amenities designed to keep residents engaged and fulfilled. From fitness classes and cultural outings to educational programs and social events, there are numerous opportunities to pursue interests, old and new, fostering a sense of purpose and joy in daily life.


Secure Peace of Mind

Morningside of Fullerton is more than just a place to live – it’s a community with life-enhancing services, attractive amenities, and preferred access to highly desirable long-term care if you ever need it. If you’re interested in securing peace of mind for you and your family, read more about our benefits or contact us to schedule a tour.