New White Paper Published By The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. Outlines Eight Essentials for Successful Retirement Living

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  • Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) December 20, 2013 - Hank Lovvorn, VP/Director of Operations at The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. (PHI), a faith-based, not-for-profit organization offering three distinctive Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) in North Carolina, announced the release of a white paper entitled Eight Essentials for Successful Retirement Living: A CCRC Model.

    Eight Essentials for Successful Retirement Living is based on qualitative research utilizing industry data, focus groups with residents and interviews with experts in senior housing. Research showed that there are eight critical areas that lead to a more satisfying and rewarding life after retirement: freedom and independence, peace of mind, financial security, social community, lifelong learning, fitness and nutrition, sense of purpose, and safety and security. The white paper explores the critical areas and how they relate to finding success in retirement living. The white paper discusses the positive impact the eight critical areas have on an individual, ways to incorporate them into daily life, and how the CCRC model supports them.

    "This white paper supports our mission of providing senior adults with caring and high quality services in support of adults' physical, intellectual, social and spiritual well-being," said Lovvorn. "It's our goal to continue to understand and meet the needs of today's retirees just as our first community did when it opened in 1952."

    Hummingbird Senior Studies, a division of Hummingbird Creative Group, conducted the focus groups, authored, designed and published the white paper.

    The report can be accessed at

    For more information about The Presbyterian Homes, Inc., visit

    About The Presbyterian Homes, Inc.
    The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. (PHI) has become a leader in helping to create a new, stimulating and meaningful phase of life for those who reach retirement age. PHI provides independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing within communities of friendship with others of similar age and diverse interests. PHI communities offer a culture of exploration, challenge and relaxation through informative tours, cultural events, conferences, wellness/fitness programs, study and other activities. PHI manages three Continuing Care Retirement Communities strategically located in the Raleigh/Cary/Research Triangle area (Glenaire), the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem area (River Landing at Sandy Ridge) and the Laurinburg/southeastern North Carolina area (Scotia Village). All communities are Medicare and Medicaid certified, and individuals of all faiths are welcomed. For more information about The Presbyterian Homes, Inc. visit or call 336-886-6553.

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