Trends That Are Reinventing Retirement Housing

January 8, 2021
Hosted by Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

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One of the decisions you get to make when planning your Golden Years is where do you want to live? There are many choices whether to remain in the current home or relocate into a residence of a loved one, independent, assisted-living, or memory care community, and if the decision is made to move, how to go about doing it all. This is an important topic that I will discuss with my guest Thomesa Lydon. For more than 12 years she has been helping seniors decide on this area of retiring and for sure we will talk about the different options. Besides talking about the practical pros and cons, we will also look at what are some trends that are driving retirement living, and how Babyboomers are reinventing senior housing. As a result, the senior living space is growing more exciting and adventurous each year. Today, listeners can learn how to navigate the senior industries’ landscape and how to help create the next ‘living’ chapter that every senior has earned throughout their lifetime.

Women Seeking Blissful Retirement

Women Seeking Blissful Retirement

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This show is for unique women dreaming to soon retire blissfully. In reality, many women are uncertain about what retirement means for them. It is not just a date. It can be potentially a long time, and many could live for another thirty years.

A lot of women who are at the doorstep to retirement have fears of financial challenges and are stuck in a job they don’t like. As a matter of fact, they worry more about other areas that have a significant impact. Life in retirement is so much more than having enough money to spend. Maria’s passion inspires anyone to change perspectives, and to plan ahead to gain control of this next phase in life.

This fun, educational and interactive show talks about a variety of retirement topics with guest experts and contributions from other women around the world. You’ll see that you are not the only one who is unsure about life in retirement. Each show provides ideas, resources and tipping points to plan a blissful retirement.

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Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

Maria Lucassen, CPRC, DTM

Maria is a highly experienced corporate career junkie who worked for over 40 years. She has a passion to help career women shift their perspective on creating and living a blissful retirement after they leave their 9 to 5 job.

She is the CEO of Maria Lucassen Coaching and organizes workshops for women who are ready to plan their retirement and helps them individually or in groups to prepare for a happy next phase in life that is fun, purposeful and affordable. Maria helps them to rock retirement and have the lifestyle that they want. As a speaker she engages her live or remote audiences with her refreshing and compassionate presentations.

She has worked and lived in several European countries. Her love of travel and curiosity about other cultures and traditions gives this show a global appeal to women everywhere. Her enthusiasm for the topic together with a zest for life make her a dynamic host that is inspiring women to dream about the next chapter in the book of life.

Maria has a Bachelors degree in hotel management from The Netherlands. At age 54 she earned a Master of Accounting degree from Florida Atlantic University. She is also an active member of Toastmasters International and received the highest award as Distinguished Toastmaster in 2019. She is a Certified Retirement Coach and member of the Retirement Coaches Association. She is one of 36 authors who described a major life event in a compilation book “What Have You Forbes’d Lately?”

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