This course is intended for those interested in learning about the options for retirement community living as they prepare for the next stage of their lives, sometimes referred to as the "Third Age." While the course will explore a range of options, emphasis will be placed on independent living and continuing care retirement/life plan communities, as they offer the broadest range of services. We will look at the purpose and structure of both, the different financial models they employ, the services they offer, their entrance requirements, and their entrance and monthly fees. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, some time will be devoted to considering how independent living and continuing care retirement/life plan communities have addressed the threats and challenges of the coronavirus, how that has affected the lives of residents, and how successful their efforts have been relative to the general population. • Lecture + Q&A.