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UberAssist Rides Helps Seniors in Assisted Living

UberASSIST Rides Help Seniors in Assisted Living

From grocery trips to doctor appointments – seniors in assisted living need access to accommodating, reliable rides to get where they need to go. Uber, a ride service company, is specifically helping seniors with their transportation needs through their UberASSIST service. Learn more about how UberASSIST is affecting assisted living transportation in cities across the U.S. New Transportation Comes to Assisted Living Many senior living communities offer transportation services to residents various tim...
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Naming Names: The Most Popular Names in Assisted Living

Naming Names: The Most Popular Names in Assisted Living

A Place for Mom is naming names: the “Most Popular Names in Assisted Living” to be exact. Their recent analysis of assisted living residents gives us a glimpse into the popularity of names from the 1930s, 40s and 50s, and although some are common, many will surprise you. Learn more. Top Names in Assisted Living Our partner, A Place for Mom (APFM), works with over 100,000 new families searching for senior living each month. Over the last few years, they began to “notice some distinct trends in the nam...
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Main Street Assisted Living is on the Rise

Main Street Assisted Living is on the Rise

Main Street-style assisted living communities – those with amenities like restaurants, salons and shopping – are becoming a popular new model for senior living, according to recent news from Senior Housing. Learn more about how these models are changing traditional assisted living communities. Living on Main Street You can now begin your day at a salon, do some shopping in the afternoon, then end the day with dinner out at a restaurant – all within an assisted living community. These types of senior ...
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Seniors Participate in

Seniors Participate in “Dear Me” Campaign from Assisted Living

This month, YouTube’s “Dear Me” campaign encouraged women to record themselves giving advice to their younger selves in honor of International Women’s Day. The campaign was meant to empower women and millions participated – including senior women with many years of wisdom. Learn more about the stories behind these women and the advice they gave from assisted living.  Seniors Record “Dear Me” Advice Three women in their golden years recently recorded “Dear Me” videos, giving advice to younger versions...
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New Report Lists Top 10 Assisted Living Deficiencies

New Report Lists Top 10 Assisted Living Deficiencies

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA), an organization committed to supporting “meaningful assisted living state laws and regulations” recently released its annual report on 10 of the most common citations in assisted living in the U.S. in 2014. The report – based on years of experience ensuring compliance in senior living – can not only educate us about assisted living, but also improve the care of seniors in these communities for years to come. Learn more about the top deficiencies in as...
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Senior Housing Goes Back to School

Senior Housing Goes Back to School

In the last decade, developers have explored putting senior communities on college campuses. Unfortunately, the global economic meltdown and subsequent recession put a damper on plans, but a recent economic recovery has brought this exciting trend back to life. Learn more about senior living and learning on college campuses. A More Engaged Senior Community Putting senior communities on college campuses benefits everyone involved. Benefits to seniors include: Lifelong learning: Seniors have opportunit...
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Love Conquers All in Assisted Living

Love Conquers All in Assisted Living

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we’re sharing a story this week about how love is conquering all for one dedicated couple who have been through everything – including Alzheimer’s disease – but are celebrating 67 years of marriage together this year, in assisted living. Learn more about the couple – the author’s grandparents – and how their love transcends all bounds, in addition to the role assisted living played in their relationship, this Valentine’s Day. A Lifetime of Love There aren’t many cou...
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Assisted Living Residents Continue Work after Retirement

Assisted Living Residents Continue Work after Retirement

Most retired seniors spend their time being leisurely – socializing, taking trips and visiting with loved ones, for example. But at one special senior living community, residents are working harder than ever, producing television shows from home. Learn more. Senior Residents Run Television from Assisted Living The Wasserman Campus, a senior living community in Los Angeles, California, isn’t home to your average assisted living residents. The campus, a part of the Motion Picture and Television Fund, i...
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Age-Friendly Initiative and Assisted Living Communities

Age-Friendly Initiative and Assisted Living Communities

In a recent article, Politico Magazine covered New York City’s age-friendly initiative – a drive to improve life for seniors across the city. From more accessible transportation to safer pedestrian crossings and outing programs – New York is steadily improving the quality of life of its senior residents. Learn more about senior age-friendly and assisted living communities in New York City. Age-Friendly Senior Living Politico Magazine’s recent coverage of “Age-Friendly NYC” highlighted how “Seniors Ta...
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Person-Centered Alzheimer's Assisted Living Opens

Person-Centered Alzheimer’s Assisted Living Opens

Person-centered care has been making its way across senior living communities, enhancing both quality of life and care for seniors. Now, an assisted living community specialized in person-centered Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care is opening. Learn about this type of care and what it means for both Alzheimer’s and assisted living. Alzheimer’s Specialized Assisted Living According to the Wisconsin Wausau Daily Herald, a person-centered Alzheimer’s assisted living community recently opened in Westo...
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Donating Records to Assisted Living

Donating Records to Assisted Living

A retiree began donating record players to senior living communities about a year and a half ago, hoping to help seniors enjoy the classic records from their generation once more. But, the records have done much more than that. Learn more about the effect that music has had on these communities, and how to donate records to assisted living. Bringing Old Time Music Back to Senior Living According to the Republican Eagle, retiree Bob Knutson “has spent more than a year and a half donating record player...
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A Look into Life in Assisted Living

A Look into Life in Assisted Living

There is plenty of information available – both in-person and online – about life in senior living, but sometimes it’s best to hear a review straight from the source. Author Carol Netzer, a retired clinical psychologist who wrote “Assisted Living: An Insider’s View,” provides just that, detailing everyday life in a senior living community from both a clinical and personal standpoint. Learn more from her about life in assisted living. An Insider’s View into Assisted Living “Shortly after I moved into ...
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Bringing Joy to Assisted Living over the Holidays

Bringing Joy to Assisted Living over the Holidays

The holidays are a merry time filled with family, friends and festivities – but it can be a less than cheerful time for seniors who may feel isolated in senior living. Many recognize this issue, and have set apart time to bring joy to assisted living communities this holiday season. Learn more about how they’re spreading holiday cheer. Bringing Cheer to Assisted Living This Holiday Season Although young, many preschool and elementary students already understand the importance of spreading cheer to se...
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Top 10 Cities That Aging Seniors Call Home

Top 10 Cities That Aging Seniors Call Home

In a recent article, Forbes.com announced the top U.S. cities that aging seniors call home. Which regions have had the most growth and how does this affect assisted living? Learn more. Top Cities That Are Home to Aging Adults Forbes.com recently studied “aging America” and the impacts that aging seniors will have across the U.S. Their research centered on which metropolitan cities have had the largest concentration of senior growth from 2000-2013, of which they found interesting results. The top 10 c...
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How to Celebrate a National Day of Listening in Assisted Living

How to Celebrate a National Day of Listening in Assisted Living

Each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving, Americans observe a National Day of Listening – where families set aside time to tell stories and record them with family and friends. Learn more about celebrating this day in assisted living, and read on for tips about how to start a conversation and preserve stories with senior loved ones. Listening and Sharing Stories in Assisted Living Though we should be taking as much time as we can to visit the seniors in our lives, the National Day of Listening is a...
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