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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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Panasonic Tablets Aid Assisted Living

Panasonic Tablets Aid Assisted Living

Electronics giant, Panasonic, is providing tablets to senior living communities across North America to support senior health and encourage resident interaction with friends and family. Learn more about the tablet’s impact on senior care and communication in assisted living communities. Panasonic Tablets Aid Seniors in Assisted Living Senior Housing News announced in a recent article that Panasonic is launching a “telehealth” service with tablets that will be used as a portal for healthcare service i...
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First Veteran Assisted Living Community Planned

First Veteran Assisted Living Community Planned

An assisted living community for veterans – the first of its kind – focused on caring for senior veterans and their families, is planned to open in Connecticut. Learn more about this senior living community and what it means for veterans and the future of assisted living. Assisted Living for Veterans Connecticut WTNH News recently reported in an article that an assisted living community for veterans will be breaking ground in the next few years in Newington, Connecticut. According to its website, Vet...
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The Largest Assisted Living Communities of 2014

Who Are the Largest Assisted Living Communities of 2014?

ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) announced the list of the largest assisted living communities in 2014, many of which provide great products and services to help seniors and families across the U.S. Learn more about these top senior living communities and what services they provided to their families this year. The Top 20 Largest Assisted Living Communities of 2014 ALFA annually discloses the largest senior living communities in the U.S. If you’re wondering which assisted living communiti...
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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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Police Launch Silver Alert Program for Assisted Living

Police Launch Silver Alert Program for Assisted Living Residents

Alzheimer’s disease is disorienting and often causes wandering. Seniors with dementia also often have difficulty remembering their name, which, when combined with wandering, can result in very dangerous situations. Assisted living communities and police enforcement are working together in Wisconsin to enact a Silver Alert that will resolve this situation and inform the public about a missing senior wandering with Alzheimer’s. Reducing Wandering with Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer’s Association reports tha...
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