Arts Colonies for Seniors

Today’s senior housing offers a lot more than just puzzles and pinochle. Now, seniors who want to flex their creative muscles well into their golden years can take advantage of arts colonies cropping up across California – and hopefully soon ...

TimeSlips Storytelling Inspires Senior Creativity

A creative program that was originally designed to assist seniors with dementia, TimeSlips uses a storytelling format to spur creativity in older adults and other age groups. Using TimeSlips, trained facilitators have people create stories from prompts, usually pictures. Especially ...

Singing for Healthy Aging

Lately, we’ve explored the topic of the media’s perpetuating of aging stereotypes and been heartened by Hollywood’s use of older, well-known actors to star in films. A new film “Unfinished Song,” to be released soon stars Vanessa ...

Inspiring Creativity in Assisted Living: The 2013 ALFA Art Showcase

Another year, another national art showcase open for submissions. Announcing the 2013 contest from the Assisted Living Federation of America, in which senior living residents from across the country are invited to submit photos of original artwork with a chance to ...

Celebrating “Art for the Ages” During NALW 2012

Pick up a paintbrush, dabble in decoupage, cover your hands in clay, whittle a woodcarving, make a musical masterpiece: this year’s theme for National Assisted Living Week is “Art for the Ages,” and it’s a celebration of creativity ...

New Affordable Senior Housing Complex in California Emphasizes Arts

This news article from the Long Beach Business Journal proves that affordable senior housing is possible, and it doesn’t have to be bland and boring.

Introducing the Long Beach Senior Arts Colony: a 200-unit complex for seniors that offers ...

Hotel or Assisted Living? Hospitality Tips from ALFA

Wondering about the latest trends in senior living development? To name a few, room service, red wine, golf carts, bandwidth, acoustics, inclusivity. To sum it up in two words, per this new article from the Assisted Living Federation of America ...

The Effect of Music in People with Dementia

This guest blog posting comes from our friends at Silverado Senior Living, a specialized assisted living community that offers memory-care services in California, Utah, Arizona, Texas, and Illinois.

The desire and ability to respond to music is a virtually innate ...

Behind the Lens: Dr. Jeffrey Levine Captures Images of Positive Aging

Earlier this spring, Dr. Jeffrey Levine reached a milestone: he’s been The Gerontologist cover guy for 15 years.

The New York-based physician-photographer has captured septuagenarians, octogenarians, and centenarians since 1996.

A geriatric specialist, Levine has worked with The Gerontologist (published by ...

Mature Advertising with Heart, Substance & Humor

Finally – an advertisement featuring older adults that is funny, inspiring, smart, sad, and honest:

Three cheers to TC Bank of Taiwan for this beautiful portrayal of the complex realities that comprise the aging experience. Packed into just 3 minutes and 11 seconds, viewers enter a world where the pain of loss, the challenge of a difficult diagnosis, the pangs of loneliness, and a wrestling with questions about the meaning of life face ...

 
 
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