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 ...

 
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Things to Come: Health Innovations Proposed for Senior Living

A virtual talking dog. A personal emergency response system (PERS) bracelet. A caregiver background check service site. These were among the top pitches from companies presenting their innovative health products and programs at the recent AARP-sponsored Life@50+ Expo.

A recent ...

 
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Does Your Assisted Living Community Need a New Look?

Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and wallpaper-free walls may be what today’s homebuyers are looking for, but you won’t find these features in every home on the market. Likewise, nursing homes and assisted living communities that were built ...

 
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Emeritus Senior Living Sponsors Mother’s Day Contest

If the only way you can distinguish a photo of your mother as a teenager from your own senior class portrait is that it’s in black-and-white or sepia-toned, you may be a winner. Emeritus Senior Living, one of the ...

 
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A Spelling Bee for Boomers and Seniors? AARP Says Yes.

This August, AARP will sponsor yet another National Spelling Bee for the 50 and up crowd. "Meet like-minded people, test your orthographic skills...and compete for a top prize," says the site. Sounds like fun to me; I wonder if they ...

 
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Emeritus Senior Living Wants Your Worst Date Stories

You may not always remember your first date, but you probably remember your worst date, right?

Emeritus Senior Living wants to "celebrate Valentine’s Day with a little more humor and a little less cliché," so they're currently running this ...

 
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Assisted Living Federation of America Sponsors Short Film Contest

If you didn’t see “Mind the Gap”, the winner from last year’s ALFA short film contest, take a few minutes to watch it now:

The 4-minute piece skillfully portrays how ageism works both ways; both young and old ...

 
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Living with Dementia: UK’s Design Council Challenge Underway

The UK-based Alzheimer’s Society recently shared guidelines for a new challenge set by the Design Council: Living Well with Dementia. Partnering with the Department of Health, the Council looks forward to innovative submissions that “will help improve the lives ...

 
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National Contest Celebrates Key Role of Nurses across Care Settings

Nurses are a vital part of any healthcare setting. To honor these everyday heroes & heroines, the Johnson & Johnson Campaign for Nursing’s Future is sponsoring a national contest: “Amazing Nurses” celebrates these dedicated professionals.

To nominate an LPN, ...

 
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Ms. Senior America Celebrates the “Age of Elegance”

Many little girls dream of being in a beauty pageant. But what about women 60 and older? Well, their childhood dream can still come true, even at the age of 86 – the age of one of the contestants in the Ms. Senior America 2010 pageant. Don’t believe me? Watch this clip from The Today Show’s Fountain of Youth segment:

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