Finding Your Best Senior Living Match

Whether you’re considering a 55+ condo, a retirement living apartment, or an assisted living suite, here are a few tips for finding your best match in a senior living community:

Searching online first can save time. While we would never ...

 
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Who Make the Best Senior Living Salespeople?

Of course every senior living community needs marketing and sales staff, but in this new post blogger Steve Moran suggests that some of the best salespeople are family members, vendors, and the direct care staff who have daily interactions with ...

 
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Best Books for Seniors, According to Amazon

Amazon compiled a list of the top 10 books for aging adults, which I found on The Longevity Connection’s blog (view the list here). Perhaps the most surprising title was #1: 15 Toothache Solutions.

In addition to the top slot selection, there ...

 
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Why We Need Age-Friendly Communities, and How We Get Them

AARP is on the move, and they want age-friendly communities. This Huff/Post50 interview with Amy Levner (AARP’s manager of education on livable communities) may be from last spring, but the message is just as timely as ever -- ...

 
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Who’s Your Favorite Senior?

An 86-year-old gymnast from Germany, a patron who’s frequented the same pub for 72 years, the world’s poorest and most generous president, the incomparable Clint Eastwood, and a Chinese grandfather-turned-high-fashion supermodel: they’re all on George Stroumboulopoulous’s 5 favorite ...

 
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Excellence in Assisted Living: ALFA Adds New Award Categories

A Taste of the Future: The Next Generation Dining Menu. Turning Around Caregiver Turnover. Honoring the Life of a Resident Following His or Her Death. These are three out of 13 new categories that the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) ...

 
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Connecticut Assisted Living Has Award-Winning Poetry Program

A few weeks ago, we highlighted a unique senior fitness program that made the Assisted Living Federation of America’s Best of the Best Programs to Watch list.

As stated in this ALFA news post, Hoffman Summerwood assisted living recently ...

 
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Independent Living or Assisted Living: Which Is Best?

These two senior living settings share a lot in common: meal plans, private apartments, social events and regularly scheduled activities, access to some health care services, transportation, housekeeping and laundry services, use of community facilities (such as a pool, garden, ...

 
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Finding Quality Alzheimer’s Care (When The Time Is Right)

Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease, with challenges for the primary caregiver (and all concerned friends and family) at almost every turn. It’s an unpredictable ride: sometimes, the losses follow one after another without reprieve. Sometimes the individual hits ...

 
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Assisted Living Communities Awarded for Outstanding Service

Earlier this spring, the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) distributed their annual Best of the Best Awards to the assisted living communities that demonstrated outstanding service to residents and their families, as well as superior staff management.

Award winners ...

 
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