Top Five Factors Consumers Look For in Senior Living

With so many senior living choices available, how do you pick the right place for you or a loved one? Aside from the level of care required from a facility and individual site preferences, what aspects are the most important ...

 
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Documentary Film Stars “Cyber-Seniors” and Teenage Mentors

Have you ever felt left out of the latest new trend and had no idea what people were talking about? But imagine if you didn’t even know how a basic computer worked and the simplest function was out of ...

 
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Arts Partnerships Connect Senior Communities

You may remember the 2012 movie, “Quartet,” about a home for retired musicians. The residence celebrates Verdi’s birthday every October with a concert and with the arrival of a well-known “diva,” disruptive drama ensues. The film showcases seniors with musical ...

 
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Senior Living Embraces Farm-to-Table Dining Approach

Eating “local,” courtesy of regional farms, suppliers, and nearby farmer’s markets has been one of the biggest recent movements in the food industry. It’s not unusual to see which local beef farmer provided the steak on your restaurant ...

 
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What Makes Memory Care Desirable?

Steve Moran, senior housing expert, says the love affair with memory care feels like a gold rush. Perhaps it’s the rapidly rising dementia rates, perhaps it’s the media’s negative portrayals of assisted living and nursing homes, perhaps ...

 
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Getting Ready for Assisted Living Week

It's that time again: on September 8th, seniors, community members, volunteers, employees and families across the country will celebrate National Assisted Living Week 2013. A theme of Homemade Happiness provides the focal point for the week's events and activities, one that ...

 
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How a Massachusetts Retirement Community Recycles Responsibly

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George Zahka is a resident at North Hill, a retirement community in Needham, Massachusetts. He and his grandson, also George Zahka, partnered with North Hill’s Executive ...

 
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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 ...

 
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Residents Give Assisted Living Two Thumbs Up

If you watched the recent PBS special “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” which cast a dark shadow on assisted living, you’re probably desperate for some good news about that particular senior housing option. Not only does SFL blogger ...

 
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Dementia and Sex in Senior Living

As we age, our sexual appetite may change, but it does not vanish. A 2007 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine makes it clear: 53 percent of seniors ages 65 to 74 and 26 percent of seniors ages 75 to 85 reported being sexually ...

 
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