Benefits of the Grandparent-Adult Grandchild Connection

Increased life expectancy has impacted every sphere of living today. Health, housing, and medical innovation are just a few areas. Family relationships have shifted accordingly with many family members caring for elderly loved ones. One aspect of these intergenerational connections has been the strong bond between grandparents and their grown grandchildren. In a recent article on LiveScience.com, a new study just released in particular shows the quality of those ...

 
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Senior Proms Come to Assisted Living

All across the country in the month of May, high school students have been attending the event that has become quite a milestone in the life of an American teen: the prom. Besides the high school seniors though, some assisted ...

 
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Intergenerational Senior Living: Who Does It Best?

The MetLife Foundation and Generations United just announced the communities who have demonstrated excellence in building and creating strong intergenerational support systems: from Texas to Virginia, these winners were applauded by members of Congress too, at a special event on ...

 
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Fostering Intergenerational Relationships in Assisted Living

Pet therapy is wonderful, but animals are not everyone’s best friend. Babies, toddlers, kids and teens? That’s another kind of wonderful therapy for seniors in assisted living.

Relationships between the old and young are incredibly special and mutually ...

 
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From Trailer Park to Sunrise Park: Intergenerational Senior Housing

Intergenerational housing is a trend that is gaining traction in the senior living industry, and one that we should all be excited about.

What better way to get back to the days of neighbors helping neighbors and communities supporting their ...

 
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Making Intergenerational Connections in Assisted Living

Interaction with peers may be the reason many seniors choose assisted living: after a spouse dies, after the family has moved away, after the neighborhood changes from old and dear friends to new couples or young families too busy to ...

 
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Three Generations Take the Leap, Go Skydiving Together

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Talk about a day you’ll never forget: skydiving with your dad.

AND, your grandpa.

Skydiving fan or foe, be inspired by Anna Roers’ unique multigenerational 25th ...

 
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Twitter Round-up: A Few of our Favorite Senior Care “Tweeps”

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#ElderCareChat 8/12/11 Recap: Why We Love Elders

Since our inaugural forum in November 2010, the #ElderCareChat following has gained tremendous momentum.  We’re thrilled to announce that our most recent discussion – held on Wednesday, August 10th – had 84 participants! Thank you to all who attended, and especially to those ...

 
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AIA Design for Aging Sponsors Student Competition

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s Design for Aging committee is currently evaluating project submissions from design students across the country; winners will be announced at this November’s AAHSA (American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging) ...

 
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