Is Hollywood Finally Breaking Senior Media Stereotypes?

For several years it seemed the entertainment industry was skewing its movie and television product to a very young audience, featuring stars in their 20s and 30s. This was most likely to attract the coveted 18-34 age market. But recently ...

 
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Crisis Management Makes a Difference in Senior Living

When something bad happens in senior living, it doesn’t always hit major media outlets. The larger the provider, the more likely the story grabs news headlines, but as today’s earlier post affirmed, this may not necessarily impact their ...

 
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Looking Ahead: The Public Image of Senior Housing in 2013

Senior housing has definitely received more attention in recent years, both from the media and the government. Unfortunately, the time in the spotlight has not always been positive, from stories about abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 12/19/12 Recap: The Gifts of Caregiving Help

This Wednesday, 33 participants gathered for our bi-monthly #ElderCareChat on Twitter to discuss the programs, tools and information available to caregivers, and perhaps more importantly, how to help them access these valuable resources. We also brainstormed about ways to involve the ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 5/16/12 Recap: Caregiving in the Media

Would you watch a “caregiving family swap” reality show? Do you think reporters get it right when they’re covering the challenges of being a caregiver? How about celebrities talking about caregiving: what makes their stories accessible?

These were just ...

 
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Alzheimer’s Disease Takes the National Stage

Maria Shriver. Newt Gingrich. Sandra Day O'Connor. These high-profile advocates testified before the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Wednesday, March 25th with one common goal: Congress must act now to address the public health crisis of Alzheimer's. And for a disease as devastating (and with effects as far-reaching) as Alzheimer's, it will take more than just the efforts of Congress and all the high-profile leaders in the country to ...

 
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Senior Gadgets at the Silver Summit – What Happened in Vegas…

Most of us have heard the slogan, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas." But in the case of this post, I will share something that happened in Vegas on January 10th. The 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show, which has been running for 41 years, held its first daylong exhibition and conference wholly devoted to aging and technology.

Aptly titled "Silvers Summit," this unique show highlighted the latest gadgets, games, medical technology ...

 
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