Assisted Living in the News, Again

In late July, assisted living hit headlines in a big way: a PBS documentary, Life and Death in Assisted Living, put the country’s largest provider, Emeritus Senior Living, in the hot seat after the tragic death of a resident ...

 
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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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Assisted Living Provider Responds to Controversial Program

If you didn’t hear about the recent PBS Frontline special that put Emeritus Senior Living in the hot seat (or, as some might even say, under the bus), you can read all about it in our post, Assisted Living ...

 
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Senior Living Fitness Program Enriches Life, Enhances Health

Why stop exercising when you move to assisted living? There’s no need. In fact, many people may even find that being in assisted living offers more opportunities to be physically active, and certainly more people to hold you accountable ...

 
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#ElderCareChat 1/2/13: Innovative Programs for Caregivers & Seniors

This Wednesday, 37 dynamic participants gathered on Twitter for the first bi-monthly #ElderCareChat of 2013. The topic on the table: innovative programs for caregivers and seniors, a subject that was suggested in last November’s future topic ideas chat.

Our conversation included ...

 
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Popular Dance Fitness Program Comes to Senior Living

Zumba® may  be moving and shaking its way to an assisted living near you.

A full-page advertisement in Aging Well magazine announced the arrival of Zumba® Gold, a lower impact version of the popular fitness program known for its “party-like ...

 
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Unique Senior Fitness Program Receives Recognition from ALFA

How many miles would you have to bike to get from Crete to Athens, Greece?

That’s one of several distances that residents at four Elmcroft Senior Living communities are biking (on a NuStep bike machine in their community’s ...

 
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Making the Grade in New Jersey Assisted Living

Issuing report cards marked by A’s and C+’s may not be exactly the way it gets done, but the Health Care Association of New Jersey Foundation recently announced a new pilot program to “grade the quality” of the ...

 
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Spotlight on Alzheimer’s Care Communities in Pennsylvania & New Jersey

Alzheimer’s care (or memory care) is available at most assisted living facilities and many continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the country; there are even a few Alzheimer’s care communities that are independent, stand-alone facilities that specialize in ...

 
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