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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The Secret to Better Care for Senior Living Residents

A national survey from CareerBuilder revealed that 59% of healthcare hiring organizations believe the “difficulty finding and hiring nurses and allied health workers hurts the quality of care that patients (residents) receive,” says senior housing blogger Steve Moran in this post.

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Simple Ways to Enjoy Life in Assisted Living

Assisted living is not always the first choice for some seniors, so you may have to encourage an older parent, friend or relative to embrace their new living situation.

Here are a few ways to change their perspective and help ...

 
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Senior Living Residents Honor Veterans in New Way

Arrow Senior Living recently launched a YouTube video, "Seniors Salute Thunder Road," in response to Thunder Road, a feature film that explores "the physical and psychological repercussions of combat for this generation's soldier."

Residents of the Missouri-based senior living company ...

 
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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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CCRCs Are Dedicated to Wellness

When you’re searching for the best place for you or your loved one to grow old, you’re looking for more than food and shelter – you want a place where you can thrive for the rest of your days.
 
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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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Seniors are Easy Riders for a Day

A nursing home sounds like the least likely place for a motorcycle rally, but a facility in Missoula, Montana just had their sixth gathering. A blog post on ChangingAging.org reported on the recent event held at the Village Health ...

 
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Continuing Education Is Required at This Senior Living Community

I’m sure we can agree that lifelong learning is beneficial for people of all ages, and is especially constructive for seniors who are striving to keep their mind sharp. So it’s no surprise that more and more senior ...

 
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Retirement Community Goes Gluten-Free

Lately, there’s a growing awareness of celiac disease and more people  discovering they have the disease. A recent article in SeniorHousingNews.com cites a study showing the percentage of adults cutting down or totally avoiding gluten rose to 30 percent ...

 
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