Senior Living Trend Watch: Big Investment, Small House

North Hill is at it again: the innovative Massachusetts continuing care retirement community has invested $60 million towards building a “small house,” per a recent Senior Housing News (SHN) article.

What’s the “small house” project all about? Based on the ...

 
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Study Explores Words Seniors Find Offensive

From that headline, if you immediately thought of likely words, such as “old fogey” or “geezer,” you would be right, but those are too obvious. A recent study reported on McKnights.com looked at more subtle words or terms that ...

 
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“Village” Services: Supplementing or Supporting Senior Living?

When was the last time you heard someone say, “I can’t wait to get to an assisted living community?”

Sure, some seniors might be enthusiastic about moving to a retirement community with a state-of-the-art fitness center, three meals a ...

 
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Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Coming Soon to Your Home?

Exciting things are happening in senior living. The shift in demographics, or “age wave” as some have defined it, is prompting care providers and industry professionals to take a fresh look at existing senior housing options. They’re observing the ...

 
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Independent Living Resource Guide

Independence is something we all value, starting with our very first “I’ll do it myself” retort to our parents and continuing into old age.

After “doing it yourself” for decades, it’s hard to let go of that independence ...

 
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Independent Living vs. Retirement Living: What’s the Difference?

Independent living, senior apartments, and retirement communities: they’re all different based on the owner/operator, the location, the cost, services provided, and the population of residents, but one common thread exists no matter what it’s called.

In these ...

 
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Horizon Bay Retirement Living Partners with JobApp Network

Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Horizon Bay Retirement Living owns and operates 94 retirement living communities across the country.

A recent press release shares good news from this esteemed senior living provider. The company recently won an award from ALFA (Assisted Living Federation of America) for its successful implementation of the JobApp Network, an automated hiring management system. ALFA’s Best of the Best 2011 awards are given to those distinctive communities & ...

 
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Is There a “Wii” on your Christmas List?

A new study suggests that playing video games can improve the cognitive abilities of older adults. So if your grandchildren are clamoring for the latest Wii game, you might actually want to check it out yourself. Highlighted in the December issue of Psychology and Aging, the research is the first to indicate that "playing complex video games after receiving training may improve the cognitive functions that typically decline with age." ...

 
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