Spirituality and Aging

When I was a substance abuse counselor, patients were surprised by some questions I asked in an assessment. They expected to report their substance use history, but when asked how drugs and alcohol had affected their spiritual lives, they gave ...

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Senior Living Communities Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle with Retrofitting

Back to school at age 88? On the East Coast, Academy Point at Mystic is an assisted living community situated in the former Mystic Academy School Building in Connecticut. Head west to Everett, Washington, where residents at Washington Oakes independent living ...

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Across the Nation, Senior Living Communities Honor Veterans

In this entire week leading up to Veterans Day 2011, senior living communities from coast to coast have hosted luncheons, photo displays, parades, ceremonies, celebrations, banquets, and a number of other activities to honor residents who served in World War II.


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Senior Living Communities Raising Awareness and Funds for Cancer, Alzheimer’s

‘Tis the season for walks, relays, food & toy drives, races, rock-a-thons and more in support of various causes, and senior living communities aren’t just sitting back and sending checks by mail.

Rather, residents from Harrogate, a continuing care ...

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Many Seniors Drawn to Care Communities with College Connections

Forget Bingo, cocktail hour, or knitting class: seniors want to continue learning throughout their retirement years.

While senior care communities should continue to offer a diverse array of activities, events and outings for resident enjoyment, the increasing popularity of housing ...

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WSU Offers Senior Living Management Classes

This fall, Washington State University business students benefit from an “industry meets academics” match-up, says a recent article from the WSU News Center.

A new class, HBM 497: Senior Living Management – offered via WSU’s School of Hospitality Business Management – features ...

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Chicago Senior Communities with Deep Roots, Rich History

Looks can be deceiving, and sometimes in a good way: as in the case of several prestigious senior living communities in Chicago, Illinois, who have undergone extensive renovations to impress today’s consumers, but actually have equally impressive decades of ...

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Finding the Best Fit in Senior Care

Deciding where to live rarely happens by closing your eyes and waving your hand over an open map, picking the city or state your roving finger randomly lands on.

You lay out the pros and cons. You discuss priorities and ...

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Another Wish Granted by Brookdale Senior Living

Since the inception of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, focused primarily on bringing joy to children in need, a number of similar organizations have popped up across the country to fulfill the same purpose for seniors. One of those programs is Jeremy ...

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Many Senior Living Communities Integrate Brain Health Programs

Over the years, senior living communities of all sizes have typically offered some type of fitness/wellness component as part of their activities programming, via daily exercise classes, use of a fitness center or pool, Wii sports tournaments, walking trails ...

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