Senior Living Meets Mega-Churches in Innovative Development Model

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August 16th, 2016

Master-planned developments that include senior living have become increasingly commonplace, and often they’re touted for bringing multiple generations together to shop, dine, receive health care, or for other services and recreation. But one innovative project underway in Georgia makes spirituality the centerpiece, and highlights the potential for senior living and churches to partner on new [Read More]

Inside Google’s First Senior Living Partnership

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August 11th, 2016

Imagine this: a group of seniors sitting in the library on their laptops, sharing notes and helping each other learn complicated new subjects. No, not seniors in college—seniors in assisted living. That’s commonplace at The Fountains at La Cholla, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Tucson, Arizona, operated by Tucson-based Watermark [Read More]

At this Community, Residents Blink to Control Just About Everything

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August 1st, 2016

At the Leonard Florence Center for Living, residents can control just about everything around them through a series of blinks. The community is located in Chelsea, Massachusetts and run by the Chelsea Jewish Foundation; it currently has 10 Green House-style skilled nursing residences with 10 bedrooms each. Two of the Green Houses are built for [Read More]

Introducing Atria Hospitality: Taking Dining Outside Senior Living Walls

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July 25th, 2016

Senior living has taken hospitality to new heights in recent years, drawing inspiration from the hotel industry and other sectors to offer top-flight experiences for residents. But one prominent senior living operator may be taking hospitality in a new and innovative direction. Louisville-based Atria Senior Living is informally piloting a concept it’s calling Atria Hospitality. [Read More]

How to Score Rockstar Senior Living Staff by Building Smarter

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July 7th, 2016

In recent years, the innovative work of senior living designers has helped ensure it’s a great time to be a senior living resident—and more and more, designers are working to make sure it’s a great time to be a senior living employee. Arguably, designers of senior living communities are catering to residents’ wants and needs [Read More]

How One Provider Empowered Residents to Send ‘Golden Tweets’

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June 30th, 2016

Seniors today are eager to learn about technology, including various social media platforms. Senior living providers and communication researchers alike are taking notice, and taking steps to empower older adults to become more adept at social media and measure its impact on their overall social experience. In fact, some researchers hypothesize that social media use [Read More]

Senior Living Residents Inspire Next Generation of Tech Innovators

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June 29th, 2016

Demand is soaring for innovative senior care technology, with the total market opportunity estimated to be $280 billion. However, as engineers and startups rush into the space, some are creating new offerings that do not consider the needs and wants of seniors themselves—take, for example, a fall sensor product that would have required users to [Read More]

Why a Continuing Care Retirement ‘Camp’ Is a Winning Play

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June 27th, 2016

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in California is taking resident engagement and intergenerational programming to the next level this summer and gleaning benefits in diverse areas. Nineteen soon-to-be fourth grade students are attending day camp at Front Porch’s Villa Gardens CCRC in Pasadena two days a week for four weeks, free of charge. Villa [Read More]

Residents Help Shrink CCRC Expenses, Carbon Footprint

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May 31st, 2016

Asbury Communities Inc. has reaped plenty of rewards since implementing an innovative sustainability and energy efficiency program across its six continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) just over a year ago. For one, Germantown, Maryland-based Asbury pays the same operating expenses for utilities that it paid 2013—and that will continue for the next five years. And then there’s the fact that [Read More]

CCRC Helps Forge High School-to-Senior Living Career Path

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May 30th, 2016

The combination of a caregiver shortage and a rapidly aging population has left senior living providers scrambling to figure out how to effectively recruit and retain staff. At the same time, many high school and college-aged students are unaware of career possibilities in the industry, leaving a gap needing to be bridged. That’s where the [Read More]