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Is Senior Living the New Best Medicine?

July 17, 2019

Last year, we heard the bad news—loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking (Cigna); loneliness could increase risk of dementia by 40 percent (Florida State University). Now it’s time for the good news: Senior living communities appear to be good for your health. The first-year results of the Mather LifeWays Age Well Study shows…

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Young Leaders Further Career Prospects Through New Partnership

July 1, 2019

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. – By way of an emergent partnership with Discovery Senior Living, 16 students from Endicott College (Beverly, Mass.) gained firsthand knowledge about the inner workings of today’s senior living communities and explored burgeoning career opportunities in the fast-growing industry. As members of the College’s DECA organization, the students represent a sampling of…

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Creating a CDAL Culture: Ideas for Encouraging Certification

June 25, 2019

Earning the Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) certification is a major achievement. But it’s not simply an individual achievement. It elevates a community, a company, and the industry overall. That means organizations can benefit from investing in a culture where the CDAL certification is recognized and appropriately valued and where every employee knows its…

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Earn Your Sales Counselor Certificate: 3 Reasons This Training is Right for You

June 21, 2019

The senior living industry is growing rapidly and has an ongoing demand for workers. Sales professionals are no exception. Combine that growth with a desirable working environment and possibilities for advancement, and you’ll find salespeople from other industries exploring careers in senior living. That’s one reason Jason Rock, vice president – senior director of sales…

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Affinity Living Group Launches Exercise Campaign Using National Institute on Aging Resources

June 10, 2019

Hickory, NC– Affinity Living Group (ALG) has launched a physical activity and exercise program across its more than 120 communities this month, using the science-based information from Go4Life®, an outreach initiative developed by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The Hickory-based senior housing company will be tracking participation in…

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Argentum Honors 2019 Awards Recipients

April 17, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—This week, Argentum recognized extraordinary senior living employees and innovative programs at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Argentum Hero Awards and Argentum Senior Living Community Leadership Award honor employees who represent the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication across the industry. Kim Campbell, an advocate for…

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Argentum Announces Partnership with National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ Program

April 16, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas, Argentum announced a partnership with the leader in food safety training and certification—the National Restaurant Association’s ServSafe™ program. ServSafe is widely respected in the foodservice industry as the leader in food safety training, offering resources and examinations created by foodservice and…

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Argentum Hosts Senior Living Professionals and Partners at Annual Public Policy Institute

April 2, 2019

The annual Argentum Public Policy Institute & Fly-In was held March 5-6 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. The event provided attendees with the opportunity to learn about Argentum’s public policy priorities from industry experts and distinguished guests while becoming a more effective advocate. The sessions at the Public Policy Institute on March 5 highlighted…

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The Gerontological Society of America Welcomes New Partners for Careers in Aging Week

February 28, 2019

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) and its educational organization, the Academy for Gerontology in Higher Education, have unveiled new and forthcoming resources for Careers in Aging Week, taking place from March 3 to 9, 2019. Joining GSA for the first time in promoting this event are the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted…

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Argentum Unveils Education Pipeline Connection for Senior Living Providers, Jobseekers

February 4, 2019

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum, a national association advocating for quality of life for seniors, announces a new web tool to help senior living professionals and jobseekers locate and connect with relevant college programs. The Education Pipeline addresses a problem that industry leaders identified in Argentum surveys and listening sessions: although there are thousands of education…

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What Your Community Needs to Know About Copyright Compliance Before You Shout, “Action!”

October 22, 2018

With all the activity within your senior living or health care community, residents and staff may not give a second thought to something as simple as showing a movie. “It’s just for residents,” some might say. “We’re not charging admission.” It seems simple enough, but maybe you remember the FBI warning at the beginning of…

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Argentum Launches New Women Leadership Initiative

October 15, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum, a national association of senior living providers, is proud to announce the launch of a new initiative celebrating the contributions women have made to the growth and health of the senior living industry. Seventy percent of the residents served in senior living are women. Adult daughters are often the decision makers…

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