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Start Planning Now to Make the Most of April’s Careers in Aging Week

October 16, 2019

People working in senior living and aging services often have this backstory: They hadn’t known about the opportunities or the variety the field offers. They didn’t know they could even get a job right out of high school, or apply their experience from another field, or enjoy a lifelong career. And they hadn’t realized how…

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Understanding Copyright Compliance and Its Importance Within Your Community

October 1, 2019

Among the many activities offered to residents in senior living communities, showing movies ranks as a very popular one. Residents and staff may not realize that something as simple as showing a movie requires a license. “It’s just for residents,” some might say. “We’re not charging admission.” It seems straight forward, but have you ever…

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Merrill Gardens Employee Awarded USC Scholarship Through CALA

August 27, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) announced today that Lauren Powell, Community Operations Director for Merrill Gardens LLC, is the recipient of a full scholarship to attend the University of Southern California’s (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Powell says, “We are at a pivotal point in the senior living field. The…

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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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