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Argentum Joins Nearly 2,000 CEOs in Commitment to Advance Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

May 20, 2021

(Alexandria, Va.) – As part of the organization’s effort to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace, Argentum’s president and CEO, James Balda, has signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ commitment. This action is a pledge to lead Argentum in cultivating a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected…

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Building The Future of Senior Living

May 5, 2021

The future needs for long-term care are daunting: By the end of the decade an additional 20 million Americans will be over age 65, and by 2060 nearly 95 million Americans will be age 65 or older. This aging population, especially those over 85 who are most in need of long-term care, is expected to…

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Dream Flights Seeks WWII Vets For an Autumn Adventure

May 5, 2021

A nationwide project is in motion to honor and celebrate veterans of WWII with free flights in vintage biplanes. Dubbed Operation September Freedom, the two-month barnstorming tour will take place this August and September across the United States. The event is the brainchild of Darryl Fisher, founder and president of Dream Flights. The nonprofit has…

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Countering Racism Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

May 5, 2021

In mid-February, at Lunar New Year, hundreds of volunteers organized to escort older Asian Americans to keep them safe during the holiday. While the support was a testament to the best of us, the reason it was needed was almost unspeakable: Attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) had become overt, violent, and often…

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Essential Services Help Workers Find a Foothold on Their Own Life Paths

May 5, 2021

In 2020, Argentum received a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to develop the Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP), creating apprenticeships in senior living and related allied health occupations. Part of this involved ensuring apprentices had services that would help them succeed as they trained and established themselves in their new career paths. Administering…

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Burnout Is Real. Here’s How To Protect Employees and Yourself.

May 5, 2021

It has been over one year since the introduction of COVID-19 in the United States. Senior living employees have had to quickly adapt to fight the challenges of the pandemic. They have faced long hours and a constant barrage of changing directives on visitation, testing, and vaccination protocols, all while endeavoring to provide the best…

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The Pandemic Brought Home to All The Need for Continued Support

May 5, 2021

While the COVID-19 vaccines have given us all a much-needed shot of hope, the reality is that our industry, our employees, and our residents will be recovering from the pandemic’s effects for the foreseeable future. Just as we rallied to support those we serve in the early days of the pandemic, we need to find…

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Residents Take a Test Drive With Brain Health Pilot Program

May 5, 2021

Getting the first chance to try out health programs and technology is a lesser-known fringe benefit of senior living. But increasingly, developers and researchers consider senior living communities to pilot and fine-tune AI, robotics, and virtual reality as well as diet and exercise programs and memory care approaches. Inspīr Carnegie Hill, Maplewood Senior Living’s new…

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The Story Behind a Complex But Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatment

May 5, 2021

Despite the apparent success of vaccination, the COVID-19 danger is by no means over. People are still contracting the virus and at risk; some people can’t be vaccinated or missed getting vaccinated; occasionally, someone doesn’t develop immunity. What was true at the beginning of the pandemic is still true more than a year later: Older…

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Each One Reach One

May 5, 2021

When Brenda Gibbons worked as a hairdresser, she saw herself as someone who served her community. Her work gave her a sense of purpose. After retirement, she moved into The Hidenwood, a Retirement Unlimited community in Newport News, Va. There, she became a member of the Pink Ladies Club, a group of residents who help…

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A Resource Designed to Help Cope With COVID’s Emotional Fallout

March 10, 2021

Ensuring physical safety was top priority during the pandemic. But many also saw immediately that mental well-being would also be a health and safety challenge. Isolation, uncertainty, grief, and lack of control take a toll. Many of the usual comforts and coping mechanisms are out of reach. That’s what led to the How Right Now…

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Building an Organization Where It Is Safe and Welcome to Be Who You Are

March 10, 2021

Ayana King took a job in senior living almost by chance, while finishing her degree in communications. Like many who enter senior living, she fell in love with the industry. Before a year was up at her new job, she was promoted to corporate level. Now she is CEO and founder of her own business,…

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