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2022 Best of the Best Awards: Recognizing Innovation that Improves that Future of Senior Living

July 29, 2022

The Argentum Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative programs, products, and services that solve a particular challenge or advance excellence in senior living. For 2022, recipient communities were selected that showcase how problems can be solved with simple solutions or existing technologies, for their unique approach to resident engagement and education, and for improving the…

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2022 Hero Awards: Honoring Those Who Better the Lives of Residents and Families

July 29, 2022

The 2022 Hero Awards, sponsored by Benchmark, were a highlight of the Senior Living Executive Conference and Expo opening session. The awards recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of people serving in the senior living field. Nominated by company and community executives, each hero was introduced, recognized, and honored on stage for service to their…

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Waltonwood Warms Hearts with Random Acts of Kindness

April 19, 2022

In what was a chilly month for most communities, Waltonwood Senior Living set a goal to warm hearts: Leaders, associates, and residents alike were invited to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day, Feb. 17, throughout the month. In Rochester Hills, Mich., Waltonwood University executive director Jonathan Hills cleared snow from staff members’ cars before they…

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Older Adults Celebrate LGBT Identity, Pride in Art Exhibit, Book

September 28, 2021

Imagine 485 years. That’s 15.3 billion seconds, give or take a few. For the 12 LGBT+ older adults profiled in the ground-breaking project “Not Another Second,” it represents the collective time in which they lived either double lives or suppressed their true identities. (Note: Older adults and those in the exhibit prefer to use the…

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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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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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Change the Conversation for More Meaningful Socialization

February 18, 2021

It happens to everyone, whatever your age: You’ve covered family, work, and the weather, and the conversation stalls. What do you say next? That’s where CircleTalk™ comes in: training and curriculum designed to create meaningful and authentic social interactions—a chance for “older adults to connect with each other and feel accepted and valued by others.”…

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A Change of Focus: Alleviating Loneliness Becomes a Major Concern

January 28, 2021

Everyone knew it was a problem that could get bigger. Reports and education covered it, many discussed it, and nearly everyone in senior living made it part of their mission to address it. But when the pandemic hit, another epidemic was revealed: Loneliness and social isolation. It affects health—reports put it at more dangerous than…

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2020 Best of the Best Awards: The Stories Behind the Honorees

August 3, 2020

  The Argentum Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative programs, products, and services that solve a challenge, advance excellence, and improve the future of senior living.  

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2020 Hero Awards: The Stories Behind the Honorees

August 3, 2020

The Argentum Hero Awards, presented by Benchmark, recognize ideal representatives of people serving in the senior living field. Nominated by regional/company executives and executive directors, these individuals to show the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication. A special category, Hero Award for Leadership in the Face of a Natural Disaster, was introduced in 2018…

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Providers and Partners Fulfill Their Missions, Far and Wide

June 18, 2020

“There will be some new heroes before this is all over,” wrote Michel Augsburger, chairman and CEO at Chancellor Health Care, LLC. He’s correct. There are too many heroes to name, even as of early May, when this is being written. Even on a normal day, people in this industry go above and beyond. During…

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Residents’ Wealth of Experience Enriches Community Operations

February 18, 2020

Alice Willard has an impressive resume: highlights include nursing at hospitals including Massachusetts General, being a clinical research nurse for an NIH-funded center, and running her own business on the side as a florist. At her latest job, she’s managed to save management a good bit of money by using her wholesale connections to get…

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