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First-of-Its-Kind Herb Garden Program Finds Roots in Merrill Gardens Partnership

July 18, 2019

SEATTLE, WA – Eldergrow, an award-winning startup bringing nature indoors at senior living communities, is introducing an innovative culinary herb garden. This ground-breaking program includes a mobile, accessible indoor garden bed and comes with unique resources including recipes and activities that feature the Herb of the Month. The program allows senior residents to focus on…

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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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Eversound and The Arbor Company Team Up to Transform Daily Life for Residents

July 1, 2019

(Boston, MA) — Eversound has partnered with The Arbor Company to transform daily life for residents and staff in assisted living and memory care communities by preventing social isolation and depression through its engagement-amplifying technology. As part of the rollout, The Arbor Company will be implementing Eversound into 11 of their communities located in Florida,…

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Cannabis, Choice, and Your Community: Update on Practices and Problems

June 25, 2019

Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is a hot-button topic in senior living. Older adults are increasingly turning to cannabis products to ease conditions such as arthritis pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Adult children are using it to try to treat manifestations of dementia in their parents. In states where cannabis is legal, there’s a good…

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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 Rolls Out Mandatory Vaccines for More Than 4,000 Employees

May 22, 2019

Hickory, N.C. – North Carolina-based Affinity Living Group is taking a major step toward safer practices by requiring mandatory influenza vaccinations for its more than 4,000 employees. ALG manages more than 120 communities in six states, and will be providing free flu and other immunizations, including pneumococcal and shingles, administered by local CVS Pharmacists 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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Showcasing the 2019 Argentum Best of the Best Award Winners

April 12, 2019

Human connection has emerged as the common theme of this year’s Argentum Best of the Best award winners. By offering empathy to adult children, fostering bonds between residents and their peers, including young people in community activities, and inviting residents to plan their own programming, these four providers are bringing people together in new ways.…

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Aging with Dignity Builds Character

February 14, 2019

A few years ago, county music artist Toby Keith was sharing a golf cart with Clint Eastwood at Eastwood’s annual Pebble Beach, Calif., charity event. The two got to talking, and Eastwood remarked he’d be celebrating his 88th birthday in just a few days. How would the famed actor, producer and director celebrate his big…

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Untangling the Mysteries of the Brain

February 14, 2019

The Dutch centenarian Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper astonished scientific researchers both in life and in death: When they performed cognitive and psychological tests on her at the age of 113, they found that her mind performed better than most 60-75 year olds. A subsequent autopsy of her 115 year-old brain in 2005 revealed that it was…

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Arts Improving the Aging Process

February 14, 2019

Youth may fade, but creativity need not falter. On his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced he had a new album coming out. Last spring, The New York Times reported on Geta Bratescu, a 91-year-old Romanian artist still hard at work in her studio. More than just a creative outlet, the arts offer a path to…

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