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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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After a Successful Modeling Career, It’s Nice to Sleep In

February 13, 2019

“Age is a number. Old is an attitude. You can talk old, walk old, act old, and dress old. I’m just not ready for that yet,” says Jeni Freeland Berry, a senior living resident who is 93 years young. Berry, who calls Brookdale Freedom Square in Seminole, Fla., home, is the oldest Miss Florida and…

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MBK Senior Living Executive Directors & Regional Director Earn CDAL Credentials

January 24, 2019

IRVINE, Calif. — Considered the gold standard of assisted living credentials, five MBK Senior Living team members have earned a Certified Director of Assisted Living (CDAL) certificate. Awarded by the Senior Living Certification Commission, a total of 20 MBK Senior Living’s operations and community management now hold CDAL certificates.

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NIC Launches New Resources to Support Healthcare and Seniors Housing & Care Partnership

January 10, 2019

Seniorcare.NIC.org and Housing & Healthcare blog address challenges and opportunities in value-based senior care   Annapolis, Md.— The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) today launched a new digital resource to help leaders in the seniors housing & care and healthcare sectors understand and adapt to continued convergence in these sectors. As fee-for-service payment and delivery models continue to give way to value-based care, health insurers and providers are increasingly…

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Community Leaders Offer Solutions to Rising Food and Utilities Costs

December 17, 2018

Senior living leaders are constantly looking for ways to enhance the resident experience while optimizing community efficiency. It’s no surprise that executive directors and other decision makers are looking for smart solutions to address higher food costs and fluctuating utility prices. Reduce food costs by buying seasonal and local Argentum surveyed senior living decision makers…

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Integrating Voice-Activated Technology in Senior Living

December 17, 2018

The sheer simplicity of a voice-activated digital assistant can make it easy to underestimate the impact these emerging devices may have in senior living. “Alexa, what’s for lunch?” Not a big deal: The resident asks, and a digital device reads off the day’s specials. But that simple interaction can have far-reaching implications. “It makes residents…

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Programming Designed for a Healthy Mind and Body

December 17, 2018

An innovative new product for stimulating the mind and body has made its first appearance in American senior living communities. Named BikeAround™, the system combines the elements of an exercise bike with a large domed screen displaying images from Google Street View. Users pedal and steer through the interactive images to “visit” their childhood homes,…

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Argentum Introduces the 2018 Senior Living by Design Award Recipients

December 14, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, Argentum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Senior Living by Design awards. The annual awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. The recipients of the 2018 awards include: Brandywine Living at Alexandria (Brandywine Living) Creekside Senior Living (Stellar Senior…

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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 Establishes Senior Living Standards Commission

October 12, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum’s Board of Directors has voted to establish the new Senior Living Standards Commission, which is charged with developing and maintaining voluntary standards for senior living. The Commission will be comprised of volunteer subject matter experts and other stakeholders having an interest in senior living. “By establishing this new commission, Argentum is…

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