The Dining & Nutrition Issue

Emerging trends and practical tips for the evolving senior living dining landscape

In this issue, we explore developing trends and review tips and tricks for staying ahead of evolution within senior living dining, including:


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2018 Senior Living Executive Editorial Calendar

January/February: The Community Operations Issue

A focus on senior living community operations including emergency preparedness, safety/security, and risk management/legal considerations.

Space deadline: December 23, 2017
Materials deadline:
January 17, 2018

Supplement: 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo Preview

March/April: The Workforce Issue 
Featuring a profile of the senior living workforce including a focus on training and development for sales & marketing professionals and executive directors.

Space deadline:
March 3, 2018
Materials deadline:
March 27, 2018

Highlight: 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo Issue; Executive Director Recognition Program

May/June: The Dining & Nutrition Issue
A focus on innovative dining programs including sustainable programs, resident engagement in dining, training and engagement programs for dining employees, and nutrition for seniors.

Space deadline:
May 5, 2018
Materials deadline:
June 1, 2018

Highlight: 2018 Post-Conference Recap

July/August: The Resident & Family Issue
A focus on opportunities for family and resident education, resident programming, and the latest research on adult children, as well as a look at combating elder abuse.

Space deadline:
July 9, 2018
Materials deadline:
August 2, 2018

Highlight: Senior Living Resident Recognition Program

September/October: The Investment Issue

A look at capital expense community investments and a review of the biggest industry players/state of the industry.

Space deadline: August 24, 2018
Materials deadline:
September 17, 2018

Highlight: 2018 Largest Providers List

November/December: The Design Issue
A look at design concepts with a focus on innovation in community spaces, technology and products, and memory care.
Space deadline: November 2, 2018
Materials deadline:
November 21, 2018

Highlight: Community Design Recognition Program


Featured Articles

Magazine Article

11 Trends in Dining Design for the Next Generation

June 28, 2018

For decades, the senior living dining experience was marked by capacious formal dining rooms with banquet-style seating, white tablecloths, and little palpable difference in atmosphere from one meal to the next. The result was something consistent and pleasant but static, limited, and predictable. Then came the baby boomers. The arrival of a new generation of…

Magazine Article

Serving the Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

June 28, 2018

A nutritious, flavorful diet is fundamental to health and quality of life for senior living residents. However, older adults may face physical and cognitive challenges that make it difficult for them to gain adequate nutrition and satisfaction from their meals. How can providers meet these challenges to ensure optimum nutrition among a resident population with a…

Magazine Article

Food Safety and Worker Training: A Strategic Imperative

June 28, 2018

Food service operations in senior living communities are increasingly getting attention as a source of competitive advantage. David Koelling, president of Strategic Dining Services, a dining service and hospitality management provider, knows the strategic importance of the dining operation. “For many operators, dining is the number one controllable expense, and the biggest driver of resident…

Magazine Article

Adapting Menus to Changing Resident Preferences

June 28, 2018

At Brandywine Living, Sean Keating wants to stay on the cutting edge of culinary trends—but he also wants to tread with caution. As corporate director of culinary innovation, he recently launched a steakhouse, of sorts. It’s only open on Saturdays and only at one property. Residents can pick from three steaks, three sauces, two veggies,…

Magazine Article

Securing the Right Training Opportunities for Sales Staff

May 21, 2018

Twenty years ago, senior living sales and marketing training would have included discussions about reading body language, tracking the time between the first phone call and a community visit, and developing talking points to combat rejections. Today, while some of those discussions are still relevant, sales and marketing managers are more likely to discuss changing…

Magazine Article

Finding Success with Cross-Generational Mentoring

May 21, 2018

When Ann Tardy was a young employee of a large accounting firm, she wrote a memo to a senior executive identifying shortcomings she identified in the firm’s workplace culture and offering ideas for how to address them. In response, the executive established standing, one-on-one meetings with Tardy to pick her brain and discuss her ideas.…

Magazine Article

Attracting Staff with a Local Engagement Strategy

May 21, 2018

It’s no surprise that the world’s aging population is creating a greater demand for increased staffing in senior living communities. To meet that need, it’s imperative that industry professionals start addressing the issue locally and educate potential employees about the many job and career opportunities that exist across the senior living spectrum. What can senior…

Magazine Article

7 Time Management Techniques for Executive Directors

May 21, 2018

You never know what you’re going to get. It’s the blessing and the curse of being an executive director. The best laid plans may change when you walk in the door and find out an emerging situation needs your attention, or your staff needs help resolving a crisis. Executive directors have a lot of demands…

Magazine Article

Reducing the Learning Curve for New Employees

May 21, 2018

It’s hard to overstate the value of a solid onboarding process. Industry watchers say the high turnover rate in senior living tracks directly back to the hiring process, especially those early days in which a new worker gets familiar with the senior living environment. Those who fail to click with the culture tend to jump…

Magazine Article

What Defines a Senior Living Hero?

May 15, 2018

Presenting the 2018 Argentum Hero and Senior Living Community Leadership Award Winners The annual Argentum Hero Awards and Senior Living Community Leadership Award recognize individuals who are ideal representatives of the hundreds of thousands of people serving across senior living and who showcase the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication. They are recognized each…

Magazine Article

Recognizing the Industry’s Best of the Best

May 14, 2018

Keeping residents and staff fully engaged can be an ongoing challenge in any senior living community. The best providers create initiatives to foster this key component of individual and community well-being. Four outstanding programs to increase resident and employee engagement have been selected as Argentum’s 2018 Best of the Best Award winners. A filmmaking activity…

Magazine Article

Five Best Practices to Reduce the Risk of Employee Incidents

February 23, 2018

Safety first. There’s a reason why this mantra is common in workplaces nationwide. Employee injuries and incidents are a major concern for all types of businesses, cutting into productivity, reducing profits, and sometimes even resulting in expensive lawsuits. Add to that the human toll of workers whose personal lives are disrupted by on-the-job incidents. Senior…

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