Military Senior Living Niche Embrace Service to Others Culture

October 23, 2012

When people spend a significant portion of their adult years living a certain lifestyle, it’s no surprise they’d want to spend their twilight years in a community with those who have had similar life experiences. That’s the main thought behind the nation’

Research Article

One in Four Americans Will Be Aged 60 or Older By 2050, UN Says

October 2, 2012

The over 60 population will reach one billion within the next ten years according to a new report highlighting the aging of societies around the world. Although developing countries are expected to experience the biggest jump, all countries must prepare f


Researchers Collect Advice from Older Adults

February 28, 2012

Cornell researchers share the results of a project, which explores seniors’ best advice for aging well. The findings highlight the benefits of senior living communities and offer some insight into what elders really value as they age.


New Tool to Help Consumers Compare Assisted Living Options

February 14, 2012

The Assisted Living Disclosure Collaborative has created a new disclosure form to be tested in eight states. The form will be used by assisted living providers, in order to help consumers compare assisted living costs, services, and amenities.


Top of Mind: Words Matter

January 1, 2012

ALFA President & CEO Richard Grimes discusses the importance of language and terminology to the future of the senior living business.


New Government Data Profiles Senior Living Sector

December 20, 2011

Data from the Federal government’s first national survey of residential long term care providers has been released. The survey, participated in by many ALFA members, analyzed the characteristics of communities across the country.


Extraordinary Seniors Defy the Odds

November 22, 2011

What do college football, beauty pageants, and autobiography literature all have in common? They are all being taken on by your not so typical, but more than qualified seniors! These three inspiring stories prove that elders are capable of anything they s


Study Reveals Most Needed Services for LGBT Seniors

November 22, 2011

A study of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender seniors finds that LGBT seniors experience higher levels of disability and social isolation than the general population. The study, funded by the National Institute of Health and National Institute on Agi

Press Release

Top Ten Impressions About Senior Living from a Young Adult

November 16, 2011

There is much talk about the distance between The Greatest Generation and The Millennial Generation, but last week the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) made an effort to narrow that gap. Twenty-two year old Jackie Kerin, an ALFA public policy

Research Article

New Survey Shows Physicians’ Support of Hospice Growing

November 15, 2011

A new survey asked physicians to evaluate the importance of palliative care and current barriers to providing effective end of life care. Comparing results to earlier surveys, researchers found distinctions between physicians’ and the general population’s


Age of Champions

November 15, 2011

Learn how to fight ageism by hosting a successful screening of Age of Champions, an uplifting story of athletes chasing gold at the National Senior Olympics, in your community.


First Advisory Council Meeting and AOA Grants Seek to Improve Care for Those with Alzheimer’s

October 4, 2011

The Administration on Aging (AOA) awarded 12.8 million dollars in grants, aimed at improving access to services for individuals with Alzheimer’s, while the first meeting of the Alzheimer’s Advisory Council assessed current programs that address Alzheimer’

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