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Argentum Releases Essential Caregiver Toolkit to Encourage Safer Visitation and Reduce Health Risks of Social Isolation on Older Adults

October 7, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) – In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, social isolation and loneliness for senior living residents have risen as visitation from loved ones has been curtailed. Social isolation in older adults is well-documented to increase risk of premature death—as harmful as high blood pressure, according to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But COVID-19…

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Argentum Advocates for You: 2020 Mid-Year Report

July 31, 2020

QUICK LINKS Federal Update State Update A MESSAGE FROM ARGENTUM These past four months have been among the most trying any of us have ever faced. Many of the challenges have been felt particularly hard in senior living communities, compounded by a scarcity of testing supplies and protective equipment. But at the same time the…

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Elder Fraud Research: Tracking People Vulnerable to Email Scams

February 18, 2020

News stories are coming up more and more often about older adults falling victim to financial scams, sometimes losing even hundreds of thousands to mythical promises on the other end on an email. What’s more, loved ones say, these are often people who earlier in life were cautious, careful, and nobody’s fool. Is the problem…

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Anti-Ageism Style Guide Developed by CALA Now Available

September 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA – The California Assisted Living Association (CALA) has published a new guide focused on helping eliminate age-bias in communication. Elevate Aging Through Language: A Usage and Style Guide is available on the CALA website. The guide was compiled from data obtained through the Elevate Aging Project conducted in partnership with Elder Care Alliance in 2018. It identifies words and phrases that…

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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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Watermark’s Lakeside Park Becomes California’s First Memory Care Community to Earn SAGE LGBT Service Credential

June 14, 2019

Watermark Retirement Communities is the first nationwide company of senior independent living, assisted living and memory care residences to pursue SAGE Platinum credentials for all its communities. Two Watermark locations in the San Francisco Bay Area – Lakeside Park in Oakland and The Watermark by the Bay in Emeryville – are the latest in Watermark’s…

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Argentum Honors 2019 Awards Recipients

April 17, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—This week, Argentum recognized extraordinary senior living employees and innovative programs at the 2019 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Antonio, Texas. The Argentum Hero Awards and Argentum Senior Living Community Leadership Award honor employees who represent the highest levels of excellence, caring, and dedication across the industry. Kim Campbell, an advocate for…

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Unveiling of the Medicare for All Act of 2019

March 24, 2019

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, unveiled HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019 which would transition our current health care system to a public single-payer system over a two-year period. Rep. Jayapal’s plan does not detail how it would be paid for but includes comprehensive and generous…

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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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