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Countering Racism Against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

May 5, 2021

In mid-February, at Lunar New Year, hundreds of volunteers organized to escort older Asian Americans to keep them safe during the holiday. While the support was a testament to the best of us, the reason it was needed was almost unspeakable: Attacks on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) had become overt, violent, and often…

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Managing Swallowing Disorders During COVID Takes Extra Effort

March 10, 2021

Even in ordinary times, managing swallowing disorders can require complex coordination and care in senior living communities—and these are not ordinary times. With the limitations and precautions the COVID-19 pandemic has imposed, senior living operators have had to make adjustments to ensure residents who suffer from swallowing disorders continue to receive the close attention that…

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Change the Conversation for More Meaningful Socialization

February 18, 2021

It happens to everyone, whatever your age: You’ve covered family, work, and the weather, and the conversation stalls. What do you say next? That’s where CircleTalk™ comes in: training and curriculum designed to create meaningful and authentic social interactions—a chance for “older adults to connect with each other and feel accepted and valued by others.”…

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A Change of Focus: Alleviating Loneliness Becomes a Major Concern

January 28, 2021

Everyone knew it was a problem that could get bigger. Reports and education covered it, many discussed it, and nearly everyone in senior living made it part of their mission to address it. But when the pandemic hit, another epidemic was revealed: Loneliness and social isolation. It affects health—reports put it at more dangerous than…

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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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