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Thought Leader Profile: For a Safe and Healthy Community, Your Buildings Can Get a Checkup

March 10, 2021

Whitney Austin Gray, PhD, LEED AP, WELL AP, senior vice president at the International WELL Building Institute, wants you to think about a fact: You spend about 90 percent of your life indoors. And she’s dedicated to making that 90 percent a healthier experience. While there are multiple standards for sustainability, cleanliness, and function of…

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The Ins and Outs of Community Entry

March 10, 2021

The look and feel of the entrances to many senior living communities has changed drastically since February 2020. In addition to a huge reduction in the number of people going in and out—visitation restrictions and quarantines, those who do come in may face a number of safety measures including screening questions and remote temperature sensing.…

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What’s Your IAQ?

March 10, 2021

From the beginning of the pandemic, even before the coronavirus was discovered to be a greater airborne threat than a surface one, senior living communities turned their attention to air circulation. The knowledge that air matters in infection prevention and control is basic to people in senior living, who take all steps possible to keep…

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Argentum Introduces the 2020 Senior Living by Design Award Recipients

December 18, 2020

(Alexandria, Va.) — Argentum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 Senior Living by Design awards. The annual awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers who create communities of quality in innovative ways. Recipients of the 2020 awards include: San Sereno, Auria Senior Living Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, Belmont Village…

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Why We Talk About Food When We Eat, and Other Mysteries Explained

April 9, 2020

It’s a great experience to have a single taste of a favorite food bring us back to another time and place. For writer and historian Nadia Berenstein, such phenomena are a life’s work. She has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in history and sociology of science with a concentration on flavor. The James…

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Sunshine, Smiles, and Snacks: The Appeal of Outdoor Dining Spaces

April 9, 2020

Outdoor dining spaces are must-haves in today’s senior living communities. Residents can use them throughout the day to enjoy a meal, chat with friends or watch a game of bocce. From a programming perspective, they offer ideal seasonal venues for cocktail hours, barbecues, ice cream socials and even outdoor movie nights. “They are the single…

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Next-Decade Design Makes Good Health a High Priority

April 9, 2020

Senior living was, is, and ever will be concerned with health, safety, and infection control—but quality of life is just as important. Throughout the coronavirus threat and into the foreseeable future, providers and designers will be seeking ways to simultaneously make any residence as much a place that people want to live as a place…

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Landscaping Can Grow Engagement While It’s Shrinking Expenses

February 18, 2020

Just like many other community operations, landscaping today has to do more with the same resources. While it’s important to offer curb appeal that makes every resident and visitor feel at home and welcomed, landscaping needs to work within a community’s budget—that’s both for establishment and maintenance, today and for the long term. On top…

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Measuring Energy Use Nets Benefits, Even When It’s Not Mandatory

February 18, 2020

More dots on the map have appeared since this publication last looked at mandatory building energy benchmarking policies, in 2018. Some have moved beyond benchmarking to requiring performance targets. But as much as the word “mandatory” may make you gulp, energy and water benchmarking itself is relatively easy. “It helps you answer the questions, how…

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Argentum Introduces the 2019 Senior Living by Design Award Recipients

December 19, 2019

(Alexandria, Va.)—Argentum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Senior Living by Design awards. The annual awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers who create communities of quality in innovative ways. Recipients of the 2019 awards include: Arbor Terrace Fulton (The Arbor Company/Capitol Seniors Housing) Belmont Village Lincoln Park (Belmont…

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Bringing the Best Together for the 2020 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference

December 13, 2019

Alexandria, Va.—The pace of growth and the number of challenges in the senior living industry increases daily, but so do the opportunities to create better senior living together. Argentum designed the 2020 Senior Living Executive Conference & Expo to deliver what industry leaders, professionals, and advocates need most to help companies, communities, and residents thrive.…

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Benchmark Community Taking it to the Next Level with Unconventional Interior Design

August 20, 2019

Woodbury, N.Y. – Orchard Estate of Woodbury, a Benchmark assisted living and memory care community opening this fall in Woodbury, N.Y., has partnered with StudioSIX5 in Austin, Texas, to raise the bar on senior living on Long Island. In their first project on the Island, StudioSIX5 is reimagining the visual environment at Orchard Estate to…

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