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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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Programming Designed for a Healthy Mind and Body

December 17, 2018

An innovative new product for stimulating the mind and body has made its first appearance in American senior living communities. Named BikeAround™, the system combines the elements of an exercise bike with a large domed screen displaying images from Google Street View. Users pedal and steer through the interactive images to “visit” their childhood homes,…

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Personalization: A Hallmark of Community

December 17, 2018

Walking down the corridors of a senior living community could offer little to catch your attention—either a blank wall or a display of nondescript framed prints. But things are different at Pennswood Village. Home to a very art-centered population, the residents’ personal works and collections are hung in the hallways for everyone to enjoy. The…

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The Rise of Sophisticated Designs

December 17, 2018

As more senior living projects are built in densely populated areas, a sophisticated and more urban approach to design has emerged. This year’s five Senior Living by Design winners showcase the latest best-in-class architecture that thoughtfully makes the most efficient use of space. Many of the designs echo the vertical elements of city life while…

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Argentum Introduces the 2018 Senior Living by Design Award Recipients

December 14, 2018

(Alexandria, Va.)—Today, Argentum is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Senior Living by Design awards. The annual awards program honors architects, design firms, and senior living providers that achieve innovative architecture in senior living communities. The recipients of the 2018 awards include: Brandywine Living at Alexandria (Brandywine Living) Creekside Senior Living (Stellar Senior…

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