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The Story Behind a Complex But Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatment

May 5, 2021

Despite the apparent success of vaccination, the COVID-19 danger is by no means over. People are still contracting the virus and at risk; some people can’t be vaccinated or missed getting vaccinated; occasionally, someone doesn’t develop immunity. What was true at the beginning of the pandemic is still true more than a year later: Older…

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Each One Reach One

May 5, 2021

When Brenda Gibbons worked as a hairdresser, she saw herself as someone who served her community. Her work gave her a sense of purpose. After retirement, she moved into The Hidenwood, a Retirement Unlimited community in Newport News, Va. There, she became a member of the Pink Ladies Club, a group of residents who help…

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Kristine Tilton Named Executive Director at EPOCH’s Waterstone At Wellesley

April 17, 2021

WALTHAM, Mass.—Kristine Tilton, a Wellesley native with 20 years’ experience in senior living, has been named executive director for Waterstone at Wellesley. Tilton currently works as executive director at EPOCH Assisted Living at Boylston Place. She previously worked as executive director at EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton. She has worked with EPOCH Senior Living since 2001. A Wellesley High…

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Watercrest Promotes Executive Director Kim Sviben to Area Director of Operations

April 12, 2021

VERO BEACH, Fla.—Watercrest Senior Living Group is thrilled to announce the promotion of respected executive director Kim Sviben to the role of area director of operations. As Watercrest continues their southeastern expansion, Sviben’s expertise will strengthen operational efficiency and growth throughout Watercrest communities. Sviben joined the Watercrest family in 2017 as resident wellness director, earning the trust of resident…

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Silverado Names Simeon Purkey Administrator at New Bellevue Memory Care Community

April 12, 2021

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Silverado is pleased to announce that Simeon Purkey has been named administrator of its Bellevue memory care community, slated to open this spring. A passionate and experienced senior living professional with a strong record of providing residents under his care with an exceptional quality of life will lead the team of highly trained and compassionate…

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RUI promotes Chris Cook to Executive Director of Bay Lake Community in Virginia Beach

April 8, 2021

ROANOKE, Va.—Chris Cook has been promoted to executive director of Bay Lake Community in Virginia Beach, Va., a community of Retirement Unlimited, Inc. (RUI), a Virginia family-owned and -operated senior living community management company with nearly 40 years of experience serving. Since joining RUI in 2019, Cook has been the business office and human resources…

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Waltonwood Cotswold Names Eric Davis Executive Director

March 17, 2021

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Waltonwood Cotswold has named Eric Davis as its new executive director. Davis brings with him nearly 10 years of experience to his new role. He began his work with the Waltonwood organization in 2015 as a third-shift wellness nurse when Waltonwood Providence first opened its doors. During his time with the community, Davis was…

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A Resource Designed to Help Cope With COVID’s Emotional Fallout

March 10, 2021

Ensuring physical safety was top priority during the pandemic. But many also saw immediately that mental well-being would also be a health and safety challenge. Isolation, uncertainty, grief, and lack of control take a toll. Many of the usual comforts and coping mechanisms are out of reach. That’s what led to the How Right Now…

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Building an Organization Where It Is Safe and Welcome to Be Who You Are

March 10, 2021

Ayana King took a job in senior living almost by chance, while finishing her degree in communications. Like many who enter senior living, she fell in love with the industry. Before a year was up at her new job, she was promoted to corporate level. Now she is CEO and founder of her own business,…

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Change Agent Profile: Trauma Touches Everyone, and An Informed Approach Can Help

March 10, 2021

According to a 2013 study in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, 90 percent of adults in the United States have been exposed to at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. Think of how many in your community might have gone through a natural disaster just in the time they have been residents there—and then…

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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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Communicating Safety

March 10, 2021

Pre-COVID-19, safety didn’t have to be explicitly communicated to prospective residents or prospective employees—it was a given, not a differentiator. But the pandemic brought not only legitimate concerns for health, but a swirl of changing information—and misinformation in some cases—that left prospects and potential workers confused, overwhelmed, or even mistrustful. Now, letting prospects know that…

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