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Retired Scientists Develop Climate Change Solution

February 10, 2022

By Cynthia Bombach A group of residents at a California retirement community has developed a proposal to halt climate change on a global scale by the year 2040. The group’s scientific research shows that it’s possible to reach the goal 10 years earlier than the 2050 deadline proposed at the recent UN climate summit in…

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Senior Living Workforce Crisis Needs Immediate and Long-Term Policy Solutions

February 10, 2022

By Kenya McCullum Worker shortages are nothing new in the senior living industry—but COVID-19 has only made the challenge more pronounced. To get to where we need to be will require a multipronged approach. One of those prongs is developing and supporting the policies that can bring an influx of talent into the field. To…

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Getting Senior Issues on the Policy Agenda

February 10, 2022

By Thomas Gresham Is ageism the reason it’s so tough to get policy and legislation for older people onto the political agenda? Do politicians understand what matters to older adults? If you want to understand why progress on crucial issues related to aging seems slow and elusive in today’s policy climate, you may have to…

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NAACP Holding a Critical Role in Fighting COVID Misinformation

December 10, 2021

President and CEO of the NAACP Derrick Johnson has helped guide the Association through a period of re-envisioning and reinvigoration since he took office in 2017. In addition to campaigns in other areas, the NAACP under his leadership has addressed health issues and disparities, including through the 2020 We are Done Dying Campaign, exposing inequities…

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Next-Level Art Studios Are Becoming an Attractive Amenity

December 2, 2021

By Cynthia Bombach It’s not quite as simple as “build it and they will come,” but in a growing number of senior living communities, art studios are a magnet for residents. Well-designed studios, paired with appropriate programming, can attract everyone from seasoned artists to people who have never picked up a paintbrush. Pursuing artistic activities…

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Podcasts Offer Ways to Communicate on Senior Living Topics

September 30, 2021

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Lynne Katzmann, CEO of Juniper Communities, and Jeanine Genauer, principal of The JPR Group, were discussing the need to communicate to families, residents, associates, and the general population on topics important to the health and well-being of older adults. The pandemic, they believed, heightened the importance of addressing common questions and…

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New Ways to Turn the Dining Table into a Top Spot for Engagement

September 30, 2021

Food has the power to bring people together like almost nothing else. Senior living communities can harness that power by offering exciting engagement opportunities that appeal to residents’ love of food. “There’s a huge social component to dining that goes beyond the functional need for food,” says Arthur Silva, senior vice president for Sodexo Seniors…

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Don’t Forget the Difference a Leader Can Make Day to Day

September 29, 2021

Equity & Inclusion The name of Kemy Joseph’s DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) consulting firm works in several ways. First, it stands for Fuel Equitable Actions, Relationships, and Systems. But it also recognizes that DEI can bring up some fears. “Oftentimes, fears cause us to respond either in anger or frustration—or to run away from…

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Activity and Engagement Directors Bring Creativity to New Challenges

September 28, 2021

Last spring, a million older adults had to do what many of them had come to senior living to avoid: stay alone in their rooms. For safety reasons during the pandemic, group activities and outings were suddenly taken away. Isolation could have become a real threat to their well-being. How could program directors keep people…

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Older Adults Celebrate LGBT Identity, Pride in Art Exhibit, Book

September 28, 2021

Imagine 485 years. That’s 15.3 billion seconds, give or take a few. For the 12 LGBT+ older adults profiled in the ground-breaking project “Not Another Second,” it represents the collective time in which they lived either double lives or suppressed their true identities. (Note: Older adults and those in the exhibit prefer to use the…

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A Look at Hours and Wages Changes for Early 2021

July 19, 2021

Employment in the senior living industry has trended steadily lower during the coronavirus pandemic. Beginning in March 2020, senior living payrolls contracted in 12 of the next 14 months. In total, more than 79,000 jobs were lost during this period: 8.1 percent of the industry’s employment base. As of April 2021, senior living employment was…

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Argentum’s Apprenticeship Program Passes the 1,200 Participant Goal

July 19, 2021

The Healthcare Apprenticeship Expansion Program (HAEP) has met a major milestone by enrolling 1,211 participants in the first year of the grant. Argentum is the lead applicant and fiscal agent for the $6 million project, which is being funded by a four-year U.S. Department of Labor—Employment and Training Administration Closing the Skills Gap grant. The…

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