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Cannabis, Choice, and Your Community: Update on Practices and Problems

June 25, 2019

Cannabis, more commonly known as marijuana, is a hot-button topic in senior living. Older adults are increasingly turning to cannabis products to ease conditions such as arthritis pain, anxiety, and insomnia. Adult children are using it to try to treat manifestations of dementia in their parents. In states where cannabis is legal, there’s a good…

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Affinity Living Group Launches Exercise Campaign Using National Institute on Aging Resources

June 10, 2019

Hickory, NC– Affinity Living Group (ALG) has launched a physical activity and exercise program across its more than 120 communities this month, using the science-based information from Go4Life®, an outreach initiative developed by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health. The Hickory-based senior housing company will be tracking participation in…

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Unveiling of the Medicare for All Act of 2019

March 24, 2019

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), the co-chair of the House Progressive Caucus, unveiled HR 1384, the Medicare for All Act of 2019 which would transition our current health care system to a public single-payer system over a two-year period. Rep. Jayapal’s plan does not detail how it would be paid for but includes comprehensive and generous…

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Aging with Dignity Builds Character

February 14, 2019

A few years ago, county music artist Toby Keith was sharing a golf cart with Clint Eastwood at Eastwood’s annual Pebble Beach, Calif., charity event. The two got to talking, and Eastwood remarked he’d be celebrating his 88th birthday in just a few days. How would the famed actor, producer and director celebrate his big…

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Untangling the Mysteries of the Brain

February 14, 2019

The Dutch centenarian Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper astonished scientific researchers both in life and in death: When they performed cognitive and psychological tests on her at the age of 113, they found that her mind performed better than most 60-75 year olds. A subsequent autopsy of her 115 year-old brain in 2005 revealed that it was…

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Arts Improving the Aging Process

February 14, 2019

Youth may fade, but creativity need not falter. On his 90th birthday, Chuck Berry announced he had a new album coming out. Last spring, The New York Times reported on Geta Bratescu, a 91-year-old Romanian artist still hard at work in her studio. More than just a creative outlet, the arts offer a path to…

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After a Successful Modeling Career, It’s Nice to Sleep In

February 13, 2019

“Age is a number. Old is an attitude. You can talk old, walk old, act old, and dress old. I’m just not ready for that yet,” says Jeni Freeland Berry, a senior living resident who is 93 years young. Berry, who calls Brookdale Freedom Square in Seminole, Fla., home, is the oldest Miss Florida and…

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NIC Launches New Resources to Support Healthcare and Seniors Housing & Care Partnership

January 10, 2019

Seniorcare.NIC.org and Housing & Healthcare blog address challenges and opportunities in value-based senior care   Annapolis, Md.— The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) today launched a new digital resource to help leaders in the seniors housing & care and healthcare sectors understand and adapt to continued convergence in these sectors. As fee-for-service payment and delivery models continue to give way to value-based care, health insurers and providers are increasingly…

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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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Argentum Establishes Senior Living Standards Commission

October 12, 2018

Alexandria, Va. – Argentum’s Board of Directors has voted to establish the new Senior Living Standards Commission, which is charged with developing and maintaining voluntary standards for senior living. The Commission will be comprised of volunteer subject matter experts and other stakeholders having an interest in senior living. “By establishing this new commission, Argentum is…

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Of Passion and Postage: Channeling Grief into Action

August 28, 2018

You may not think much about the stamps you use for mail—generally anything in stock at the post office will do. However, with the Alzheimer’s semipostal fundraising stamp, you’re not just getting postage: You’re getting a story. That’s because this stamp is the culmination of two individuals’ hard work and determination to raise funds that…

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What Role Does Gender Play in Senior Living?

August 28, 2018

New realities, expectations drive changes and choice Nationally, senior residences are home to more than twice as many women than men, according to a 2017 Argentum report. A Pew research study shows more older couples living together. A British study reveals nearly half of older men suffer from loneliness that could compromise their health. A…

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