Argentum Members: Have you registered for the 2020 Public Policy Institute & Fly-In? Join us March 17-18 in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the industry! Learn more.

×
Argentum Logo_RGB2
Magazine Article

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…

Magazine Article

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…

Magazine Article

Keep an Essential Product Clean: Take Good Care of Your Ice Machine

February 18, 2020

It can be surprising to think that ice can “go bad.” After all, ice is often used to keep other foods and drinks safe. “The reality is that dirty ice machines were citied 20 percent of the time on health inspections in 2019,” says Ecolab’s Mandy Sedlak, principal regulatory specialist and food safety and public…

Magazine Article

Old Flip Phone or New Smart Speaker? It’s About Usability and Choice

February 18, 2020

Laurie M. Orlov heard it coming—voice and other smart tech was going to change aging. The founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch shares wisdom earned in years as a technology industry analyst consulted by large organizations and entrepreneurs, and by the Wall Street Journal and Business Week. More of her takes on what’s ahead…

Magazine Article

Elder Fraud Research: Tracking People Vulnerable to Email Scams

February 18, 2020

News stories are coming up more and more often about older adults falling victim to financial scams, sometimes losing even hundreds of thousands to mythical promises on the other end on an email. What’s more, loved ones say, these are often people who earlier in life were cautious, careful, and nobody’s fool. Is the problem…

Magazine Article

Residents’ Wealth of Experience Enriches Community Operations

February 18, 2020

Alice Willard has an impressive resume: highlights include nursing at hospitals including Massachusetts General, being a clinical research nurse for an NIH-funded center, and running her own business on the side as a florist. At her latest job, she’s managed to save management a good bit of money by using her wholesale connections to get…

Magazine Article

Tech That Works Together

February 18, 2020

Connecting through communication is an essential part of wellness. Providers are looking to new technologies to make it easier—and discovering new challenges. For senior living community providers, the “community” part of their promise can’t become reality without communication. That means easy, extensive, and effective ways to communicate among residents, residents and their families, and residents…

Magazine Article

Data Reveals a New Picture of the Emerging Senior Market

December 20, 2019

For Colleen Scholer, data has flavor. Large-scale quantities of research, segments and sub-segments, analysis—she approaches these with curiosity and an investigative spirit, discovering interesting mixes and zaps of insight. She’s vice president of brand insight and strategy at Ageist media company, “dedicated to championing the vitality, influence, and contributions of the modern 50-plus demographic, and…

Magazine Article

Expert Shares Best Practices To Protect Your Online Reputation

December 20, 2019

Digital strategist and technologist Chris Abraham knows what makes a reputation resilient—how it can prepare against hurricanes of rumor and come back strong from social media flames. With his company, Gerris Corp., he has used social and mainstream media engagement to help boost brands and raise reputations in a wide range of industries including financial…

Magazine Article

Writer Becomes a Catalyst for Multicultural Alzheimer’s Awareness

December 20, 2019

Writer Marita Golden didn’t set out to become a champion of Alzheimer’s disease awareness. She was simply researching what would become her 17th published work, the novel “The Wide Circumference of Love.” But she came across the statistic that African Americans are twice as likely to get Alzheimer’s. “It blew me away,” she would later…

Magazine Article

Meeting People Where They Are

December 20, 2019

What’s the top social media platform for people 65 and older? If you said Facebook, you’re correct, according to the Pew Research Center’s latest fact sheet. But the second most popular is YouTube. Surprised? And the adult daughter of the prospective resident you’ve been talking to is very likely to be on Facebook every day,…

Magazine Article

Exploring Strategies for a Tight Market

October 16, 2019

Wanted: 2.5 million more senior living workers. Please apply before 2030. The senior living industry directly employs more than 767,000 Americans, and indirectly employs more than 915,000 workers in related industries. This industry, with nearly a quarter-trillion dollars in economic impact, drives economies from local to global. These thousands of workers are licensed and registered…

Stay Connected

Get updates on the latest news impacting senior living through our Argentum Daily newsletter.

×

Login.

Forgot Password
Create an Account