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Man On A Mission

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Historically, the senior living industry hasn’t done a good job of telling its own story, but that may soon change if Kris Engskov, president of Bellevue, WA-based Aegis Living, has anything to say about it. Engskov was new to the senior living industry in January 2019 when he left global …

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Getting A Fresh Perspective

Last year saw a number of interesting moves among top executives in the senior living industry—replacing retiring executives, moving to different organizations, and some coming from other industries. Senior Living News asked a few of the new leaders what excites them most about their organization—either looking back at 2019, looking …

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Isolating The Problem

Imagine having a traditional, stand-alone assisted living community that gets over 2,000 visitors each month—not including families and friends of residents. Imagine having over 40 local clubs using your space as a headquarters, gathering place and creating programs and events for your residents but bringing in the greater community as …

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HEALTHTAC Food & Beverage Exceeds Expectations

Warm temperatures, sunny skies and all the grandeur and magic of Disney’s Grand Floridian and Epcot in Orlando set the stage for the recently concluded HEALTHTAC Food & Beverage 2019. Hosted by Senior Living News, this inaugural food and beverage think-tank event—focused solely on elevating the senior dining experience—brought together …

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Culinary Leaders Convene At HEALTHTAC Food & Beverage

Some of the industry’s most experienced culinary leaders representing top senior living organizations across the country will convene at HEALTHTAC Food & Beverage 2019. Hosted by Senior Living News, the invitation-only event focused on senior living dining will be held at Disney’s Grand Floridian in Orlando, FL, December 8-10. “Senior …

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LGBT Senior Cohousing Values Diversity

Village Hearth Cohousing, the first and only LGBT senior cohousing community in North America, is under construction in Durham, NC, and on course for occupancy in spring 2020. The 55+ intentional neighborhood of LGBTs, straight friends and allies will consist of seven “quads” comprised of four one-story cottages on one …

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Alexa Scores with Seniors

Senior living communities across the country have been reporting high rates of adoption and success with the use of Amazon’s voice-activated personal assistant Alexa—some with devices at various places throughout communities, some with devices in each residence or moving in that direction. But success isn’t just because the devices have …

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Bridging The Gap

Intergenerational programming in senior living communities connects residents to a broader community, reducing loneliness and enhancing the well-being of both seniors and youth. Such programs can help fight ageism, introduce youth to new career paths and even help solve greater societal problems. In July, East Ridge Residence, an independent living …

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Measuring Up In Occupancy

Many senior living organizations struggle with occupancy—with the national senior housing occupancy rate falling in the second quarter of 2019 to 87.8%, its lowest since the second quarter of 2011—while others consistently maintain 95% or higher year after year. So what’s the secret sauce? “It’s not really magic. It starts …

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HEALTHTAC Hits On Key Issues

“Quality over quantity” has become the mantra of the HEALTHTAC® events, which continue to focus on the goal of bringing senior living executives together in an intimate environment designed to maximize productivity and enhance relationship building and collaboration. This was very much in evidence at the recently concluded HEALTHTAC West …

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