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Top Industry Innovators To Meet At HEALTHTAC

Discussions on innovation, disruption, operational challenges and how to transform organizations in a changing industry will top the agenda for HEALTHTAC East 2019. The invitation-only event will be held at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas, April 7-9. “HEALTHTAC offers an opportunity for top senior living and health …

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A Breath Of Fresh Air

Residents currently moving into the first Zero Energy Neighborhood in the Portland, OR, senior living marketplace—The Oaks at Rose Villa—are getting a breath of fresh air in more ways than one. The Oaks is a 12-home neighborhood of residences within Rose Villa, a cottage community for senior living set on …

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Juniper ‘Integrates’ New Institute

Juniper Communities has been known as a thought leader and innovator within the senior housing industry since its inception. However, as the organization became known as one willing to take risks, the number of projects it has become involved in has exploded. “As we celebrated our 30th anniversary last year, …

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Dining Programs Go In A New Direction

Food continues to play a large part in marketing differentiation as prospective residents shop today’s Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Life Plan Communities, and corporate executive chefs are raising the bar as competition gets ratcheted up. “Most of our residents are going out to eat on their own. We’re competing …

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Going Big in Luxury Senior Living

A pair of new standouts in the “going big” luxury category of senior living have emerged with the debut of Summit Vista, Utah’s first life plan community, which opened its 105-acre campus in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley in early October, and Amavida, a 32-acre resort-style independent living, …

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New Year Resolutions For Technology

Innovation and technology are sure to make their mark this year on the aging services industry and will be hot topics at HealthTAC East 2019. The immersion event for senior executives working in independent/assisted living, memory care, and/or skilled/short-term rehabilitation will be held at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in …

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Apprenticeships A Win-Win In Aging Services

When most people think about apprenticeships, the trades often come to mind—welders, electricians, plumbers, mechanics, and carpenters, for example. But apprenticeship programs can also be a real win-win for the aging services industry, helping organizations recruit, develop and retain more skilled workers; increase employee and resident/family satisfaction; and decrease turnover …

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Calming and Comforting, Making Connections

Although the aisles were full of technology and every kind of product, service and consultancy imaginable at the recent Annual Meeting & Expo of LeadingAge, an association of non-profit providers of aging services, a number of mostly low-tech, high-touch products were standouts when it comes to comforting and calming. Dave …

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The Importance Of Inclusion

The issue of inclusion and training staff and leadership on how retirement communities can better understand Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) residents and be more welcoming of all received a boost of awareness in recent months. Lawsuits filed by senior women who claim to have been mistreated because of …

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“Coop-atition” Comes To Lancaster

If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Few places in the nation, if any, can claim as many retirement communities in one geographic area as Lancaster County, PA, which has been dubbed the “Garden Spot of America.” The city of Lancaster, PA, topped the latest U.S. News & World Report …

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