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Planting The Seeds For Healthier Aging

As we celebrate Older Americans Month, Senior Living News talked with one of the many social entrepreneurs who have found a unique way to honor and serve older adults. Orla Concannon, a therapeutic horticulturist in Seattle, founded Eldergrow™ in 2015—offering the first therapeutic connection to nature through innovative, subscription-based gardens …

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Winning Workforce Strategies Built On Trust

Many companies in the aging services space are committed to growing and adding more buildings to their portfolio, but some falter when it comes to assimilation. Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO, Watercrest Senior Living, believes assimilation includes employees having the feeling of ownership whether they’re a financial owner or not. …

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Collaboration and Partnerships Key at HEALTHTAC East

The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Nassau overlooking the sparkling turquoise waters of The Bahamas proved to be the perfect setting for the recently concluded HEALTHTAC East 2019. Outdoor receptions and dinner on the grand lawn highlighted activities of the sixth bi-annual HEALTHTAC produced by Senior Living News that included …

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Dining Sparks Resident Engagement

At Lenbrook, a premier Life Plan Community in Atlanta planning a $100 million expansion, dining is more than just sustenance. It has sparked resident engagement and brought seniors and staff together in ways perhaps never imagined. Felecia Sveda, Lenbrook vp of hospitality services, likens Lenbrook’s dining program to baseball—bringing residents …

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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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