Senior Living Trends Articles

Keep up to date with trends in senior living community care. Learn how senior communities are changing, how senior care is managed, and how technology affects today’s senior activities.

The Benefits of Virtual Pets for Seniors

The benefits of virtual pets

The benefits of virtual petsMany seniors love their pets for the companionship and comfort they provide. For those who live alone, having a dog or a cat is a way to stave off loneliness. And for those in a senior living environment, it’s a way to have a loving presence with them in their personal space. However, thanks to technological solutions, the pet …Read more ›

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living Residents

10 Holiday Gift Ideas for Senior Living ResidentsIt’s the most wonderful time of the year… but it can be the most stressful time of the year, too. Though you’d like to give meaningful holiday gifts, shopping for a loved one in senior living may present a challenge. Where can you find memorable gifts that show you really care?

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Making New Friends at Senior Living

Making New Friends at Senior Living

Making New Friends at Senior Living“Make new friends and keep the old.”

Many former Girl Scouts will recognize that phrase from their days as a troop member or adult volunteer. This phrase also applies to senior living. Residents will look forward to receiving visits from their long-time friends, but it’s also important for them to make new friends so they can enjoy their day-to-day life in their …Read more ›

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What Does It Mean to Be an Age-Friendly Community?

What Does It Mean to Be an Age-Friendly Community?

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What Does It Mean to Be an Age-Friendly Community?As you grow older, will your city or community be able to accommodate your needs? Will you be able to walk to a park, maneuver the sidewalks, find appropriate housing and …Read more ›

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What’s the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community?

What's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community

Independent livingWhat's the Difference Between a CCRC and a Life Plan Community, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, continuing care retirement community (CCRC), life plan community… navigating the landscape of the various types of senior living communities can be …Read more ›

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How Senior Living Residents Can Be Leaders


How senior living residents can be leaders

How senior living residents can be leadersMany people take on leadership roles throughout their lives. It may have started when they were in elementary or high school, then continued into their college years and throughout their professional career. Perhaps they held an office with their industry’s trade association … or stepped up to coach their children’s sports teams … or took an active role in their church …Read more ›

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A Man’s World? Not in Senior Living

In Senior Living, It’s Not a

In Senior Living, It’s Not aVisit an assisted living community or skilled nursing facility, and one observation may immediately strike you—there are a lot more women than men. In fact, Argentum reports that women outnumber men in assisted living by a ratio of 7 to 1, and the ratio is even higher at nursing homes. …Read more ›

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Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior Living

Stimulating Games for Senior LivingWherever two or more seniors gather, there’s a good chance that games will ensue. There’s nothing like a good card or board game to get the mind working, the competitive juices flowing, and the conversation going. (more…)

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How to Make the Culinary Aspect of Senior Living More Palatable

How to make the culinary aspect of senior living more palatable

How to make the culinary aspect of senior living more palatableThere’s a trend in senior living toward offering high-quality cuisine. But one person’s steak tartare is another person’s raw hamburger. Taste buds vary, and sometimes the taste buds of older adults are not what they used to be. But if your parent is regularly complaining about the food in senior …Read more ›

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Pain Relief for Seniors: Is Marijuana the Answer?

Pain Relief for Seniors: Marijuana

Pain Relief for Seniors: MarijuanaWhen Daniel Reingold’s father was dying of cancer in 1999, the options for pain management were limited at best. So, after reading about the benefits of medical marijuana, Reingold decided to give the plant a try. He boiled marijuana leaves into a tea for his father in his last few weeks of life, and the results were incredible—increased appetite, boosted spirits, and relief …Read more ›

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