Editors' Columns

Don't feel bad about Grandma's new weed habit

Don't feel bad about Grandma's new weed habit

Dubious reactions to marijuana use among seniors speak to two truths.

Hollywood hints at real life

Hollywood hints at real life

When some friends and I went to the movies the other night, they looked forward to escaping from the real world for 90 minutes, whereas I looked forward to seeing whether aging and older adults were portrayed realistically.

You may not like what the NIC's middle-market study reveals

You may not like what the NIC's middle-market study reveals

It's very possible the real payoff of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care study of middle-market demand for seniors housing may be the reality check it delivers. And here, I'm afraid, the findings may not be so encouraging.

2017 a notable year for Parkinson's disease

2017 a notable year for Parkinson's disease

This year's observances of World Parkinson's Day and Parkinson's Awareness Month are especially notable because 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the essay in which James Parkinson defined the movement disorder for the first time.

John O'Connor's Columns

Don't feel bad about Grandma's new weed habit

Dubious reactions to marijuana use among seniors speak to two truths.

You may not like what the NIC's middle-market study reveals

It's very possible the real payoff of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care study of middle-market demand for seniors housing may be the reality check it delivers. And here, I'm afraid, the findings may not be so encouraging.

Too many senior living operators focused on the wrong benchmark

Talk to any operator, and it won't take long before you hear "quality" intoned in a highly reverential manner. Perhaps we should start using a different yardstick, however.

No need to trash this emerging senior living option

I have seen the future of senior living. And it looks a lot like a trailer park. Come to think of it, it just might be a trailer park.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Hollywood hints at real life

When some friends and I went to the movies the other night, they looked forward to escaping from the real world for 90 minutes, whereas I looked forward to seeing whether aging and older adults were portrayed realistically.

2017 a notable year for Parkinson's disease

This year's observances of World Parkinson's Day and Parkinson's Awareness Month are especially notable because 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the essay in which James Parkinson defined the movement disorder for the first time.

A move toward a more inclusive society

What do dementia and Parkinson's disease have to do with professional basketball? Read on.

Payers 'can't ignore assisted living,' former senators say

Former Sens. Tom Daschle and Bill Frist showed prescience at the NIC Spring Investment Forum when they said that any reform to the Affordable Care Act would need bipartisan support to be successful. They also shared their opinions on what is ahead for senior living and long-term care.

Guest Columns

How interior design can affect the health and well-being of seniors

How interior design can affect the health and well-being of seniors

Elements of a senior living community's design can contribute to resident safety, socialization and overall happiness.

5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

Senior living communities are devising new ways to attract and fulfill the needs of active boomers who want to be able to age in place and have opportunities for creative education and personal exploration.

HUD programs deserve expansion, not cuts

HUD programs deserve expansion, not cuts

If we care about how our nation's seniors live their golden years, we not only must protect all of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's programs staunchly; we also must work our hardest to expand them.

Marketplace Columns

3 social media hacks to help your senior living center create an online community

3 social media hacks to help your senior living center create an online community

As competition in the senior living industry intensifies, a strong social media presence may provide a competitive advantage. Here are three ways to create an online community around your brand.

Dining room in the dining room

Dining room in the dining room

The past few years have seen a strong push to create more variety in the dining experience by adding more venues. But how do you allocate enough space (but not too much space) for these rooms if you don't know where residents are going to eat any given meal?

The value of in-room audio

The value of in-room audio

By installing an advanced emergency call system with in-room audio, senior living community owners can help residents maintain a sense of dignity while ensuring their safety.

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April 20

New Jersey newlyweds

Pompton Plains, NJ

Edie Dombal and Rich Cirelli both volunteer at Cedar Crest retirement community's TV studio, and now they have something else in common: each other.

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