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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.

A plan for America: Invest in our direct care workforce

A plan for America: Invest in our direct care workforce

PHI has released recommendations to the Trump administration and Congress for meeting the need for more direct care workers to care for older Americans and people living with disabilities.

Social media complements face-to-face interactions for residents

Social media complements face-to-face interactions for residents

Recent research has found that Facebook interaction among older adults is doing more than just helping them while away the time.

The weather outside doesn't have to be frightful

The weather outside doesn't have to be frightful

Communities in unfortunate locations could be snowed in, flooded, caught up in gusty hurricanes, struck by tornados or covered in sheets of ice. Communities can be proactive, however.

How to protect your caregivers from workplace injuries

How to protect your caregivers from workplace injuries

Employee health issues can lead to increased healthcare expenses, a loss of productivity and missed work, affecting both employee and employer. Fortunately, senior living operators can take steps to lessen or prevent such issues.

Education as an investment

Education as an investment

No one-size-fits-all approach to attracting or retaining talent exists, but some of the solutions we are deploying focus on the learning opportunities and education that we provide to employees.

Caring for caregivers all year

Caring for caregivers all year

November has been designated National Family Caregivers Month, but our appreciation doesn't need to be limited to one month of the year.

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

7 best practices for weathering a crisis

Regardless of the scope or cause of the emergency, senior living communities of all sizes in any location can benefit from being prepared for any potential disaster.

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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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