More than music

More than music

Capital Senior Living residents and children are taking part in music-making experiences designed to build relationships across generations and enhance quality of life for all ages. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Bocce battle

Bocce battle

It was residents versus employees when Vi at Bentley Village in Naples, FL, hosted its first "Living Well Competitions." Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Hello, cello!

Hello, cello!

Staff at Valencia Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living community in Corona, CA, recently surprised approximately 100 residents with a visit from Grammy Award-winning cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Hall marks

Hall marks

Pennswood Village in Newtown, PA, is encouraging residents to hang their artworks in the community's hallways.

Cardboard kickoff

Cardboard kickoff

Find out how a bobsled ended up in a New Hampshire continuing care retirement community, and learn how to submit your photos!

Handmade holiday

Handmade holiday

Residents of St. John's in Rochester, NY, recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Winter wish

Winter wish

Brookdale Senior Living resident Eleanor "Ellie" Ross recently got to ski again thanks to a Brookdale partnership with two-time Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Big Easy thank you

Big Easy thank you

More than 100 employees recently enjoyed a Mardi Gras-themed party hosted by Lantern Hill, a continuing care retirement community in New Providence, NJ. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

A key to retention

A key to retention

IntegraCare employee Jeannie Stack was the lucky winner of a car in the company's third Continued Attendance Rewards program drawing, held Tuesday. Find out how the program has helped reduce employee turnover, and learn how to submit your photos!

Florida fete

Florida fete

Dozens of fellow residents at Meridian Senior Living's Lake Morton Plaza in Lakeland, FL, along with officers from the Lakeland Police Department, recently celebrated Isaac "Ike" Newcomer's 107th birthday. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos.

Party in the sky

Party in the sky

Remington Club resident Joel Halpern recently celebrated his 95th birthday by skydiving. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

The gift of connection

The gift of connection

Storytelling that leads to sharing and social connection is the focus of a new gift that Atria Senior Living is sharing with residents at its communities. Read more, and find out how to share your photos!

Model residents

Model residents

Two senior living operators found a way to keep the focus on residents all year long by creating calendars featuring artwork by residents or photos of them. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Facebook nuptials

Facebook nuptials

Visitors to the Brookdale New Braunfels Facebook page on Wednesday were treated to the wedding of residents Ann Hoover and Allen Seelhammer.

A giving season

A giving season

Senior living communities throughout the country are proving that the end-of-the-year holidays are a time of giving.

Students of life

Students of life

Ovation Chai Point is providing room and board, as well as an open studio, to a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee art student as part of a university program that benefits everyone involved. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Destined for dining

Destined for dining

Fifteen residents of Devonshire at PGA National recently packed food to be sent to children in Haiti and Puerto Rico. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Mailed merriment

Mailed merriment

Recipients of holiday cards from New Perspective Senior Living this year are in for a special treat. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Flags, pins, certificates

Flags, pins, certificates

Senior living communities across the country observed Veterans Day this past week. Read more, and find out how you can send your photos for potential publication in In Focus.

Picture perfect

Picture perfect

Every month, the Manors of Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania take portraits of new residents and residents celebrating birthdays. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos for In Focus!

Definitely a treat

Definitely a treat

The management team of Crestavilla collected several dozen new and "gently used" Halloween costumes to benefit children who live at a nearby emergency shelter care facility. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

The long haul

The long haul

Bob Gralley, 91, used the loop road and fitness center treadmill at the 87-acre campus of Oak Crest retirement community in Parkville, MD, to train for the half-marathon he ran Oct. 21 in the Baltimore Running Festival. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Mock fire, real prep

Mock fire, real prep

A recent fire and disaster response drill at Friendship helped with staff and responder preparedness. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

The gift of hearing

The gift of hearing

A little more than a year after starting a new job as a dining room server at a memory care community in Oakland, CA, Michael Robinette's life changed forever when co-workers and managers at his employer helped purchase new hearing aids that enabled him to hear music and voices for the first time. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Five-minute films

Five-minute films

Brookdale Senior Living residents and staff recently worked together to create movies designed to change the perception of aging and communicate positive, uplifting or touching messages. Vote for the People's Choice Award, and learn how to submit photos of your special events to McKnight's Senior Living!

Saluting 70 years

Saluting 70 years

The Armed Forces Retirement Home was the setting for a recent celebration of the Air Force's 70th birthday by Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, members and veterans, including a 96-year-old resident. Find out more, and read how to submit your photos!

Summer songs

Summer songs

Residents of Front Porch's Villa Gardens in Pasadena, CA, who are members of the Joyful Hearts Chorus practiced twice a week for a recent talent show that welcomed more than 200 guests. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Making a connection

Making a connection

Residents of Poet's Walk, a Spring Hills memory care community in Henderson, NV, have smiles on their faces thanks to an 11-year-old boy who missed his late grandmother and was searching for a way to connect with other older adults. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Paper and scissors? They rock!

Paper and scissors? They rock!

For the ninth consecutive year, residents of Vi at Bentley Village bought school supplies and stuffed backpacks in support of local students about to begin the new academic year. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Enjoying the eclipse

Enjoying the eclipse

Staff, residents and families at senior living communities and companies across the country enjoyed watching the eclipse on Monday. See the photos and learn how to submit photos of activities at your community!

'Pet therapy on steroids'

'Pet therapy on steroids'

It was "pet therapy on steroids" when a special visitor recently roamed the halls of The Village of East Harbor, according to Administrator Carolyn Martin. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Grande dame

Grande dame

Resident Dorothy Nimmer from Gabriel's Villa, the assisted living residence on the Miravida Living retirement community campus in Oshkosh, WI, was all smiles July 22. Find out why, and learn how you can submit your photos!

Special delivery

Special delivery

Residents and employees of Highland Springs in Dallas recently delivered a 50-inch television to firefighters at Dallas Fire Department Station #13 via an antique fire truck. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Ranch dressing

Ranch dressing

The staff at Vitality Court at Texas Star in Allen, TX, recently made a resident's dream come true, arranging for the lifelong rancher to visit a livestock auction and ranch. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Serving up scholarships

Serving up scholarships

Residents, staff and community partners at 17 Erickson Living communities have donated more than $2.3 million via local Student Scholarship Fund campaigns, and 1,400 student-workers will benefit.

Patriotism on parade

Patriotism on parade

Vi at Bentley Village in Naples celebrated July 4 with Southwest Florida flair. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Young at art

Young at art

Grace Ridge recently hosted an art show highlighting the talents of 25 artists aged 60 or more years, including several Grace Ridge residents. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

A leafy adventure

A leafy adventure

Meadow Lakes in East Windsor, NJ, recently offered its arboretum to be the site of a qualifying event for the International Society of Arboriculture's International Tree Climbing Championship. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

A flash mob to remember

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association. Find out more, and see how you can submit your photos!

'Senior prom'

'Senior prom'

More than 100 residents of Seabrook Retirement Community in Tinton Falls, NJ, and students from local high schools and colleges enjoyed an evening of fun and dancing June 6 at the community's annual "senior prom." Find out more, and learn how to submit your activities photos!

BFFs in the CCRC

BFFs in the CCRC

On National Best Friends Day, two residents of Edgewood Summit senior living community in Charleston, WV, will be marking a friendship of more than 80 years.

Pitch, putt, pickleball

Pitch, putt, pickleball

Nine months after the first dirt was turned and 9,600 plants and trees later, Morningside retirement community in Fullerton, CA, recently gave birth to its new pitch-and-putt golf course, pickleball court and nature walk. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

1,100+ years of living

1,100+ years of living

Eleven women residing at the Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences recently were honored as the inaugural class of the Gurwin Centenarians Society. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Raising the bar

Raising the bar

Saturday, former Life Care Centers of America President and CEO Tom Winston earned a law degree from the University of Tennessee at the age of 73. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos.

Rookie of the year

Rookie of the year

Gurwin Jewish resident Rudal "Rudy" Ahlen, 101, has been cheering for the New York Mets since they began, but she's never been to a game. That may change soon. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

New Jersey newlyweds

New Jersey newlyweds

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. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

An Easter parade

An Easter parade

The employees and residents at Saint Mary's East in Erie, PA, kicked off their Easter celebrations by showcasing bonnets and hats they had designed in a parade to which family members were invited. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

1 community, 3 centenarians

1 community, 3 centenarians

Three centenarian residents of United Hebrew of New Rochelle's Willow Towers Assisted Living in New Rochelle, NY, recently marked their birthdays at a combined party. Read more, and find out how to submit photos of your activities.

A super birthday

A super birthday

Brandywine Living at Brandall Estates resident Helen Turner will celebrate her 110th birthday Saturday, putting her in rare company. Find out more, and read how to submit your photos!

A wee bit o' fun

A wee bit o' fun

Poet's Walk San Antonio had an early St. Patrick's Day celebration on Wednesday. Find out more, and learn how to submit photos of your activities!

'Knit Wits'

'Knit Wits'

Presbyterian Village North's "Camp PVN" offered a chance for residents to impart their knowledge of hobbies and interests to Dallas-area children. Find out more, and learn how to submit your activities photos!

The good times rolled

The good times rolled

A parade kicked off the Mardi Gras celebration Tuesday afternoon at Spring Hills Middletown Assisted Living in Franklin, OH. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos of the fun activities taking place in your community.

'Rockminster' robots

'Rockminster' robots

The Jewish Home at Rockleigh's "Rockminster Dog Show" featured not only live animals but also "companion pets," robots equipped with sensors that enable them to respond to both sound and touch. Find out more, and learn how to submit your activities photos!

Snow fun

Snow fun

Residents of two senior living communities in New Jersey found ways to take advantage of โ€” or avoid โ€” the snow that blasted the Northeast on Feb. 9. Read more, and find out how to submit your activities-related photos!

#WeRemember

#WeRemember

Seven residents of Gurwin Jewish-Fay J. Lindner Residences participated in what is being called the largest global event ever to commemorate the holocaust, a #WeRemember international social media campaign launched by the World Jewish Congress in observance of Holocaust Memorial Day, Jan. 27. Learn more, and find out how to submit photos of activities at your community.

Fennel finale

Fennel finale

Residents at Applewood, a New Jersey continuing care retirement / life plan community, recently participated in a Food Network-style "Chopped" competition that concluded the community's yearlong Culinary Institute of Applewood program. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Mammal meeting

Mammal meeting

Jenny Bond, a resident at Brookdale Meridian Temple in Temple, TX, recently fulfilled a wish when she helped feed and care for an elephant at the Houston Zoo. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Merry marriage

Merry marriage

It was a first for the Colonial Courtyard at Tyrone โ€” a wedding held on site. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Connecting through reading

Connecting through reading

Covenant Village of Golden Valley in Minnesota recently dedicated a Little Free Library on its property. Neighborhood residents now can take a book or leave a book. Find out more, and read how to submit your photos!

Gathering and giving

Gathering and giving

As 2016 comes to a close, senior living residents and staff have been donating toys and their time and enjoying holiday gatherings. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Scarves and sangria

Scarves and sangria

At recent workshops at The Residence at Otter Creek, residents made silk scarves and painted glass jars that they filled with homemade sangria. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

The holiday spirit

The holiday spirit

Senior living communities are getting into the holiday spirit and helping others do so, too. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Horsing around

Horsing around

Residents from Rockland Place, a Watermark senior living community in Wilmington, DE, recently visited the New Castle County Carousel Park & Equestrian Center. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Encapsulated insights

Encapsulated insights

Buckner Westminster Place in Longview, TX, celebrated its 20th anniversary by burying a time capsule during a Nov. 22 ceremony. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Honoring veterans

Honoring veterans

Senior living communities around the country honored veterans through activities on and before Nov. 11. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Veterans share wisdom

Veterans share wisdom

Watermark Retirement Communities recently asked veterans living in its 39 communities across the country to share life lessons learned while serving the United States. Read more and find out how you can submit news and photos related to various activities in your community.

Goal!

Goal!

Donations from The Watermark at 3030 Park in Bridgeport, CT, helped a local high school student attend the world's largest youth soccer tournament this past summer in Gothenburg, Sweden. Read more, and find out how you can submit your photos!

No ordinary jewelry

No ordinary jewelry

Benchmark Senior Living residents and staff recently worked together to set a Guinness World Record for the longest friendship bracelet. Find out more and learn how to submit your photos!

Getting out the vote

Getting out the vote

Residents of Charlestown retirement community are helping to educate fellow voters in several ways this fall. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

A family affair

A family affair

At one New Jersey retirement community, family is more than figurative. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Investing in the future

Investing in the future

The residents of Mirador, a retirement community in Corpus Christi, TX, recently awarded scholarships to five staff members who work at the community. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Electing to be informed

Electing to be informed

Residents at Orchard Cove, a continuing care retirement / life plan community in Canton, MA, recently participated in a two-part series focusing on the upcoming election. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Pitch perfect

Pitch perfect

Helen Stemple, a 103-year-old assisted living resident of Gurwin Jewish - Fay J. Lindner Residences, Commack, Long Island, New York, recently threw out the ceremonial pitch at a Long Island Ducks baseball game. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Keeping connected

Keeping connected

Communities in New Jersey and Virginia share how they are observing National Assisted Living Week. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Tools 4 Schools

Tools 4 Schools

Residents and staff of Applewood, a CCRC in Freehold, NJ, are providing in-class support to teachers and donations of school uniforms, backpacks and supplies to students of the Freehold Borough School District. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Seniors celebrate athletics

Seniors celebrate athletics

Senior living communities in Florida, Maryland and New Jersey recently celebrated athleticism in events timed to coincide with the Olympics or in observance of their own Olympians.

Cherry Hill, not Brazil

Cherry Hill, not Brazil

Inspired by the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, about 30 residents at Spring Hills Cherry Hill Assisted Living in Cherry Hill, NJ, participated in their own festivities last Friday. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Camp Villa

Camp Villa

Residents of Villa Gardens recently welcomed third-grade students from a nearby elementary school when they hosted the community's first intergenerational summer camp. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Good knight

Good knight

Eric Reilinger, a 96-year-old resident of The Fountains, a Kisco Senior Living community in Melbourne, FL, is the newest knight of the French Legion of Honor. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Mr. Fix-It

Mr. Fix-It

Resident Paul Pecchenino has been operating a repair shop at O'Connor Woods for 24 years. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Show and tell

Show and tell

Masonic Village at Elizabethtown's annual show-and-tell event is where residents share their talents, learn about others' passions and pick up new hobbies. Find out more, and read how you can submit your photos!

The picture of fun

The picture of fun

Residents of Dominion Senior Living of Johnson City in Tennessee recently began participating in bi-monthly painting classes called "Art from the Heart" as a form of therapy and fun. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Young at heart

Young at heart

Windsor Oaks of Bradenton in Florida recently held a combined centenarian celebration for two residents. Read more, and find out how you can submit your photos!

Pressing on

Pressing on

Harrogate resident Ruth Feinstein proves that it's never too late to live a long-forgotten dream. Find out more and learn out how you can submit your photos!

Flying high

Flying high

Strapping in for a ride of a lifetime, a group of older adults recently took to the sky at the Chicago Executive Airport in honor of their service in the U.S. military. Find out more and see how you can submit your photos!

School's out

School's out

Retired teachers living at Presbyterian Village North in Dallas reminisced and shared stories with current teachers from a nearby elementary school at a recent end-of-school-year event at the community. Find out more, and learn how you can submit your photos!

A fateful meal

A fateful meal

Just more than a week before the annual Heimlich Maneuver Day, the 96-year-old inventor of the 42-year-old technique reportedly used it for the first time in a real choking incident and saved the life of a fellow resident at his senior living community. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Friendship through nursing

Friendship through nursing

The Nightingales, a group of 40 retired nurses who live at Friendship Village Tempe, an Arizona retirement community, met May 6 as National Nurses Week began. Read how another community celebrated, too, and see how you can submit photos for In Focus!

The royal treatment

The royal treatment

Brandywine Senior Living recently hosted a senior prom for all of the centenarians who reside at its communities in New Jersey. Read more, and find out how you can submit your photos!

Honoring mothers

Honoring mothers

Timed to coincide with Mother's Day, Atria Senior Living has launched a charitable campaign to benefit a nonprofit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for mothers. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Back to school

Back to school

Students pursuing careers as physical therapists, physicians, occupational therapists and nurse practitioners recently hosted an intergenerational event for Springpoint Senior Living residents at the Douglass Campus of Rutgers University. Find out more and learn how to submit your photos!

Serving up safety

Serving up safety

GreenFields of Geneva recently honored an 18-year-old employee for saving the life of a resident. Read on to learn more and to find out how you can submit your photos!

Savoring the flavor

Savoring the flavor

During National Nutrition Month, Presbyterian Village North in Dallas discussed ways that residents could "lighten up" their portion sizes and lead more healthful lifestyles. Read on to learn more and find out how to submit your photos!

The park is the point

The park is the point

The residents of Park Pointe Village were on a mission to visit all 47 South Carolina state parks. Read on to find out more and learn how to submit your photos!

A very special aviary event

A very special aviary event

Residents and area children recently celebrated the addition of two new aviaries to Candle Light Cove in Easton, MD. Read on to learn more and see how you can submit your photos!

A fine idea

A fine idea

An idea from the activity coordinator of a memory care wing of a retirement community have blossomed into a mural that can be enjoyed by residents and their families as well as staff members. Read more, and see how you can submit your photos!

More than words

More than words

Parkway Place resident Barbara McNeir began reading to sight-impaired members so that they could participate in the community's book club. Find out more and learn how you can submit your photos!

Color them happy

Color them happy

Grace Ridge, a continuing care retirement / life plan community in Morganton, NC, recently hosted a coloring party and art lesson for more than 80 residents and their family members and friends. Find out more and read how you can submit your photos!

Primary cares

Primary cares

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson stopped by Park Pointe Village in Rock Hill, SC, Feb. 19 on the eve of the South Carolina primary. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Fun and fashion

Fun and fashion

Fun and fashion took center stage at an "Advanced Style" event Feb. 8 at Wintergarden at Brickstone by St. John's. Read on to find out more and learn how to submit your photos!

In Focus

June 13

Survey says ... game show week is a hit

Rochester, NY 

St. John's Home recently hosted "Game Show Week 2.0" in recognition of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, which is June.