John O'Connor

Editorial Director

John O'Connor has been with McKnight's for more than two decades and oversees content production. A University of Illinois graduate, John lives in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.

Most Recent Articles by John O'Connor

Blocking a key enzyme may help reverse memory loss

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Interfering with the enzyme that blocks communication between brain cells may help reverse Alzheimer's-related memory loss, MIT researchers have found.

Woes continue for senior living rental assistance program

Woes continue for senior living rental assistance program

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Residents at Valley Springs in Auburn recently received a letter notifying them to vacate the building. That's because the Kansas-based complex for seniors — a Section 42 participant — is being foreclosed on.

Union tactic may delay Missouri's 'right to work' law

Union tactic may delay Missouri's 'right to work' law

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The Missouri AFL-CIO plans to present about 300,000 petition signatures to the secretary of state's office on Friday. The move is part of an effort to delay implementation of the state's new "right to work" law.

Assisted living communities target lower-income residents

Assisted living communities target lower-income residents

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A Phoenix-area developer is building assisted living options for an often-overlooked population: those with few financial resources.

Coming soon to your community: cyberattacks

Coming soon to your community: cyberattacks

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Senior living operators and other health providers are under increased risk for cyberattacks that could threaten residents, several lawmakers suggested at a recent House hearing

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Aug. 16

'Pet therapy on steroids'

Chesterfield, MI

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.