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John O'Connor

John O'Connor

John is the editorial director, vice president and associate publisher of McKnight's Senior Living and McKnight's Long-Term Care News. He joined McKnight's in 1990. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he was introduced to journalism, late-night bull sessions and many of his closest friends. Before McKnight's, John worked at a weekly newspaper in Chicago. An avid reader and sports fan, he has a weakness for magazines, biographies and almost anything containing chocolate. John lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Layne, and their two children.

Most recent articles by John O'Connor

‘Super Agers’ may offer new insights

Often referred to as “Super Agers,” sharp-thinking seniors close to either side of 100 have brains that could yield changes in memory care and treatment for diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s, according to new research.

Providers see tech tools as a way to provide more efficient care.

Leaders pushing for greater tech role

Members of the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) recently joined federal agency leaders and industry experts to push for the adoption of health information technology by senior living operators.

More payoffs from social networking

More payoffs from social networking

Residents in senior living settings experienced multiple cognitive and emotional benefits from being trained in how to use social media, according to findings from a “landmark” study in the United Kingdom.

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