Lois Bowers' Columns
October will be packed with annual gatherings of members of organizations doing important work on behalf of aging services providers.
A new study in seven senior living communities is trying to determine whether well-being can be cultivated in older adults through group sessions and activities. Other recent research has shown the power of positive thinking.
As peak hurricane season loomed, one senior living organization shared hurricane preparedness tips with local older adults who still live at home, their families and first responders.
National Assisted Living Week began Sunday and continues through Saturday.
Employees believe that time away from work has positive effects for them, according to a new survey, but those effects can be short-lived without employer support.
Recent AARP survey results suggest ways that employers can look to workers aged 45 or more years to address their staffing needs.
Much has been written about the benefits that senior living communities can offer older adults who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. A recent national survey puts more data behind the argument, but some results may surprise you.
We’re supposed to be nice because it’s the right thing to do, not because we expect something in return. It sure is heartwarming, though, when people are rewarded for their good deeds.
New research from a surprising source may change the way you approach employee training and development.
Chances are good that you or someone you know will be in the same position as a Virginia senior living CEO who recently decided to fire himself to try to help the community survive. That CEO has some advice for you.
The hard part was implementing technology to improve care and operations. The easy part is entering the McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards to try to get recognized for it. The deadline is this Friday.
An Arizona sheriff’s office is taking time for introspection after a 92-year-old woman reportedly shot and killed her 72-year-old son because he wanted her to move to an assisted living community. The incident is an opportunity for introspection for the senior living industry, too.
These two tips could help senior living leaders establish positive relationships with employees. In fact, it’s good advice for any relationship inside or outside the workplace.
Six residents of Meridian Senior Living shared life lessons for graduating students in a video. Video figures into another way that the company is choosing to help students, too.
Senior living communities can express or strengthen their support for issues of importance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults through training and other means. A new ad will be a conversation starter for those who see it.
A new poll sheds light on public perceptions of efforts to foster intergenerational collaboration, and it presents opportunities for senior living operators.
A new guide that focuses on recruiting and retaining direct care workers offers advice that applies to many types of senior living employees.
Could the future success of the senior living industry depend on actions that might affect near-term success?
Independent and assisted living communities may offer residents a benefit their community-dwelling peers don’t have.
Senior living residents may be deriving a sense of empowerment and community from a source that may surprise you.