Editors' Columns

Editors’ Columns

John O'Connor's Columns

Big plans aren’t necessarily senior living’s problem

Daniel Hudson Burnham’s directive to “make no little plans” has inspired many an ambitious undertaking across our great country. Including, apparently, a plan by Brookdale Senior Living to establish the sector’s first national brand.

Lois Bowers' Columns

Three studies you can feel good about

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.

Sometimes being a good neighbor is simple

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.

It’s not just residents at risk of being lonely and isolated

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.

2.4 million reasons to be nice

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.

CEO who fired himself has advice, predictions for you

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.

Recognizing senior living tech success

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.

Assisted living’s image problem

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.

Relationship advice for senior living leaders

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.

Seniors benefiting seniors — and the rest of us

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.
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