Lois Bowers' Columns
The top five types of ageist behavior in American occur in the workplace, according to a new survey.
Looking for a last-minute gift for a female colleague? Or maybe you’re a woman seeking a holiday splurge for yourself. Or perhaps you’re trying to think of a way to ring in the new year at work. Here’s a great idea.
Now is the time to allay fears and leave no doubt in the minds of current and prospective LGBTQ residents that they will be treated well.
A new survey finds that half of us wish we could give certain “intangible” gifts to those we care about. But we can give at least some of these gifts to our family members, friends or co-workers. In fact, maybe we already are.
Mention the baby boomer-related demographic forces that could be a boon for senior living operators in the coming years, and most minds in the industry turn to prospective residents. Two recent reports, however, suggest that baby boomers of traditional retirement age offer an opportunity of a different sort right now.
Yes, the aging of the baby boomers may result in a “silver wave” of residents moving into senior living communities, but one investor is urging caution. And independent living “may be left out to dry,” he says.
“Get your act together and create a quality movement,” said former LeadingAge President and CEO Larry Minnix.
A new campaign by AARP and Getty Images certainly fits nicely with LeadingAge’s important vision to “permanently change the image of aging in our society,” but it was another organization that came to my mind when I heard about this new effort.
“How many of you still believe you only provide hospitality?” When Juniper Communities founder and CEO Lynne Katzmann posed that question to the approximately 260 people attending NCAL Day on Sunday, nobody raised a hand.
Here are some important takeaways about influenza vaccination from my conversation with the medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
Women are making strides in gaining seats on corporate boards, at least according to one measure.
Days before World Alzheimer’s Day, which was Saturday, some bad news arrived about the search for a treatment. But there still are reasons for hope in the battle against Alzheimer’s.
We’ve read — and McKnight’s Senior Living has written — much about the growing need for senior housing for middle-income older adults since April. Interest has not abated.
Time is running out to support Alzheimer’s disease research and care through the purchase of a special stamp via the U.S. Postal Service.
As the senior living industry looks to find ways to serve the silver wave of baby boomers, including those in the middle market, all ideas should be on the table as potential solutions. Ever heard of the Dymaxion House?
Several CEOs recently committed to delivering value not just to shareholders but also to their customers, employees, suppliers and communities.
A recent study has good news for older adults and those who serve them.
Companies operating in senior living increasingly are taking steps to make their boards and C-suites look more like the customers they serve and the workers who serve them. It’s a smart and welcome approach.
The “silver wave” of baby boomers hasn’t even hit yet — the oldest boomers won’t even turn 80 for another seven years — and yet one company is looking past that wave to the next one.
If your organization has a wellness plan for employees, then you’ll be interested in a class action lawsuit the AARP Foundation filed Tuesday.