In Focus

In Focus

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In Focus

In Focus Archive

Doll donations benefit residents with dementia

Residents of Parker Jewish Institute, New Hyde Park, NY, recently benefited from the generosity of a resident’s family. Find out the details, and learn how to submit your photos!

From bread to babies

The Dining Services Department at Ingleside at King Farm recently donated the proceeds of a bake sale to a program for newborns. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Fun in motion (pictures)

Communities on opposite sides of the country recently hosted Oscars parties for residents and staff members.

Driving employee attendance, retention

IntegraCare continues to reap improved employee satisfaction, as measured through attendance and retention, through an annual program.

Pilot pop-up prioritizes pajamas

The nonprofit Elder Care Alliance recently held its first “pop-up shop” at Alma Via of Camarillo, Camarillo, CA.

Game has lofty goals

A recent seated hockey game between residents of Worthington Christian Village and preschoolers was part of a National Hockey League initiative to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities through the sport. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Snacks for students

Residents of Fellowship Community recently packed food for their “Snack Pack Buddies” in a local school district. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Food for the furloughed

Spring Hills Mt. Vernon Assisted Living in Alexandria, VA, held a dinner Jan. 24 for more than 20 federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Hooked on helping

Seventeen residents of Three Pillars Senior Living Communities in Dousman, WI, spent much of 2018 knitting and crocheting 1,200 items — hats, mittens and scarfs all shapes, sizes, colors, and patterns — to keep members of the larger community warm. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Calendar generates inspiration

Gurwin Jewish ~ Fay J. Lindner Residences, Commack, NY, has released the 2019 “L’dor v’dor” From Generation to Generation calendar, its 14th calendar starring residents. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

A hunger for doing good

Touchmark residents, employees, families and friends from all 13 senior housing and care communities and the company headquarters recently collected items for the company’s annual Holiday Food Box Project. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

‘Ugly’ sweaters, beautiful holiday

Memory care residents at Poet’s Walk Sarasota got into the holiday spirit when they created their own “ugly sweaters” Dec. 20. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Not-so-secret Santas

Residents and staff members at Hickory, NC-based Affinity Living Group sent 142 care packages for members of the armed forces as part of a holiday tradition. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

All aboard for holiday cheer

A train and village display made by resident Ron Ludwig is delighting residents, visitors and employees of La Costa Glen in Carlsbad, CA. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Cooking up friendships

What began as a complimentary cooking class for adult children of residents of The Palace Coral Gables in Florida has evolved into an informal support group. Learn more, and see how you can submit your photos!

Autumn admiration

Residents of Brandywine Living at Pennington recently enjoyed the fall scenery. Learn more, and find out how you can submit your photos!

Service showcase

Vi at Bentley Village in Naples, FL, recognized more than 40 residents who are veterans. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Like mother, like daughter

Nancy Hendrickson, 65, and her mother, Jeanne, 94, have been roommates at Grace Ridge, a life plan community in Morgantown, NC, since June. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

The name game

Residents at Sodalis Garden Ridge recalled entertainment of previous decades earlier this month by dressing up during the community’s antique car show. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Vaulting to good health

Bob Aldredge, an 85-year-old resident of Otterbein Senior Life in Lebanon, OH, recently won a gold medal in an international pole vaulting competition. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!
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