In Focus

In Focus

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In Focus

In Focus Archive

Senior-to-senior advice

Graduating high school seniors across the country are hearing plenty of advice from family members, friends, teachers and graduation speakers. Residents of the Charlotte, NC-based Waltonwood Cotswold offered their own words of wisdom — senior to senior. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Giving their regards

It’s not every day that four Broadway stars take requests from older adults, sing show tunes and pay tribute to long-term care workers, all in one performance. Especially during a pandemic. But that’s exactly what New Jersey-based Van Dyk Health Care recently arranged for its residents and employees. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Hopping holiday

Senior living communities found ways to help residents observe Easter and Passover despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more, and read how to submit your photos!
woman resident standing on her balcony

Love in the time of coronavirus

An Oakmont Senior Living resident recently watched her granddaughter get married in the parking lot of her senior living community. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!
Heroes Work Here sign

Signs of the times

Senior living operators are finding visible ways to recognize their employees for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos.
two children with drawings

Sharing the cheer

Golden Oaks Village retirement community is welcoming poems, letters and drawings from the greater community and has created a hashtag to shine a light on efforts to bring laughter, love and uplifting messages to residents who remain socially isolated from family and friends. Learn more, and find out how to share your photos!
mermaid drawing

Special delivery

Assisted living and nursing home residents are receiving pictures and letters from children of employees of Heart of Hospice – Acadiana in an effort to help mitigate the effects of social isolation. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Paddy craft

Residents at The Inn at Ironwood recently made St. Patrick’s Day wreaths to get in the spirit for the upcoming holiday. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!
three senior living residents with masks on

Mardi party

Residents and staff members of Argent Court Assisted Living in Brenham, TX, recently celebrated Mardi Gras by listening to Cajun music, eating king cake, wearing handmade masks and lots of beads, and sharing memories from holidays past. Find out how to submit your photos!

Testing, testing, yum-2-3

Chefs from Vi at Bentley Village, Naples, FL, teamed up with local public media Feb. 20 to host “America’s Test Kitchen” and serve up a healthy lunch. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Feel-good February

Residents at all Meridian Senior Living communities have been sharing love stories in February. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!
An older woman and worker pose with Valentines that they are making.

Valentines for veterans

Pegasus Senior Living communities across the country have been making and accepting Valentine’s Day cards for residents who are veterans. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Flower Factory

Residents at Mennonite Home Communities in Lancaster, PA, create flower arrangements from resident-grown blooms. Read what happens to them, and learn how to submit your photos!
dog park

Pooch park

Mercy Health – Oakwood Village Senior Living in Springfield, OH, recently built a dog park for residents and their pets to enjoy. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Resident artist

A new portrait of Laketown Village by a resident named Norman now greets residents and visitors to the assisted living and memory care community in Kenner, LA. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!
Senior living resident and baseball player talking.

Hitting it out of the park

Buckner Parkway Place resident Shirley Clark and Houston Astros player José Altuve have more in common than a love of baseball. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!
Residents at a table cutting vegetables.

Chopping for charity

Residents of Brandywine Living at Mountain Ridge recently gathered to cut up vegetables for a soup they delivered to a soup kitchen. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos.

Comedy as communication aid

Fellowship Community recently presented a dementia improvisation learning experience for care partners of those living with dementia. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!
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