In Focus

In Focus

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In Focus

In Focus Archive

100 years young

The secret to passing the 100-year milestone is simple, according to six centenarians at United Hebrew of New Rochelle in New York. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Taking pride in LGBT-friendly communities

Watermark Retirement Communities said is the first nationwide senior living company to pursue the top-level SAGE Platinum credentials for all 58 of its communities. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Walking, dancing for a purpose

Instead of welcoming summer by heading to the beach or lounging by the pool, residents of two different senior living organizations spent the longest day of the year in more meaningful ways. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Home schooled

Residents at The Palace Coral Gables and The Palace Suites Kendall in Florida are taking college-level courses right in the comfort of their home. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos.

Honoring veterans

The Army Residence Community in San Antonio, TX, opened a permanent exhibit on Sunday to honor the 23 veterans living in the military life plan community, as well as five who have died since the project began. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos.

A buzzworthy endeavor

The “Kazoo Ensemble,” whose members are residents of a Brookdale Senior Living continuing care retirement community, has entertained people at many places since it was founded in 2011. And it recently found a larger audience. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Charitable cafe

Aegis Living has opened its newest Queen Bee Cafe, its third that donates post-operating profits to local charities. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Degree of dedication

Independent living resident Bob Dwyer, 90, on Monday will become the oldest known person to graduate from Northeastern Illinois University. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Cycling success

A 90-year-old Covenant Village of Turlock resident’s competitive nature recently led him to victory in a CyberCycle competition. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

‘Red means med’

Affinity Living Group has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing medication errors. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Dancing and dialogue

Residents of Jefferson’s Ferry recently welcomed the editor and student reporters from Kidsday for a workout and discussion. Read more, and find out how to send your photos!

Art pals

Residents of Friendship South in Cave Spring, VA, and first grade students from Wasena Elementary School shared their love of art when they gathered Friday. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Retirement roomies

Mary and Donna Whitworth, 95 and 71, respectively, are mother and daughter — and roommates in retirement. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

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.
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