In Focus

In Focus

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In Focus

In Focus Archive

A mural on the side of Meridian Senior Living’s Regency Palms Long Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care building.

Flower power

Meridian Senior Living’s Regency Palms Long Beach Assisted Living and Memory Care in Long Beach, CA, recently installed an outdoor mural by Tokyo artist Luise Ono. Read more, and find out how to submit your photos!
Elma Buttermore enjoys sitting on the back of a motorcycle.

Bike backers

Elma Buttermore, 95, and other Lutheran SeniorLife Passavant Community residents recently got to ride on the backs of a Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!
A resident enjoys being made up.

Makeover space

The Compass Memory Support Neighborhood at Methuen Village, Methuen, MA, is maximizing space for programming by using hallways, nooks and common areas. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Brewing up some fun

More than 40 residents of The Fountains at Boca Ciega Bay retirement community in St. Petersburg, FL, attended a recent homebrewing class at the community and helped create a craft beer called Fountain of Youth Brew. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Redefining aging

Twelve residents at Ovation’s Chai Point in Milwaukee participated in photographer Heidi Wagner’s Passions Project last week. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Too cool, for school

For the 10th consecutive year, residents of Vi at Bentley Village, Naples, FL, recently volunteered their time and contributed their funds to support local students who were about to begin the new school year. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Livin’ the dream

Solstice Senior Living is giving its residents to cross off items on their bucket lists through its “Livin’ the Dream” program. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Igniting creativity

Heritage Senior Living has teamed up with Feet to the Fire Writer’s Workshops to bring a new creative outlet to its residents. Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

Teenage living community

East Ridge Residence welcomed a different type of resident last month – a teenaged boy. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!

Seasoned swimmer

Don Fowley, an 82-year-old resident at The Osborn’s Sterling Park independent living community in Rye, NY, was the oldest participant in the Swim Across America event at the Orienta Beach Club.

Eating well, aging better

Residents at Parkway Place in Houston are going back to school early at “Wellness University.” Learn more, and find out how to submit your photos!

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!