In Focus

In Focus

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In Focus

In Focus Archive

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.

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!
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