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Study suggests ways to increase CCRC resident happiness

Soliciting feedback from residents about their needs and interests, offering a variety of programs, educating employees on the signs and symptoms of depression and loneliness, and providing residents with access to mental health resources are steps that life plan communities can take to try to increase resident happiness, suggest findings of the third year of the Mather Institute’s Age Well Study.

Flipping mindset to focus on the future will help CCRCs thrive post-pandemic: speakers

One of the biggest outcomes of the pandemic on the life plan / continuing care retirement community sector has been giant leaps made in recognizing the importance of connectivity within the lives of older adults and taking steps to ensure that it continues in spite of not being able to see each other in person, said speakers Wednesday at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience.

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Pandemic upending university-based retirement communities: Barron’s

A growing number of seniors have been opting to live in university-based retirement communities in an effort to age in place along with the cultural offerings and vibrancy often associated with college campuses. But with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing these communities to close their doors to visitors and colleges sending students home for virtual learning, many older adults are questioning what the future might look like for them in a college town.

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Seattle life plan community shifts from communal dining to food court model

When the COVID-19 pandemic began, Seattle-based nonprofit life plan community Bayview — like many other seniors housing operators — quickly went from vibrant hustling and bustling dining rooms to delivering meals to residents’ apartments. But with no clear end to the pandemic in sight, Bayview’s CEO, Nancy Weinbeck, challenged the community – both residents and staff – to find innovative and creative ways to bring back some social elements of the dining experience while also keeping residents safe.

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