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Illinois develops work on another pitch for twice-denied senior living community

October 15, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Real estate firm Pontarelli Cos. wants to develop Blue Sky Residence, a 67-unit apartment community for residents 62 and older, on about 3.5 acres on the 900 block of North Avenue, between Second and Third avenues.

Minnesota senior living facility's quick closure sends residents in search of a new home

May 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

With the sale of Earle Brown Terrace — a senior living facility — residents were notified May 1 that they had to be out by June 15.

Audiences consistently appreciate senior-targeted entertainers

March 14, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

You've heard of the rodeo circuit, the lecture circuit and the vaudeville circuit. Now there's a new show business niche: the silver circuit.

Startups compete, vie to improve quality of life for aging citizens

February 28, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

The Aging Startup Challenge finals were held at TreeHouse Health, an innovation center on the edge of downtown Minneapolis.

Going for the gold(en age): teens give dementia residents their own Olympic event

January 26, 2018  |  I Advance Senior Care

Residents compete in modified biathlon, luge, bobsleigh events.

Mood-boosting activities

January 5, 2018  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

What’s good for the mood may also be good for the brain, so engaging residents is key, especially during the dark days of winter. 

2018 resolutions worth keeping

December 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A California senior living provider asks residents their goals for the year ahead.

’Tis the season

December 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

The sound of participation

December 18, 2017  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

A Boston startup is helping residents stay involved by bringing conversations up close and personal to combat hearing loss.

Friendships: the key to aging well

December 14, 2017  |  Judith Graham, Kaiser Health News

Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. 

Holiday traditions: One-on-one with...Denise Scruggs

December 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year by using time-honored traditions and faith-based celebrations to engage residents with dementia. 

Giving thanks for my roommate

November 20, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

In a year filled with changes, many of which were unexpected, SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reflects on a relationship that has brought her good tidings of great cheer.


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