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Seal makes splash with seniors

April 20, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A new documentary about robots in Japan showcases the human appeal in long-term care.

Dance, dance, dance, dance for your brain

April 18, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Researchers found that dancing improved white matter in the brain area associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. 

Skipping snacks

April 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares her thoughts on sweet snacks and why nibbles between meals might not be a good idea. 

Step in time

April 14, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A ballroom dance troupe visits long-term care facilities to help seniors groove to—and remember—the beat. 

A new market for seniors

April 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Episcopal Senior Communities is growing its produce markets, which offer fresh and affordable produce for California seniors. 

Reminiscing at the movies

April 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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San Franciscans with dementia can enjoy a special performance thanks to a partnership designed to engage.

Loud, proud and aging

April 4, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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New research shows how lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors are stronger but also more vulnerable to health risks as they age, highlighting the importance of community and understanding.

For want of a cut

April 3, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Blogger Kathleen Mears wishes salon services could visit her nursing home to give residents a trim and boost their spirits, too.

One nursing home’s welcoming committee

March 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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A nursing home in Cleveland adopted a stray cat who serves as the resident pet. 

Painting a picture of dementia

March 27, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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An intergenerational art program designed to engage students and seniors is its own masterpiece. 

Time to sit down

March 27, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
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Resident blogger Kathleen Mears tracks one resident’s health, a process that pains her to watch. 

If you give someone a cookie

March 22, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
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Senior Editor Nicole Stempak reflects on how a cookie donation program is a sweet treat for an assisted living facility and the lucky community recipients. 

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