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Activities to help seniors thrive

February 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A survey of Swedish nursing home staff found seniors who kept busy reported better well-being and were more engaged, highlighting the importance of staying active and retaining personhood.

Activities to prevent memory loss

February 21, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Researchers observed seniors who pick up mentally stimulating activities, even later in life, can help protect themselves against mild cognitive impairment. 

A birthday surprise

February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A granddaughter brings her birthday party to the nursing home so grandma could join in the celebration. 

The pony express: Valentine’s Day edition

February 13, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Texas nursing home received a special delivery of some handmade Valentine’s Day cards. 

NH matches residents with Valentine’s admirers

February 2, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A nursing home is asking community members to be residents’ valentines.

Seniors rally for Women’s March

January 23, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A group of retirement community residents showed their solidarity by marching around the campus Saturday. 

Brookdale community writes happy tale

January 19, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

One senior living community is now the forever home for a former resident’s dog.

A resolve to change

January 17, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears wants you to leap into the new year and suggests ways to set yourself up for success in 2017. 

Playing piano with Parkinson’s

January 12, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A man with Parkinson’s disease has started playing piano at the hospital to the delight of patients and surprise of doctors. 

Activity programming: An administrator’s view

January 6, 2017  |  Sean Mockbee, BS, NHA

How can administrators support activity programming and make their activities directors the best they can be? An Arizona assisted living owner/operator explains the value of encouraging new ideas.

Playtime revisited

January 5, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Minnesota couple, affectionately known as Grandma Rosie and Grandpa Dave, volunteer as foster grandparents at a local Montessori school.

Dressing residents with dignity

December 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A New York woman has started a collection to help area residents get new or gently used clothes, a simple gesture that reminds us dressing is more than a matter of appearances.


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