Activities

Seniors take fashion week by storm

Trend-setters at Belmont Village in Illinois host a fundraiser in high fashion. Read More »

A pressing situation

Bathroom access is restricted for blogger Kathleen Mears, as her shared facility is the only one she can use because of mobility issues. That can result in an uncomfortable situation. Read More »

Luther Woods resident forecasts sunshine, meets local weatherman

A Pennsylvania nursing home fulfills a resident’s wish to return to the weather desk for a day and meet his TV hero meteorologist. Read More »

Never too old for love, or a belly rub

A senior couple adopted a senior dog, and the photos give all the feels. Read More »

IASC launches new expert podcast series

I Advance Senior Care now offers candid conversations from thought leaders and experts in the field about their experiences, the changing industry and what keeps them up at night. Read More »

Cleaning house

Accumulating stuff is easy to do no matter the space, but decluttering is trickier for blogger Kathleen Mears as she needs help to sort through things. She thinks other residents could benefit from a good cleaning, too.  Read More »

Clear skin is in

Controlling breakouts is a trying ordeal to begin with but is more difficult for blogger Kathleen Mears because of nursing home restrictions on what she can put on her face.  Read More »

Remembering America’s pastime

A new reminiscence therapy helps take people with dementia remember to root, root, root for the home team. Read More »

NCAL names 2017 top assisted living caregivers

The National Center for Assisted Living lauds this year's award winners for exemplary assisted living care and programs. Read More »

Secret hiding place

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears discovers empty wrappers for missing snacks on her roommate’s side of their shared space.  Read More »

The volunteer perspective on making memory masterpieces

Art is more than just beauty in the eye of the beholder. It’s a working experience that can draw out the humanity in everyone—even people with dementia.  Read More »

Connecting seniors and children through technology

A program pairs up senior living residents with elementary students to capture their life stories using digital devices.  Read More »

Game on!

Daily memory games help keep the brain in shape. Read More »

Altered space

Fresh air is good for the lungs and going out can do the soul a world of good, resident blogger Kathleen Mears writes.  Read More »

Love goes viral

A senior couple’s engagement photo is spreading across social media and giving followers all the warm fuzzies.  Read More »

Nonagenarians: Age is a mindset

Is 90 the new 40? People in their ninth decade say age is more about the way people choose to live rather than the year they were born. Read More »

Honoring veterans this July Fourth

As we celebrate America’s independence, Brookdale Senior Living and Wish of a Lifetime share how they helped four veterans take flight. Read More »

One-on-one with…Annette Gunnerson

Annette Gunnerson, the National Association of Activity Professional’s 2017 Activity Professional of the year, reflects on her nearly 30 years in long-term care and the increasing attention being paid to activities planning to improve the quality of life for residents, especially those with dementia. Read More »

A beary good cause

An Oregon retirement community has made more than 10,000 teddy bears for children in crisis over the last decade. Read More »

LTC celebrates 40th National Nursing Assistants Week

This week we salute the hard work and dedication of nursing assistants, the front-line eyes, ears and hearts of senior care. Read More »

A senior parade

 A Minnesota town throws a parade for seniors in a long-term care facility. Read More »

93-year-old skydives—again

A Canadian retirement community helped one man cross something off his bucket list. Read More »

Sing and dance to assisted living

A musical imagines life at an assisted living facility.  Read More »

A senior celebration

A New York skilled nursing facility celebrates 11 resident centenarians. Read More »

Putting men in the caregiving spotlight

A recent report from the AARP Public Policy Institute finds that a growing number of family caregivers are men, but few are getting the support or resources to make caring easier. Read More »

From tree to table

One Northeast retirement community is going straight to the source, its grounds, to provide residents a sweet treat.  Read More »

Resident tapped to play ball

One lucky resident won the chance to throw the first pitch ahead of a minor-league baseball team. Read More »

Argentum honors caregiver heroes

The annual awards recognize excellence in providing care and resident quality of life. Read More »

Ageless works of art

A Nebraska retirement community is displaying works of art from budding artists: elementary students.  Read More »

Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. Read More »