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Weaving new ties at one CCRC

June 1, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A North Carolina continuing care retirement community helps residents connect by teaching them how to re-cane chairs and weave baskets. 

Nursing home pageant celebrates beauty at every age

May 26, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A 100-year-old woman has been crowned the Missouri District 2 Ms. Nursing Home beauty pageant. She has the chance to seek the state title at the annual Missouri Health Care Association pageant in August. 

Seniors and teens etch conversations about life in art

May 19, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Independent living technologies manufacturer Tunstall Americas commissioned intergenerational art project to get people talking about life. 

A twist on senior prom

May 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Residents from Gladeview Rehabilitation and Health Care Center enjoyed the annual senior prom, the closing event of National Nursing Home Week. 

What we now know about long-term care

May 13, 2016  |  Susan Rauch, BA, AC-BC

Activity consultant Susan Rauch, BA, AC-BC, reflects on how far the long-term care industry has come during her 32 years in the field and looks forward to even more advances in the years to come. 

Pen pal program pairs CCRC with elementary school

May 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Children met their senior pen pals after months of getting to know each other the old-fashioned way: through letters. 

Straighten up for posture awareness month

May 3, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

May has been designated a time for doctors, therapists and trainers to talk about the negative health consequences of poor posture, including what hunching over a smartphone or computer can do to the back muscles. 

Brookdale resident dances her way to 'The Ellen Show'

April 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Brookdale Senior Living program director recognizes a resident’s love for dancing and Ellen DeGeneres, so when she won the chance to grant the wish of a resident’s lifetime, she had to go to Los Angeles. 

Is tweeting golden for seniors?

April 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A new clinical research project is pairing college students with seniors to teach each other about Twitter. As seniors learn how to use the social media platform, students learn whether being connected improves emotions, language and cognitive function in...

Seniors tell their stories to ward off memory loss

April 21, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Older Americans say it's important to maintain or improve brain health. The Administration for Community Living, in partnership with Oakland, Calif.-based Statebridge senior theatre company, is helping seniors take center stage and share their stories. 

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Awa Diouf

April 21, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

In our fourth installment of the Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, Awa Diouf is leading the culture change...

2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Debra Gallimore, RN

April 18, 2016  |  Beth Thomas Hertz

In our first installment of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, we honor Debra Gallimore, RN,...


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