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Learning never gets old for Fla. seniors

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

Residents of three Florida senior communities go back to school under a new program to inspire life-long learning.

Adapting anticipation for the holidays

December 21, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Blogger Kathleen Mears fondly remembers Christmases of years gone by and is learning to make new traditions in the nursing home. 

Where there’s a wool, there’s a way—or hat

December 15, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A group of resident knitters at a California retirement community are knitting hats for area homeless.

Carol of the children

December 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

First- and second-graders spent a day singing for nursing home residents and spreading Christmas cheer in Illinois. 

Don’t let Seasonal Affective Disorder make you sad

December 12, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the change of seasons and why she prefers them despite the dark, bitter cold mornings that make her want to go back to sleep. 

World's oldest woman celebrates another birthday

December 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Emma Morano, of Italy, celebrated her 117th birthday. She is the oldest person in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. 

Chinese nursing home offers visitor rewards

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Chinese nursing home has a family rewards program whereby visits from loved ones can be redeemed for goods or services at the home. The facility has awarded 227 awards worth more than 30,000 yuan (about $4,000 USD) since the program began this fall. 

Shopping on behalf of residents

December 5, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the challenge of not being able to run to the store spur of the moment—and the added difficulty of asking someone to shop for you. 

Making friends is child's play

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
An Australian kindergarten has arranged play dates for children and residents at a nearby nursing home, many of whom have dementia.

Gardner in residence

November 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A resident at a Virginia retirement community is putting a lifetime of studies to practice.

Growing into gray

November 28, 2016  | 

Blogger Kathleen Mears has given herself freedom to stop coloring her hair and start loving her gray—even if it means showing her age. 

First love at long last

November 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Two residents at a North Miami Beach nursing home tie the knot, the bride’s first marriage, proving you’re never too old to find love.  


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