CCRC

Pen pal program pairs CCRC with elementary school

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

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Is tweeting golden for seniors?

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 older adults.

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2016 Leaders of Tomorrow: Bruce Williams

In our second installment of the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow award winners, we honor Bruce Williams, senior services coordinator with The Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, Fla. As an openly-gay older adult with more than 25 years in long-term care, he sees the importance of outreach and the need for inclusion.

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Arizona State University to build CCRC on campus

The university wants to build a continuing care retirement community on campus. The CCRC could appeal to the roughly 30,000 alumni age 65 and up dwelling in Arizona who want to relive their college years. Only, this time class is optional. 

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Shooting at Ohio retirement community kills 2, wounds 1

UPDATED: Police are investigating the incident, which appears to have involved three staff members from the community and no residents.

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Moving boxes—and hearts

One young man stopped to play a tune after finishing a moving job at a retirement community. That video has gone viral. Watch it, and you'll understand why.

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Preparing residents for emergencies

All long-term living communities need protocols for managing a wide range of incidents whether the law requires it or not, and residents need to be part of the annual practice drills, says safety expert Stan Szpytek.

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Fla. regulators issue orders of suspension for CCRC

The Office of Insurance Regulation has issued two initial orders of suspension for a Tampa Bay, Fla., continuing care retirement community (CCRC), alleging the facility was acquired illegally and owes more than $4 million in refunds to residents, among other claims. 

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Census success north of 90

Keeping units filled can be a struggle for CCRCs, especially in a sluggish economy. We asked successful CCRC operators to share their secrets to boosting census above 90 percent—and keeping it there.

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Girl Scout Cookies for a cause

Girls from one Minnesota Girl Scout troop fundraised to buy and deliver 400 cookies to veterans at a local retirement community.

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