Culture Change

Local performers put on memory care play

Arthur Monsetin is a fictional character, but the story of his fading memory and declining comprehension is one that will ring true to the millions of Americans suffering from dementia, and the family members who struggle along with them.

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New Jersey retirement community improves lives with smart technology

The decision to incorporate progressive technology into an already robust wellness program is the result of an ongoing commitment to make physical health a priority of community life.

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Active Aging Week expected to have record participation numbers

What began as an incentive for older adults to lead healthier, more active lives has become a tradition involving hundreds of thousands of individuals in neighborhood groups, health and fitness clubs, parks and recreation sites, seniors centers and senior living communities from New York to New South Wales, Australia.

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Older Hispanics worry about cultural barriers when it comes to long-term care

Those who were born outside the United States are more likely than others to experience communication challenges due to a language barrier (65 percent vs. 40 percent).

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Retirement community celebrates 14 centenarians

Sunset Retirement Communities and Services in Jenison held a Centenarian celebration as 14 of its residents are turning 100-years-old, or older, in 2018.

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Decline expected in CCRC skilled nursing presence

The median number of skilled nursing units in continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) has remained steady over the last five years, but a decline is coming as developers continue cut SNFs out of the equation.

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New TV show highlights CCRC in attempt to change perceptions on aging

The show’s plot follows a retired music industry executive trying to stay positive in his twilight years.

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White patients in senior health center chose caregivers by race, according to lawsuit

Five black workers at a senior-health center in Zeeland say their employer granted requests by some white clients that only white workers provide their care.

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AARP survey shows LGBT seniors have harder time finding room for them in assisted living

For LGBT seniors who don’t have family or children to care for them in their golden years, finding assisted-living housing can be hard. Finding senior housing that is welcoming to same-sex couples who want to continue to co-habitate is even harder.

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Group promotes awareness, solutions for LGBT seniors

Older adults in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community face unique challenges as they become more vulnerable and are forced to depend on outside services for care and assistance.

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