Senior Activities

Involving the Wider Community

It’s not always easy, but bringing the outside world to your residents can benefit everyone involved.

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2018 resolutions worth keeping

A California senior living provider asks residents their goals for the year ahead.

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’Tis the season

SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reminisces of holidays past spent at nursing homes, a reminder that this may be the most difficult time of year for some residents. 

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The sound of participation

A Boston startup is helping residents stay involved by bringing conversations up close and personal to combat hearing loss.

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Friendships: the key to aging well

Northwestern University researchers have found a relationship between brain health and positive relationships in a study of social butterflies age 80 and older with sharp memories. 

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Holiday traditions: One-on-one with…Denise Scruggs

Make the holidays the most wonderful time of the year by using time-honored traditions and faith-based celebrations to engage residents with dementia. 

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Giving thanks for my roommate

In a year filled with changes, many of which were unexpected, SNF resident blogger Kathy Mears reflects on a relationship that has brought her good tidings of great cheer.

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Calendar men and women

A Michigan retirement community is raising money and getting ready for the new year with a classic Hollywood twist.

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Memory care residents comfort victims of Hurricane Harvey

Residents with dementia made toys for children in Texas who were affected by the hurricane. 

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Creature comforts

Robotic pets are putting a high-tech spin on the calming power of cuddles--and senior care providers are buying.

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