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Other featured senior living news stories include "White House Unveils Healthcare Jobs Initiative," "Study: U.S. Must Address Growing Issue of Chronic Disease," and "Study: Itís Hip to Be 100."
Other featured senior living news stories include "Study: Plants Just May Make Women Live Longer," "Doctors Find Themselves Stumped When Discussing End-of-Life Planning," and "Survey: Older Americans Concerned with High Cost of Prescriptions Drugs."
Other featured senior living news stories include "New Materials Available on Medications and the Aging Brain," "Register for the Silver PAC Golf Classic at Argentumís Annual Conference," and "Fedsí Long Term Care Insurance Premiums Will Rise Sharply in 2016."

Recent Senior Living News:

Over the next 15 years, adopting healthy behaviors, developing better treatments and improving access to high quality care for chronic disease would result in 16 million saved lives, $6.3 trillion in savings, and 169 million avoided cases, says new research from the Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease.
Centenarians make up a small but growing share of the worldís older population. Since 1990, the number of people 80 and older has grown more rapidly than those ages 65 to 79, attributed to improved life expectancies among those 65 and older.
An increasing number of people in Europe and North American are expected to use personal emergency response systems (PERS), growing at an annual compound growth rate of 40 percent from about 450,000 in 2015 to about 3.4 million by 2021.
The Dementia Friendly America program entered the national stage in July when it was announced at the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. DFA creates a framework to train everyone from city and county officials to business leaders and community volunteers on how to better interact with individuals with Alzheimerís disease and other dementias.
The White House has unveiled the Health Careers Pathways Initiative, a new joint effort of more than 50 organizations designed to better match training with employer needs at a national scale.
When it comes to efficiency in the workplace, I'm not here to say you should become some sort of worker robot drone. (Paper pushing and glazed-over eyes? No thank you.) But there are ways to be more efficient at work that can make you just as productive as one.
Senior living community executive directors are invited to attend Argentumís Executive Director Leadership Institute (EDLI), an intensive four-day educational experience during Argentumís annual conference in Denver, May 9-12.
President Obama signed the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Act of 2016 into law on April 19, 2016. Last summer President Obama requested Congress to reauthorize this legislation during his remarks at the White House Conference on Aging.
Senior Living Executive magazine spoke with geriatrician and memory care expert Dr. G. Allen Power about his philosophies on getting older and the role of senior living in shaping the future of memory care.
Women live longer in areas with more green vegetation, shows new research from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Physicians agree that talking with patients about end-of-life and advance care planning is important, but many also said theyíre often unsure what to say, according to a new poll.
The majority of adults over 50 think prescription drugs are too expensive and most says itís important for politicians to support efforts to make these drugs more affordable, according to a new AARP survey.
The Older Americans Act Reauthorization is heading to President Obama for his signature after it has passed the House and Senate.
The Administration for Community Living has developed a three-part set of materials on medications and the aging brain, available by clicking on the Brain Health banner at acl.gov.
The Silver PAC Golf Classic will once again kick off the Argentum Conference & Expo in Denver in May. The 2016 Golf Classic will be held at the beautiful Fossil Trace Golf Club in Denver on Monday, May 9.
The Argentum Board of Directors hopes that all members are excited about the revitalized association and its new and improved programs. The Argentum Board is asking that members review the revised Articles of Incorporation reflecting these changes.
Hiring managers have their companies' best interests at heart. Of course they want to know if you'll be a good fit, but they also want to know if you're likely to leave to start a family or retire in the near future. But asking anything intended to get information about a person's status in a protected classóage, race, religion, pregnancy, etc.óis technically illegal.
Early bird member registration rate has been extended through April 8 for Argentumís upcoming Senior Living Executive Conference. Staying abreast of industry changes, sharing best practices and exploring critical issues are vital to senior living executives. Youíll find all this and more at Argentum 2016: Senior Living Executive Conference, the first under our new association name.
American women are a bit more optimistic about their financial futures compared to a year ago, according to a new survey from investment management firm BlackRock.
With an average salary of $443,000 annually, orthopedists are the highest paid physician type, according to a new compensation report from Medscape, followed by cardiologists ($410,000), dermatologists ($381,000) and gastroenterologists (380,000).


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