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Active, Engaged Seniors

Senior living residents are active, engaged individuals who take part in a variety of hobbies and pursue numerous interests. Life doesn’t end in senior living, but instead the many choices present in these communities allow seniors to explore activities they never even considered or perhaps even heard of.

Watch FUN videos and read INSPIRING stories about seniors currently residing in senior living communities.

8/19/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Disabilities, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
It was a man named Henry, confined to a wheelchair, slumping and inactive that changed Michael Rossato-Bennett’s life, and in turn the lives of many o...
7/9/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Options, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Senior living communities have gone way beyond bingo and bocce ball to create engaging, robust activities embracing the talents and interests of their...
6/3/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Disabilities, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Reports
Minnesota tops the list of healthiest states for older adults for the second consecutive year, according to data compiled by UnitedHealth Foundation f...
5/13/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Choice, Dining, Engage, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Resident Engagement, Value-Added Amenities and Services
“Olive oil! Where’s the olive oil? I need olive oil!” was one of the many shouts and murmurs heard amid a flash of knives in a sea of dark blue Five S...
4/22/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Choice, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Options
“Breaking the stereotype” is how Jeff Getek, a public affairs manager for Erickson Living, describes his company’s philosophy that senior living commu...
4/8/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Family Relations, Health and Wellness, Resident Engagement
May is Older Americans Month recognizing older Americans for their contributions and to provide them with information to help them stay healthy and ac...
3/25/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Family Relations, Physical Plant, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Social Media
A new wave of tech start-ups seeks to provide products and services helpful to seniors and their caregivers, PBS NewsHour reports. It’s a potential bi...
3/11/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, ALFA Conference & Expo, Engage, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Art Showcase
ALFA and Sargent Art have launched the third annual ALFA Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the talents of senior living residents ...
1/14/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Falls Prevention, Health and Wellness, Physical Plant, Wellness Program
Aquatic pools offer a host of advantages for senior living residents. Here are four benefits of warm water therapy.
12/23/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education
The staff at Oregon-based Courtyard at Mt. Tabor fulfilled their holiday wishes by foregoing their holiday party to send party funds to help those aff...
11/12/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Best of the Best Awards, cheatsheet, Consumer Intelligence, Engage, Green Living, Physical Plant, Property Management, Senior Living Options, Space Planning and Design, Strategy
The 2014 Best of the Best awards are now open, recognizing innovative new programs and services that are defining the future of senior living. What’s ...
10/22/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Research, Wellness Program
While previous studies have emphasized the importance of “exercising” the brain by reading or solving puzzles, new research indicates that learning ne...
8/7/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Quality of Life, Resident Engagement, Wellness Program
Recognized as a Best of the Best Program to Spotlight, Brookdale Senior Living’s “The Ageless Spirit” demonstrated to residents that personal growth i...
7/29/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Best of the Best Awards, Community Awareness and Education, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Value-Added Amenities and Services
Relocating is stressful for anyone, let alone for a senior who is leaving a long-time home to move into a senior living community. Named a Best of the...
7/24/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Best of the Best Awards, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Dining, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Value-Added Amenities and Services, Wellness Program
Named a Best of the Best Award winner, BMA Management’s “Eat Smart, Live Strong” program motivates seniors to lead a healthier lifestyle, resulting in...
7/16/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Best of the Best Awards, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Value-Added Amenities and Services, Wellness Program
Named a Best of the Best Award winner, Country Meadows Retirement Communities’ Celebrating Independence Conference transcends the usual activity cale...
7/16/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research
A large Danish study of nonagenarians finds that people born in 1915 not only lived longer than those born a decade earlier, but they also retained a ...
7/9/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research, Resident Engagement, Wellness Program
A recent study has found that engaging in mental activities as simple as reading and writing can significantly reduce the rate of cognitive decline in...
6/18/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Elder Abuse, Family Relations, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement
In honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Emeritus at Lake Ridge fought ageism by showcasing examples of the variety of skills and talents that mak...
4/3/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, Community Awareness and Education, Public Policy, Resident Engagement
Each year since 1963, May has been a month to appreciate and celebrate the vitality and aspirations of older adults and their contributions to our com...
2/20/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Research, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Seniors Housing Residents Financial Survey, Social Media
Results from a new study on seniors’ use of social networking sites suggest that older adults who use Facebook may experience an improvement in cognit...
2/20/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Resident Engagement, Senior Living Art Showcase, Value-Added Amenities and Services, Wellness Program
Art can be a powerful activity for older adults. For many seniors art is a lifelong passion, for others, art is a hobby that they never had the time t...
1/23/2013
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Quality of Life, Resident and Family Services, Resident Engagement, Science and Technology, Value-Added Amenities and Services
A defining factor for residents of senior living communities can be the separation from past family and friends. But the online tools made available b...
12/21/2012
Active & Engaged Seniors, Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Community Awareness and Education, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research
Senior Lifestyle Corporation’s Best of the Best winning program, Brain Health University, offers a fun, engaging, and social way for residents to impr...
12/18/2012
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research, Resident Engagement
Even adjusting for factors like age, socioeconomic factors, and initial cognitive functioning, researchers found that feelings of loneliness increased...
12/4/2012
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, Reports, Research
Researchers found that older adults, with or without Alzheimer’s, who exercise consistently, have more grey matter than their sedentary peers. Grey m...
9/18/2012
Active & Engaged Seniors, Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Health and Wellness, Managed Risk
Senior Living Communities’ Best of the Best Winning Purpose-Based Wellness program tailors exercise programs to women with osteoporosis, individuals w...
9/5/2012
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Research, Resident Engagement
A new study of seniors age 75 or older found that participants who were active physically, mentally, and socially were most likely to live past age 90...
8/28/2012
Active & Engaged Seniors, Award Programs, Best of the Best Awards
Hoffman SummerWood Community’s Senior Voices: Self Expression Through Poetry program was honored as a 2012 Best of the Best Program to Spotlight. The ...
7/5/2012
Active & Engaged Seniors
Emeritus Senior Living shared a video of some of their talented residents lip synching to the hot new hit, Call Me Maybe. View the entertaining video ...

EVERY DAY Music Video
Every Day We Make a Difference

Every day. We make a difference. Hear the music in the hearts of people who have chosen to serve in the field of senior living. Experience the music video, Every Day We Make a Difference.