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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.

11/21/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Engage, Membership, News
In October, Argentum and other leading industry associations entered into a new agreement with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation. The 2016 agreemen...
11/21/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Health Care, News, Reports, Research
Showing the highest rate of 11 countries surveyed, 28 percent of American adults said they have two or more chronic illnesses such as arthritis, diabe...
11/1/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Medicaid, Medicaid, Medicare, News
A new study seeks to describe the characteristics and health spending of Medicare beneficiaries with physical and cognitive impairments, or PCI, and e...
10/13/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News, Research
People around the world are living longer than in any time in human history, but new research says we’ve hit the upper limits of longevity. Dr. Jan Vi...
9/28/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News, Quality of Life
Scripted Improv is a federally funded clinical study on systematic non-pharmacological engagement treatment for people experiencing dementia.
9/15/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education, News
The National Institute on Aging has launched the third phase of an initiative to better understand Alzheimer’s disease by identifying and validating b...
9/7/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Disabilities, End of Life, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, News
At the 2016 South by Southwest Festival, visitors to the IBM Cognitive Studio were asked to respond to three questions. The results showed that out of...
8/11/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Core Principles, Health and Wellness, Memory Care Education, News
A positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when facing stressful situations, according to new research from North Carolina Stat...
8/11/2016
Senior care advocate Chris Orestis has released an e-book “A Survival Guide to Aging,” exploring strategies for aging successfully and addressing the ...
8/2/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Health and Wellness, Strategy
Intergenerational programs are taking shape around the country as more colleges and communities are experimenting with bringing the nation’s young and...
6/23/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, News, Quality of Life
Two Butler BlueSox players recently learned the finer points of Bingo during a game with their fellow residents at IntegraCare’s Newhaven Court at Cle...
6/2/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Health and Wellness, Health Care, Senior Living Options, Wellness Program
Vermont reigns as the healthiest state for older adults, according to the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, followed by New Hampshire, Min...
3/29/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Health and Wellness, Reports, Science and Technology
The U.S. market for active aging technology includes 85 million Americans, according to a new report from the Consumer Technology Association and its ...
2/1/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Resident Engagement
Although senior living communities advertise as offering the cruise-ship lifestyle, this lifestyle is not reducing the loneliness and depression that ...
1/5/2016
Active & Engaged Seniors, Community Awareness and Education, Federal Agency Activity
The Administration for Community Living has announced the 2016 Older Americans Month theme – Blaze a Trail.
10/20/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Social Media
Nearly two-thirds of American adults, or about 65 percent, use social networking sites, up from 7 percent when Pew Research Center began systematicall...
9/23/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Core Principles, Engage, Memory Care Education, Resident Engagement
ALFA’s Best of the Best Awards recognize innovative products, services and programs advancing excellence in senior living, including independent livin...
8/20/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Family Relations, Partnerships, Resident Engagement
The Alzheimer’s Association has partnered with online photography firm Shutterfly to create a photo resources for families coping with Alzheimer’s dis...
8/5/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence, Facts and Figures, Marketing Strategy, Reports
Older adults are most likely of all age groups to say they never go online, according to new Pew Research analysis of Internet adoption around the cou...
6/24/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Clinical Quality and Quality Care Delivery, Disabilities, Health and Wellness
The National Council on Aging has offered 10 recommendations to promote healthy aging. Enhance access to family caregiver support programs for vete...
4/14/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Engage, Family Relations, Resident Engagement
One day left to participate in the 4th Annual 2015 ALFA and Sargent Art Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the tremendous talent of...
4/7/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Art Showcase In the News, cheatsheet, Engage, Senior Living Art Showcase
Mid-March, ALFA launched the 4th Annual 2015 ALFA and Sargent Art Senior Living Art Showcase, a competition recognizing the tremendous talent of senio...
3/11/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Ageism, ALFA Conference & Expo
ALFA has begun its fifth annual call for short films on ageism. Many older adults are mentally and physically active well into their 80s and 90s an...
3/3/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Disabilities
The National Coalition on Care Coordination recently published an issue brief “Building the Business Case: Community Organizations Responding to the C...
2/24/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Facts and Figures, Quality of Life, Wellness Program
The number of Americans using mind and body approaches to improve health and well-being remains high, according to new data gathered from a National I...
2/18/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Elder Abuse, Federal Agency Activity, Health and Wellness
The Administration for Community Living is seeking to strengthen the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs with a new rule due to prior “significant incon...
2/6/2015
Active & Engaged Seniors, Value-Added Amenities and Services
The National Council on Aging’s Institute of Senior Centers has partnered with the Music Performance Trust Fund and the Film Fund to provide grants fo...
12/10/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Choice, Family Relations, Reports, Senior Living Options
SeniorAdvisor.com, a website showcasing thousands of families’ reviews of assisted living, memory care communities, retirement communities and other s...
12/3/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Best of the Best Awards, Engage, Family Relations, Independence, Provider Member, Resident Engagement
Country Meadows Retirement Communities based in Hershey, Pa., took home top honors in the category of Resident and Family Engagement in 2014. Moving f...
11/25/2014
Active & Engaged Seniors, Consumer Intelligence
New data shines a light on saying “I do” in the United States – remarriage is on the rise for Americans ages 55 and older and older newlyweds are amon...

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.