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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.

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Engage
Mark Hemingway steeled himself for what he might see on a trip to Vietnam to tour a senior living and orphan campus, paying his own way on invitation ...
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...
Active & Engaged Seniors, Allied Member, Best of the Best Awards, Engage, Resident Engagement
The Orchards at Southington in Southington, Conn., N.J., took home the top prize in the Resident & Family Engagement category in 2014 for its W.I.S.E....
Active & Engaged Seniors, Independence, Managed Risk
The American Geriatrics Society and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have teamed up to educate healthcare providers and the public a...
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Family Relations, Memory Care Best Practices and Research, Memory Care Education
Alzheimer’s is a transformative, thieving disease, robbing its targets of precious memories and much more and affecting women twice as often as men. T...
Active & Engaged Seniors, cheatsheet, Independence, Quality of Life, Science and Technology
The Consumer Electronics Association a few years ago decided it wanted to give back to communities around the country and so created the CEA Foundatio...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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.
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...
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 ...

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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.