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12/19/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Report Highlights Most Common Disability Among Older Adults, Where They Live," "CFPB: Medical Debt Hurting Consumer Credit," and "2 Weeks Remaining to Enter the 2015 ALFA Awards."
12/10/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "SeniorAdvisor.com Celebrates Communities With Top Online Reviews," "New England Addresses Aging Issues," and "Meet Co-Robots – Robots That Work Cooperatively With People."
12/04/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "NIC: Assisted Living, Seniors Housing in Peak Demand and Keep an Eye on Houston," "Holiday Hints: Alzheimer’s Caregiving Tips from the National Institute on Aging," and "Best of the Best: Life Gets Better at the Beach."
11/25/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Consumer Protection Bureau Proposes New Rules for Homeowners, Heirs," "New Data Highlights Rise in Senior Marriages," "Champion Your Most Innovative People and Ideas Via ALFA’s Awards Program," and "Best of the Best: Dining with Dignity."
11/19/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Ensure You’re Included in the 2015 Largest Providers List," "Tool Kit Available to Encourage Older Adult Research Participation," and "Watch Out for Scams During Health Insurance ‘Open Season’."
11/14/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Senior Living Firms Emphasize Brain Health Initiatives," "Aging Advocates Call for More ‘Sophisticated’ Dialogue About End-of-Life Care," and "Best of the Best: Going Mobile for Emergency and Response."
11/06/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Study: ICUs Could Improve Patient Information About Palliative Care," "Which Cities are Home to the Nation’s Seniors?," and "Best of the Best: The Fox Optimal Living Program."
10/30/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "New Paper from SCAN, Avalere Address Healthcare Sustainability Strategy," "Alzheimer’s Group Hosts National Memory Screening Day," and "Serving Our Seniors, Serving Our Military."
10/22/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Ebola Resources: What You Need to Know," "Administration for Community Living Reorganizes, Including Elder Rights Office," and "National Quality Forum to Craft HCBS Quality Measurement Framework."
10/16/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Ebola Scammers Target Older Americans, Others in Health Supplement Schemes," "Life Expectancy at Record High in United States," and "White House Unveils Conference on Aging Website."
10/09/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Domestic Violence Impacts Older Americans Too," "NIH Spurs Brain Study Efforts with $46M Investments," and "Emeritus ‘Smart Store’ Empowers Staff, Reduces Cost."
10/02/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "ALFA Opens Nominations for 2015 Awards," "Call for Participation in National Study of Long-Term Care Providers," "Best of the Best: Why ‘Living Life on Purpose’ Is Important," and "All About Alzheimer’s: Senior Moments, Insomnia Drug Risks, Down Syndrome and Effective Tests."
09/24/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include: "Institute of Medicine Says End-of-Life Care Must Be National Priority," "Emergency Room Patients Confused by Contact Information Requests," and "Best of the Best Awards Accepting Nominations Next Week."
09/17/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "New Resources Available in Fight Against Elder Abuse," "Study: Nearly Half of Medicare Beneficiaries Have Difficulty with Daily Activities," and "Long-Term Care Communities Now Able to Collect Unwanted Prescription Drugs."
09/11/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Independent Living Communities Now Eligible for EPA Energy Star Certification," "National Health Care Expenditures Expected to Grow Due to Expanded Coverage, Stronger Economy," and "ALFA Best of the Best Awards Nominations Open October 1."
09/04/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Health Expert Lee Talks to NIC About Senior Housing Trends and the Future of Health Care," "FDA Releases Plan to Improve Data on Ethnic, Minority Subgroups," "All About Alzheimer’s: Mindfulness Training, Down Syndrome and Smart Sensors," and "Member Blog Roundup: Roommates, WWII Pilot, and Gypsy the Gray Parrot."
08/20/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "The Big Sky State Addresses Alzheimer’s," "Why Crafting a State Alzheimer’s Plan Is Like Meeting an Elephant," and "Social Security Calls for Public Input on Its Strategic Vision for 2025."
08/14/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "Sen. Kirk Visits BMA Community to Discuss Medicare," "Accreditation Group CARF Seeks Input on Dementia Care Standards," and "IRS Warns of Rampant Phone Scams Currently Circulating."
07/30/2014
Other featured senior living news stories include "ABLE Act Aims to Create Tax-Free Savings Accounts for Disabled," "Medicare Alters Hospice Drug Reimbursement Rules," "New Educational Tool Available for Reducing Long-Term Care Infections," and "HUD Updates Assisted Living Mortgage Documents."
07/23/2014
Featured senior living news stories include: "HHS Offers New Guidance on Person-Centered Planning, Self-Direction," "Study: Building Design Principles Key to Supportive Environment," and "Government Health Agencies Host Alzheimer’s Webinars."

MEMBERS in the News

12/12/2014
Sysco Corporation announced that Greg Keller has been appointed president of SYGMA, its Columbus, Ohio-based subsidiary focused on serving chain restaurant customers. Keller will report to Tom Bené, Sysco's president of Foodservice Operations, effective Jan. 1, 2015.
12/12/2014
This year as part of the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, Sunrise Senior Living raised more than $500,000, all of which will help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association®.
12/12/2014
Holiday Retirement recently had 62 of its communities presented with a “Best of Senior Living” award from SeniorAdvisor.com for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in 2014. In 2013, more than 40 communities received the honor.
12/11/2014
The Meridian, a Brookdale senior living managed community, is now able to accept Medicare, having recently been certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This offers another solution for seniors living in the Temple area as they seek exceptional care for post-hospital, short-term recoveries and extended stays.
12/09/2014
Holiday Retirement, one of the nation’s largest senior living providers, recently partnered with CLICK for Babies, a grassroots public education campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, to knit, tag, and organize purple hats for newborns. This year, 47 of Holiday’s senior living communities participated in the CLICK for Babies campaign, knitting more than 2,000 caps for the cause.

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