Author: Cassandra Halyshyn

Lantern Hill Honors Arbor Day by Planting Trees

Residents, staff, and family members from Lantern Hill, an Erickson Living developed and managed retirement community in New Providence, New Jersey, celebrated Arbor Day in April by planting three trees on campus—a London Plane, Princeton Elm, and Scarlet Oak. “We are thrilled to host Lantern Hill’s second Arbor Day celebration on campus,” said Sales Director Daniel Millender. “These…

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Virtual reality helps people with Parkinson’s disease improve balance

Researchers say they are encouraged by preliminary results of a study demonstrating that virtual reality can help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance. In the trial by the Motion Capture Core Facility at the University of Utah, 10 people tested a virtual reality training system on a treadmill in three 30-minute sessions a week…

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New National Senior Campuses chair plans to focus on diversity, technology, civic issues

Increasing diversity among residents and staff, upgrading technology and collaborating on civic issues with residents of the greater community are the main goals that Michelle Bohreer has identified for National Senior Campuses as she prepares to become the first woman to lead the board of directors of the country’s largest not-for-profit multi-site senior living organization…

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4 Reasons Why Onsite Primary Care is Mission-Critical for Senior Living

Seniors are going to receive primary care. In 2019, the question is where. Primary care is critical for any person’s health. Yet across the nation, visits to those physicians are declining for Americans of all ages. Seniors specifically are faced with two unique barriers: travel, and the need for care overnight. Seniors also face a…

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LeadingAge, Ziegler Expand Largest Nonprofit Senior Housing Providers List

Industry association LeadingAge and specialty investment bank Ziegler’s list of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior housing providers grew a bit this year. The 15th annual LeadingAge Ziegler 200 (LZ 200), published Monday, ranks the largest not-for-profit systems providing aging services through senior living in the United States, in order of total owned market-rate units, as…

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28% of affluent 50+ adults expect to live in assisted living, survey finds

Twenty-eight percent of affluent adults aged 50 or more years participating in a recent survey said they believe they are likely to receive long-term care at an assisted living community when they need it, although only 15% identified assisted living as their preferred location. The Harris Poll, conducted on behalf of the Nationwide Retirement Institute,…

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3 Reasons Greenspring Village, Brookhaven at Lexington Top Fitch’s CCRC Ratings

The continuing care retirement community (CCRC) sector has been on a roll, with a strong economy bolstering seniors’ ability to sell their homes and pay entrance fees. But even in an overall hot market, two nonprofit communities are standout performers, being the only CCRCs to currently hold an A+ credit rating from Fitch. There were few…

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Empathy, patience and more — when kids visit assisted-living facilities, everyone benefits

“It’s your turn. Try to get a strike — but I’m winning,” my 6-year-old son, Jared, told a resident of the memory care unit at Sunrise at George Mason, an assisted-living facility in Fairfax. She rolled the plastic bowling ball. All the pins fell. She smiled. Not one to lose gracefully, Jared mumbled, “Good job,”…

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Apple’s gets first FDA clearance for retail ECG watch technology

The company’s new Apple Watch can perform ECGs, detect atrial fibrillation and contact emergency services in the case of a fall. Apple has taken a major step into the world of regulated health technology with the announcement of its new Apple Watch, an over-the-counter FDA-cleared device with the ability to perform electrocardiograms and detect atrial…

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Wall Street Journal: Aging Boomers Divided on Being Called ‘Perennials’

Some aging baby boomers are rejecting the term “senior citizen,” but potential replacements like “perennial” are not yet gaining widespread traction. Other potential new terms, such as “vintage” and “golden ager,” also aren’t catching on widely, according to an article published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Observing that some boomers do not respond well…

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