Top Workplaces showcases the best employers in the Garden State

Twenty-seven organizations have been identified as New Jersey’s Top Workplaces. They include large, medium and small employers, manufacturers, service companies, national corporations and small businesses. Nominees were limited to companies with at least 50 employees in northern New Jersey and the shore area. Public and private companies, nonprofit organizations and government workplaces were eligible.NJ.com solicited…

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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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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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In Honor of His Grandma, Teen Develops Brain-Reading Tech for Alzheimer’s

Before Grant Sheen’s late grandmother developed Alzheimer’s disease, she was an accountant with an talent for memorizing mathematical formulas. Her mind was sharp and her spirit fiery. Sheen, a high school senior, says that the progressive brain disorder peeled away these aspects of her identity. To her grandson, she seemed like a shell of her…

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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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Lantern Hill Hosts “Taste of the World” Gala

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Hundreds of Lantern Hill residents, staff and guests enjoyed an evening full of great company as well as delicious food and drinks from around the globe at the community’s “Taste of the World” Gala, on Friday, September 14. The elegant party was held throughout Lantern Hill’s newly expanded and re-designed restaurants…

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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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