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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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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Ruling in Senior Housing Suit Puts Treatment of LGBT Residents in Spotlight

An Illinois woman can now sue the retirement community where she resides, in a case over alleged homophobic harassment she suffered from other residents. This is due to an appeals court decision that is garnering attention for its possible housing law implications. Marsha Wetzel, who lives at the Glen St. Andrews senior living community in…

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New Pub at Eagle’s Trace Offers Great Food, Fun Atmosphere

Houston, Texas—A Barataria Bay shrimp poboy while watching the Astros game? No problem! Atchafalay chicken and andouille gumbo on a college football Saturday? Coming right up! As the new Lafitte’s Pub opened at Eagle’s Trace last month, residents are now enjoying a casual atmosphere for meals and drinks with friends and family. “Each dining venue…

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Novi’s Fox Run opens third residence building

Edison Place, the newest independent living building, opened last week at Fox Run of Novi, a senior living community developed and managed by Erickson Living. “We are thrilled to welcome Fox Run’s newest residents to Edison Place,” said Allison Murphy, director of sales at Fox Run. “The response to this building, which pays homage to…

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How Senior Housing Communities Can Reduce Residents’ Opioid Use

The United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic that has lasted for years—and it’s become a concern in the senior housing industry. To avoid opioid misuse in senior housing communities, it’s important to ensure pain management is a team effort and that opioids aren’t the first line of defense against chronic pain,…

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Off Your Mental Game? You Could Be Mildly Dehydrated

Was it hard to concentrate during that long meeting? Does the crossword seem a little tougher? You could be mildly dehydrated. A growing body of evidence finds that being just a little dehydrated is tied to a range of subtle effects — from mood changes to muddled thinking. “We find that when people are mildly…

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Seabrook To Hold Free Certified Home Health Aide Course

Tinton Falls, NJ – Seabrook, an Erickson Living retirement community in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, will hold a free certified home health aide course, September 11 to October 11. The course will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m. For more information, call Kimberly Gibbs at 732-481-6084 and visit jobs.ericksonliving.com.…

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