Arizona City Waiting for Assisted Living Facility to Open

The United States is a very large country, and as a result we have thousands of small cities which do not have an assisted living facility for the citizens, so seniors have to often go to a nearby city for their needs. This scenario is occurring in the small town of Arizona City, Arizona, where [...]

Assisted Living Residents Embracing Qigong

Most seniors are familiar with Tai Chi as a means of exercising, but not as many seniors are aware of a similar exercise option called Qigong. Both exercise options originated in China, but they have gained popularity in the United States, as seniors enjoy the low impact activity. The great thing about Qigong for seniors, [...]

Fox Theatre Sparks Assisted Living Controversy

The Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, has been a popular topic in the news over the past couple weeks, after they sent a letter about a new lease to long time resident and former technical director Joe Patten. He has lived at the location in a 3,640 square-foot apartment since 1979, and has been dubbed [...]

Senior Citizens Taking Facebook by Storm

Over the course of the past year, senior citizens have taken to the Internet and are quickly becoming Facebook’s fastest growing demographic. According to, there are over 14million seniors using Facebook in the U.S. alone. This is a 1448% increase from 2009 and makes up for 11% of the U.S. Facebook population. To demonstrate [...]

Emeritus Senior Living Hosts Facebook Contest for Active Seniors

National Active Aging Week was started by the International Council on Active Aging in 2003, and it is held every year during the last week in September. As National Active Aging Week approaches, Emeritus Senior Living has decided to honor it by launching an Active Aging Week contest dubbed “The Most Active Senior I Know,” [...]

Pickleball Gaining in Popularity With Seniors

Seniors are always looking for new ways to stay fit and exercise as some of the sports they may have enjoyed earlier on in life may now be too difficult for them to participate. One such example is tennis, which many seniors stop playing as they get older, because it is very fast paced and [...]

Will New iPod Models Attract Senior Consumers?

Each year, more and more seniors are adopting and embracing technology to enrich their daily lives, and after the Apple press event yesterday, you have to wonder if seniors will start to become bigger Apple fans. While Apple products are primarily geared toward a younger demographic, their simplicity and ease of use make them a [...]

Old Furniture Mill Being Converted Into Assisted Living Apartments

The Heywood Wakefield furniture manufacturing mill has been sitting at 206 Central Street in Gardner, Massachusetts, since 1863, and at one time it was the largest furniture company in the world. However the building has been vacant since the late 1970′s when the Heywood-Wakefield Company filed for bankruptcy. Luckily it was added to the National [...]

Seniors Gone Wired Event Set for Wednesday in Ventura

Recent advances in technology have resulted in a number of classes being held to help educate seniors on how to use the Internet, as well as the various websites and online tools available to them. Now another educational event for seniors, called Seniors Gone Wired, is set for Wednesday in Ventura, California. Starting at 10am, [...]

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