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 [...]

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,” [...]

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, [...]

Ironton Set to Open Their First Assisted Living Facility

In just over a week (on September 7, Ironton, Ohio, will celebrate the grand opening and have a ribbon cutting ceremony for their first ever assisted living home with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new assisted living home is actually set inside a 100 year old building, that was formerly a community center, and once [...]

AARP Driver Safety Program Gains Popularity With Seniors

In 1969, AARP volunteers got involved with improving drivers habits by teaching seniors the Defensive Driving Course (DDC) of the National Safety Council. Then the AARP brought things in house in 1979 with their own course called the AARP Driver Safety Program. The efforts by the AARP to help senior drivers is still going strong, [...]

New Assisted Living Home in Alabama Opening in September

A modern two-story assisted living and memory care complex in Daphne, Alabama, dubbed The Blake at Malbis, is set to open in mid-September. While most assisted living facilities are constructed in a traditional style, The Blake at Malbis wanted to set this community apart from others by having numerous windows, high ceilings, and wrought-iron balconies. [...]

Intergenerational Art Workshop to Provide Insight Into Assisted Living

Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden, Maine, is planning an open house event and an assisted living celebration on September 13 during National Assisted Living Week. In 1995 The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL), which is the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA), established the National Assisted Living Week. It [...]

Senior Salons Founder in the Running for Nellie Cashman Award

Over the last few years, Senior Salons has been increasing in popularity in around Seattle at assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and retirement communities. Owner and operator, Barbara Bollinger, started the company back in 1998, and now operates in 35 different locations around the region. Therefore it is easy to say that business is booming. [...]

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