Editorial

  • HEALTHTAC East Panel: Creating a Community and Culture of Wellness

    Wellness, in the senior living space, can be a tough term to define. Long restricted only to physical needs, there are other important aspects that also must be considered.  Five executives from top senior living firms spoke on the current…

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    Earning a Health and Safety Certification

    Late last year, Claiborne Senior Living was awarded the WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). WELL is a building standard that focuses on people’s wellness. According to IWBI’s website, “WELL applies the science of physical and…

  • A few members of The Village at Gainesville team holding the award and certificate and standing in front of a projector

    Gainesville, FL Community Earned Inclusivity Award

    Last year, The Village at Gainesville—a community in Gainesville, FL that’s part of SantaFe Senior Living—was awarded the Inclusive Employer of the Year award by the Florida Center for Students with Unique Abilities (FCSUA). The community was nominated by Linda…

  • CEO Lisa Gaudioso

    The CEO Series: Lisa Gaudioso, Elegance Living

    We all know that human connection is important; that’s nothing new. However, Elegance Living is taking that knowledge a step further. The company developed a connection-based campaign that started in January and will last for all of 2023; it’s aptly…

  • Resident reads a Letters for Rose letter with a high school student and Saracen

    Laurel Brook Receives Letters From High School Students

    Back in December 2022—just in time for the holiday season—Laurel Brook Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center received a batch of over 300 letters from students from the local high school. And just a few weeks ago in early/mid-February, the students dropped…

  • Rendering of the interior of The Mather

    Biophilic Design: Connecting People to Nature Through Design

    Senior living communities are always looking for ways to improve the well-being of their residents and staff—and biophilic design is one approach to do just that. But what exactly is biophilic design? “The word biophilia literally means ‘love of life,’…

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    A Senior Living Community Celebrates Chinese New Year With Local Students

    Last weekend, The Palace at Coral Gables, a community in Coral Gables, FL, held a Chinese New Year celebration for its residents. “We celebrate Chinese New Year every year. We love celebrations!” said Pamela Parker, The Palace at Coral Gables’…

  • Karp with a cart of pop tab jars

    Senior Spotlight: Dolores Karp, The Moorings of Arlington Heights

    Dolores Karp has been collecting aluminum can tabs for more than 40 years. She currently lives at The Moorings of Arlington Heights—a Presbyterian Homes community—in Arlington Heights, IL. It somewhat began with her adding an in-ground swimming pool to her…

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    Messiah Lifeways’ New Memory Care Courtyard

    When Asper neighborhood—Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village’s secure memory care and dementia neighborhood—moved from the second floor down to the main floor in 2021, the staff realized that this created an opportunity for it to be connected to a courtyard…

  • A Dining Experience panelists: McGee, Parton and Ratigan

    A Dining Experience: Going Beyond Feeding and Eating

    The final panel of HEALTHTAC Food and Beverage 2022 centered around ensuring a dining experience for residents. During the panel, which was titled “A Dining Experience: How Senior Living F&B Is Going Beyond Feeding and Eating,” the culinary executives discussed…

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