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Eight Secrets of a Happy 60-year Marriage

Chocolate gets eaten, flowers wither, but how do you make love last? In honor of Valentine’s Day, we asked a couple in their 80s how they’ve kept their love strong through 60 years of marriage. (Guess what? Celebrating Valentine’s Day didn’t even make the list!) Here’s what they said: One or both should tell the […]

Posted on February 14, 2017

10 Ingredients for Empowering Senior Living Chefs

The secret to keeping residents engaged in the dining experience is to invigorate and empower your chefs. Here are a few ways that communities around the country are energizing their culinary team: Holding Food Network-influenced chef competitions where dueling culinarians must use offbeat ingredients or face other tough challenges Asking chefs to conduct cooking demonstrations, […]

Posted on February 1, 2017

Want to hear what seniors really think about wellness?

Wouldn’t you like to know on which day of the week residents exercise most? In what weather they exercise least? Where staff and residents interact most on campus? The answers to these and other questions were revealed in a LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo session on data’s link to wellness. Missed it? Watch the video to […]

Posted on January 20, 2017

How would you like to predict a resident’s fall?

Or maximize Medicare reimbursements? Or know early if a resident is unhappy? You can accomplish those goals and more though the power of data. The benefits of big data analysis were explored in “Data-driven Decision-making: Gaining Clarity for Your Organization’s Direction,” a session at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo. The presenters were Chip Burns, […]

Posted on January 17, 2017

Is Your Community Breaking These 5 Sales-boosting Resolutions?

As we ring in the New Year, the phone is also ringing at retirement communities. Often, adult children notice a change in a parent during a holiday visit, which can lead to a post-holiday spike in inquiries. But is your community dropping the ball? Let me tell you about the experience my friend Pam had. […]

Posted on January 6, 2017