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Designed to engage

October 14, 2015  |  Sara O. Marberry, EDAC

Create a senior living community that is resident friendly, beautiful and functional by considering how the space might be used and adapted today and tomorrow.

Study links environmental characteristics to apathy in dementia residents

June 12, 2015  |  Megan Combs, Associate Editor

A new Penn State study found that the more stimulating a senior living environment was, the less apathy a resident with dementia had.

SAGE announces new board members, officers

December 17, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Enironments has elected new board members and officers.

Design guidelines aim to assist those with dementia, sight loss

June 18, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

New design guidelines from the Thomas Pocklington Trust and University of Stirling in the United Kingdom seek to enable those with dementia and sight loss to remain as independent as possible in seniors housing or at home.

EFACon opening keynote: What's the recipe for the longest, happiest life?

May 5, 2014  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Forget the fictitious fountain of youth. Environments for Aging Conference opening keynote speaker Nick Buettner explores what it really takes to live the longest, healthiest life possible.

Functional programming aids person-centered care

May 4, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

Functional programming is an ideal planning approach to use if your community wishes to make design changes as part of an operational move to a more person-centered approach to resident living, say speakers at the Environments for Aging Conference.

Refreshing interiors—in rooms and seniors

April 18, 2014  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

An online show aims to keep quality of life high for seniors by improving the function and look of their living spaces.

One-on-one with…Addie Abushousheh, PhD

April 2, 2014  |  Ron Rajecki

In our latest Q&A, Long-Term Living talks with Addie Abushousheh, PhD, about the shifting changes in today's living spaces designed for older adults.

Partnerships@Work: A room with a view

March 20, 2014  |  Gina LaVecchia Ragone

For all its beauty, New England can get cold and dark. But two New Hampshire senior living communities have found a way to provide residents with sunny “skies” year-round.

Flooring trends: Carpet's new options

March 4, 2014  |  Joe Versluis

Is your long-term or post-acute care facility ready for a remodel? Carpeting choices may deserve a fresh look in your flooring decisions.

Roommate adjustment

January 13, 2014  |  Kathleen Mears

Sharing living space requires a lot of give-and-take from the parties involved. Unfortunately, sometimes only one party does the giving.

Sharing beauty, celebrating seniors

December 4, 2013  |  Lois A. Bowers, Senior Editor

One senior living provider found a way to share beauty this holiday season while celebrating the talents of residents. What does your community do?


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