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World's oldest woman celebrates another birthday

December 6, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Emma Morano, of Italy, celebrated her 117th birthday. She is the oldest person in the world, according to the Guinness World Records. 

Chinese nursing home offers visitor rewards

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A Chinese nursing home has a family rewards program whereby visits from loved ones can be redeemed for goods or services at the home. The facility has awarded 227 awards worth more than 30,000 yuan (about $4,000 USD) since the program began this fall. 

Shopping on behalf of residents

December 5, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears reflects on the challenge of not being able to run to the store spur of the moment—and the added difficulty of asking someone to shop for you. 

Making friends is child's play

November 29, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
An Australian kindergarten has arranged play dates for children and residents at a nearby nursing home, many of whom have dementia.

Gardner in residence

November 28, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A resident at a Virginia retirement community is putting a lifetime of studies to practice.

Growing into gray

November 28, 2016  | 

Blogger Kathleen Mears has given herself freedom to stop coloring her hair and start loving her gray—even if it means showing her age. 

First love at long last

November 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Two residents at a North Miami Beach nursing home tie the knot, the bride’s first marriage, proving you’re never too old to find love.  

The ‘thankful for’ tree

November 21, 2016  | 

This holiday season, blogger Kathleen Mears is grateful for the opportunity she and her fellow residents had to give thanks and participate in the celebrations.

Dementia and kittens

November 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

An Arizona memory care facility and animal shelter have partnered to care for orphaned kittens. And yes, there are photos. 

Residents make calendar to celebrate staying active in life stories

November 16, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

These "calendar girls" (and guys) didn't need to shed any clothing to be the top models of their assisted living community as they turned their annual calendar into a gala event showcasing the vibrancy and resilience of life.

Atria Senior Living inspires curiosity through journaling

November 9, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Need a good read? This senior living chain thinks the most interesting story this year just might be your own.

Rising after the election

November 7, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

It’s the presidential nominees’ jobs to rally us, but blogger Kathleen Mears reminds us that regardless of the winner, we must rally behind him or her to ensure a smooth transition of power and to sustain our democracy. 


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