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Chinese nursing home offers visitor rewards

December 5, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

A nursing home in China has started a family rewards program, whereby children who visit their parents so many times can earn rewards to spend on goods or services at the home. Since the program began this fall, the nursing home has awarded 227 awards worth...

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.  

Trivial pursuit: Seniors join in community trivia

November 22, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Buzztime Inc. is helping seniors put decades of knowledge to use through its trivia games, as played in popular restaurants and sports bars, to every new HarborChase Senior Living Community. 

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.

Saluting service

October 20, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Special activities for veteran residents can help them combat isolation and cope with memories of the war experience...


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