Articles About Senior Living

Seniors: Make Your Next Vacation a Spa Vacation

In the beginning, I was scared of spas. The first time I went to a spa I was very intimidated. I thought the people would all be richer, thinner, prettier . . . you name any “er” and I figured that was what was in store. I had reached a point in life that left me...

The Benefits of On-Site Doctors at Active Adult Communities

The Benefits of On-Site Doctors at Active Adult Communities

How On-Site Doctors Benefit Residents of Active Adult Communities and Senior Living. How many times have you heard of this scenario? “My husband woke up and didn’t feel well. I asked him to call his doctor to make an appointment. He said he wanted to give it a day....

Senior Housing: Dumb Money Meets Cowardly Lion

Senior Housing: Dumb Money Meets Cowardly Lion

A recent article on the Red Capital Group Newsletter was entitled, “How Senior Living Designs Lack Courage”. (That’s not all that’s missing, but it’s a good start.)

Another article calls new investors in the senior housing sector “Dumb Money”.

So, here we have an industry that lacks courage to innovate, yet one that is so threatened at the possibility of new ideas and new entrants playing in their “sand box” that they call us “Dumb” and hope we will go away. Well, I think the “Dumb Money” is getting smarter every day and may give the “Old Boys Club” a run for their money. Here’s why:

Senior Mental Health | A natural solution for better senior living

Senior Mental Health | A natural solution for better senior living

Tip for Seniors: Strolling for Mental Health A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows what all of us know intuitively: Walking in nature improves your mental state. If you are a senior living in an urban environment (for...

Choosing a Senior Affinity Community

Choosing a Senior Affinity Community

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]Niche or Affinity communities are places where people who share similar interests, education and professional backgrounds or lifestyles decide to live in the same place. The idea of an affinity group or affinity community...

The History of Nursing Homes: From Almshouses to Skilled Nursing

The History of Nursing Homes: From Almshouses to Skilled Nursing

(Editor's note: Our 5-part History of Nursing Homes in the U.S. has proven to be one of the most popular parts of our site, so we've consolidated it into one document for easier reading. Enjoy!) The concept of  ‘traditional’ nursing homes is undergoing rapid change...

Five More Reasons to Make Friends With A Dog Owner

Five More Reasons to Make Friends With A Dog Owner

In my previous post, we established that dog owners tend by and large to be conscientious, responsible, social, active, and fun-loving. If that’s not enough to convince you to choose a dog owner as your next new friend, here are five more great qualities shared by...

Gossip: Chimp Chat, Evolved (?)

Gossip: Chimp Chat, Evolved (?)

Almost everything we see, think, and do on this planet has a purpose. It is of constant amazement and amusement. And all things evolve to meet changing times and needs. Take gossip for example. The origin of the word was of great surprise to me: The word gossip comes...

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