Articles on "Independent Living Retirement Communities"

A Welcome Home
June 13, 2012 5:45 pm

A Welcome Home

Homecomings are often filled with reunions and reminiscing. They can be simultaneously heartwarming and bittersweet. They are also frequently preceded by moving—a process that can only be described as difficult. For seniors and their families, the physical challenges of moving are only the beginning. They also face the emotional challenges of finding the right home and the appropriate level of care. As her medical needs have changed, Carmen Cullen and her family have faced these challenges on three separate occasions. […]

Senior Living: Community Collaborators
April 23, 2012 6:37 pm

Senior Living: Community Collaborators

By Christy Brudin What really makes a community? It is certainly not beautiful iron gates or modern homes filled with high-tech conveniences. Communities — real, strong communities — are made of dynamic individuals who share common interests and goals. A community is only as robust as its people. At Chevy Chase House, an assisted living facility in Washington, D.C., an incredible group of active residents are the heart of this thriving community. We met David Breasted, a former reporter for […]

April 9, 2012 5:15 pm

Fighter Jet Crashes into Senior Living Community

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – All residents of an apartment complex for the elderly in Virginia that was destroyed when a U.S. Navy fighter jet crashed into it on Friday have been accounted for, and everyone injured have been discharged from a hospital, rescue officials said on Saturday. Many residents are now seeking somewhere to live after spending last night in a Red Cross shelter, officials said.  “Everyone has been accounted for” at the Mayfair Mews complex in Virginia Beach, the city’s […]

Senior Living: Inspiring Connections
February 27, 2012 9:12 pm

Senior Living: Inspiring Connections

Active artists find a place to call home By Christy Brudin Whether through careful study or active participation, successful artists are always connected to their subjects. No matter their method or their medium, they have to be engaged in their environments. Art is simply not for the passive. It is no surprise then that Park View Communities are home to more than a few artists.  At Park View, active older adults enjoy a variety of social and recreational activities, 24-hour […]

February 22, 2012 9:46 pm

Abington House at Foulkeways Retirement Community Goes Caribbean

By Nancy Nolan It was the end of a long day when Mary Knapp, Director of Health Services, got an email from a bathtub vendor to enter a contest and “win a one-of-a-kind, pink spa tub, made in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month October 2011.”  The Mastercare manufacturer was asking healthcare providers to submit stories that described how they supported breast cancer awareness within their community. Having just completed her annual budget planning meetings, where a State mandate forced […]

January 18, 2012 7:37 pm

People on the Move – Chuck Thornton, Seabury at Friendship Terrace

Seabury Resources for Aging has named Chuck Thornton as Director of Marketing and Admissions at Seabury at Friendship Terrace.  Located in Northwest Washington, Friendship Terrace offers affordable retirement living in a delightful residential neighborhood.   Amenities include a wellness center, full activities program, on site dining, and local transportation.  Thornton was most recently Director of Marketing and Admissions at Seabury at Springvale Terrace in Silver Spring, Maryland, and had assisted at Seabury at Friendship Terrace prior to that appointment.    Thornton is […]

Independent Living: A Welcoming Environment
December 15, 2011 9:14 pm

Independent Living: A Welcoming Environment

Lida Moser and Leslie Katz are happy to have found a community that makes individuals and their furry companions feel right at home. If you walk into the lobby of the Revitz House in Rockville, Maryland on a typical day, you are sure to see many smiling faces and residents rushing to make their next appointment or activity.  What might surprise you, however, is that you are also likely to see a few tails wagging around.  This is due to […]

“Learn More Today” in Retirement Communities!
December 5, 2011 5:08 pm

“Learn More Today” in Retirement Communities!

Last month I traveled to Brightview Westminster Ridge to interview one of the residents, Velma Keck for an article we recently published on the benefits of pets in senior living communities.  Click here to read the article and watch a video As I approached the community I was impressed by the location, which is right near several schools offering a more inter generational setting for the residents. With academics on my mind I turned into the community and something on […]

True Companions in Senior Living
October 14, 2011 3:16 pm

True Companions in Senior Living

These four women are enjoying the perks of living in pet-friendly communities. Regardless of age, the joy a pet can bring to one’s life is undeniable.  While research over the years has shown that pets can provide certain health benefits, such as reducing anxiety, their most important gift is that of companionship. Just ask Dolores Saynuk, Libby Anderson, Alice Cowger and Velma Keck.  As residents of Brightview Senior Living communities, they are already relishing the vibrant environments, various amenities and […]

Retirement Community Residents On the Move
October 10, 2011 3:38 pm

Retirement Community Residents On the Move

Although the “obesity epidemic” seems to be grabbing headlines, Baby Boomers are surprisingly quite serious about their physical health and exercise regimens. A recent survey sponsored by Humana revealed that nearly 75 percent of over 50 Boomers exercise at least three times a week, and nearly half of the respondents have established a commitment to exercise for at least five years.  These statistics are already changing the face of senior living communities as this more active and health-conscious consumer begins […]