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Initiative Makes High-Speed Internet Available to HUD-Assisted Seniors

Public housing and HUD-assisted seniors living in designated areas served by Comcast are now eligible to apply for “Internet Essentials,” the company’s high-speed internet adoption program for low-income families, thanks to Comcast and HUD’s ConnectHome initiative.

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Unique Respite Rehab Program Launched in Naperville, Illinois

The Springs at Monarch Landing, a Life Plan Community located on a scenic campus in Naperville, IL, has launched its Respite Rehab Program. The unique initiative is designed to help patients not quite ready to go home from a hospital stay, while not meeting insurance qualifications for skilled care.

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College Student’s Stay at Retirement Center Extended

The intergenerational program at the Deerfield Retirement Community has already led to other senior living communities in Iowa establishing similar types of live-in partnerships with college students.

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Unique Geriatric LTC Program Graduates Its First Class

The first in the nation geriatric education program for long term care (LTC) nursing staff recently graduated its first class. The purpose of the program, based in Tulsa, OK, is to provide geriatric training to LTC non-clinical staff, certified nurse aides (CNAs), certified medication aides (CMAs), and nurses (LPNs and RNs) using the Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders (NICHE) program model.

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Friendship Village Preps for 8th Annual Silver Games

On Sept. 10-11 and 14-16, approximately 350 participants, age 62 and over, will be competing in more than 32 events including quarterback toss, seated floor hockey, soccer penalty kicks, Sudoku, and more.

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Seniors Log Thousands of Hours in Fitness Challenge

Seymour Bartlett has an interesting way of stretching his quadriceps. “I take a seat on a rising and lowering machine, hook my feet, and lean back until my heels touch my butt. Can you picture that?” asked the resident of Sedgebrook senior living community in Lincolnshire, IL.

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Nurses Find Growing Need for Palliative Care Training

If all nurses in all settings had the training, knowledge and skills they need to practice palliative care, many patient needs could be most effectively met by nurses.

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Rebranded Nonprofit Brings Meals -- and Hope – to Homebound Elderly

Since 1973, one of the accidental secrets in Montgomery County, TX was that The Friendship Center, based in Conroe, has services that included Meals on Wheels. Realizing that the optimum number of seniors needing hot meals delivered to them wasn’t being reached, the Center’s Board of Directors convened and approved a complete rebranding of the organization.

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Assisted Living Quality Initiative Renewed for Three Years

The Quality Initiative for Assisted Living is designed to enhance communities’ organizational success and resident outcomes.

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Organizations Team to Grant Lifelong Wishes to Seniors

Philips Lifeline is collaborating with Wish of a Lifetime (WOL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering respect and appreciation for seniors by granting life-enriching wishes. Together the two organizations are empowering three deserving seniors to achieve their dreams by granting their greatest wishes.

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