Most Popular News of the Week: Fourth of July Edition

SHN will be observing Independence Day on Friday, July 4, but will return Monday, July 7. In the meantime, we’d like to wish all SHN readers an enjoyable holiday weekend. In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week:

Tech-Savvy Residents Not Settling for Computer Labs in Senior Living Experts are finding that seniors’ increased use of tablets, e-readers and cell phone-accessed Internet will push the senior living industry to offer more tech spaces and campus-wide wifi. 

Forbes Highlights 5 New Senior Tech Products A therapeutic robot seal, home monitoring program and online memory and socialization tools are keeping residents at some senior living communities engaged and in touch. 


Trulia Charts Biggest Cities for Baby Boom Growth Contrary to popular perception, Millennials aren’t the only ones looking to live in big cities. U.S. Census Bureau data shows that Baby Boomers (ages 50-69) are flocking to urban locales more frequently than their younger cohorts. 

Boomers to Occupy 10.7 Million Households Over Next Decade The aging population’s growth will push a demand for investments to age in place as 78% of homeowners age 65 and older intend to stay in their homes as they age. 

New Entrants Drive Senior Housing Investor Market to New Heights An imminent spike in senior housing demand has attracted a slew of investors, who are  looking to capitalize on the growing market.


Written by Emily Study

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