Monday Jump-Start: Carpool Karaoke, Brookdale and Virtual Reality

It’s the start of a new week—the perfect time to catch up on everything you might have missed last week, before this one gets too crazy!

In lighthearted news, three residents at a senior living community in Greenville, South Carolina, took part in some “Carpool Karaoke” in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Their knowledge of relatively recent “Top 40” hits is pretty impressive.


Here, meanwhile, are the top five Senior Housing News stories from Feb. 5-10.

Brookdale Senior Living shared which new technologies have flopped and which have thrived in its communities.

Senior housing investors may soon become frustrated with the current practice of describing assets as “majority” independent living or assisted living.


SHN caught up with Bob Van Dyk, president and CEO of Van Dyk Health Care, who recently established a home care company called At Home With Van Dyk and plans to open a memory day care center.

Assisted living workers aged 19-30 are more bothered by tobacco smoke in the air and ringing phones, compared to their older coworkers.

Over 91 not-for-profit senior living communities changed sponsor or owner status in 2016, setting a new record.

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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