Forbes: Top ‘Graying’ Cities May Come as a Surprise

While it might not be a surprise that Florida takes the lead as having the highest concentration of seniors, the Northeast and Midwest also boast “graying” areas, says Forbes in a recent article.  The rising number of Baby Boomers reaching age 65 is playing a key role in the growing percentage of seniors in the United States […]

Forbes: Top 6 Factors for Senior Living Shoppers

With an increase in Americans’ life expectancies and a greater push to implement ways residents can age in place, senior housing should be a place that works for the resident today, but also will be suitable in the future, Forbes writes in a recent article. Though people may struggle with the decision to move into […]

Most Popular Posts of the Week: “Senior” Terms Present Challenges, Brookdale Closes Merger

In case you missed them… here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week:  Senior Living Faces Uphill Battle in Use of ‘Senior’ Terminology—Many marketers grapple with the typical terms to describe aging Americans. And recent NPR survey found in large part, the aging population has strong aversions to most […]

Forbes: 8 Major CCRC Considerations

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have been in the market for 70 years, but are rising in popularity among today’s retirees, writes Forbes in a recent article. Today, there are nearly 2,000 continuing-care communities in the U.S., servicing more than 570,000 residents. More than 80% of CCRCs are nonprofits. Forbes offers eight variables for those considering […]

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 […]

Forbes Highlights 5 New Senior Tech Products

Senior living communities continue to look for innovative ways to incorporate technology solutions in their communities — and one senior living company is experiencing success using five new tools for seniors. Front Porch Communities and Services, which operates 12 retirement communities including five CCRCs, has been piloting these tools and has found that one of […]

Forbes: New Models Give Rise to Senior Housing Alternatives

Reimagining what a community looks like and applying technology to meet home health care needs can help seniors stay in their homes for longer, according to The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC), Forbes reports.  While 90% of adults over 65 want to stay in their homes, many end up moving into senior living communities, Forbes says, citing […]

Forbes: Senior Living Shoppers Should Consider Safety

From floods to fires, accidents happen everywhere, including retirement homes, writes Forbes contributor Jacob Edward. For family members and adult children of those who live in retirement communities, Edward outlines some safety considerations to ensure there are adequate emergency plans and safety measures in place to protect those residents. Citing recent assisted living community floods […]

Forbes: Boomers Favor Nontraditional Retirement Living

From co-housing to niche communities and the Village Model, today’s retirees have many, many options, writes author Beth Baker in a Forbes column this week. The emphasis is on community, she says, and the rising number of nontraditional options that are making waves.  “I started to see news articles about The Village Model and then […]