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LifeWell Senior Living wins four 2018 Best of Assisted Living Awards

"LifeWell Senior Living is proud to announce that four of their Legacy senior living communities have been selected as 2018 Best of Assisted Living Award Winners on SeniorAdvisor.com, the largest ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America and Canada."

Humana announces agreement to acquire a 40 percent minority interest in Kindred's homecare

"Business for Approximately $800 Million Through a Joint Venture with an Entity Owned by TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe"

NHI announces acquisition of North Carolina assisted living/memory care community

"National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) announced today it has exercised its purchase option to acquire Spring Arbor of Durham, a 32-unit assisted living and memory care community in Durham, North Carolina. The community was part of a purchase option negotiation with NHI's tenant Navion Senior Solutions (Navion), formerly Ravn Senior Solutions, when NHI purchased two communities in North Carolina in February 2017."

Ventas to support Atria Senior Living's growth-focused capital raise

"Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) announced the completion of a series of transactions with Atria Senior Living (Atria), one of its leading senior housing operating partners, under which Atria's management team has raised growth capital by selling 50 percent of their ownership in Atria's management business to Fremont Realty Capital (Fremont), the real estate private equity business unit of the Fremont Group, the investment office of the Bechtel family."

Calcium, vitamin D supplements not associated with lower risk of fractures

"Bottom Line: Supplements containing calcium, vitamin D or both did not appear to protect against hip fracture and other bone breaks in older adults."

In delaying aging, caloric restriction becomes powerful research tool in human studies

"Caloric Restriction and Restrictive Diets: Interventions that Target the Biology of Aging, as the latest special issue of The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences is titled, contains a collection of articles with new research on a proven method for increasing longevity in many organisms -- including the results of the first-ever clinical trial of caloric restriction (CR) in humans."

Low rate of Internet use by seniors for health purposes

"In a study appearing in the August 2 issue of JAMA, David M. Levine, M.D., M.A., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues examined trends in seniors' use of digital health technology in the U.S. from 2011-2014."

Dementia and cognitive impairment more prevalent in rural than urban seniors

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Global trike market - strong demand from Baby Boomers

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Older adults expend as much energy as Tour de France cyclists

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Humanetics is revolutionizing vehicle safety for baby boomers

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Building Better Communities and Pinnacle Housing Group Host Ribbon cutting celebration for Oakland Preserve

"Building Better Communities, Inc. and Pinnacle Housing Group, LLC hosted a ribbon cutting celebration to mark the grand opening of Oakland Preserve, the new multi-family, 80-unit affordable housing community located at 3600 Oakland Preserve Way (N.E. 2nd Avenue) in Oakland Park."

NFL legends set Washington-based senior living company on a course to success

"What do you picture when you think of a 70-year-old? Probably not someone who works out every day. But why? Why have our brains been wired to assume aging and physical fitness can’t go hand-in-hand?"

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