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Watermark introduces new ‘senior living retreat and care collaborative’

"Tucson, Arizona-based Watermark Retirement Communities celebrated the opening of its new community, The Hacienda at the River, with a gathering of friends, stakeholders and partners on April 20, 2017. A former horse property located in Tucson’s Catalina Foothills, The Hacienda offers assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation and skilled nursing programs. "

STEPS leader participates in college ‘pitch’ event

"Sandra Sheffield-Young, creator of STEPS Exercise Services of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, recently took part in Mohawk College’s second annual “Fit to Pitch,” where students “pitched” their business models and received feedback. "

Senate Committee examines impact of social isolation and loneliness, initiatives that build community

"United States Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging respectively, held a hearing in Washington, DC, on April 27 titled, “Aging Without Community: the Consequences of Isolation and Loneliness.” "

Minto and Margaritaville announce second active-adult community

"Minto Communities and Margaritaville Holdings have revealed that Hilton Head, South Carolina, will be the location of their new Latitude Margaritaville community for adults ages “55 and better.” The active-adult community, built on the “no worries” tropical vibe of Margaritaville, will sit on 2,739 acres and include a 72-acre site for a 290,000-sq.-ft. Margaritaville-inspired festive retail center."

Illinois honors King-Bruwaert House wellness director

"In May, Barbara Schafer, senior director of Wellness and Hospitality for King-Bruwaert House in Burr Ridge, Illinois, received a Performance Award from the State of Illinois Department on Aging. Schafer was also named to the state’s Senior Hall of Fame. "

Foundation seeks to accelerate creative aging movement in Minnesota

"Minneapolis-based Aroha Philanthropies has launched an initiative and statewide grant opportunity, “Seeding Vitality Arts MN.” The initiative is designed to support the development of successful arts-education programs for older adults across the state of Minnesota, document their effectiveness and share that information broadly."

TimeSlips founder leads session on creative expression across generations

"Author, 2016 MacArthur Fellow and TimeSlips founder Anne Basting presented a plenary session in June 2017 at Generations United’s 19th Global Intergenerational Conference, cohosted by St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin."

Cypress Cove partners with university, celebrates anniversary

"Partnership announced between new assisted-living memory care center and Keiser University’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program."

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