Ecumen Opens New Omaha Senior Community

Date
Apr 16th, 2013 9:44am
Author
Jennifer Severson
Category
senior housing development

Ecumen, a Twin Cities-based leader in providing senior housing and services, recently opened a new senior living community in Omaha, Neb., that it developed with owner Esprit Memory Care. The project is the first of two third-party build-and-manage projects Ecumen will open in a twelve-month period in new market areas. The second project is located in Memphis.

Esprit Whispering Ridge, which opened in December is located in a growing area on the western edge of Omaha near West Maple Road.

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Facebook may give senior citizens a cognitive boost

Date
Feb 26th, 2013 9:34am
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
market research

In a study of older adults aged 68-91, those who joined Facebook, friended other users and posted at least once a day showed a 25% uptick in working memory.

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Caregiver lives rerouted yet enriched by aging parents

Date
Dec 27th, 2012 10:48am
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
market research

(CNN) -- As the more than 76 million babies born in the "Baby Boom" of 1946 to 1964 approach and enter retirement, many thought they would finally be driving across the country in that decked out RV or spending more time spoiling the grandkids.

However, with their parents living longer than ever, many boomers have learned that unexpected obligations can cause their retirement plans to veer off-course.

See full article here

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Emergency Rooms designed for the older set

Date
Dec 17th, 2012 2:20pm
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
senior housing development

When you walk into a children's wing at the hospital, it is very evident whom is cared for in those corridors, signaled by bright toys, colorful equipment, and pediatric specialists all around. It is equally important to senior citizens that their specific needs be addressed. Read the article here.

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Heritage at Irene Woods Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Senior Living Community

Date
Sep 17th, 2012 4:24pm
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
market research


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10 Best Cities for Successful Aging

Date
Sep 4th, 2012 2:54pm
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
market research

Contrary to popular belief, Seniors want to be active, have fun, and be around others in their retired years. Simply put, they want choices. The question remains, where is the best place to live when it comes to those choices. Read more here.

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Aging Boomers need Health Care Law

Date
Jul 23rd, 2012 10:51am
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
market research

(CNN) -- Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on health care reform, the justices have one thing in common, and one thing in common with a growing cohort of Americans: They are aging.

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Ecumen Bethany opens memory care, expands short-term rehabilitation

Date
Jul 20th, 2012 12:46pm
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
market research

Ecumen Bethany Community offers independent and assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation services, a senior fitness center and community outreach services for Alexandria area residents.

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Report: More than half of seniors now use the Web

Date
Jun 13th, 2012 2:44pm
Author
Tami Allenson
Category
market research

Now, for the first time ever, more than half (53% ) of Americans age 65 or older now use the Internet or e-mail on a daily basis. Doing so allows many senior citizens to stay connected with friends, find activities that they love to do, and even route their ways to the new doctor's office.

Read the article in its entirity here

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Innovation in Senior Housing Essential and Not for the Faint of Heart

Date
May 18th, 2012 11:51am
Author
Eric Schubert
Category
market research

Senior housing innovations looked at in this white paper by Michelle Holleran, Ph.D. 

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