Friendship Village Of Bloomington Renovates To Enhance Dining Experience

April 18, 2014     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

The $5.2 million project at the senior living community includes the creation of a second dining venue, a major kitchen expansion, adding a wood stone pizza oven and many other upgrades.


Podcast: How To Design For Longevity

April 17, 2014     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

In this Environments For Aging podcast, senior editor Anne DiNardo speaks with Nick Buettner, executive producer of Blue Zones Expeditions, on the world's longest lived populations and and how living a long, productive life is mostly a function of your environment.

Memory Care Building Boom In The Heart Of Texas

April 16, 2014     Pamela Tabar

When it comes to memory care facility construction, this Texas metro area is among the busiest in the country.

Ventana by Buckner Senior Living Community Coming To North Dallas

April 16, 2014     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

Prior to groundbreaking, the community is hosting informational meetings where members will have the opportunity to reserve their apartment and have input on its design and amenities.

Communities Of Wildwood Ranch Nursing Home Celebrates Milestone

April 16, 2014     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

The new facility, which has 60,000 square feet, replaces the 120-bed Meadows Care Center, a 34,000-square-foot building.

Now and Later: CCRC Renovates With Current And Future Residents In Mind

April 15, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

Emerald Heights in Redmond, Wash., one of Environments for Aging’s 2014 Design Showcase Award of Merit winners, spent three years on active upgrades, renovations, and new construction with the goal of “future-proofing” its community.

Smarter Neighbors, Healthier Aging?

April 14, 2014     Kristin D. Zeit, Editor-in-Chief

The word “community” is a key concept in senior living environments, with recent models taking the idea well beyond the building’s walls, and even seeking out a “higher class” of neighbors.

Autumn Leaves Of Edmond Readies For Grand Opening

April 14, 2014     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

This freestanding memory care community, the first in Edmond, Okla., was designed based on Alzheimer’s research and includes high-tech equipment to help keep the residents safe.

How To Customize Outdoor Spaces For Unique Patient Needs

April 11, 2014     Clare Cooper Marcus and Naomi A. Sachs

Landscape architecture that answer the needs of different patients—from the frail elderly to those suffering from dementia—can facilitate healing and keep them safe.

Covenant Retirement Communities Dedicates New Resident Activity Building

April 10, 2014     Posted by Shandi Matambanadzo, Associate Editor

The Samarkand is a faith-based, not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community.

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