Andrew Carle – Seniors Are Not Ready to Stop Learning

Many Retirees are looking for a new lifestyle in retirement. They want to be active, intellectually stimulated, and intergenerational. Retirees are flocking to college towns because of the opportunities that abound there. Colleges offer more than just classes; they also provide great social events and intellectual stimulation. The best retirement communities have strong ties with nearby colleges or universities. They’ve created opportunities for residents featuring intergenerational programs designed specifically for those over 50 years. Seniors can enjoy learning alongside students who are still pursuing education as well as young professionals who may be starting their careers early after graduating college. Today, Join me in conversation is Andrew Carle. He is Adjunct Lecturer at Georgetown University Aging & Health Program  – He will share his work on University-Based Retirement Communities.——————– Timestamps: [00:00] Introduction to the podcast[00:41] Introduction to Andrew Carl[01:49] Share with us a little bit about yourself?[02:59] What do you think of this trend among super seniors returning to college campuses? And what is life like in a retirement community located on a college campus?[04:43] What are some of the key benefits retirees reap from living on campus?[05:45] Do you see any cons of retiring in a community retirement community on campus?[07:22] Where are the best college retirement communities for active seniors who want to stay social and engage?[08:53] Does the proximity of these retirement communities to campus help higher rates for enrollment numbers and retention rates?[10:05] Do students ever experience a culture shock when they get into their final year of education and start living around many retired people that aren’t as young as them?[12:57] How do you think, I guess, how has this world of higher education changed since you and I were a student? And how would you say it changed the lives of the baby boomers?[14:27] What are the financial appeals for retirees to move to a college town?[15:16] Do you think baby boomers find it easier to fit in a collegiate culture?[16:46] Would you consider living in a university retirement community yourself?[17:24] Do you think being in a college-based retirement community can help reverse aging?[22:41] What criteria should potential retirees look at when choosing a community to retire in, let’s say college-based?[27:48] What would make you believe that university retirement communities may be able to reverse aging?[29:34] How does university life compare with community life when it comes to lifestyle for elders? Let’s say back at home?[35:17] Is there anything else that you would like to add?——————– Bio: Andrew Carle is a recognized leader in the Senior Living Industry. He currently serves as an Adjunct Faculty member and Lead Instructor for courses within the Senior Living Administration Concentration at Georgetown University, in Washington, DC. The Concentration offers the only graduate curricula in the nation dedicated exclusively to the rapidly growing senior living field. Prior to Georgetown, Mr. Carle served as an award-winning professor and Founding Director of the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Learn more about Andrew Carle:LinkedInProgram in Senior HousingCarle Consulting, LLCWikipedia – “Nana” TechnologyTwitter

Allison Boulware – Bridging the Generational Gap in Senior Living

The generation gap is real. And it poses challenges for leaders in the workplace, especially when working with different age groups of employees who have very different perspectives on how to approach their careers and responsibilities at work. This is particularly true for senior living communities. Bridging the generational gap in senior living is necessary for society to thrive. Often, generations feel segregated by age and miss out on precious opportunities that come with being connected across different eras of life experiences. We need connections between our elders as well as young adults because they are both integral parts who contribute greatly towards shaping America into what it will be tomorrow. We believe in the power of relationships, and we know that when people from different generations come together, they can create something truly special. Join me in conversation today is Allison Boulware.——————– Bio: SVP and Chief Wellness Officer at Bridge Senior Living; Allison Boulware is a Clinical Strategist with a fierce passion to change the dialogue in senior living. An innovative thinker is eager to solve complex challenges, execute plans and implement technology to transform healthcare. Engagement-focused leader working to set a culture of kindness, innovation, and collaboration. Find Allison on LinkedIn:

Stephanie Zeverino – Debunk the Myth of Senior Living

Most of us have our own ideas about what senior living communities are like. Some believe that senior living community is interchangeable with the term nursing home but they are in fact two very different options for seniors. While many leading senior living communities do provide higher-level healthcare services and assistance found in traditional nursing homes, they offer seniors so much more than simply age-related support. The truth is that many people choose to live in an independent lifestyle setting because they want more out of life. Independent senior living offers more freedom and independence while still providing access to on-site health care providers as needed. Senior Living communities today focus greatly on helping seniors maintain their quality of life by offering amenities such as fitness centers, pools, spas, dining options and so much more! These benefits allow seniors to enjoy active lifestyles without having to worry about household chores or maintenance issues at home – giving them the ability to spend time doing things they love Join me in conversation today is Stephanie Zeverino.——————– Bio: Stephanie Zeverino – As Director of Business Development for their newest location, Stephanie has had to become well-versed in every aspect of senior living marketing. From independent living to assisted care to Memory Care and Circle of Friends program for MCI residents, she’s done it all! Find Stephanie on LinkedIn:

Senior Housing, Is It a Lifestyle or Medical Necessity? with Calvin Schnure

With the aging of baby boomers, senior housing has become a hot topic. Many people are concerned about how they will pay for their parents’ care while also saving money and planning for retirement. There is no easy answer to this question, but we can discuss what’s happening with senior housing, Pandemic effects on occupancy, healthcare-related costs and staffing, and some of the major issues facing seniors today. Senior housing is a rapidly growing industry. The number of seniors in the United States is expected to double by 2030, reaching an estimated 70 million people over age 65. But with this growth comes challenges for senior living providers and their residents, including rising healthcare costs, staffing shortages, and more.——————– Bio:Calvin Schnure is Senior Vice President, Research & Economic Analysis, at Nareit. In this role, Calvin analyzes developments in the macroeconomy and their impact on REITs and commercial property markets, and on financial returns to REITs. He also monitors the performance of mortgage REITs and conditions in the U.S. mortgage market. Calvin also conducts original research on REITs’ stock market returns and economic fundamentals. Find Calvin on LinkedIn:

Craig D. Hanson – A New Kind of Senior Living and How It’s Changing the Lives of Seniors

As our population ages, it’s more important than ever to consider the impact of active aging, brain health, senior living, and affordable housing on the aging population. Active aging is a lifestyle approach that emphasizes involvement in physical, social, and cognitive activities in order to maintain independence and vitality as we age. Brain health is essential for maintaining cognitive function and deferring and maybe preventing dementia. Senior living options can provide a supportive environment for seniors who wish to remain independent and active. Affordable housing is an essential issue for seniors who may be on a fixed income or have medical expenses. By understanding the impact of these issues on the aging population, we can ensure that our seniors have the best possible quality of life. Today my guest is Craig Hanson, a visionary leader who implements sound strategy and corporate culture. He intuitively perceives opportunities in an organization, weaves them into a coherent whole, and pushes culture and strategy to produce business benefits. Focusing on innovative service and value development, he knows a firm is only as good as its employees. He’s attracted and retained top industry talent at all levels by creating a respected, challenging, invested-in, empowered, and accountable work environment. His father, a 1976 Weigand-Omega Management founder, taught him business and principles.  He then founded Omega Senior Living, a senior living management company. VitalCore Health Strategies focuses on improving population health. Craig’s LinkedIn:

The Crucial Role of Technology for the Elderly – Empowering the Golden Years

The Crucial Role of Technology for the Elderly

The world is rapidly aging, with the number of people aged 60 years or older expected to double by 2050. As the global population ages, technological advancements have become increasingly important in addressing the unique challenges and needs faced by the elderly. Discover the transformative impact of technology in enhancing the quality of life for seniors. Explore the crucial role of technology for the elderly, which spans communication, social connections, health, safety, and maintaining independence. As the demand for elderly care services grows, the healthcare system faces immense pressure to cater to the needs of an aging population. Technological solutions can help alleviate this burden by providing innovative, cost-effective ways to support seniors. These solutions can enhance the quality of life for the elderly, their caregivers, and their families while improving the overall efficiency of elderly care services. Enhancing Communication and Social Connections In an increasingly connected world, technology plays a crucial role in enhancing communication and fostering social connections, particularly for seniors. As the elderly population faces unique challenges, such as mobility limitations and social isolation, embracing various technological tools can help them stay engaged and maintain strong connections with friends, family, and their communities. Let’s explore some of the ways technology can support seniors in this regard. Video Calling and Messaging Apps Video calling and messaging apps, such as Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp, have become essential tools for seniors to stay connected with their loved ones. These apps enable real-time communication, allowing the elderly to maintain social connections and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. As these technologies continue to evolve, features such as automated captioning and translation may further improve the user experience, making communication even more accessible to seniors with hearing or language barriers. Social Media Platforms Social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, offer seniors the opportunity to stay informed about the lives of their family members and friends. Sharing photos, updates, and messages, the elderly can remain active in their social circles and maintain a sense of belonging. These platforms also offer the potential for seniors to engage in intergenerational dialogue and learning, bridging the gap between different age groups and fostering a deeper understanding of one another’s perspectives. Virtual Communities for the Elderly Online forums and support groups cater to seniors’ specific interests and concerns, allowing them to connect with like-minded individuals. These virtual communities allow the elderly to share experiences, advice, and emotional support, fostering a sense of camaraderie and understanding. As these communities grow and diversify, seniors may have access to a broader range of resources and connections, further enriching their social lives and promoting mental well-being. Hobbies and Interest-Based Communities Hobbies and interest-based communities cater to seniors who wish to explore new interests or continue pursuing existing passions. Websites and apps dedicated to gardening, cooking, travel, or other hobbies allow seniors to engage in meaningful activities, learn new skills, and connect with others who share their interests. By providing a space for seniors to express their creativity and curiosity, these communities can contribute to a sense of purpose and satisfaction, ultimately enhancing overall quality of life. Supporting Mental Health and Cognitive Function Brain training apps like Lumosity and Elevate offer cognitive stimulation exercises designed to improve memory, focus, and other cognitive skills. These apps can help seniors maintain mental sharpness, potentially delaying the onset of cognitive decline. In addition to traditional brain training exercises, emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) may provide novel ways to engage seniors cognitively, offering immersive and interactive experiences that stimulate various cognitive domains. As these technologies continue to evolve, they can offer even more targeted and engaging cognitive interventions that cater specifically to seniors’ needs and preferences. Virtual Reality Therapy for Dementia and Alzheimer’s Virtual reality (VR) therapy has emerged as a promising tool in treating dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. By immersing patients in familiar or therapeutic environments, VR therapy can help reduce agitation, anxiety, and depression while improving cognitive function and memory recall. As research in this area progresses, VR therapy may become increasingly personalized and effective, offering a valuable complement to traditional dementia and Alzheimer’s treatments. The development of more advanced VR experiences could enable a deeper understanding of patients’ cognitive processes and contribute to more effective, customized therapeutic interventions. Online Counseling and Mental Health Resources Online counseling and mental health resources, such as teletherapy platforms and self-help tools, provide seniors with accessible and convenient options for addressing mental health concerns. These resources can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues and ensure seniors receive the support they need. As teletherapy and other digital mental health tools become more prevalent, they may offer additional features tailored to seniors’ unique needs, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) modules for age-related anxiety or depression. The integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in mental health platforms could further enhance personalization, making it easier for seniors to access and benefit from these resources. Assisting with Daily Living and Independence As seniors age, they may face challenges in maintaining their independence and completing daily tasks. Leveraging technology can provide valuable assistance, empowering seniors to continue living fulfilling lives while maintaining their autonomy. In this detailed discussion, we will explore various technologies designed to support seniors in their daily lives and promote independence. Voice-Activated Assistants Voice-activated assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home can help seniors easily manage daily tasks. These devices can provide reminders for medication, control lights and appliances, and offer instant access to information, allowing seniors to maintain their independence and age gracefully. As these AI-powered assistants become more advanced, they may also offer personalized recommendations, such as suggesting activities, providing news updates, and even engaging in conversation to help reduce social isolation. Remote Monitoring and Control Smart home systems, with sensors and cameras, enable remote monitoring and control of a senior’s living environment. Caregivers and family members can use these systems to ensure the safety and well-being of their loved ones, while seniors can maintain

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