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Life in Full Bloom: Lutheran Life Communities Unveils Fun and Educational Summer Event Series for Seniors

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. /ScoopCloud/ -- Lutheran Life Communities launches a fun and educational summer event series for its three entrance-fee Life Plan Communities in the Chicagoland area: Luther Oaks, Pleasant View and Wittenberg Village. While each location has a unique personality, they all deliver on the same promise: inspiring growth, connection and vitality for older adults.

Simpson Senior Living Executives Honored with Distinguished Service Awards from LeadingAge Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /ScoopCloud/ -- Simpson, a Pennsylvania regional retirement system that includes Life Plan Communities, affordable housing, home care, and rehabilitation, announced that Dr. Carol McKinley, Simpson President and CEO, and Thomas Lee III, Director of Maintenance at one of their communities, Simpson Meadows in Downingtown, were honored earlier this month with distinguished service awards from LeadingAge Pennsylvania.

Charles E. Smith Life Communities Hosts 14th Annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium

ROCKVILLE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC), in collaboration with Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, announced today the 14th annual Sara and Samuel J. Lessans Healthcare Symposium. This event brings together clinicians, caregivers and experts in the field of senior care to share the latest research, best practices and innovations in the industry.

Pro-Aging Influencer, Makeda Smith, Closes Women’s History Month with Book Release, ‘Flying Over 50 at Any Age’ and New Coaching Portal, ‘The Makeda Method’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- When veteran entertainment industry publicist Makeda Smith began pole dancing as a fitness hobby, over 12 years ago, she had no idea it would morph into a life changing journey. The 63-year-old grandmother, who has received international notoriety for her dance flow movement practice, Flying Over 50, has announced a brand expansion during Women's History Month.

Experience the Epitome of Center-Stage Senior Living

ROCKVILLE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) announced today a series of fun and enriching LifeLAB events for March and April 2024. Offering a glimpse into the vibrant senior living lifestyle at CESLC, these complimentary events promise to engage, educate and entertain attendees on a variety of captivating subjects. LifeLAB events range from delightful musical performances and fun, engaging social events to insightful panel discussions on the unique essence of residing at Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

Dive into a Healthier Spring: The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH) Offers Free Trial of Wellness & Aquatics Center

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Philadelphia Protestant Home (PPH), a fun, diverse and uniquely urban senior living community in Philadelphia, is excited to announce a special promotional offer for its Wellness & Aquatics Center program. During the month of March 2024, new participants 62 and older can enjoy a free trial of the program, letting people experience all of the benefits of both aquatic and traditional exercise while also enjoying a sense of community among peers.

Reimagining Wellness: At Charles E. Smith Life Communities The Age-Old House Calls Are An Innovative Approach To Healthcare

ROCKVILLE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) announced the recent promotion of Dr. Elisa Gil-Pires to executive vice president, medical affairs/chief medical officer and medical director of Charles E. Smith Life Communities. Dr. Gil-Pires leads a team of world-class doctors who still make house calls.

Charles E. Smith Life Communities Sets the Stage for Artful Living

ROCKVILLE, Md. /ScoopCloud/ -- Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) today announced the launch of a new LifeLAB program offering complimentary community classes, events and webinars for today's modern elder. The program offers fun and interactive learning opportunities to tour and learn about the benefits of living at Charles E. Smith Life Communities while enjoying music, wine, coffee, hors d'oeuvres, interactive art and more.

New Smart Watch For Seniors with Fall Detection from Medical Care Alert

NORTHVILLE, Mich. /ScoopCloud/ -- Seniors have a new way to stay safe with the new SmartWatch PRO from Medical Care Alert. This smart watch is designed for seniors to get emergency help when needed, and stay connected with family and friends. Unlike standard smart watches, the SmartWatch PRO is designed with seniors in mind and offers automatic fall detection as an optional feature.

Empowered Aging Announces the ‘See Me. Hear Me.’ Campaign in Recognition of Elder Abuse Awareness Month

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Today, Leading Bay Area nonprofit, Empowered Aging announces the launch of their Elder Abuse Awareness campaign, 'See Me. Hear Me.™' This movement is designed to shed light on the vulnerability of older adults and adults with disabilities living in long-term care facilities and in the community. For the month of June, the organization will be sharing stories of the people behind the cases that the Empowered Aging team takes on while preserving privacy.

New Book, ‘Our Walk with Grandma’ by Dolores F. Kurzeka, Showcases That Fun Multigenerational Walks Create Memories that Transcend Generations

MURRIETA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- A newly released children's book, "Our Walk with Grandma" is both fun and educational. It shares a cherished time of a grandma and her grandkids enjoying a beautiful walk together while learning about the surrounding nature. It's written by Dolores F. Kurzeka, delightfully illustrated by Nichole Monahan and posthumously released by her children to honor her memory.

Timber Ridge at Talus, a thriving senior living community in the Cascade Mountain foothills, makes living a quality 100-year life possible

ISSAQUAH, Wash. /ScoopCloud/ -- Timber Ridge at Talus, a thriving 62+ community, announced that despite the life expectancy decline in the U.S. during the last several years, largely due to COVID, the number of centenarians is increasing at the same time, which means many will be planning for the 100-year life in 2023.

Alliance Group Launches Living Benefits Awareness Month 2023 with Theme: GoFundYourself

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group launched their sixth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2023. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families' financial security.

SparksPlus Brings the College Campus Experience to Senior Living Communities with Some of the Brightest Minds in the Arts, Humanities, and Sciences

SEATTLE, Wash. /ScoopCloud/ -- The SparksPlus On-Demand Life Enrichment Program announces the holistic programs and esteemed speakers for the 2023 season. These video-on-demand classes, designed for seniors living in communities, feature top minds from world-class institutions, such as Yale and Pratt Design Institute, and the United Nations, to a Grammy Award musician. SparksPlus is a division of 3rdPlus.

New ‘Ready Now’ Podcast Features Survivors, Experts

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Peace of Mind Estate Organization, Inc., today introduced a new podcast that features thought-provoking conversations with survivors of a range of emergencies and end-of-life scenarios-from major hurricanes to Alzheimer's Disease. "Ready Now" explores the ways everyday consumers can take charge of becoming ready, now, for life's most difficult scenarios.

U.S. News & World Report Names The Welstone At Mission Crossing a Best Senior Living Award Winner

MISSION, Kansas /ScoopCloud/ -- Active Independent Living community The Welstone At Mission Crossing earned a top honor in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Independent Living category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report.

U.S. News & World Report Names TerraBella Northridge a Best Senior Living Award Winner

RALEIGH, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Senior living community TerraBella Northridge earned a top spot in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Memory Care category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report, itself the foremost global authority in health ratings and consumer advice, attracting more than 50 million visitors per month.

U.S. News & World Report Names TerraBella Spartanburg a Best Senior Living Award Winner

SPARTANBURG, S.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Senior living community TerraBella Spartanburg earned a top spot in the first-ever Best Senior Living rankings by U.S. News & World Report, winning in the Best Memory Care category. The 2022-2023 Best Senior Living guide is a debut offering from U.S. News & World Report, itself the foremost global authority in health ratings and consumer advice, attracting more than 50 million visitors per month.

Legacy Launch Pad Publishing releases comedic memoir about mother-daughter relationships by Bonnie Lorber Habyan

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- How can you honor a lifetime of quirky, funny and off-color perspectives from your beloved but aging mom? If you're Bonnie Lorber Habyan, you gather all those moments, write them into a hilarious book and launch it on her 91st birthday. Legacy Launch Pad Publishing is proud to be releasing "The World According to Bess: A Funny, Unfiltered Memoir of Life Lessons from My 90-Year-Old Mom."

Dispatch Media Group Names Westerwood a Winner of the Columbus Top Workplaces Award for the 7th Year in a Row

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- Westerwood has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2022 honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine. The list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage LLC.

Aldersgate Life Plan Community Participates in Welcoming America Conference

CHARLOTTE, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Aldersgate Life Plan Community announced today that they will be participating with their community of residents, staff as well as their overarching community in the Welcoming America Conference being held in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 18-20, 2022.

Aldersgate Life Plan Community Wins Charlotte Magazine’s BOB Award

CHARLOTTE, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Aldersgate Life Plan Community announced today that they won Charlotte Magazine's Best of the Best award for 2022, recognizing them as the best senior living community in town by the voters in Charlotte.

Great Speech Inc. Strengthens Its Presence Nationwide with Medicare Enrollment

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. /ScoopCloud/ -- Great Speech Inc., a national virtual speech therapy company committed to improving health equity for America's underserved seniors, today announced its affiliated clinical group Great Therapy Group LLC, has significantly increased the breadth and depth of its provider network nationwide by receiving its own Medicare number.

Steps to Improve Independence When Living with Visual Impairment

DENVER, Colo. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Colorado Optometric Association (COA) and 2020 Eyes Colorado are speaking out about how to improve independence and quality of life when experiencing permanent vision loss. 2020 Eyes Colorado is the COA's eye health public awareness initiative to promote healthy eyes and vision across the state throughout the year.

Alliance Group and Living Benefits Awareness Month

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. /ScoopCloud/ -- Alliance Group launched their fifth annual Living Benefits Awareness Month, or LBAM, to be observed throughout the month of January 2022. The industry-wide campaign, which takes place each January, aims to educate consumers on the importance of owning Living Benefits life insurance and the role it plays in protecting families' financial security.

Aldersgate Kicks Off Their Guardian Angel Fund Campaign to Provide Residents with Confidence for Life’s Unexpected Turns

CHARLOTTE, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Aldersgate announces the celebration of its Annual Guardian Angel Tree offering, which lets donors dedicate a wooden angel ornament in honor of someone special. The Angel Tree is one way the community raises funds for the Guardian Angel Fund, which was created to give residents confidence through life's unexpected turns.

Aldersgate Annual Festival of Lights brings Joy, Caroling and Cheer to Charlotte Community

CHARLOTTE, N.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Aldersgate is thrilled to host their Annual Festival of Lights driving tour on their campus on Saturday, December 4, 2021, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. This free event showcases thousands of twinkling lights, and visitors are encouraged to roll the windows down, wave at residents and listen to local musicians.

New book, ‘True Joy for the Retired’ reveals major breakthrough in unleashing the power of appreciation, love and inclusion between generations

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Paulina Kay has released a new book entitled "True Joy for the Retired, A Holistic Approach to Spreading the Love to Our Forgotten Elderly" (ISBN: 978-1773710075). It shows the young and old how to overcome: the deeply rooted Disconnection between generations; the often heartbreaking loneliness and hopelessness of the elderly; and the fear about getting older.

3rdPlus Launches with Products and Services for Senior Living Communities Serving the Modern Elder

SEATTLE, Wash. /ScoopCloud/ -- 3rdPlus launches today with a mission to make aging better and help break societal and internalized ageist stereotypes by offering transformational services to support communities that serve today's modern elders.

Drink HRW Hydrogen Tablets Improve Markers of Aging in the Elderly

COQUITIAM, B.C. /ScoopCloud/ -- Aging is a reality that we all deal with, with age-related diseases creating a massive burden on our healthcare system. Now, Drink HRW reports that a new randomized, placebo controlled clinical trial that followed elderly participants for 6 months, published online October 1st in Experimental Gerontology, explains that high doses of hydrogen water (HRW), delivered via hydrogen tablets, could be an effective strategy at improving multiple age-related measurements and outcomes in an elderly population.

Jam to Low-Down Blues with Hurricane Jerry Loos at the Westerwood Blueberries and The Blues Concert

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- The Westerwood Senior Living community is hosting a Blueberries & The Blues summer concert from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Friday, August 13, 2021, featuring local blues artist Hurricane Jerry Loos. Relax in the shade while you listen to low-down blues and celebrate the Columbus blueberry season with chilled blueberry limoncello cocktails and tasty treats created by Westerwood's Chef Marshall.

Westerwood is Calling All Pups to the Dog Days of Summer Parade

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- The Westerwood Life Care community is hosting two fun events for you and your pets. The Dog Days of Summer celebration includes a parade and a chance to cuddle therapy dogs and adopt furry friends. The free Pet Communication webinar will show you how to have a real heart-to-heart conversation with your pet.

Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda Announces Organization Identity Change to Empowered Aging

PLEASANT HILL, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- Today, Ombudsman Services of Contra Costa, Solano and Alameda, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the needs of seniors, adults with disabilities, and their families, announced an official rebrand to Empowered Aging.

Westerwood’s Free Virtual Hear Better Class Offers Insights, Tips and Technological Solutions to Help Manage Hearing Loss

COLUMBUS, Ohio /ScoopCloud/ -- The Westerwood Life Care community is offering a free, virtual "Hear Better" class in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Dr. Kelly Tremblay and Dr. Margaret Wallhagen will review high-tech, low-cost solutions to help manage hearing loss in everyday conversations.

Town & Country Hosts Virtual Hear Better Event in Honor of Better Hearing and Speech Month

SANTA ANA, Calif. /ScoopCloud/ -- The Town & Country Life Plan community is offering a free, virtual "Hear Better" event in honor of May's Better Hearing and Speech Month. Dr. Kelly Tremblay and Dr. Margaret Wallhagen will share affordable solutions to help manage hearing loss in everyday conversations.