Iyvonne Byers, Olivia Beaton, Sarah Hoit, Jean Makesh, and Jodie Audia.
The Importance of Engagement: Programming with a Purpose
Jodie Audia, VP of Life Enrichment and Cognitive Programming at American House Senior Living, Iyvonne Byers, Chief Financial Officer at Priority Life Care, Sarah Hoit, CEO and Co-founder of Connected Living, and Jean Makesh, Chief Executive Officer at the Lantern Group, discuss the importance of engagement in senior living.

At HEALTHTAC East, “the fun group” as they called themselves, joined forces to discuss all things programming and engagement, and what that has looked like within their communities over the last year and a half. This panel was comprised of, Jodie Audia, VP of Life Enrichment and Cognitive Programming at American House Senior Living, Iyvonne Byers, Chief Financial Officer at Priority Life Care, Sarah Hoit, CEO and Co-founder of Connected …

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Senior Happenings

MANITO, Ill. – Tutera Senior Living & Health Care, a Kansas City-based senior health care provider, announced it has purchased The Lodge at Manito. Located …

MARGATE, Fla. – Alta Senior Living recently closed on their first senior living community in Florida with the recent acquisition of Waterside Landing, a 175-unit …

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa- Lifespace Communities is pleased to announce that it has acquired Newcastle Place and will add the beautiful community to its family …

DALLAS, TX — SilverPoint Senior Living announced a new partnership with La Fontaine Memory Care. This partnership will bring a proven assisted living and memory …

SKOKIE, Ill.: Covenant Living Communities and Services, a not-for-profit faith-based senior living organization headquartered in Skokie, announces it has entered into an affiliation agreement with …

With the number of people living with Alzheimer’s in Minnesota expected to rise by more than 20% in the first half of this decade, Anthem …

OMAHA, Neb., and WEST DES MOINES, Iowa– Immanuel Communities and Lifespace Communities, both not-for-profit owners and operators of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), reached a …

IRVINE, Calif.- May 24, 2021- Oakmont Senior Living has reimaged senior care at its luxury senior living community Oakmont of Las Vegas with a multi-million-dollar …

New York — The social isolation required by the lingering pandemic has proven to trigger loneliness and depression among older people. To mitigate the impact …

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. – Allara Senior Living, an Integral Senior Living community, has opened its model apartments to the public. The showroom allows people to …

Daytona Beach, FL, A resort-style senior living community under construction in Dayton Beach has taken a step closer to completion. Sunscape Dayton Beach has now …

NEW YORK, – BHI, a full-service commercial bank, announced that its Healthcare Group has arranged $41,860,000 in construction financing for the Oasis at Coral Reef, …

GEORGETOWN, TEXAS – The Hacienda at Georgetown will debut in late 2022 as part of Watermark Retirement Communities’ Élan Collection, the brand’s elite collection of senior …

WASHINGTON, —  Renovations are officially underway at The Residences at Thomas Circle, a premier Senior Lifestyle living community located in downtown D.C. The community provides …

VERO BEACH, Fla., — Watercrest Senior Living Group is thrilled to announce the promotion of Michelle Miller to Executive Director of Pelican Landing Assisted Living and Memory Care in Sebastian, Fla.  Michelle …

NASHVILLE, Tenn., — A little over a year after visitor restrictions were put into place as one measure to help protect residents from COVID-19, Brookdale communities …

Naples, Fla. – Vi at Bentley Village is pleased to announce plans for a large-scale revitalization project to refurbish the community’s Skilled Nursing Facility (Bentley Care …

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.,  — Contra Costa County’s fastest selling Life-Plan Community, Viamonte at Walnut Creek by Sequoia Living, made the early decision to emphasize art …

CLEARWATER, Fla.,  – The construction of Aravilla Clearwater—a partnership between Autumn Senior Living, Cleveland Construction and Small Brothers, LLC—has received a Certificate of Occupancy for the …

IRVINE, Calif.- Oakmont Senior Living continues to expand its network of luxury senior living communities in California with the opening of Oakmont of Fullerton on …

POINT PLEASANT, N.J.,  – Crest Pointe Rehabilitation & Healthcare Centerthis winter has enhanced its specialized rehabilitation focus with the introduction of Physiatry Services under the direction …

WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. – Since the vaccination clinics started this year, Waltonwood Senior Living has reached a 95% vaccination rate for all residents at its …

DENVER , Colo. – Solterra Companies, a senior housing developer and operator, recently announced the groundbreaking of its new $38 million age-healthy community, Bridgewater Living, …

San Rafael, Calif., – Drake Terrace, a Kisco Senior Living community, is pleased to announce Ricardo Romero as its new executive director. Romero brings more …

CARY, N.C., – Today, Woodland Terrace (a Kisco Senior Living community) is throwing a big party to celebrate that over 90% of its residents have …